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#368 - anonymous (11/13/2013) [-]
thats what equality means >< . accepting the diffrent aspects of others and seeing them AS an equal.
User avatar #322 - lickdeeznuts (11/11/2013) [-]
We are only equal under law. Just because we should treat others like we are the same, that doesnt mean we are.
User avatar #314 - racetothebottom (11/11/2013) [-]
u r a facking artard if u think equality has anything to do with stifling differences
User avatar #316 to #314 - racetothebottom (11/11/2013) [-]
4got 2 say " ****** " and "faggot"
User avatar #303 - necrid (11/11/2013) [-]
Has anyone read the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand? I liked the book, and I think that most people that commented here would, even if you don't agree with her philosophy (Objectivism, I know I don't agree with it). I feel like the message OP is sending is also the message being sent in the book, in a way. While, where I live, we aknowledge people's differences every day, I guess there might be some places that don't. While we are different, it shouldn't mean different treatment under the law. That just leads back to Social Darwinism, which is the ****** excuse that European's used to take Africans as slaves (we are white and civilized, they are black and savages, we must take them and "civilize" them). Being different is great. When it comes to the law, if you were discriminated for any reason, it is bad. It has happened all the time in the history of the world, the best example coming to my head is the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which prevented Chinese immigrants from entering the US. Doesn't seem fair when hundreds of thousands of white immigrants were still entering the country.
TLDR; Being different is good, discrimination (especially under the law) is bad.
#313 to #303 - angelusprimus ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Ayn Rand was a tortured soul who got a first hand experience with psychopatic collectivism and decided that if that is wrong then psychopatic individualism is good.
Though worse then what she was preaching is the way people today understand her message and think its a carte blanche to act like a selfish dick.
User avatar #308 - mrradical (11/11/2013) [-]
yeah thats a very simplistic way to look at it
#298 - meatbeaterz **User deleted account** (11/11/2013) [-]
im proud of you my boy
#258 - weenieandthebutt (11/11/2013) [-]
People should be equal regardless of identity such as race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and gender (though there are a few biological differences but still shouldn't be restricted from certain rights and opportunities). But equality obviously breaks down when you're taking non-inheritable traits such as intellect of physical fitness into account.
People should be equal regardless of identity such as race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and gender (though there are a few biological differences but still shouldn't be restricted from certain rights and opportunities). But equality obviously breaks down when you're taking non-inheritable traits such as intellect of physical fitness into account.
User avatar #271 to #258 - lotengo (11/11/2013) [-]
so intellect and physica fitness are non--inheritable ?
User avatar #274 to #271 - weenieandthebutt (11/11/2013) [-]
They may be inheritable just to a certain extent but otherwise, they're usually earned and they're not just some social constructivism trait. I would favour the muscular person over a skinny person for manual labour based jobs, I'd favour the more intellect over mentally-challenging based jobs etc. I believe race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, relgion and gender are equal on hierarchical grounds but I refuse to accept that we should lower standards to cater for unfit or stupid people.
User avatar #278 to #274 - lotengo (11/11/2013) [-]
i totally agree with that. But i do think that both intellect an physical fitness are ineritable.

If arnold schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan made a love child u probably get a bulked up baby.
If Madame Curie did the do with Charles Darwin u probably get a smart kid.

And if honey boo-boo would reproduce (lets hope that never happens) u probably get a fat retard
User avatar #286 to #278 - weenieandthebutt (11/11/2013) [-]
I disagree with what you said (you still need to work for it) but regardless of whether it's inheritable of not, my point is that people who of all ends of the intellect and fitness spectrum should not be perceived as equals. Fat people should not be beauty models and be more regarded as attractive as fit people and dumb people should not receive the same praise or attention as smart people.
#279 - iamthepapercut (11/11/2013) [-]
I don't know what you people's problem is with op, I agree with him.

Why would I ever want to be considered equal to this?
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#277 - stickandmove (11/11/2013) [-]
Should we be DIFFERENT from one another or UNEQUAL?

This is some pretty dumb **** . :l
#267 - turtlespear (11/11/2013) [-]
OP has the right idea. Delighting in each other's differences, rather than trying to hide them by claiming we are all equal or hating each other for them, is the only move that can be of lasting benefit.
User avatar #255 - CodeUltra (11/11/2013) [-]
Where have I heard this before.... Code Geass Emperor speech(English)
#248 - riddari (11/11/2013) [-]
I get what op is going at here (or at least I suppose I do), but my position is that there is a base-line level of equal rights everyone should have and if we truly establish that world-wide, the question is: what those rights will be (and no, I do not think that the declaration of human rights suffices).
User avatar #247 - tehlulzbringer (11/11/2013) [-]
some people are better and more useful that others and they should be treated better
User avatar #245 - brrigg (11/11/2013) [-]
i think people are misunderstanding op here. just because everybody isn't being treated equally, doesn't mean they are being treated negatively. if everyone where treated equally, wouldn't we all be expected to do the same work, get the same free time, and do the same recreational activites? you wouldn't ask some petite woman to do the same work as a construction worker, just as you wouldn't ask an uninteligent person to do the same studies as a scientist. think standardized testing, that is, by definition, everybody being treated equally, but it's a flawed system that doesn't take into account many factors that can affect test scores. i believe that this post is saying that people are all unique, and need to be treated as the individuals that they are. we need to embrace our differences, not force equality.
#241 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Pretty much aware of that, I just judge people on their character, which I think is the gist of the whole ''everyone is equal''
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