I think the other myth that drives these threads is that the world is a meritocracy. We all know it isn't. 25% of the people admitted to Harvard are their because one of their parents went there and donates generously. Pretty people make more money that competent but less attractive people. The boss's friend gets jumped to the front of the line for promotion.
I think that its nice to live in a world in which we can and DO
take care of our friends. I have done
it. I hired a lawyer, Elliot,
who I ultimately took into partnership in my law firm. I liked his libertarian philosophy (filosofy) -- almost as libertarian as me.
He was the best informed member of Mensa that I ever met. I knew him socially for several years b4 I hired him;
enjoyed arguing with him.
to hire our friends. If thay prove not to be good enuf,
then u must address the consequences.
( Collaterally, qua the wisdom of trusting
people [including our friends], I remember a case of young friends for many years,
one of whom began a business. His female friend, with whom he had (admittedly) fooled around sexually for years asked him for a job.
He hired her n continued their accustomed social dynamics. In time, she requested a raise. Thay failed to agree on remuneration,
whereupon she sued him for sexual harassment on the job. )
We see life injustices all around us,
but demand that cheerleaders of all people be judged solely on merit.
I have no interest in competitive athletics.
To my mind, cheering is futile, wasteful n foolish,
but if u r judging competitions for cheerleading positions
( or ANY
thing else ) u probably need someone who can do
the basic elements of those duties.
I think cheerleaders jump around a lot n wave their arms.
Woud u hire ( or license ) a blind bus driver?
On the other hand,
there is no harm in having someone sit in a chair
and call out cheers, if she wants to