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We got Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Right here in the USA it starts with E-P-E-W and that stands for “Equal Pay for Equal Work”, ver. 1.0.3

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired

7/9/2015

    Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus

We hear the cry at every opportunity, “Equal Pay for Equal Work.” The idea of equal sexes needs some discussion. If men and women were equal in every way, our Homo sapien race would become extinct in one generation. We almost accept the fact that women can do things a man cannot do. Are men really from Mars and women from Venus?i

    The first obvious item is growing and giving birth to a baby. I’m sure the science is on the horizon for man to grow and birth a baby, but it has not yet been developed – thank God! The second observed difference by women and some men is a woman’s intuition. Women know they think intuitively. Thirdly, women seem to have the ability to read men. I cannot even come close to counting the number of interactions that I have had with a husband and wife team (partners) and heard the wife advising her husband on what I was really saying, what I was really trying to accomplish, and what my motives were! I have almost reached the point of refusing to discuss business transactions or have any discussions with a man when his female partner is in on the conversation. Fourthly, women seem much more in-tune to emotions than men.

Case Study Emotions:

    My partner has strived to protect some dead person’s reputation rather than look at the facts from an analytical point of view and learn something about “Proactive Defensive Driving and Passive Defensive Driving” from analyzing the situation that cost this dead person their life. Driving to the far right as possible and waiting for a drunk driver to come to his senses and move over to his right lane is passive defensive driving, and is what cost this father of her lifetime best friend his life and endangered everyone else in the car. A proactive defensive driver would have kept his car moving, as did the driver in this case, and move over to the left lane when it became obvious the other driver was not going to move his car over to his assigned lane (his right lane) and avoid the accident! Why put so much emotional energy in saving a dead person’s reputation when she has a live person sitting across the table from her, and this person has enough experience, in this situation, that could be shared and she could learn something about how not to end up dead from being in the same situation as this dead person to whom she is emotionally tied!

Men Have Skills Women Do Not Have:

    Is it that difficult for women to acknowledge that men are capable of doing things a woman cannot accomplish? Outside of muscular power and heavy lifting, and fixing everything around the house, are there other differences that women need to acknowledge in men. The best that my partner can come up with when something needs to be repaired around the house is to try and come up with a name of a professional that can be hired to do the job! What about men’s natural troubleshooting skills? Are these to be ignored by the women? Unless of course they need him to troubleshoot a situation – then they remember our troubleshooting skills. Let’s look at the skills of rational thinking, analytical and deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills that at least some men possess. And let’s not forget “Autonomous Reflection” skills. To date no woman has showed herself to be an Enlightenment Philosopher. Women have been students of philosophers, but have not shown they are capable of the analytical thought process that was recorded and established by Rene` Descartes in the later part of the 17th century as a method to determine the truth, rather than being told what was the truth by the civil and religious leaders of his time. Since the discovery of this autonomous reflection process, many philosophers have engaged this process.

In the late 17th and 18th centuries, these philosophers became known as the Enlightenment Philosophers. The truths that these Enlightenment Philosophers ascertained influenced Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence of the of the United States of America as he was directed to do so by John Adams, as Adams was a lawyer and had oratory skills and Jefferson had the skill of prose. The English Enlightenment Philosophers initiated the “Bloodless Revolution” in England. The French Enlightenment Philosophers initiated the French Revolution and a lesser known revolution in the Ottoman Empire. There are some notable women who have initiated their own revolution including Golda Meir (Israel), Carrie Nation (the temperance movement), and Susan B. Anthony (right for women to vote), and many other women, but none who has come forward as an Enlightenment Philosopher.ii

    Women have Capabilities that Men Do Not Have:

The cries for equality in the military were heard loud and clear by this writer when in a night class in Social Science. The subject was on women in a combat role in our military. I introduced the thought given to us by Sam Houston, Texas Ranger who defeated Santa Anna and gave us Texas. He said, “There is no honor in waging war against a woman.” This may have been in response to his wife filing of divorce, but should apply equally for a military combat situation. A young military age young woman stands up and declares, “I can do anything a man can do.” The instructor asked her if she had heard what he had said. Obviously her mind was closed to anything that would stand in her way to compete equally with men in the military. That may be the case but men cannot do everything a woman can do.

