Originally Posted by screener
Explain that bit of rational please.
When you sign on to work in the Foreign Service you sign on to do the country's work, despite the challenges your job, mission or posting might pose. You are in effect married
to the United States government.
For better or worse.
As for the Dems and libs and dilettantes part, liberals believe that government is the answer to this country's problems and they see working in government as a painter might who has an unlimited supply of brushes.
In contrast, conservatives see government as a necessary evil and they believe the smaller the government and the less government there is, the better. Conservatives believe that capitalism and the private sector is the driving force behind America's greatness.
When people look to make careers you will find, for the most part, that Conservatives look to have careers outside of government and liberals look for careers INSIDE of government.
When fun loving young people who also have a sense of duty look at a public service career and they do not choose the military it is understandable they might be attracted by the stereotypical lifestyle of parties and receptions of the diplomatic corps.
As more liberals are Democrats than Republicans and as more Gays are Democrats than Republican, and as more Democrats join the government in pursuit of careers than Republicans and as fewer Gays are in the military than straights then it stands to reason that liberals and Democrats and Gays are most likely to be represented in the Diplomatic Corps.
And we all know that liberals are very big on the empty gesture that suggests a grand, important something but is in reality a meaningless sham. Liberals are also the ones in life who are most apt to judge a book by it's cover, jump to a conclusion, want nothing more than the highlights, are most concerned with appearances and who do things on a lark and are rather shallow in their dealings with issues and people. (Think of the Seinfeld characters.)