[June 24, 2023] We now know the Titan submersible operated by OceanGate Expeditions experienced a “catastrophic implosion,” killing all five aboard her, including the now-deceased CEO Stockton Rush.
But the Woke Ideology of Mr. Rush, believing he was being “innovative” and “inspirational” by removing old white, experienced men from his team who objected to poor safety protocols, led to him overlooking safety standards and his death and the death of others.
“When I started the business, one of the things you will find is that other sub-operators out there, but they typically have gentlemen who are ex-military submariners, and you will see a bunch of 50-year-old white guys. I wanted our team to be younger, to be inspirational, and I’m not going to inspire a 16-year-old to go pursue marine technology. But a 25-year-old who’s a sub-pilot, a platform operator, or one of our techs can be inspirational. So we’ve really tried to get very intelligent, motivated, younger individuals because we are doing things that are completely new.” – OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush
According to various sources, CEO Rush was piloting the Titan during its fatal voyage. He had stated previously that innovations require disrupting norms. In a June 2019 Smithsonian Magazine article, Rush said the current law was well intended but overly cautious by putting “passenger safety over commercial innovation.” He said the commercial sub-industry hasn’t innovated or grown because of these regulations.
Unfortunately, many lost their lives in what is being described as an avoidable accident. Mr. Rush was firmly wedded to his woke ideology and rejected the experienced advice of a bunch of “old white guys.” This is the inevitable result of selecting people to do a job based not on merit but on their age and skin color.
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