“The system is unequal,” you keep hearing. Everybody needs a fair chance. and I agree. Everybody needs the chance to prove themselves. Every person must have access to the basic social, cultural and economic footholds needed to make it in society today. This is a non-debatable issue that all systems agree upon.
Children deserve to live their childhood, get a solid education and be culturally enabled to take on the world by the time they graduate. This is the starting point that exists everywhere, and where all people kick off from zero, from equal standing. So what seems to be the real demand of the equality jihadist?
What the equality jihadist fails to tell you, is that they also want equality of outcomes. What if, by some foul nasty trick, someone again gets ahead of the rest? What if by some cheat code, inequality rears up its ugly head again and be a cause of injustice and misery for humanity?
You hear a lot about equality and fairness but this is all a scrambling tactic hiding the real motive behind the calling for equality: the obliteration of any end results beyond the generic and the mediocre.
Leftist activists confuse their readership and the public at large by creating the narrative that they want equality of chances — a noble ideal — for people starting up in life, so that they are able to succeed. Such an impassioned demand is guaranteed to captivate all audiences.
The equality jihadist wins the attention of the public. People are entranced by so much altruism and nobility of the heart. The leftist is a Jedi of posturing and he manages to cling the proverbial high ground from which he now dispenses his moralizing and virtue signaling. He then claims that only he wants equality of chances and that other political opponents are sadists. Massive applause ensues.
But as soon as he develops his idea, those who are not fully entranced by the equality jihadist start replaying their own life. They clearly remember that back in class, there were the poor and the rich students, bright and mediocre ones, lazy and studious ones, and smart and slow ones. Sometimes, there were poorer students who did better in class than richer ones, and vice versa. In sports class there were those who made it to the school football team, those who climbed a rope in seconds, those who had superior muscular strength, and those who collapsed after running thirty meters. There were those who were gifted in painting, or handy in bushcraft and making campfires. There were those who were the most at ease in the chemistry lab and awed the rest of the class with their chemical mixes. They remember their own childhood and how each one of them had different preferences and ability for different activities, hobbies, food, music or clothing.
Clearly each of those children and each of those siblings had their equal chance to start, and each used their time differently and in varying degrees of efficiency and outcome… creating a colorful diversity. That same diversity which the equality jihadist is now calling “inequality” because he has translated this diversity into economic values, which are the only criteria that interest the equality jihadist…
People start to wake up and realize what the leftist is saying. They realize he is trying to make not all opportunities uniform — because they already are! — but all ends. Horror replaces trance as the true intentions of the equality jihadist start taking shape, but itâ€™s probably too late because everybody already cast their vote for the equality jihadist. The equality jihadist is in fact, frothing at the fact of seeing some people earning more and achieving higher social and economic success than others. Such getting ahead is deemed unfair by the equality jihadist and so, many of his own supporters are brought under the blade for failing to be equal.
Equality is an attractive concept, because in our times, it has become loaded with notions of fairness and nobody getting left behind. This is what makes it popular to the masses and by consequence, to the voters, regardless of how distinguished their diplomas are. It only shows its actual meaning once the voting and partying daze are over and reality knocks on the door.
Let us consider the reality of inequality, which is that not only is it inherent, but that we benefit from it as revealed in a short parable:
â€œFor the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lordâ€™s money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
â€œSo he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, â€˜Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.â€™ His lord said to him, â€˜Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.â€™ He also who had received two talents came and said, â€˜Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.â€™ His lord said to him, â€˜Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.â€™
â€œThen he who had received the one talent came and said, â€˜Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.â€™
â€œBut his lord answered and said to him, â€˜You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
â€˜For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.â€™
The equality jihadist is here not to help you have a better life, but to rob you of choices, of dreams, of aspirations. In an equal world, where all outcomes are state-managed to remain equal, the equality jihadist suffers no complaint from you, who voted for his program. A complaint means you are an obstacle to the equality Utopia. The equality jihadist finds your lack of faith disturbing…