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.
Because of the eminent importance of Diversity, we at WMBriggs.com, like at Google and every other major entity, will be hiring a Diversity Enforcer. So that when anybody claims to be troubled by what is written here, we can point to our black female lesbian Jewish Enforcer (who will be paid very, very well) to show how devoted we truly are to Diversity. And then you’ll leave us alone.
It is commonly said that diversity is our strength. That cannot be true, if one even thinks a few moments about it. It's like saying that bad roads are an advantage, the proof being that the cars still run. The idea that we still function well despite our diversity is a strength, and something we should be justly proud of - but that is a function of our character and our values, not the diversity itself.
Assistant Village Idiot
What do we mean by "diversity?" A variety of ways of looking at problems, or a variety of fundamental values? Or a variety of demographic groups defined by who-knows-who?
Diversity "could" have been our strength. But it is also an opportunity for the dishonest and cultural evil to gain advantage. Humans will divide into groups/tribes and smart humans have been doing this for milleniums to gain power, wealth and political advantage.