I asked a group of life insurance salespeople whom I was training on behalf of a well-known bank if they could possibly double their sales within the next three months.
Naturally, they all replied that it would be impossible. Then I asked them,
“If your family was held captive and (I named a celebrity with a reputation for violence) was to show up with a shotgun and tell you he would kill your entire family if you didn’t double your sales in three months, could you do it now?”
First, they sheepishly (I feel that adverb is most apt) admitted that, given that level of urgency and motivation, they could definitely double their sales, then they reported me to their bosses for being politically incorrect and “upsetting them”.
I fired the bank as a client – I don’t do business with clients who prefer low productivity to honesty.
Being Exposed and Challenged
Why did they immediately attack me?
Why release their pent up, festering, passive aggression?
Why not be grateful to realize that they could, indeed, double their sales? A producer would certainly not have responded in this manner. Here’s why:
- The slothful sluggards had to immediately divert attention from the fact that their ineptitude and low productivity had been revealed, and that they would now be responsible, having admitted the possibility, for doubling their sales. That new level of production would mean they would have to confront issues in their lives, forego their weak excuses, change their behavior, and do uncomfortable things in order to get better results. And they wanted to avoid that at all costs. Tall trees catch the wind, and when a loser doesn’t like what he sees in the mirror, he smashes the mirror.
- Anyone exposing a parasite for what he is becomes the enemy of the parasite. In spite of the fact that I was just doing my job, which was getting more production out of these so-called sales professionals, and that I was indeed helping them shift their paradigm in order for them to earn higher commissions, they chose to attack me. I was doing my job too well! They wanted to be motivated and congratulated, not exposed and challenged. I was putting the status quo in jeopardy.
- Misdirection is used by magicians and politicians alike. Political correctness is the poisoned tip of the spears of socialism, statism, and collectivism. It is the tool of the mystics and the politicians.
The Same Amount of Work Could Be Done With Half the Employees
Years ago, I was a Work Study Officer in a government department, a job I grabbed to put some money in the bank after a nasty divorce.
I was ordered to conduct an organization and methods examination of a large typing pool, and the result of my work was my suggestion that half the bureaucrat typists be summarily fired, and that the same amount of work could be done with half the employees.
I was called into my boss’s office and told to withdraw my report immediately. After all, these people had families to feed – they were the friends and family of many of the people in the Work Study department, and they needed those jobs!
Three months later, I resigned, started my own business and never worked for a boss again. That was nearly twenty-three years ago.
Political correctness is what Ayn Rand refers to as “Collectivized Ethics” in her book, “The Virtue of Selfishness”, written in 1967, and more relevant today than ever before:
“Hence the appalling recklessness with which men propose, discuss and accept ‘humanitarian’ projects. ‘Medicare’ is an example of such a project. ‘Isn’t it desirable that the aged should have medical care in times of illness?’ Considered out of context, the answer would be: yes, it is desirable. And it is at this point that the mental processes of a collectivized brain are cut off; the rest is fog. The fog hides such facts as the enslavement and, therefore, the destruction of medical science, the regimentation and disintegration of all medical practice, and the sacrifice of the professional integrity, the freedom, the careers, the ambitions, the achievements, the happiness, the lives of the very men who are to provide that ‘desirable’ goal – the doctors.”
The 2012 Misdirection
Right now, many people are becoming enthralled with the new movie, “2012 – An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world”.
The 2012 doomsday belief suggests that the Mayans foretold the end of the world at this time and, since the world is ending, there is no need to continue counting days or making calendars past that point.
Think about it – isn’t it a lot easier to discuss the end of the world than taking responsibility for your daily life? Wouldn’t moochers and looters prefer to focus on something vague in the future, rather than admitting that they are failing miserably in the present? Misdirection.
The Ugly Truth For “Politically Correct”
The most dangerous people are the politically correct. They are the snakes and the back-biters, and they represent the majority of people today. They squirm in their seats when I mention the word, “loser”, because they know they’re losers. They bristle when I state the fact that we’re fat, not because we’re retaining water, not because of hormones or our metabolism, but because we won’t put the fork down.
The smokers seethe when I tell them they stink. And when I say that Obama is a socialist, they tremble with fear and indignation. I tell it like it is, and I don’t give a damn what anyone says or thinks. If they won’t rock the boat, I certainly will. Turkeys pretending to be eagles are no threat to real eagles.
The reason for being “politically correct” is to redistribute wealth from the producers and creators to the parasites and the lazy. It is to deflect responsibility and hide reality, and to allow the looters to steal with impunity. Be aware – Atlas will shrug, and is already doing so.