We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Anywhere in the world that social psychologists see women or minorities underrepresented by a factor of two or three, our minds jump to discrimination as the explanation,” said Dr. Haidt, who called himself a longtime liberal turned centrist. “But when we find out that conservatives are underrepresented among us by a factor of more than 100, suddenly everyone finds it quite easy to generate alternate explanations.”
The shortage of skilled workers is the No. 1 or No. 2 hiring challenge in six of the 10 biggest economies, Manpower found in a recent survey of 35,000 employers. Skilled trades were the top area of shortage in 10 of 17 European countries…
Liberals know everybody is the same so if some group is overrepresented in some situation it must be because they have victimized othe groups. Of cours when you point out that men are over 90% of prision inmates and you ask if its unfair that more women aren't in prison, the liberals suddenly shut up.
It's called Plurocausitive Attibution Syndrome, described as follows:
"Clinical description: Plurocausitive attribution syndrome (PAS) is the a disorder in which the patient attributes different causes to a given social situation based on the race, gender, or sexual orientation of the people involved.
"Cause: PAS is generally acquired in environments in which consistency of thought is discouraged. As such, it is epidemic in most social science departments.
"Diagnosis: Ask the patient to explain a disparity in the longevity or success between multiple sets of two groups, distinguished along lines of gender, race, or sexual orientation. The diagnosis is confirmed if the patient attributes better outcomes for non-whites, women, and homosexuals to inherent superiority, but also attributes better outcomes for whites, men, and heterosexuals to oppression.
"Treatment: Prospects are bleak. The best solution is to isolate the patient from impressionable minds."