Financial analyst Andrey Movchan was extremely critical of the new American initiatives:
“A long time ago, when I was a pioneer, they explained to us that the USSR is ahead of the rest of the planet; we are the pioneers of the new world, the rest will follow us.
Then I grew up, and it turned out that my teachers were wrong - the USSR was not in front, but behind the whole planet - a strange excess of a feudal-clerical state, built like an order, something that should have happened in the late Middle Ages, a relic, in which outgrew a feudal empire instead of transforming into capitalism; and now, 70 years later, Russia, the heir to the USSR, finally began to catch up with the departed capitalist train.
Another 30 years have passed - and I begin to understand that not everything is so simple. That is, if you look in the direction of progress, then of course there are no questions - the capitalist countries have far outstripped both the USSR and its heirs (some of whom still walk in the rags of the Soviet system). The question only arises - which way is the world now looking?
They say the board of directors of NASDAQ - which trades in shares of the most advanced companies of the most advanced exchange of the most advanced country - decides to delist companies whose board of directors does not include at least one woman and at least one representative of minorities (apparently sexual, what else?). I have a suspicion that this decision was dictated by the desire to exclude from the stock exchange companies whose owners deliberately discriminate against women and minorities. I'm right? But if I'm right, then I have two questions for the distinguished members of the board of directors of the exchange:
But why did I remember about the USSR? Because in the USSR we have already gone through all this: we, for example, had national quotas for admission to universities. There was “someone like it” - in order to get the representatives of the northern peoples, Central Asia and Transcaucasia up to the quota, representatives of the main oppressive nationality were massacred at exams; however, maybe they could have done without it, but they didn't like this nationality very much (all and always, let's face it). We also had quotas by origin (from the "workers and peasants" there should have been more brilliant scientists than from "specialists" and "spiritual", and from the "nobles" they should not have been obtained at all). What did it lead to? Capable "nationals" and immigrants "from the people", and there were many of them, acted on their own, without quotas, and sometimes even gave odds to the Jews themselves. Those who entered on a quota in the overwhelming majority of cases have sunk into oblivion, having occupied administrative positions in science after training and, to the extent of their small abilities, hindered its development. Curly and nosed boys and girls, as before polite in glasses "intellectuals from the blaarod", who were cut with a grin at exams - "too many of yours climb here" - enriched science, culture and business of the decaying West, making a huge contribution to its victory cold war.
We also had funnier bends. Already in the period of the early capitalist plundering of the remains of the USSR, “more equal” territories and population groups were invented in the country - for example, Kalmykia and the disabled. Companies that hired disabled people in Kalmykia were exempt from taxes. Immediately, a market for disabled people arose - they were sold to work in such companies often without their knowledge (naturally, Moscow was empty of law - the parent companies moved to Elista; physical Moscow was swollen - Kalmyk officials moved to Moscow, buying expensive real estate).
The naive West looked with horror at the bureaucratic ecstasy of the USSR, but apparently did not see enough to the end - and is now confidently moving towards the world's first state of workers and peasants. If this goes on, a market for LGBT directors will emerge in the United States; they will have to be included in the SD to satisfy insane requirements; a person with any CV will do - if only he was LGBT. So? Then some company, whose owners are great for minorities, but are not ready to make fake and hire unnecessary people, will leave the NASDAQ and be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Then another one. A dozen highly qualified specialists who will face a problem when they refuse to hire a representative of minorities (for objective reasons) will accept the offer of Chinese corporations to switch to them. This is how the decline of American supremacy will begin - not because tolerance is bad, but quite the opposite: discrimination is terrible and ineffective; discrimination against the majority of the population is a criminal mistake.
The economic competition will be won by a society in which people are hired according to their ability, and not for bed addictions, nationality, political beliefs or origins. We, who lived in Russia, were convinced of this from our own experience. It looks like the Americans want to test it for themselves..."