    In WWII, Adolf Hitler immersed the youth of Germany in Nazism, and that taught them that it was of great honor to die for the country and its Supreme Ruler. The Allies were forced to shoot and kill these boys and some girls ages eight to eighteen because, as long as they had the means to fight, they fought to the last boy or girl. Regular German armies would surrender when they saw they were greatly outnumbered and out gunned. Not so with Hitler’s youth; they fought to the last boy. One comment by a German officer was, “They didn’t know how to live, but they sure knew how to die.” What a dishonor the men of the Allies must have felt, killing boys no older than their own children and even some girls. We know more about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) today than they did just after WWII. How many of these men had to live with this trauma of killing children for the rest of their lives? Our family doesn’t talk about the war record of this writer’s oldest brother, but the likelihood of him suffering from PTSD is pretty high. One day he left his family and small children and was not heard from until he came home to die from the diseases that took his life at only middle age, probably because of living the life of a homeless person on the street. How many of these returning WWII veterans had similar experience? Would we be any different than Adolf Hitler if we forced our adversary combatants to kill women and face dishonor for doing so? This writer thinks that when we force our enemies to kill women, they will be even more inspired to put us out of business just as we put Adolf Hitler out of business.

In this early 21st century, the USA is facing a new adversary – one that is teaching their young boys and girls that killing themselves and the infidels (us) for their God is honorable and the right and expected thing to do. How are we going to handle a situation with a child wearing a suicide vest and looking to kill Americans?

    Women can bear children. Men cannot bear children and cannot replace those lost in combat, and women can! This is one reason we keep the women and children out of harm’s way so that they can sustain the future of our country. Without women, the country will have no future. They are the only ones who can provide our country with a future and they must be kept out of harm’s way. It is so important to get this message it deserves repeating “Women are the future of our country”.

Case Study women in the Military:

    When I was into middle age and I decided to follow a suggest path of study, by one of my most educated co-workers, and study Philosophy. I and my then girlfriend, and now partner, signed up for a night class in Philosophy at the local community college. The class was a mixture of young college age students and mature adults, taught by “a firstborn female” Philosopher. I mention “firstborn” as she had a close younger sister which would make her one of the most aggressive women in our society. She presented us with a class problem to solve in small groups. The ship we were sailing on in the ocean was sinking and we only had one life boat for all on board, only enough room for the female passengers and one male passenger. Who would the female passengers choose to be the man who would join them in the lifeboat, and who would go down with the ship. The majority of the women in our group were young and fully capable of reproducing our species. Being middle aged and much experiment in survival skills at sea and multi-skilled in several survival skills; navigation, search and rescue, and building skills; design and building a new community and leadership skills as well. The young women were concerned about my ability to reproduce the species, the function of women to the survival of the species. This group of young women chose a young man to go with them in the life boat. The speaker for this group addressed me directly “Maybe you can use all of your many skills to save the sinking ship”. Even our female instructor was amazed at the solution our group came up with quote “I know what they want”. She also expressed concern that “my future partner made no effort to support my case for going into the life boat”. This should have been a red flag to pay attention to as this is still an issue with us after twenty years into our partnership. The young women in our group were concerned about the survival of the species and they saw that as their primary duty on this earth! This is the reason we keep women out of harm’s way and when it comes down to choosing who should life and who should die, it is the women and children that must be saved so they can save our species!

Should we put our young women in close quarters with young men in the military – young men and young women still running on hormones and the effects of oxytocin? There was a reason that our ancestors did not allow women onboard a war ship – or any ship for that matter – where they were in clear view of the crew of the ship. We are conducting an experiment in our military by putting young women in close quarters with young men. How is this experiment progressing? The number of sexual assault cases pending for military courts is off the chart! Do we really think we can tame the very hormones that cause young people to overcome all the barriers that stand in their way and reproduce our species? Women have power over men and men have power over women. This is a fair fight and this is how the colony of Homo sapiens survives.

