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As a man with a 4 year degree in computer science, and a mediocre job doing web development I'm not really qualified to comment on politics, religion, or anything else, but I'll be damned if that stops me.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The logical case against equality

In addition to the cult of equality being anti Biblical and anti beauty, it’s also anti reason.  The idea that if we could make it so that there were no disparities between the different people groups we’d have equality is simply wrong.  To prove this, consider an impossible hypothetical.  Let’s say that we structured society so that every single person was a famous doctor.  Nevermind that such a society would shortly die of starvation, or the fact that not everyone can be famous.  At first glance, it may seem that in this hypothetical equality may have been achieved.  But then you have to consider that not everyone equally wants to be a famous doctor.  Some people may find the weight of having a life in their hands to be completely unbearable, whereas others are so fulfilled that they would gladly do the work for free.  Could you call both groups equal?  Hardly.

So you can see that to have true equality, you cannot force people into a particular box.  Each person must be allowed to pursue what is valuable to them personally, in order for equality to be possible.  But the problems don’t end there.  Not every person's personal sense of value is equal.  For example, say you have one man whose life’s work and sense of fulfillment comes from leaving a legacy to his children, and another whose life’s work and sense of fulfillment comes from driving a bus.  The first man must work his whole life in order to realize his life's work.  The other has to wait till he’s 18, and then must take a fairly easy test.  Can these men be said to be equal?  Is there any way to make them equal?  And that’s not even factoring in men with self contradictory desires, such as leading a quiet life and being rich and famous.  

So you can see that equality is simply not possible with a significantly varied population.  And in the first case, where everyone is superficially the same, it’s not even desirable.  It’s a twilight zone kind of hell.

1 comment:

  1. Point this out, and no one can really argue with it, yet, people still say things like "but I still think equality is important" or "it's a different kind of equality"

    The problem is that equality has no real-world manifestation, so each person can interpret it to mean whatever most comforts them.