aside Max Boot Takes On FOX TV Porn News Star Tucker Carlson On Issue Of Diversity

Too many republicans are getting on the band wagon with the republican President Donald Trump and his sycophant anti-immigration base of voters to turn what is truly great about the USA, our diversity based on the welcoming of immigrants from all over the world including from those so called sh*th*le countries, as he describes them.

There are their attempts to stoke fears of others who are different and by conflating incorrectly, immigration with criminality, terrorism. This is how many republican candidates plan to win in the 2018 November elections by catering to voters who are prone to be anti-immigration. But these republican contenders are about to lose in November, bigly, because most Americans welcome diversity.

Frequently, immigrants/ migrants are blamed for stealing jobs from Americans. The one place where there is some truth to this assertion is with foreign STEM workers, but the remedy to this is to fix legislation where employers have to pay them equal or greater wages than the prevailing wages for an occupation in any given area.

The reason that most Americans have lost their manufacturing or better paying blue collar type jobs has to mostly with technology , and the transference of these jobs to foreign lands where labor is much less expensive as well as the corporations, simply refusing to share the spoils of record profits along with double digit pay increases and million dollar bonuses; and record productivity improvements, with their front-line employees. Then there is the concert-ted efforts by GOP leaders to squash labor unions which have fought hard on behalf of the hard working “Joe,” which has contributed to the problem of US stagnant wages for decades and the growing problem of US income inequality where we are #1 out of all the developed countries.

FOX TV which has become famous for being President Trump’s mouthpiece has joined on the band wagon to rail against diversity, immigration like one of their prime-time hosts, Tucker Carlson. In the below opinion piece, my favorite conservative writer Max Boot takes on Tucker Carlson.

Here’s the rest of the story…

On September 12, 2018, Max Boot of the Washington Post penned the following op-ed piece, “Sorry, Tucker Carlson, but there are plenty of reasons why diversity really is America’s strength.”

Fox “News” host Tucker Carlson has sparked a furor by attacking the very idea of diversity. “How, precisely, is diversity our strength?” demanded the product of La Jolla, Calif.; St. George’s School; and Trinity College. “Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific as you explain it. Can you think, for example, of other institutions such as, I don’t know, marriage or military units in which the less people have in common, the more cohesive they are? Do you get along better with your neighbors, your co-workers if you can’t understand each other or share no common values? Please be honest as you answer this question.”

“It is almost too perfect that a host at Fox — which eschews a multiplicity of views in favor of reciting the right-wing party line — would sneer at diversity. Of course, Carlson’s questions are rhetorical. It is not for nothing that he has earned the praise of neo-Nazis for his focus on crimes committed by immigrants, his regular assaults on multiculturalism and his advocacy for white farmers in South Africa. (The white supremacist website The Daily Stormer says, “Tucker Carlson is basically ‘Daily Stormer: The Show.’ Other than the language used, he is covering all of our talking points.”)”

“But let’s pretend Carlson isn’t being disingenuous. So, why is diversity our strength?”

“Just imagine a country without diversity. Try North Korea, whose official philosophy revels in the ethnic purity of the Korean race and whose censors block all views that do not treat Kim Jong Un the way that Carlson treats President Trump. North Korea, one of the least diverse countries on the planet, is also one of the poorest.”

“The nearby countries of South Korea and Japan are far more open to competing ideas — they are, after all, liberal democracies — but they are also ethnically homogeneous. Their uniformity does lead to a strong sense of national identity, but it also threatens their long-term survival. Both South Korea and Japan are rapidly aging. Their populations are in decline (Japan is expected to go from 128 million people today to 88 million by the 2060s; South Korea from 51 million to 43 million). Both countries desperately need young immigrants but — precisely because they are so ethnically insular — it is hard for them to integrate foreigners.”

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“As a country of immigrants, the United States has a major competitive advantage. Our median age is just 37.2 years, compared with 45.8 for Japan and 39.7 for South Korea — and that’s because of not only a higher birth rate but also immigration. Immigrants also help to provide America’s lead in cutting-edge ideas that power our economy.”

“The list of indispensable inventions from immigrants includes the telephone (Alexander Graham Bell), the electric escalator (David Lindquist), basketball (James Naismith), blue jeans (Levi Strauss) and ATMs (Luther George Simjian). And don’t forget — yum! — the Korean taco (Roy Choi). One study found that “immigrants have been awarded 39 percent, or 33 of 85, of the Nobel Prizes won by Americans in Chemistry, Medicine and Physics since 2000.” Another study reported that “81 percent of full-time graduate students in electrical and petroleum engineering programs at U.S. universities are international students, and 79 percent in computer science are.” Scientific research in the United States would be decimated if we were less diverse.”

Image result for IMAGES OF IMMIGRANTS WHO HAVE=MADE OUR COUNTRY GREAT“The same would be true of American business. The list of iconic American companies started by immigrants includes Google, Kraft, eBay, Pfizer, Intel and AT&T. Roughly 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or their immediate offspring.”

“Numerous studies have confirmed that diversity is a big plus for corporations because it fosters more creative thinking. According to the Harvard Business Review, “A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean, and those in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15% more likely to have returns above the industry mean.”

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Diversity is also important for national security. The New York Police Department has one of the most effective counterterrorism units in the world in part because it is so diverse: 22 percent of the officers hired in about the past 18 months are foreign-born, hailing from 77 countries. If the NYPD needs speakers of Arabic, Pashto, Farsi or Urdu, it doesn’t have to look far. Same with the U.S. armed services and the intelligence community.

It’s a good thing that diversity is such an American strength, because it is inevitable and unavoidable. No matter what Carlson may say, there is no chance we will become a white version of North Korea. We are destined to become a majority-minority nation by 2045. The only question is how we will cope with diversity: well or badly. We would be doing a lot better if cynical demagogues such as Trump and Carlson were not stoking white fear and resentment for personal gain — political in Trump’s case, financial in Carlson’s.

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10 comments

  1. In response to Tucker C’s question: Yes, diversity in other institutions, such as marriage, community and friendships brings much depth and value to any relationship. How boring would be a marriage if the two people were exactly alike? How dull would be friendships if we couldn’t learn new ideas and ways of viewing the world from others? And how disgusting would be a nation where everyone had pale skin and only Christian ideas? His is a view that stems from the arrogance of believing he is somehow “better” than the rest of us. My best friends here in da hood came here three years ago from Syria, speaking barely 7 words of English, but our families have become great friends and we have learned so much from them (although their attempts to teach me to speak Arabic are as yet unsuccessful!).
    Hugs!!!

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    • Dear Jill,

      These conservative folks who despise diversity are missing out on so many wonderful, enriching experiences and relationships that I almost feel sorry for them.

      I’ve seen them travel abroad and they are always comparing what’s done there to how things are done in the USA. They just can’t seem to see beyond their insular worlds where others are worthy if they look, act and think like them.

      They are so self-limiting.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Self-limiting … that is exactly right! They are robbing themselves of so many rich experiences. Ours is not the only, nor even the most exotic, colourful culture on earth … I gain so much from being friends with my Syrian & Iraqi neighbors … I wouldn’t trade them for anything!

        Hugs!!!

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