    Should we put our young women in close quarters with young men in the Military; young men and young women who are still running on hormones and the effects of oxytocin, the survival of the species hormone?iv There was a reason that our ancestors did not allow women onboard a war ship or any ship for that matter where they were in clear view of the crew of the ship. We are conducting an experiment in our Military by putting young women in close quarters with young men. An experiment that could result in the loss of control of our country. How is this experiment progressing? The number of sexual assault cases pending for Military Courts is off the chart! The cases are backed up waiting to be heard by a Military Court. Can a Military Court think in any terms other than punishment? Do we really think we can tame the very hormones that cause young people to overcome all the barriers that stand in their way and reproduce our species? Women have power over men, men have power over women this is a fair fight and this is how the colonies of Homo Sapiens survive.

      Case Study Reason and Logical Thinking:

    I was convinced that women were highly emotionally motivated and had an absolute lack of skill in rational and analytical thinking when an officer in the Women’s World Cup organization demanded that the women soccer players get the same pay as the men soccer players. The news reporter verified the facts that the Men’s World Cup soccer players received 9% of the revenue and the women’s World Cup soccer players received 13% of the revenue. Only someone who is emotionally driven would conclude that the men were paid more than the women. It is true that the revenue for the Men’s World Cup was four times the revenue of the Women’s World Cup, which resulted in the men receiving three times the pay as the women. But it should not take a rocket scientist to deduce that the men were paid more than the women because the Men’s World Cup had four times as many spectators as the Women’s World Cup. This statement shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that most women are incapable of rational analytical thinking and therefore men should be paid more than women in areas of critical thinking.

      Social consequences of Equal Pay for Equal Work

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    The second argument is about the social impact of a family with a double income that inflates the value of all goods and service because of the direct value relationship of supply and demand. This makes it very difficult for a single income family to compete for goods and services against the buying power of the two income families. The cost of goods and services will reach the level of the two income family in all areas, home, food, supplies, gas, and health service and even the plumber. Just take a look at Maslow’s Pyramid of Hierarchy of Needs. At the bottom of the pyramid is “Food, Clothing and Shelter.” This is where single income families often end up – at the bottom of Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs”!v vi Payment to partners should therefore be adjusted so as not to put single income families into economic stress.

      When two income families cause the price of all commodities in our society to rise to the level of demand for those commodities, the single income families – and single mothers in particular – need to earn extra income to compete for these commodities. If they are dealing with the public, and able to engage in a personal conversation with their clients, they are in a position to earn extra income by selling the personal information they can “gleam” from their clients as they were allowed to “gleam” the fields of wheat.vii Sellable information could be questions like when are you going on vacation, where do you live, what are the times your home is unattended, do you have items of value in your home? There is a black market for this information and these single mothers would be call solicitors of information. The two income families or their insurance companies pay their salaries in the form of insurance premiums and reimbursements for stolen property.

    A Case Study of my mother an unpaid or low paid home keeper:

      My mother was the oldest of six children of a first generation “spare the rod and spoil the child” Norwegian. She recounted hearing her teenaged brothers’ screams in the woodshed as they were administered the leather belt “for their own good” by her father. She graduated with honors from her high school and was given a reward for reading every book in her school library. She graduated from a girl’s school in Milwaukee; she was baptized as a teenager and married a doctor of veterinarian medicine. She raised four children; I was her last.
      She worked in a local market in the dry goods department as their sales lady. She mentioned then how the men salesmen received more pay than she did for being in the same job classification. We had a lot of first generation Europeans, in our community, who didn’t believe in taking baths, and she related how she politely covered her nostrils to eliminate the stench while she served these European ladies. Were the salesmen this polite?

    I am still amazed at how vast was my mother’s knowledge. I was learning to play golf at the local golf course, self-taught, and she accompanied me on the course because I was too young to play by myself. She commented on my golf swing, “When your feet feel like they want to move backwards, you have the swing right.” My mother is a woman and golf is a man’s game – how could my mother know anything about golf? In my early thirties, I began improving my golf swing. I obtained a golf book written by a golf playing engineer. He explained the golf swing in terms of physics, which was my minor in college, complete with stroboscopic photos of the perfect golf swing. He showed, on the driver, how the club head preceded the club shaft to the ball and stated that, “When you feel your feet wanting to slide backwards, you have the swing right.”

