Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Equality

Thats the thought on my head from the weekend. And I find it exceptionally funny that the people that squawk the loudest are the ones with the most ignorance about the subject.

I’ve said it before, here and elsewhere, that we aren’t “created” equal, but we are all born equal: equally helpless, equally demanding, equally ignorant. I’m getting to see my theory receive a proof, right before my very eyes. Buzz had 5 kittens just one month ago. All were born within 2 hours and only one had some issues in delivery. Here it is 4 weeks later, and all 5 are at different stages of development. Nothing drastic mind you, but one or two are starting to want Mama’s food, the others sniff but find zero interest in it. One is still struggling a bit on the sure-footedness thing, she still stumbles a lot. I know, kittens aren’t graceful cats, but you can see that her coordination is less than that of her sibs. The one that had to be helped, is one of the advanced students, and has a real desire to eat Mama’s ears and gets wrestled down by mom frequently.

All were born equal, but they are NOT equal now. But all have had exactly the same environment and food supply and nurturing. So why aren’t they equal? I think the question is more ‘why are the genetic combinations not the same?’ Thats just how Mama Nature operates. She rolls the dice down the double helix and the changes that show improvement carry on and the ones that regress, well, sucks to be you, mama says. LIFE. IS. NOT. FAIR. And anyone thats trying to say different is trying to sell you something.

The differences are subtle, you have to observe them for awhile to see it, but those differences are there. And not just in these kittens.

“The biggest fallacy of democracy is that everyones opinion carries the same value” RAH

That quote has deeper implications than just opinion. Not everyone can be equally skilled, or knowledgable, or productive. The biggest issue resolves to “from each according to ability, to each according to need.” Where ‘need’ is completely subjective, but ability is a finite. When the people start to adapt their thinking to that socialist lie, entropy of a society increases exponentially.

I spent the weekend in Cincy again, and wandered around town a little on Saturday. That thinking is so prevalent up there, I see why my sister is so desperate to bail out. Anywhere will seem better with that as a backdrop on your thought processes. What I found the most interesting was the layering and how obvious it was. The corporate types were in the towers downtown, which turns into a ghost town on the weekends. The ‘gibmes’ were scattered on the fringes of the downtown area, and further out was where the corporate types, the entrepreneurs, and honest producers lived. Even further out were the people more in tune with earthly things, farmers, self employed skilled types, etc. You could tell what part you were in by the number of little convenience stores vs the chain types.

Parts were definitely first world, and other parts were bordering on third world. Its eerie to see the evolution of the town from when I lived there to now.

Things most definitely are not equal, and its never going to be ‘fixed’ by government: the change has to, absolutley has to, start with the individual. And with that as a fact, the myth of equality gets shattered.

Cincy: first world

Olongapo PI: third world

The differences are VERY subtle.

(Images chosen due to personal experience. I lived in one and visited the other twice.)

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