Less Discrimination Means More Discrimination

From a piece by Jordan Davidson in The Federalist:

The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled [in Bostock v. Clayton] that the definition of sex in a federal civil rights law expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity, ensuring the protection of gay, lesbian, and transgender people from being reprimanded or fired at work. This controversial decision comes after multiple failed legislation attempts in Congress over the last 15 years to rewrite the definition of the word “sex” into law.

The ruling was 6-3 with Justice Gorsuch and Justice Roberts, both appointed by Republican presidents, voting with the majority while Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh dissented on the grounds that the definition of sex is not the Court’s decision.

Kavanaugh’s dissent includes this conciliatory aside:

Notwithstanding my concern about the Court’s transgression of the Constitution’s separation of powers, it is appropriate to acknowledge the important victory achieved today by gay and lesbian Americans. Millions of gay and lesbian Americans have worked hard for many decades to achieve equal treatment in fact and in law. They have exhibited extraordinary vision, tenacity, and grit—battling often steep odds in the legislative and judicial arenas, not to mention in their daily lives. They have advanced powerful policy arguments and can take pride in today’s result.

Granting more “equality” to yet another identity group means that employers are less likely to hire and promote — and more likely to fire — white, heterosexual males under the age of 40 who are undeniably of European descent. It’s the only group that can’t claim employment discrimination. Well, maybe it’s not the only group, but it’s certainly the only group that comprises more than a fraction of a percent of the populace. And you can bet that the minuscule minorities will eventually acquire more “rights” than the aforementioned white, heterosexual males.

So much for equal treatment under the law. To paraphrase George Orwell’s observation in Animal Farm: All persons are equal, but some persons are more equal than others.

One thought on “Less Discrimination Means More Discrimination

  1. Now we only have to draw a line between the valid forms and operations involving mental discrimination; first as a normal mental process, and secondarily, as mental error, i.e., as invidious discrimination. Discrimination is a critical mental operation in the formation of concepts and therefore of human knowledge. Discriminating people are mentally active and clearly focused, by choice. They are able to observe nice distinctions where nice distinctions are necessary for analysis and understanding. Nice distinctions are involved in the mental operations of comparing and contrasting, and in identifying both similarities and differences.
    Note that the valid forms of discrimination are governed by the laws of logic, and by the standards of value and of measurement imposed on us by objective, and therefore subjective, reality.
    The Invidious forms of discrimination involve invalid mental operations, especially those involving negative emotions, and those involving invalid standards of value. Invidious discrimination is an invalid form of discrimination. Invidious discrimination always involves irrational forms of reasoning.
    The left now wants to out-law all forms of discrimination, –without first defining what discrimination is. The left worships mindless activities, and mindlessness per se. Actually, the left wants to out-law thinking. But don’t we have common sense?
    The left doesn’t want us to discriminate between the non-violent protesters like MLK Jr. and the violent looters and arsonist of Antifa. But that’s not right.
    When everything the left does goes terribly wrong, shouldn’t discriminating people go right?


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