      When I left home at the age of eighteen, leaving my Midwestern home for the coast of Oregon, she gave me her final going away instructions. “Stay away from this __________church denomination, they are too far off track and have not a chance of recovery.” My best friend, a girl, was brought up in this ___________denomination. I told her that I would write to her and let her know where I was. When I got to Oregon, I wrote her my first letter, and I never got a response. My mother joined the rest of us – my two sisters and families – in a small town near the Oregon coast. She brought news that my best friend, a girl, was upset with me not writing to her and she had expressed this to another of our classmates. I had no idea how to handle this situation with a gap of several thousand miles between us and, since I was afraid to try and contact her by phone, my oldest sister suggested that I enlist in the armed forces to get that behind me and earn credit on the GI Bill to go to college like my older brother (10 years older) had done in the Navy and then went to college on the GI Bill. I enlisted in the Air Force and, after boot camp in Texas and a few years in the Central Valley of California at a SAC Training Base, I was transferred to the South Pacific in support of the Vietnam War. One of my high school buddies came through our base on his way to Vietnam and he looked me up. We met at the Airman’s Club and he told me he had dated my best friend, who was a girl, and stated that all she could talk about was me. Not only that, he told me she was getting ready to marry the other fellow who was hanging around who grew up in the same ________________church denomination as my friend. “God how has thy forsaken me.” I had no idea how to handle this situation, I was in a war zone, and she has not responded to my letters. I solved the problem by going into the neighboring town to the base, got drunk as hell and started on a path of self-destruction. Some weeks or months later, I recovered from this path of self-destruction and enrolled in a correspondence course to prepare myself for college. I had taken an English and Algebra class when I was stationed in California, so I was now getting back on track for college.

    I wrote a girl that I had met in Oregon; she was now at Lewis and Clark College. We corresponded for my duration in the South Pacific and she even sent me a photo of her to look at. She was of Methodist upbringing and the daughter of an owner of a logging company. She traveled to England as part of her college experience. When I returned to the states, we met at her home. We talked for several hours, smoking a pack of cigarettes, when her mother suggested that we wrap it up. We said goodbye, she went back to her college in the north and I went off to start college in the south. This is the last time we communicated with each other. She got me through the war and she is much appreciated for doing so; I may not have returned to the states if she had not answer my first letter. My mother was so right about these religious conflicts that were in the Midwest. I should have learned the lesson my mother gave to me on my departure from the Midwest when I was five years younger! “Stay away from those of this _______________denomination, they are too far off track and they have no chance of recovery.”

      I returned to the USA and enrolled in a technical college and got a room in a ladies’ house who was renting out rooms. One of my roommates, former Air Force, was working at the local hospital and was sparking a neighbor girl and he needed someone to take care of her roommate when he went to her apartment for a visit just a block away from our boarding house. This roommate and I started dating; I took her to meet my mother at my oldest sister’s home in the valley of Oregon. My mother took me into the garage and said “Are you sure about this? She does not look like she is all there.” I made the excuse for her that she had recently lost her own mother in a family car accident, hit by a drunk driver, and she was still in recovery from this loss.

    My mother had since married again after my father died while I was in my last semester of high school. She married her boyfriend of her youth who was also a widower. He found out she was on the west coast and came up from southern California to marry her. They did so by going to Reno and getting married, Reno style. At my first term’s break at college, I followed in my mother footsteps and we went to Reno and got married by a one-armed Justice of the Peace. She grew up in the same __________denomination church that my high school girlfriend had grown up in so I thought that she would be the equivalent of my high school girlfriend.

      My daughter was born before I graduated from college and when I accepted a position at the prestigious national laboratory in Northern California, she filed for divorce (her father would not step foot into California; he had a bad experience there). She continued on this divorce course without me and without my consent; however she still sold all my personal property. I managed reconciliation after I had obtained living quarters in northern California. We got moved into my trailer along with my daughter and dog. I managed the purchase of a house by using my veterans benefits and we set up housekeeping. My son was born into this house and we managed with me bringing home the bacon and the wife serving her church.

