One can argue that it’s a form of welfare, giving University education to people who don’t deserve it to help them. (welfare by definition goes to undeserving people). While I can keep argue against welfare, I have no particular reason to hate AA more than food stamps or Medicare (whatever names they have in different countries).
My point today is that giving someone affirmative action university education is worse than giving someone cash of the same value. Why? To understand we must go back to the pure source of anti-welfare: Arthasdklol. He is the stereotypical bad WoW player who got “affirmative actioned” into dungeon groups and raids. We all remember him. And mostly not for him being useless.
The thing about Arthasdklol isn’t that he has low DPS. It’s that he makes awful lot of trouble. He gogogogogo, he blames the healer for being instakilled in bad, he makes loot drama, he spams the chat. Arthasdklol – regardless of his gaming score – is annoying as hell. However thousands of encounters prove that while gaming score and annoying behavior are unconnected, they are correlated. Somehow always Arthasdklol makes the loot drama and not the damage #2. Somehow always Arthasdklol spams the chat with anal jokes and not the main tank. Somehow it’s always Arthasdklol.
Why? At first because low scores are usually results of being dumb and lazy and these human “values” cause disruptive behavior. Secondly, because he cannot gain respect and acceptance by his non-existent meritocratic contribution, he tries to make it up by being social: jokes, friendly statements and other stuff meant to be positive, but actually unwanted fraternization. You want to to raid, not anal jokes. Thirdly, he wants to avoid the low status of “carried n00b” and blames others for things he is responsible for.
Does this remind anyone to student protestors? Students who lock down campuses because of a banana peel, poop-swastika or just because. We had them chanting slogans in classrooms and libraries in a weird real life version of raid chat spamming.
Don’t get me wrong, they don’t behave horribly because they are black. Sure, their way of misbehavior is rooted in Black culture, but the reason for misbehavior is dumbness, laziness and the will to get social status without earning it. If someone would affirmative action Southern whites into universities instead of blacks, soon you’d have the KKK marching on campus, first as an edgy joke, secondly as an identity- and “we belong somewhere” forming experience, third time because they brainwashed themselves into believing the crap they chanted the first and second time.
Morons and slackers don’t belong to performers because of their disruptive behavior. If you wouldn’t raid with Arthasdklol in a video game, you shouldn’t go to college with him in real life. They belong to daily questsing and menial labor jobs.