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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.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Opus 2022-129: In 50 We Trust

Remember the saying, “Don’t trust anyone over 30"?  I remember that at the time I generally felt like I could not trust anyone who would say something like that.  I was not one who fit in well with my generation.  I still don’t.

We have a different application of that idea:  Don’t trust anyone under 50.  Unlike the “over 30 rule” which was simple ignorance, the “over 50" is based on solid facts.  I am not actually sure that the right number is 50 but it will do.  The age might be different in various professions but the principle is the same.

I am reflecting on the corrosive results of affirmative action.  As everything that liberals pass it is based on a combination of bait and switch with Lucy holding the football.  When the laws were first passed involving what became affirmative action I understand that it was clearly stated that is was not to become a quota system.  Guess what.  It became a quota system.  

How does this apply to not trusting?  I think I shared it before but let me relate an experience from about eight years ago.  My daughter was staying with us to help care for her mother after surgery.  She drove herself so hard that she collapsed.  We called 911 and followed to the hospital.  In the emergency room the doctor caring for her was black.  Since he was also an older man I had no reason to worry.  If he had been just out of medical school I might have tried to get her to another hospital.  

Follow my logic.  A black doctor who went to medical school before affirmative action had to be well above average to overcome the discrimination he faced.  The odds were that he was overqualified to care for my daughter because of the discipline and ability it took to get through.  Now picture the way in which schools are now lowering their standards based on ethnic categories.  There is a good chance that a young black doctor might not even be able to read and write.  

I saw this kind of thing in education.  Older women and minorities were top notch.  The younger ones tended to be the kind who said “you know” in every sentence.  

So I repeat:  Don’t trust anyone under 50.

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