Quotas Can Get People Killed

Harry Callahan was fictional and could therefore express deep frustrations and say things that would get real workers fired.

Here he expresses his utter disgust at the idea of a human resources clerk getting sent into the urban jungle as a police inspector. He is particularly disgusted because the person is being considered for the job simply to field enough female police officers to get the mayor off of the police department’s rear end.

This makes for great fiction. Why? Because, God forbid, this garbage happens in real life. Atavisionary tells us about the female, flyweight firefighter below.

The only part you play is slowing down the men doing the actual work and making them work harder than they otherwise would have to. They have to pick up the slack for everything you can’t do because they are basically down a man. “Small and feisty” translates to tiny, shrill and obnoxious bitch. I am not sure in what circumstances or by whom such traits are valued, but it isn’t in fire fighting. And not in wives for that matter. Lastly, I am advised to stop letting facts get in the way of the righteous fight for social justice because tiny women “care more”. Care more about larping as men than the potential victims of house fires is what I guess she meant.

At 5’2″ 115 pounds, this woman could no more delay the collapse of a roof long enough for a wounded victim to crawl out of an inferno than she could suit up for The English Premier Rugby League and tackle Maro Itoje in full charge. This brings us to kinesiology. At some point, when you really just have to drop your posterior and drive to survive, strength is not just a mental attitude.

At my absolute physical peak, when I was playing collegiate rugby and running 5 miles first thing in the morning 5 days a week, I could squat about 2.5 times my body weight – just once if I were prudent. I weighed in at 200. Let us assume this flyweight firefighter can accomplish the same at 115 lbs. She could get two plates and a quarter on a squat rack. Not bad for a dedicated CPA.

You can see how this would effect her ability to hold up in the sort horrible situation firefighters are paid to charge into like a rhinocerous. Put about 80 lbs of gear on her, and she could barely drag the standard adult male out of a house fire. Assuming she is a very dedicated athlete well after she passes her exams.

And of course this garbage leaks everywhere else as well. Just what are you getting when you call the fire, police or rescue squad? Can you rely on any professional anywhere if they don’t look like the sort of individual that these quota systems typically select against? How many people have thought medicine, law or engineering sounded intersting, but wondered if they could beat the whole quota system? Maybe our next Albert Einstein sells penny stocks in a boiler room instead. It’s the sort of hate thoughts that go through a person’s head as they sit through their annual mandatory EEOC briefing.

6 Responses to “Quotas Can Get People Killed”

  1. Avraham Rosenblum says:

    The left does not let facts get in the way of the narrative.

    • Ideology is superior to facts, in their view, and therefore they are hostile to any facts which do not support their ideology. This is the nature of the Left that is so hard to grasp…

  2. Dr. Evil says:

    I say that women can serve , but they should be refitted with bionic legs (to go with the breast jobs). That way they can contribute more to the cause. I will say that women are good at using their hip weight to pin people down in the mount.

  3. J.j. Cintia says:

    What makes you think that’s not the point? Sure its daft to put unqualified rubbish into necessary fields, but only if you want society to function. And that’s the key, no one seems to notice. All the qualms people have about the lunacy of the System Lords misses a crucial point. These assholes don’t want society to function. All their “power” comes from dysfunction and failure. Success and aptitude makes these morons with fake “degrees” irrelevant, which they are. Only the stupid and incompetent would trust these fools with their magical cardboard coasters and their lame excuses to be some form of government.

    • Jpw says:

      Possible. Particularly true if it is a traditional man occupation that is socially admired like firefighting.

  4. james wilson says:

    I have read, and have no reason to disagree, that in most organizations 20% of the personnel do 80% of the difficult work. Jack Dunphy, who has long written of all things cop from the perspective of an LA cop, used this figure in describing his world to a tee. Affirmative Action, obviously, only extends the well of the 80%.

    It is right and necessary that women should be employed as cops, not because it is their civil right but because there is a particular need and niche to fill, which is not, among many other classifications, the most common: beat cop.

    The great problem with hiring black cops is IQ and criminal record. That percentage without records and in the top one-sixth of black IQ (100) have innumerable better opportunities being presented to them on a red carpet.

    The area of buildings where I work is old and no doubt vulnerable to fire. Every two or three years a crew of three firemen tour the businesses here to gauge for themselves what they will be looking for if they need to come in. There was a woman in the last crew. I asked on of the men, when alone with him, about women in the department. He extolled a long list of their virtues, by heart. Then I asked him if I should prefer him or her to drag my 220 pounds out of here if that time should come and he got me right away, all scripting was dropped. Women are a burden.