It’s already nerve-wracking enough that we’re going to continue to see pilots dying in the cockpit for the next few years because of the COVID vaccines. But under the new diversity hiring rules that Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are imposing on the FAA for air traffic controllers, things are about to get much, much worse. In the name of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DIE), the FAA will now be hiring air traffic controllers who have severe intellectual or psychiatric disabilities.
Everything that the Biden regime does sounds like a joke that’s being told by a person with a very dark sense of humor at first. Then you realize that the darkness is the whole point.
Out of all the problems that we have in America right now, air traffic safety is not one of them. In fact, that’s one of the few things that we’ve consistently gotten right for more than a decade in this country. The last commercial airline disaster in the US was more than 14 years ago. Continental Flight 3407 crashed into a house near Buffalo, NY in 2009, killing 49 people on the plane and one person on the ground. When they say that flying is safer than driving, that’s especially true these days.
So, since that is a part of American life that is actually working so well that no one ever notices it anymore, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg want to wreck it. Air traffic controllers are doing a great job, so let’s destroy that industry by doing a radical restructuring of hiring practices at the FAA. And if you think you’re about to learn that the FAA will be hiring more racial minorities, you’re on the wrong track. It’s waaaay worse than that!
Under the new Biden/Buttigieg rules, the FAA will specifically target and give preferential hiring status to people with disabilities in “hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”
Sure, the airline industry does have some problems these days, and some of them are serious. Some of the FAA’s archaic equipment leads to massive flight delays. The industry could also work on that whole “customer service” thing with its flight attendants. We don’t have enough pilots after the COVID mandates. Airports in major cities have hundreds of illegal aliens sleeping on the floors.
Having a lack of air traffic controllers who are deaf and blind, paralyzed dwarves who hear voices in their heads is not one of those problems.
Oh, but wait! There’s more!
The FAA is now directed to conduct “On-the-Spot Hiring” if someone with any of these disabilities applies for a job as an air traffic controller. That’s exactly what it sounds like. If a person with one of these disabilities, like epilepsy or a severe intellectual or psychiatric disability, applies for the job, they get it on the spot. Even the FAA admits that this new policy will be a “non-competitive hiring practice.”
You might think that there should be some standards in place for this particular job, since human lives are at stake. For example, having someone who can see the screen in front of them with all the dots representing planes with families on board is sort of a prerequisite for the job. Plus, air traffic controllers make a median of $132,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s not a job that you would want to give to just anybody. Someone who is tall enough to see the screen and who has limbs to push buttons and who isn’t crazy should get hiring preference, don’t you think?
But Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg disagree. One reason why air traffic is so safe is because English is the universal language of all air traffic controllers and commercial airline pilots. If everybody speaks the same language clearly, it makes communication easier when split-second decisions have to be made to save lives.
The FAA is advertising for these on-the-spot air traffic controller jobs for blind dwarves in Spanish. Maybe they’re planning to hire a bunch of illegal aliens after all.
You might want to think twice if you plan on boarding a commercial airplane over the next 13 months, at least until Joe Biden is replaced. Hopefully this will be one of the things that President Trump fixes on day one of his second term.