Notebook Entries, March 2002
Notebook Entries, March 2002
Notebook entry, March 29, 2002
A major ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court the other day has me hopping mad. In a Denver Post story by Michael Riley, dated March 29, 2002, p.1A.titled: Pay ruling adds to immigrants' fears. The court's 5-4 decision decided that a California company did not have to pay back wages to an undocumented worker they had fired for joining a union. The court ruled that since the individual was not entitled to the job in the first place, then he was not entitled to the salary. The bottom line here is that undocumented workers will be more afraid to report discrimination, safety violations, or abuse by employers. And, as most fear, employers will be less afraid to sanctions even if they do. Dissenting justices said the ruling may have the perverse effect of encouraging more employers to hire undocumented workers, because they don't face penalties if companies fire those workers unjustly.
Now let me ask you a simple question: If you were a conservative employer and you knowing employed undocumented workers to work in your steak restaurant , construction, or whatever service, would this Supreme Court decision give your greedy little head a spin of happy endorphins? Would you not put the word out on the street that you want to hire more of this people that you now know you can abuse and cheat on their paychecks any time you want? With no penalty?
Now, let me ask you another question: Does this sound similar to slave labor? You bet it is. Now I want you to read my essay on slave reparations and see if you find any parallels in one dominate group of peoples using and abusing a subordinate group of people for their economic advantages and then attempting to refuse to fairly pay for their labor.. You can go to my essay on slave reparations by clicking here: Slave Reparations.
Notebook entry, March 22, 2002
I've been meaning to mention the sex scandals that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church over the past several weeks. What basically is creating the outrage is the amount of cover-up that has occurred concerning the fact that many priests who were known to be guilty of these sex acts with young people were merely reassigned to other parishes and then repeated the same acts, with the same outcome: cover-up and reassignments. But this time, many of the abused victims, who for many years were silent (because they signed no-disclosure settlements) have come forward and the secret of cover-ups was released. If there is any good that will come of this scandal, is that it has resurfaced the debate on celibacy. This act, despites it noble cause (following in the celibate shoes of Christ) goes against the natural laws of human nature in struggle for survival -- and that is the passing of our genes into the next generation.
For a religion that cherishes compassion and the values of the family, I can not see the reason for continuing in this non-family activity. It makes no sense, and will eventually be changed. And that comes from a man who was raised as a Roman Catholic.
Notebook entry, March 17th, 2002
Zow. Time really flies when you're having fun. My field work tracking the alpha male is going well. I am sorry that I can not relate any details on this web site as privacy issues must be faced. That's the good news. The bad news for you folks is that is very time consuming, as as a result, it shows in my entries here in my notebook. I am working on a new essay, and it should be ready within the next week. It was going to a "snippet," but the words are just rolling off my finger tips. It is about the size of the human penis and why it is so large in comparison to the chimpanzee's, orangutan's, and gorilla's.
Notebook entry, March 12, 2002
I don't believe it. Fortune magazine, March 18, 2002, p. 60. Enough is Enough: White-collar criminals: they lie, they cheat, they steal, and they've been getting away with it for too long, by Clifton Leaf. I had to pinch myself over and over to make sure that I was awake. Could it be that one of the most conservative publication is turning liberal? Don't bet the house. No one gone to jail yet, and the present culture does not want any reform. Stay tuned.