We might have been driven to the edge of ruination by our crooked bankers and incompetent politicians, but some things go on as if nothing at all has changed. In particular our Ghetto Lottery and the various 'human rights' quangos that disperse the shrinking reservoir of taxpayers' funds to offended cultural enrichers.
This week we learn of a Zimbabwean man who claimed he had not been promoted and had been made work unpleasant shifts. So what? You may well ask. We don't all get promoted and don't all get to work our preferred shifts. But the Equality Tribunal (yugh!) deemed that dat be racis' and awarded the 'victim' €25,000. Nice one. How did the tribunal, comprised of lawyers, trade unionists, human rights 'activists' and other useless parasites, none of whom ever had even come close to running a business, how did they judge that the company's decision was based on race?
Well, they just did, that's all.
An interesting point: The company did not even bother to attend. Why? Because they knew that with the stacked deck, and the bizarre cost assignment rules (the complainant gets his fees even if he loses, but the company does not get their fees even if they win) meant they just saved time by not attending.
Then a black South African was awarded €15,000 for 'discrimination regarding access to promotion.' How did the tribunal know if the lack of promotion was not justified? See above. Although the fact that a white (shudder) South African was in a management position could have had something to do with it.
And the final bunch of winners in this week's exciting event were a group of taxi drivers in Galway. They picked up nearly €50,000 between them because they were 'discriminated on the grounds of race'. How? They wanted to become shareholders in a company but were refused.
Now isn't that interesting? In fact it's a ground-breaking ruling. It says that a private company must accept every black who wants to become a shareholder. Now isn't that something? What about a company that strikes oil? Must they open their shareholders' register to any black who comes along? Now that should prove to be interesting.
My only hope is that, if things get bad enough here, that this insanity will be brought to a halt, simply because there won't be any more fools' money to pay for it.