    We did okay until my wife had an operation that changed her personality to that of a verbal abuser. I still needed to support my family, so I found a house to share with another man and applied myself to my vocation as a Troubleshooter for the Energy Department. One of my co-workers suggested I attend a Christian Seminar in the Coliseum. I did, as I had no close relatives to help with this situation, and all my friends were also my co-workers. I knew our family
    needed outside support so I joined a ______________church, as it turned out this _______________denomination was a longstanding enemy of my wife’s ___________________denomination. She filed for divorce again. I was on the east coast, performing my troubleshooting assignment for the Energy Department, during most of the divorce proceedings and when I returned home, she had her divorce, full custody of the children, the dog, the house, child support and alimony. I had “reasonable” visitation rights with the children.

      On my first weekend back home from the east coast, I had the children for the weekend. On that Saturday night as the children and I were doing activities in my shared home and planning to go to my new church of _______________denomination, there was a hard knock on the door. I opened the door and my now ex-wife sticks her foot in the door and orders the children out of my house and into her waiting car! The children were not going to attend this ________________church on Sunday! So much for reasonable visitation rights, for it is in the eye of the beholder. I was told to find a lawyer; I did and we spent the next five years discussing child custody matters in the Superior Court. The now ex-wife even paid a visit to the pastor of my new church and “READ-HIM-OUT” for allowing her children to attend his church! I heard about this from my pastor.

    I had no idea my mother was so knowledgeable, she was so well read that she knew that my now ex-wife’s church denomination and that of my high school girlfriend were “so far off track that they had no chance of recovery and that I should steer clear of them.” “My God, how hath thy forsaken me.” The moral of this case study is to listen to your mother, as she knows more than you will ever realize. But should she get paid for passing her knowledge onto the next generations? That is the question. Should mothers receive equal pay for equal work? If so, who is going to pay for all this work that a mother puts into her children?

      The Path to my Blog:

    I became a Sunday school teacher for 17 years. I was just a vehicle for the church in that I took the information passed out by the church and relayed this information to my class. Being a researcher and troubleshooter by nature and profession, one Easter Sunday, it came to me that something was not right about this theology we were teaching on Easter Sunday. I wrote my first and only Sunday school lesson plan called “Believing without Seeing.” My pastor had moved on to a new church; in fact my present partner and I were united by him and his wife in his new church, during a bluegrass music campout in his new community. My Sunday school class director was not impressed with this new lesson plan that I had presented my table of three boys and a girl. As we were preparing for the next Easter Sunday’s lesson, I stated that I would come up with something for a lesson plan. I received a home visit from the church Sunday School Director and had my teaching credentials reduced to “Substitute Teacher only.” I had already been called to another church in our new neighborhood and we were actually doing double time in both churches. We completed our move to the new church. My lesson plan “Believing Without Seeing” had put me on a new path.

      After about 18 years in this new church led by then three nonprofessional church members, there arose an opportunity to further my research into this idea that Jesus had come to this earth for some other reason (“Believing Without Seeing”) than what the Christian Church was putting forth. There was to be an intense study of the Book of Acts of the Apostles presented at this church and they were going to have Socratic discussions as parts of this study. I attended the introductory meeting and became aware of the great volume of material that I would be expected to read. I met with the now two professional pastors of the church and proposed that I be allowed to participate in the Socratic discussions in this program. Having studied philosophy in college, I knew what Socratic discussions were all about. I stated that I wanted to perform a research project on the Book of Acts using scientific methods or protocols. The Teaching Pastor stated that they did not “want any science around here.” I was referred to one of their adult Bible study classes, which miraculously was just beginning an in-depth study of the Book of Acts.

    I soon learned that I was in this class to listen and not voice my opinion. Therefore, I chose to express my opinion on the web. These insights came from the information that was developing in this class led by three PhDs of various fields. Our leader a graduate of one of the nation’s esteemed universities, and he made it clear that he was the professor in charge of this class study group. We finished the Book of Acts at a pace of about one chapter per week. When we concluded the Book of Acts, I put all my insights of this information into my blog: http://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/ as “The Fast Track to the Gospel of Jesus” “The Pentecostal event”.

