I think I should point our, here and now, that I’m a fan of discrimination. And I discriminate quite a lot.
I discriminate when I shop: I choose between items. I may, for example, choose to buy bananas and not apples.
I discriminate when I choose to go out: I may choose to go with people I like, and not people I dislike.
I discriminate when I donate money: I may give to one charity and not to another because I prefer the one to the other.
I discriminate when I sleep: I sometimes sleep on one side, and not the other.
Discrimination is not a bad thing; it’s an essential part of the whole ‘Free Will’ concept.
Which is why I get really pissed off when people say that we must put an end to discrimination in all its forms. I really want to know how the people who propose this imagine the world when nobody can make choices based on discriminating factors.
It’ll probably look a little like this:
An eight-year-old boy has sparked an unlikely outcry in Sweden after failing to invite two of his classmates to his birthday party.
The boy’s school says he has violated the children’s rights and has complained to the Swedish Parliament.
The school, in Lund, southern Sweden, argues that if invitations are handed out on school premises then it must ensure there is no discrimination.
What. The. Flying. Fuck.
A private citizen decided that a private party was to be had, with a guest list of their choosing. And employees of the state decided that the guest list wasn’t to their liking and obstructed it.
That’s fairly fucking scary, you know.
Incidentally, other discrimination was to be found this evening. In that I wanted Spain to win. And they did. Hooray.