Monday, July 5, 2010


At the end of the day, we have been taken in by a myth.  It is a myth of equality.

I think that it the core of our beliefs currently in the US.  It is a myth foisted on us by Democrats and Republicans alike.  But the concept of equality is a subtle thing.  It has limits and a circumscribed area where it is valid.  What has happened to it over the past couple of hundred years is that it has been pounced upon by the unsophisticated, treating the fragile little concept that started out roughly.

I would guess that when it started out, the thoughts about equality were pretty limited.  If you were able to stand up and swing with the rest of the boys, they thought of you as an equal.

No, the equality they spoke of is the chance to get into the furball and take a try at the prize.  They never, ever said that you would get an equal share of the prize, just that you would have a chance to take a whack at it.

What things have degenerated into is a game where political blocks are promised shares of the proceeds because that block has defined a set of conditions that prove they "exist".  I would not try to say that this is minority issue, as the biggest dollops of money go to pasty faced white pukes who are to big to fail.

Nope, equality has always been an illusion.  There are a lot of folks who are better than you at shit.  Get used to it. 

All real equality can offer you is a chance at the prize.

Unfortunately, that isn't offered here anymore.

1 comment:

Mayberry said...

"All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others"... Welcome back.