Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Opus 2016-66: Election 2016: Diversity Check

The Democrat party claims to be the champion of the underdog, the party of diversity.  This comes from the party of KKK royalty Robert Byrd, the party that started the KKK itself, Jim Crow, and segregation.  How is it looking in this campaign cycle?  Lets do a little comparison of the field of candidates that were running when the season opened.

Gender balance, D-1, R-1, a tie

Gender Identity, D-0, R-0, a tie, at least until the closets are opened. 

Age balance, D-2, R-1, + 1 for the Dems.  I am guessing that some people might not consider Trump as old.  +2 Dems if you don’t accept that.

Ethnic diversity, D-1, R-4, +3 for the Reps.  The Democrats started with three white people.  I have no big issues with that but some people do.  The Republicans started with three children of non-Anglo immigrants, two from Cuba and one from India, plus a black American. 

Class diversity, D-1, R->2.  I know that Ben Carson came up from poverty and knows what it is to achieve success the hard way, unlike Barak Obama who was born into prosperity and went to all the best, exclusive schools.  I don’t know the stories of the rest of the Republican field but I would guess that there are more who came up from being common Americans.

Geographic Diversity, D-1, R->.  The Democrats are all from northeast of D.C.  The Republicans are from everywhere but the far west.

How many other ways do you want to divide America?  My guess is that the Republicans have a wider representation than the Democrats.  But then why be confused by facts that the media doesn’t want you to think about?

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