First off, I must note that I did not come up with this idea for a post. Some woman put me up to this, and you know how that can be. A set up probably, but I took the bait and here I am writing about equality. What is equality anyhow? Is it when all people of all sex, race, size, intelligence, age, wealth, looks, shoe size, marital status, corporate status and things like those receive “equal” treatment in this world? Is it the idea that all people get treated equally and fairly with their rights protected in the exact same way that any given person’s are?
My former boss was not fair to me. In his case I think he was a “flamer” though, so he just didn’t like me I guess because I was straight. Plus he was from New York, and you know how obnoxious they can be, just saying “good morning” to someone. It really was not an equality based business anyhow so I should not count that experience. Lets stick with a simple subject like marriage. I am so tired of hearing how women should not stay home with the children, and hearing about women’s rights and women’s ability to perform the same duties as a man.
A man is the stronger partner then the women, we all know that. We like to pretend that everyone is at an equal level, but the truth is, how many high school fights do you remember between a girl and a boy? It would not be fair would it? Every once in awhile I have seen a couple of kids of opposite sex get physical in a fight, but usually they were black.
Equality is a myth. People are designed to play certain roles in society, or have just taken on the roles that we all know of today. I don’t think the people want equality, I think they want personal exceptions in certain situations and use the word equality to justify and acquire the exception that they want.
Should a person born in one country be able to lead another country? How about support the enemies of the country they lead? Is that equality? No, but we support it every day.
When my kid is in line at school to try out for the basketball team, and another kid is a foot taller also trying out, should the taller player get picked? Why?
How come I cannot drive through Cabrini Green Projects in Chicago without risking being shot? Is that equality?
When I want to go say “Hey” to Michael Jordan over at the basketball game, while he is in the stands, how come I get turned away by some paid bodyguard? That’s not fair!
I have had 13 hip surgeries due to a botched surgery. Lost the house, the cars and all, couldn’t work for years, but when I wanted to tap disability until I could work, no go- they said I was too young to be injured! Equality.
Whether you are pro-life or pro-slice, the fact is we murder millions of babies that are simply unborn, every year. We call them ” fetuses” to justify our exception. Certainly cannot call that equality though.
I could go on for ever about equality, but with this audience, it would probably be a waste of time, and I will probably waste my time writing. I heard not all bloggers are too sharp. As a matter of fact you may not even understand my point here, unless you have at least a four-year degree, like I do….
People are in love with pity parties. People enjoy being victims, or they have nothing to whine about. Give people equality and you will have a certain group complaining about how unfair it is. You cannot win, so you play the game.
The truth is today’s social institutions have no sense of equality other than the mandatory posters on their walls. Think of it this way, if I raise my child without proper nutrition, in poor school zones, and without proper discipline, and he applies for a job as a fire fighter, does he or she have a fair chance at getting the job? Well, if the competition is exactly the same as far as physical shape goes, it should be fair, right? No way. Physical condition is just one part of the job. What if following instructions is mandatory? The other competitors may have had the benefit of much better schooling, and polishing, simply due to their economic status growing up. Equality in this scenario? Not really, but who is to blame?
As Milton Friedman says, Freedom before any attempt at equality. We all want freedom, but I am not sure equality is even realistic. As a side note, you should have been offended at something written in this post. If you were not, equality is not even deserving of a place in our dictionary.