Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spies Like Us? The Intelligence Gathering Community is about to get Mandated Diversity

Spies (NOT) Like Us? Your government wants more Black people in the Intelligence Agencies
Recently, NASA gave a huge amount of money to Morgan State University, an HBCU in Baltimore that has an honors program requirement of a 24 or more on an ACT or a 1100 on an SAT. Oh, and a 3.0 in high school. NASA has long desired finding Black engineers for reasons that only a working knowledge of Black-Run America (BRA) can help explain:
Morgan State University will receive a landmark $28.5 million portion of a massive $95.8-million, five-year grant from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The grant, which allows the East Baltimore school to conduct research supporting NASA’s Earth and space science projects, is the largest in Morgan’s 144-year history.

School President Dr. David Wilson, who announced plans to double grants and research at Morgan in 10 years during his inaugural speech, celebrated the grant and its potential impact on students.
“Morgan is committed to its graduates being strong, not just in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields but also in critical thinking and global awareness and that is exactly what this grant will do,” said Wilson in a statement. “I am convinced that through this partnership our students will be provided with even richer experiences and many more opportunities, for example, to do internships at NASA. On the other hand, NASA benefits from having access to a more diverse body of talent from which to recruit in the future.”

It was Morgan’s commitment to STEM disciplines that prompted USRA to select the school for its elite research team. Morgan boasts doctoral programs in bioenvironmental sciences, the state-of-the-art Richard N. Dixon Center for Science Research and the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, which is currently being built.

Baltimore officials reacted to news of Morgan’s historic grant, including Maryland state Sen. Joan Carter Conway, who lauded NASA’s partnership with the school. “I am elated to hear that Morgan was selected for this partnership with USRA and NASA,” said Conway in a press release. “This really affirms the University’s stature in the higher education community as one of the nation’s leaders in producing African-American scientists and engineers.”
 Remember that the military desires diversity within the Naval Academy and US Coast Guard, and has lowered requirements for Black applicants to achieve this desired result. Already plans are underway and millions of dollars are being spent to entice Black people to try-out for the nearly all-white Navy SEALs.

Now, your elected officials find the Intelligence community to be a bastion of whiteness that can only be replaced with mandates requiring an immediate cessation of hiring white people and, in their place, the immediate hiring of Black people and other non-whites:
On Thursday, Republicans allowed Democrats to offer two amendments that would mandate pilot programs and studies to facilitate diversity within the intelligence agencies.  I don’t begrudge the GOP leaders for running an open process and allowing Democrats to offer amendments.  The problem is that they adopted the amendments by voice vote, instead of voting them down.  Well, if the timeworn bromide that “Republicans only control one-half of one-third of government” is sufficient justification for failure to pass prudent legislation, it should certainly justify their scuttling of multicultural amendments.

Here are the two amendments:

H.AMDT. 289 John Barrow (D-GA): An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-75 to task the Director of National Intelligence with creating a pilot grant program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to assist in creating and maintaining academic curricula that teach advanced critical foreign languages, and for study abroad programs. Amendment aims to help intelligence community meet strategic, diversity and critical language goals.

Waters #19 (D-CA): This amendment would require a report from the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community on the extent to which racial and ethnic minorities in the United States are employed by the intelligence community. The report would also have to address barriers to the recruitment and retention of additional racial and ethnic minorities in intelligence community positions. This report would be required within 180 days of enactment. The amendment text can be viewed here. (Source: RSC summary)

This is not an earth shattering issue because the amendments don’t (yet) place consequential mandates or racial quotas on our intelligence organizations.  However, they might invite further criticism of diversity problems, augmenting the pressure to impose quotas.  What happens if the report reveals a dearth of group A or color B within the NSA?

Also, a diversity study in itself, a desideratum of the left, is an anathema to our belief in equal opportunity over equal results.  Do we need to gratuitously approve liberal social engineering endeavors while we are in control of the House?  Do we really want to open the door for racial quotas in such critical fields as intelligence and national security?  Is this the time to give liberals fodder to advocate that we dumb down our most important government agencies?  Are we going to agree to study the lack of diversity among the SEAL teams as well?

