The internet allows us to run into such wonderful concise definitions of our modern retreat from philosophy and theology that one bows in appreciation of why we are intellectually dead.
Here, I just want to take a step back from the memo controversy, to highlight a paradox at the heart of the ‘equality and diversity’ dogma that dominates American corporate life. The memo didn’t address this paradox directly, but I think it’s implicit in the author’s critique of Google’s diversity programs. This dogma relies on two core assumptions:
1). The human sexes and races have exactly the same minds, with precisely identical distributions of traits, aptitudes, interests, and motivations; therefore, any inequalities of outcome in hiring and promotion must be due to systemic sexism and racism;
2). The human sexes and races have such radically different minds, backgrounds, perspectives, and insights, that companies must increase their demographic diversity in order to be competitive; any lack of demographic diversity must be due to short-sighted management that favors groupthink.Got that? The races and sexes are totally the same and totally different. Deny that and you are not welcome in our dominant culture! You MUST believe!
Our modern society is rife with this kind of thinking because the dominant political world view is forced to ignore paradox and declare that consistency is not a matter of concern -- ENDS are what count, and the fact that those ends are often logically inconsistent is a point that must not be made under threat of excommunication from the Secular Humanist religion (firing as per the google empoloyee, fines as per not baking a gay "marriage" cake, etc)
Theology always alllows there to be truth that transcends our condition, and wherein paradox from our perspective is perfectly reasonable -- virgin birth, fully God and fully man, etc
Some philosophy allows this as well, Plato for example.
Science however claims to NOT allow paradox -- so in a world actually based on science, transcendence, love, beauty, consciousness are excluded ... at least until they can be measured.
So, "diversity" has to EXCLUDE logic and therefore diversity of thought -- because the theology of Secular Humanism demands that diversity is an "ultimate good", stated to be effectively transcendent in the old fashioned way. By DEFINITION, and heritics must be burned to enforce it as "truth". (that part is painfully old)
That is our world -- and thanks to the exclusion of thoology and philosophy from the knowledge of most of our people, the vast majority of our people find themselves as a man blind from birth trying to explain "red" to you.
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