Prince Harry, mental health role model...

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Plus, of course, if employing more than one person you need the correct 'blend' of backgrounds...
No problem there, as long as they're all fit for purpose, rather than just to satisfy current trends or obligations...
 
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My point is that the very concept of ‘fit for purpose‘ or ‘merit’ is being challenged.

Have y’all noticed we have labels for everything these days. And as soon as something has a label, you can‘t discriminate against it (often quite rightly I might add, but there are limits)...

So here’s a prediction: it won’t be long before we’re not allowed to comment on / judge / discriminate based on someone’s intelligence.

Being a bit thick, or slow, will be outlawed and replaced with something like IDS (Intelligence Deficiency Syndrome) and you’ll not be allowed to discriminate against IDS.

So, even though you may be as thick as two short planks, if you want to be a scientist, airline pilot, nuclear physicist, etc employers won’t be allowed to say you’re not up to the task and it will be your right to be allowed such positions !

In fact, becasue of the decades of discrimination against IDS sufferers we’ll have a decade or two of reverse discrimination whereby the genuinely bright, gifted, clever ones will be deliberately overlooked to ensure a fair quota of IDS sufferers in the top positions.

If you think I’m kidding... have a look around you...
 
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NO NO NO.... Those suffering from IDS (think Ian Duncan Smith might protest at that choice!) will be able to sue their parents for lack of the appropriate genes.... Or the education system for failing them.... or society in general for having any expectations of them....
 
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NO NO NO.... Those suffering from IDS (think Ian Duncan Smith might protest at that choice!) will be able to sue their parents for lack of the appropriate genes.... Or the education system for failing them.... or society in general for having any expectations of them....
Ha, yeah, all of that!

I guess that to avoid being sued by Ian we should amend are new label to IQDS...
 

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Well I am going to sue my dead parents for my lack of intelligence. That would be REPARATIONS of course.
It isn't fair, I'v been discriminated against and I deserve more because of what I am lacking.
Going off to have a lie down now, so tired with the burden I've been saddled with all these years.
 

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To get a job these days you need to tick the right box
Gone are the days when you could hire the best person for the job
Strange times we live in
 
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Well I am going to sue my dead parents for my lack of intelligence. That would be REPARATIONS of course.
It isn't fair, I'v been discriminated against and I deserve more because of what I am lacking.
Going off to have a lie down now, so tired with the burden I've been saddled with all these years.
Yes, but..... as their surviving heir you may be liable for any outstanding claims against their estate, so best get a good defence lawyer when you issue the writ..
 

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Bring back "survival of the fittest"
In a race (speed, intelligence...) of 10 candidates (shit, I can't say "shoot") do something really mean to the last 3 so that they can't procreate.
Should, in theory, improve the human gene pool - according to Darwin??
 

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They certainly could outsmart the ones that could …. Still do !
 

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Every idiot alive today made it through natural selection somehow. Certainly depends on who you spend your time with...
 

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Especially since it those in line of fire get to make the rules , oh wait ! They already have a big book of rules to govern their conduct ….
 
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