A note to my conservative friends
sometimes and somewhat random thoughts and experiences from deep in the so-called digital world
A thought experiment for christian Americans. Read the following, and then afterwards notice how you feel.
The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world, because these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles. That’s who was a victim here, disgusting homosexuals at a gay bar.It's horrible, right?
But the bad news is that this is now going to be used to push an agenda against so-called “hate speech.” So Koran-believing Muslim Imams who preach what the Koran actually says about homosexuality — that it’s vile, that it’s disgusting, that they’re reprobates — we’re going to be blamed. “It’s all extremism! It’s the Muslims!” I’m sure that that’s coming. I’m sure that people are going to start attacking Koran-believing Muslims now, because of what this guy did.
Now let me just be real clear: I’ve never advocated for violence. I don’t believe in taking the law into our own hands. I would never go in and shoot up a gay bar. I don’t believe it’s right for us to just be a vigilante…
But I will say this: The Koran says that homosexuals should be put to death. Obviously, it’s not right for somebody to just shoot up the place, because that’s not going through the proper channels. But these people all should have been killed, anyway, but they should have been killed through the proper channels, as in they should have been executed by a righteous government that would have tried them, convicted them, and saw them executed. Because, in the Koran, Allah's perfect law, he put the death penalty on murder, and he also put the death penalty on homosexuality. That’s what the Koran says, plain and simple.
So, you know, the good news is that at least 50 of these pedophiles are not going to be harming children anymore. The bad news is that a lot of the homos in the bar are still alive, so they’re going continue to molest children and recruit people into their filthy homosexual lifestyle…
There's a great taco place in SF which I love (and at which I'm a regular). Today one of the folks who work there asked me what I did for work. Our conversation follows.
Taco Guy: "So what do you do for work?"
Me: "Oh, I work in tech. I do corporate development."
Guy: "No way! I'd never have guessed you worked in tech."
Me: "Seriously? Umm... Why?"
Guy: "Well, first of all you treat me like a person. And second you're way too old."
1) while I appreciate the compliment, if "works in tech" now equals "treats retail and food service employees as if they're untouchable" in the minds of people in SF who work outside of tech, then tech has a major problem to resolve.
2) if people outside of tech can easily see the ageism bias within tech - it's time to stop debating its existence and start trying to fix it.
If you work in Strategy, or are an Entrepreneur, or are dealing with complicated and compounding challenges (with high risks associated) I have a little mental model for you.
From the responses to my "So... What's next?" post, it's clear that my audience (as tiny as it may be) breaks out into a few different cohorts of a sort. For some of you, the blog post was clear and what I was asking for was understood. And there were, I admit, some of you who clearly decided I'd gone off the reservation entirely. But there were some who made it obvious to me that they didn't understand both the blog post and (perhaps as a result) what I was asking for. For some of you, it's clear that I need to answer the question "What I do" at the very least. And you'd prefer if I also answer "What do I want to do" (and ideally "for what kind of company") as well.