Obviously, we must be judicious in picking fights with leadership.  This certainly isn’t one of them.  However, regrettably, it shows us that when we see baneful legislation coming up for a vote, we cannot necessarily count on leadership to vote it down.  A similar thing occurred earlier this year when a number of Republicans approved an Obamacare program under a suspension vote on a ‘non-controversial’ Democrat amendment.  Nobody was disquieted by the scheduling of such a vote because it was presumed that the Republican majority would easily defeat it.

We must continue to focus our attention and shed light on every aspect of the legislative process; committee markups, committee and leadership position appointments (yes, we’re talking to you, Senator McConnell), roll calls, “benign amendments”, and suspension votes.  We do not have a Tea Party Congress yet; we merely have a minority of individuals who are aligned with the virtues of the Tea Party.
We got this from a reader who finds worth following. It's not. Or else they'd already know the military has commissioned studies that denounce the Navy SEALs for being "too-white" and have spent millions trying to find Black people to replace them.

So in an effort to create diversity in the intelligence community, we must throw money at HBCU (which The New York Times called a waste of money) and mandate quotas for minorities and the reporting of the percentage of non-whites within the military. Oh, and we have to help Black people (who already don't enjoy studying abroad) study abroad so they can immerse themselves in other cultures.

All we can think of when we read stories like this are hilarious scenes from film and Spies Like Us come to mind right now. We are a nation that has a military where men of the caliber of Alvin Greene can make careers pushing papers in the military and men of the caliber of Navy SEALs, Naval Academy cadets and US Coast Guard Cadets can be told they are too white and must have standards lowered to accommodate Black people who can't even pass firefighter tests.

And now, we need more Black people to become spies like us but have to lower standards to achieve that goal.

Of course seeing Dr. J or Dr. Dre try and perform this scene from Spies Like Us would be hilarious. 


Anonymous said...

blacks don't want to be spies for this country, because they hate america and whites. why the hell would they do anything to protect the very nation that they despise? said...

Since when is NASA giving away tax-payers' money?


Discard said...

These people are serious. Stupid, evil, but serious. Many years ago, the State Department dropped the foreign language requirement for employment, since the requirement had a disparate impact on the hiring prospects for certain racial groups. Some years after that, ex-Senator (D Minnesota), ex-Vice President, and ex-Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale wrote an article bemoaning the national neglect of diplomacy, as shown by the fact that we allowed monolingual candidates into the Foreign Service. These people would murder their parents and ask clemency on the grounds that they are orphans.

Silent Running said...

I'm all for it. As things get worse in this country, militia types will become more and more outspoken, and as a result they will become the primary target of domestic spying schemes. I'd much rather be spied on by a mouth-breathing diversity hire than someone actually qualified for the job.

missbosslady said...

Hey! I didn't say that I follow Red State!

If you google diversity it's the first article that appears in the search results. Besides, it's your fault that I'm sitting around searching for diversity articles in the first place. :)

Anonymous said...

It's about time that scientists and engineers are forced to live under the same programs that they foisted on the humanities. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

Anonymous said...

Being a spy demands sacrifice. Blacks don't sacrifice for anyone but themselves.

YR said...

Yes, it sucks that in the short term, blacks are soaking up more of the cushy gov jobs. But in the medium to long term, the less competent the intelligence community is the better. The CIA enforces BRA worldwide.

Discard said...

Anonymous @ 5:16 PM: Scientists and engineers foisted diversity on the humanities? I believe you're mistaken.

Ryan said...

As diversity hiring snowballs out of control at the federal level, we won't be calling these agencies "intelligence" agencies anymore.

Dissident said...

We must be the laughing stock of every industrialized nation in the civilized world. Other countries must look at us thinking, it's only a matter of time before the once great nation of America is finally brought to it's knees.

