What is true equality? That’s a question that was posed to me recently, and it’s something that I think we are all struggling with to some degree. Can we abolish senseless hatred based on economic status, social class, skin color, religion, age, political ideology, sexual orientation, or any other “difference.” Nope. I truly believe that this is not possible, not without senselessly hating the haters thus making of those seeking this “utopia” the very thing they seek to abolish. Heck, just look at the kind, benevolent leftists who hate with such relish, such passion . . . in the name of tolerance and understanding and peace. If ever there were evidence needed that people are incapable of viewing everyone the same (for this is the “usual” definition of “true equality,” the trouble, of course, is that everyone is not the same. This poses problems for leftists. Of course.), the unhinged and truly bizarre reactions of the far left to conservatives, and to the Tea Party in particular, are all we really need. But we can also look at the broiling contempt of atheists (generally speaking) to anyone who believes in God (particularly, of course, the Christian God, but logically, they must also hate all believers in all religions the world over), at the eco-nuts who belittle, despise, and try to diminish anyone who doesn’t buy into their Global Warming (or whatever it’s called these days) theory, or at any of a number of leftist “pet” causes–they all spew bile . . . in the name of . . . love, warm fuzzies? Bizarre.
The more they try to stamp out “racism” (and we all know that they care not one iota about actual racism, for they are the purveyors of the most pure racism known to mankind. No, they care only about using race as a bludgeon to beat people into silent submission, and the more they do that), the more acceptable racism becomes (real racism, not RAAAAACISM, the latter is a punchline to a well-known, exceedingly unfunny joke). The more the National Organization of Leftist Women (for they care not about women, as women. Women who are hurdling sexist barrier after sexist barrier . . . unless they are liberal loons. They even have the audacity to moan about Bristol and Sarah Palin . . . *gasp* not staying at home with their children. Um, sorry, but isn’t that what feminism was supposed to be about? Opening doors to women that didn’t lead to the nursery and the kitchen? And the more they) attack women who don’t fit their political ideology, the more they reveal the sexism inherent in their stagnate, static “movement.” Ditto class. Ditto religion. Ditto, ditto, ditto straight down the line of things to hate about others, particularly those who refuse to be “otherered” like strong, conservative women and strong, conservative black men (and women) and now (finally!) Christians.
Only in continuing to achieve a society and a culture that says that we are all Americans, regardless, and that we all should have access to the same opportunities for success will we fulfill the American Dream. This is where the far left is so so wrong. They think that they can force people into particular boxes (black people, women, Latinos, Asians, Christians, Muslims, whatever), and that from there, separated from any sense of community outside the “GTLB community” or “Asian community” (for example), they can assert control over everyone. Everyone is marginalized, hated, shunned, demeaned, and subjugated equally. Some “equality,” huh?
So what is true equality? It is, simply, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. What’s so hard about that? It doesn’t mean thought policing people, stamping out real and perceived racism, “calling out” this offense or that. It means letting people be who they are, think what they think, feel what they feel, and letting society, not the government, respond accordingly. Do you want to be around racists? I know I don’t. So I’m not. My choice. Do I want their racist little pea brains lobotomized? Censored? Nope. Let them hate all they want, who really cares? Such people cannot be “eliminated,” they can only be ostracized by good-hearted people who know better. Accepting that we cannot control people’s thoughts is what we now need to do to move forward, accepting that all people will not be rich or beautiful or healthy or whatever is something that is long overdue.
Keep the Harrison Bergeron weights and masks and implants that hold people back, diminish who they are, make them less than their own potential. There is really nothing more evil than that, than smiting those who are successful (by whatever definition) so that others don’t feel left behind or so that the “achievement gap” is minimized. You don’t help people by holding back others so that they are stunted, dispirited, penalized . . . in the name of a level playing field. This is wrong-headed in every way. We cannot continue to pretend that hatred and irrational fears can be stamped out. They cannot be. They certainly cannot be by people who are themselves driven by hatred and irrational fears.
We cannot take one privileged group and replace it with another, anoint one group (called for by “social justice”) or body (the state). Replacing one “superior” group with another doesn’t change the equation at all, it simply replaces “X” with “Y” (heh, or “Y” with “X”). This is not a worthy goal, it is nothing more than a power grab, a seedy, cynical, sickening attempt to turn the tables, not level the playing field. We cannot give anyone any more than they already have, for all men are created equal and are already endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, rights that are not subject to the tyrannical control of government or to the frothing-at-the-mouth control of deluded leftists who seem to think that bias, prejudice, and loathing are fine, even to be celebrated . . . as long as the right groups are targeted (and they can pretend it’s all in the name of “equality”). True equality is not a handout, and certainly not oppressing one group to elevate another because it’s “their turn”. That’s just pure evil. True equality is opening doors, not slamming them shut (to those who’ve already had their turn). No, true equality is equal opportunity for all, a chance not a guarantee. It’s raising standards again, lifting the bar not lowering it, it’s striving to achieve all we can, and it’s understanding and accepting that not everyone can, will, or even wants to achieve the same goal. True equality is in accepting difference, accepting that we are not the same, not “equally” gifted, intelligent, beautiful, ambitious, or anything else really. What’s so wrong with that?