How Woke is Destroying Western Civilization: Promoting Mediocrity for Financial Gain. By El Gato Malo.
One of the most ineffacable truisms of organizational structure is this:
A’s hire A’s and B’s hire C’s.
It’s just basic human nature. Excellence seeks to surround itself with excellence that it may achieve and mediocrity seeks to surround itself with sub-mediocrity that it may prevent itself from being supplanted.
There is nothing mediocrity fears more than excellence. It’s how you get turfed out of the cushy gig you do not really merit. Positions of power are slippery and when you have one that consciously or merely instinctively you know that you do not deserve and are not truly qualified for, the last thing you want is some high caliber competitor coming up behind you, showing you up, and taking your chair.
A’s don’t sweat this because competing is what they do. But B’s live in terror of it.
And this is why the B’s and C’s love “woke”, ESG, and DEI. These alleged philosophies of inclusion are, in fact, ideologies of exclusion. And what they seek to exclude is excellence and meritocracy.
And that’s the principle behind the revolution driving western politics at the moment. Backwards towards more stupidity and corruption, while freezing out the increasingly rare talent. You wouldn’t run a major league football team this way, but the West is running large organizations and even whole countries like this.
The B’s who wish to remain atop the game will erect a legal system to thwart excellence and a bogus moral code that makes it seem like justice and progress. This is literally what “woke” is.
The whole point of DEI (diversity equity inclusion) is to place and sustain in positions of power those who could not otherwise attain them and to glorify this practice through the cultivation of some sort of grievance entitlement or fabricated “other value to be maximized” by rendering “diversity” (but only of certain selected types) an end unto itself through circular systems of value ascription. “Diversity is good because diversity is good.” (Well, apart from diversity of ideas or diversity of excellence.)
The whole point of ESG (environmental, social, governance) is to allocate resources away from “best uses as determined by market” and into “hobbyhorses determined by cronies and capture.” It’s just another way to avoid competing while claiming to serve some facile “greater good” erected as pretext for plunder.
And this is how the world has become such an intolerable and increasingly dysfunctional mess. It’s rule by rube and ideological invasion and inversion of best practice and sound function.
It’s endlessly seductive to the hopelessly mediocre and it is infesting everything because once you infect the top, the whole rest of the fish rots from the head down. The B’s selected to lead purge the A’s and render what was once excellent the sub-mediocre domain of the C and call it progress.
And this keeps rarifying until you have F’s hiring H’s…
Don’t erect straw men:
Let’s be very clear about something: I am not saying that lots of diverse people from lots of diverse backgrounds and of highly varied hue, gender, race, and whatever cannot be highly qualified A+ players and suited to lead and thrive.
What I am saying is that such people need not compete by being preferenced for personal characteristics non-germane to the tasks they will undertake. They can do it on merit. …
We’re putting fools in charge, chosen for ideological and identarian criteria that have little or nothing to do with the actual sound performance of the tasks entrusted to them. … To shore up their own power, they are adopting and accelerating the practices of exclusionary wokedom in order to feather their own nests and prevent competition and competence because these ideas threaten them and their positions. …
How to purge the more competent from workplaces and public conversation:
Did you seriously think that selectors like “if you believe in free speech or biological gender you cannot work here” were some sort of genuine enterprise as opposed to just the seductive self-delusion used in most Machiavellian fashion to cull the sane and sound so that the plundering Neiman Marxists could keep the capable away from challenging their power?
The absurdity is a feature, not a bug.
The entire point of the woke/DEI/ESG alphabet soup multiplex is to orchestrate a war on competence.
And it has become endemic. You’re being ruled by rubes who have elevated the inability to reason or rotate shapes to a sort of ethical code that worships uncritical incapacity.
It’s the simple and inevitable emergent outcome of putting B’s in charge. They purge the A’s, hire idiots, shore up their power, and gin up a song and dance to not only justify but lionize having done so.
Then everyone looks baffled when nothing works any more and the engine of everything starts to sputter. “Go woke go broke” is not just a law of economics. It’s also one of morality and of sanity. It bankrupts everything.
Follow the money. It’s all about eliminating economic and political competition from smarter or more capable people. European Jews, with an average IQ of 115, are always the first to be suppressed.
Which is why, above all, you must not mention IQ in public — it’s a yardstick that matters. NSFW.