We began an in-depth study of I and II Corinthians and I recorded my insights under the heading “The Evolution to the Christian Church”:

    http://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/eveoltion-of-the-church-part-I/ and https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/eveoltion-of-the-church-part-II/

      This is still a work in progress as we are now having an in-depth study of the Book of Romans “How the Gospel of Jesus was Derailed” and “The Corruption of the Gospel of Jesus”. These papers will be published at the conclusion of this study of the Book of Romans. My mother knew all this information or at least some of it when I was still a young man!

    To be continued

      Case Study, Emotional and Logical Thinking:

    I was at a Farmers Market recently buying some corn on the cob. Two teenaged girls were speaking to the lady grower and asking her to “make sure there are no bugs in the corn.” Apparently they had opened a corn and found a bug or a slug. But they did not have any vision of what they were asking this lady grower to do! To eliminate all the bugs and slugs, she would
    have to increase her use of pesticides on the corn. The pesticides would in turn run off into creeks and rivers and enter into the food chain through the fish that live in the water. This would greatly complicate our lives as we try to deal with the increase in water contaminated with pesticides. The mature lady grower knew of the consequences of using pesticides or at least the state statutes on the use of pesticides, but the two teenaged girls did not have a clue and we want these emotionally driven female teenagers to vote! Is this a matter of immaturity and experience or is it something to do with sexual identity? Do male teenagers have the ability of analytical thinking and would they make better voters?

      Women are Data Base Searchers:

    Two Case Studies on Data Base Searches and hands-on solutions:

      I have recently and in the past noticed that women depend on a data base to solve their problems, meaning they come up with the right part number to solve a problem. Men are more hands-on and will solve the problem using their hands. In one case, I was interacting with U-Haul on matching up my new receiver on my truck to a ball hitch at the right height. Two of the women I had contacted on the phone searched their data base for a solution. The last lady admitted she could not come up with a part number and referred me to their customer service number. This woman referred to her data base of U-Haul vendors in my zip code and directed me to the U-Haul Dealership. I met with a young man there who found the right hitch ball for my receiver with his hands, a tape measure and a wrench!

    I had a similar experience with a local lock smith’s office. I needed a key made from a Ford style key to put into a programmable keyed lock; I did not have a Ford key. She could not find a part number in her data base so she could not accomplish the task. A male locksmith would have found a blank Ford key, put some keyways on the key and programed the lock with this new key! I ended up sending the lock back to the supplier and ordering a different lock!

      There are Three Categories of Knowledge:

    All of us have received knowledge from different sources and we received different knowledge from these different sources. The three sources of knowledge are Innate, Environmental and Acquired. Even children from the same family receive different innate knowledge from the same parents and a child, with siblings, of one family receives different environmental knowledge than their siblings. The firstborn into a family receives less innate knowledge than the lastborn into a family. The firstborn is raised by inexperienced parents, the lastborn by more experienced parents. The lastborn receives more innate knowledge from their more experienced parents than the firstborn. All the children in a family, no matter large or small, receive different environmental knowledge from their parents, siblings and community.viii

      Innate Skills:

    Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. They have different innate skills and therefore will perform the same job assignment in different ways. We all had different parents with different skills and education. We did not enter into this world with a “white slate.” We came into this world inheriting skills and knowledge from our parents (a priori)ix Innatism and Nativismx.

      Two Case Studies Innate Skills:

    Not even all men are the same, let alone all men and women being the same.xi On the TV show Jeopardy, a young man said he had “perfect pitch.” They played a note for him and he correctly named the note. He stated that his sister, father and grandfather all had perfect pitch.

      When I was a young man on a USAF Flight Line in the South Pacific, my sergeant identified me as a troubleshooter. I not only got assigned to the tough troubleshooting jobs on the aircraft jet engines, but one day, I was picked up by my sergeant when I arrived on shift (a 12-hour shift). The other crew had been troubleshooting a jet engine on an aircraft all night and could not find the problem. On the way to the aircraft my Sargent told me the symptoms the engine was displaying and when we arrived at the front of the aircraft, I told my sergeant what the problem was and how to fix the engine. After I returned from the war, I graduated from college at the top of my class and was invited to join the staff at the prestigious national laboratory in Norther California. After 25 years of troubleshooting for the Energy and Defense Departments, I earned the reputation as the “Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter.” I obviously received the visualization skills of a troubleshooter from my father who was a doctor of Veterinarian medicine, also a troubleshooter; “I had inherited my Troubleshooting Skills from my father”.