Diversity, PC, multiculturalism, lowering standards, are all holes in the dike that was once a great nation. We're dead men walking in this country; only a fool or a recipient of affirmative action would think this a positive.

NSA= Negro Spy Agency?

DIA (formerly Defense Intell. Agency)= Diversity In Action?

One could only hope that the IRS would be recipient of this plan...I'd love nothing more than to see that incompetent agency, flounder in yet more incompetence.

M.G. said...

Do we really want to open the door for racial quotas in such critical fields as intelligence and national security?

I wonder if historians two hundred years in the future will look back at this era and say, 'That was it. For America, that was the beginning of the end.' How historians peer into the past of Rome, trying to put their finger on the moment it all went irrevocably wrong. That fatal decision, or series of decisions, that ended up sending a global power tumbling into anarchy and barbarism.

Oh, and we have to help Black people (who already don't enjoy studying abroad) study abroad so they can immerse themselves in other cultures.

Too true, and reminded me of this little anecdote, from Marty Nemko's blog, passed on by a teacher in an all-black high school:

I had a class that was host to a German exchange student. One day he put on a Power Point presentation with famous German landmarks as well as his school and family.

From time to time during the presentation, blacks would scream, “Where da black folk?!”

The exasperated German tried several times to explain that there were no black people where he lived in Germany. The students did not believe him.

I told them Germany is in Europe, where white people are from, and Africa is where black people are from. They insisted that the German student was racist and deliberately refused to associate with blacks.

Trying to imagine a classroom of Euro-descended kids shouting, during a slide show of famous Africans, 'Where da white folk at?'...just doesn't compute. For all the 'racist' accusations against Whites, I myself have never encountered an ethnic group so utterly, almost parodically self-obsessed as Blacks.

Anonymous said...

"My students had only the vaguest
notion of who pays for government
services. For them, it was like a magical
piggy bank that never goes empty. One
black girl was exhorting the class on
the need for more social services and I kept trying to explain that people, real live people, are taxed for the money to pay for those services. “Yeah, it come from whites,” she finally said. “They stingy anyway.”

The salient point from Marty Nemko's article

Anonymous said...

Chicago has already been forced to hire minorities as firefighters regardless of their low test scores. Stupidity of this magnitude could and probably will cost some people their lives directly. This little innovation of the multi-culti brainstrust in the "intelligence" community doesn't surprise me at all.

Sheila said...

The intelligence community was compromised by "diversity" and "multiculturalism" long ago. They aggressively hire women and send them to countries and cultures where they are not only hindered from gathering any actionable intelligence by prevailing social mores, they are also easily subject to sexual suborning by local males (more than one CIA black secretary has committed treasonous acts on behalf of her black African lover). An outsize proportion of agency analysts are women, with a subsequent impact on the intelligence produced. Standards were lowered and aggressive hiring policies put in place for blacks and hispanics and Asians more than a decade ago. They hire large numbers of Jews (although the State Department hires more). The White, Christian male is the least desirable hire for America's intelligence establishment - and the results (what we "knew" about Iraq's WMD) have been telling.

South East Asian said...

"Diversity" and "Multiculturalism" are just codewords for more black admissions and nothing else!

Anonymous said...

Yah! another racist spot on the internet! Come on 2012 and put these degenerates out of their own misery!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Yah! another racist spot on the internet! Come on 2012 and put these degenerates out of their own misery!

December 28, 2011 1:12 PM

Hmmm, guess that the truth really hurts. Guess that news reports of black thuggery are all lies. Who would have thought that. That means that the liberal press are nothing but a bunch of out of control racists for printing some of the most egregious excesses of black aggression.

Charles E. Winchester, III said...

Sheila (May 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM):

"White, Christian male is the least desirable hire for America's intelligence establishment - and the results (what we "knew" about Iraq's WMD) have been telling."

Or shorter:

"The White, Christian male is the least desirable."