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Jun 21 2023

Affirmative Action at the Bottom of the Sea

Major last ditch operations are underway to rescue the tourist sub down by the Titanic:

Three C-17 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force reportedly landed at a cargo terminal in St. John’s, Newfoundland, carrying unmanned vehicles capable of going 19,000 feet underwater as well as two heavy-duty Hyundai winches emblazoned “6000 kg line pull,” a huge roll of cable, and two large machines that said “high voltage” on their sides, The Daily Mail reported. A forklift truck loaded the equipment onto six flatbed trucks.

The equipment was taken to a port where a ship dubbed the Horizon Arctic was scheduled to leave at midnight, although the journey to the area where Titan is submerged would take 15 hours. The Titan may be as deep as 12,000 feet below the surface and weighs 10,432 kg, so both winches would be necessary to pull it out.

Even assuming the sub is intact, less than 24 hours’ worth of oxygen remains. Too bad the people trapped inside can’t breathe moonbattery:

OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush told an interviewer he didn’t want to hire a bunch of “50-year-old white guys” like other submarine companies.

Rush is currently missing along with the other passengers and one pilot aboard his company’s Titan submersible.

Rush, a 61-year-old white guy, said refused to hire such people to his team because he wanted his company to be “inspirational.”

If it happens to be 50-year-old white guys who are most qualified, then qualifications must be discarded. Our government is run on similar principles, as Kamala Harris, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Ketanji Brown Jackson so embarrassingly attest.

As Ayn Rand observed, you can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. A reality currently confronting Stockton Rush is that merit matters, regardless of whether it has been deprecated in favor of political correctness.

On tips from Occam’s Stubble, Dave F, and Wiggins.


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