    Equal Pay for Equal Work?

      How can we evaluate what is equal pay for men and women when they, in reality, are not performing the same job assignment, because they will approach the job differently with different skills and knowledge? We get classified into a job classification, possibly ranked according to our accomplishments, but that is as far as it goes to compensate workers for their contribution to the bottom line of the organization.

    The only real judge of performance is the bottom line or the rate of return on investment produced by the different individuals and sexes. This bottom line needs to be evaluated differently for different job assignments. For professional soccer players, it seems to be the revenue they produce that is the guiding factor in evaluating equal pay for men and women. In the case of World Cup Soccer, the men received only 9% of the revenue and the women received 13% of the revenue. I assume this was an attempt at equal pay for equal work as the men’s revenue was four times the revenue of the women’s World Cup.

      For the president of the USA, their ability to see the future of their decisions should be used to evaluate their compensation. Are they skilled in “Autonomous Reflection,” as were the Founding Fathers? No woman to date has established herself as an Enlightenment Philosopher, indicating that this is a man skill. Does the women’s intuition make up for a lack of this skill in reflection? Does the women’s making decisions by emotions equal that of decision making by the analytical process? There is much vagueness in who produces the best bottom line, be it in private enterprise, government entities, or social organizations, or of scientific research and, of course, surgeons and medical professions. The bottom line in any organization is what should drive the compensation structure, be it male or female. It’s the bottom line that counts for what kind of results they are producing.

    Job Classification:

      For the rest of us, we are given a job classification, ranked according to our accomplishments and contributions to the organization we support and are compensated accordingly. But even this assumes one has been classified into the right job classification, and this was done by people unfamiliar with our personal history and was probably the result of the acquired education that we received, and not our innate skills or the skills developed from the environment that we grew up in. But we are classified only on our acquired knowledge and skills. They can measure our acquired knowledge by our degrees and GPA, but they cannot measure our innate, environmental knowledge and acquired knowledge outside the credited education system and thus the latter two are dismissed when it comes to assigning us a classification and we end up with an elitist society.

    Case Study in an elitist society:

      John Newton was an 18th century Evangelical preacher with the Church of England. He began life as the only son of a sea captain. His mother instilled in him the Gospel message until he was six years old, when his mother died. At the age of three, he was able to read fluently and memorize long passages of text. In his later years, he claimed he could then write, just as well as he did at age three! He was sent off to boarding school at the age of eight and into the merchant marines, aboard his father’s ship, at the age of ten, the end of his formal education. The slave trade was common place at this time and Newton, after many troubles and trials and a near sinking of the ship he was on during a strong North Atlantic storm. As mostly an outcast of society, he became very tough, mischievous and downright blasphemous. It was during this storm that he knelt and prayed to God for his grace and save him and the crew from certain death. After this experience, he spent many years on the sea with time to study the Bible and religious works of others, as he was involved with slave trading as the captain of a slave ship. He became a lay preacher in his community. When he had left the sea an accepted a position in the government as a duty officer for his home port in Liverpool, he was advancing in his home
      schooling of the Gospel. He wanted to change vocations and become a preacher in the Church of England. The other dissenting churches he was friendly with but distanced from them. When he submitted his application for ordination in the Church of England, he was refused; he did not have a degree from Cambridge or Oxford (required in an elitist society) and his relationship with the dissenting churches was too close for the authorities of the Church of England. He came to the attention of a wealthy landowner with political power in the Church of England and because of him, John Newton was ordained, after several years of rejection, into the Church of England and given a Parish of which to minister. It was John Newton and another slave ship captain that was influential in the abolishment of slavery in Great Britain. An English Historian, George Macaulay Trevelyan, wrote this of John Newton: “Lord Dartmouth made interest in high Episcopal quarters to obtain the ordination of John Newton who was too much in earnest about religion to be readily entrusted with a commission to teach it – except as a matter of favor to a great man.” xii

    Conclusion:

      Therefore, we are all in the same boat. We are all different and will all perform differently in the same job classification and are ranked differently in that classification according to our contribution to the organization and, in an imperfect elitist classification system as well.xiii.

    QED