Skip to comments.Why 'Equality' Must Die
Posted on 10/02/2013 5:28:00 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you:
Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity
Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of:
Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility
Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them.
Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won't find talk of equality. Not one bit -- that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work.
One thing about virtues -- which are defined as "good moral habits" -- is that their exercise doesn't require the cooperation, or compulsion, of another person. I can cultivate prudence, temperance, courage and the other virtues in myself, and I can do it all by myself. So while a virtuous society is desirable, virtue can also be a purely personal goal. And this is one time when focusing on the self needn't be selfish, for we should take the log out of our own eyes before worrying about the speck in our brother's.
But equality is far different. Just as there can be no numerical equality without at least two numbers, there can be no human equality on an island with a population of one. And while you could increase patience through personal change, increasing equality necessitates societal change; it involves raising people up as much as they're able -- which requires their cooperation -- and insofar as they're unable, it involves bringing others down. This is where compulsion enters the equation. The point is that, unlike with virtues, increasing equality is always an endeavor of the collective.
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And it’s exactly why “equality” must always be determined by the lowest common denominator.
So Obama thinks that his own rise, and the rise of his friends, means the fall of others, and he will use force to achieve that end.
The left wants equality of outcome while the rational person wants equality of opportunity.
No one really wants equality anyway, that’s just a slogan for the gullible.
Equality before the law is necessary for a civil society.
Now I am aware that this is not the way the liberals use it but that is what equality is.
Yes, and equality before the law and before God. No one but a tyrant could ever reasonably expect equality of the human condition across the board. The self-appointed elite don’t really believe in it anyway, it’s just useful rhetoric for getting everyone else under their domination.
equality is already dead death is the great equalizer
That’s exactly right. It’s amazing how many people believe that “equality” is some kind of indisputable fact, yet they all think they’re above average in any facet of life.
There is equality OR freedom. Not both.
Referred to the idea that no man is born a King, i.e., unequal and above all others.
It's a rejection of the Divine Right of Kings, asserted by the European monarchs, who were merely an organized gang of thugs.
If all men are therefore equal before God, then men are free to form among themselves - by free agreement - governments that suit them.
Thus political equality of men and freedom go together: it has nothing to do with how much success you gain in life.
Just what your potential to succeed is.
I’ve read that free men are not equal and equal men are not free.
I stand with John Randolph.
I HATE equality! I LOVE liberty!
Equality of opportunity is an interesting goal, but we’ll likely never have that either. People simply are not equal. Some are smarter. Some are prettier. Some are stronger. Some are faster. On and on and on... Every now and then some extraordinarily lucky person is several of the above at once. Life isn’t fair, and will never be fair. But that’s the way we need it.
We need neurosurgeons that have better than average minds and hands. We need soldiers that have better than average strength. Models will always be prettier. That’s just the way it is. The world needs ditch diggers and janitors too.
Equality ends at birth
Equality under the law is now a joke
There never as been any other kind
Your skills will dictate your opportunities, not some artificial equalizer. If you want to do something, bite off the biggest bite you dare and go for it. Failure happens. Success happens. The left says give whatever it takes to make things even, fair. It removes merit and hard work. That is what I meant.
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.
The trouble with the maples,
(And they’re quite convinced the’re right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade.
There is trouble in the Forest,
And the Creatures all have fled,
As the Maples scream oppression,
And the Oaks just shake their heads.
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
“These oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light.”
Now there’s no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
I remember my fourth-grade teacher (an Irish-born nun) saying that “fortitude” is the most important—that’s an alternative name for “courage.”