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User avatar #303 - necrid (11/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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.
#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?
#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.
#241 - certifiedidiot (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''
User avatar #239 - durkadurka ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Because being different doesn't necessarily mean unequal. Being one race doesn't make you less than other, same goes for gender, intellect, etc.

For one, if we say a group of people are inferior, it then becomes okay to oppress them (a really bad idea).

What's dangerous is when we pretend that different people should have the same OUTCOMES. We'll treat you like everyone else, but what you do with your life is on YOU.
#218 - anonymous (11/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Multi culti is a totalitarian idea!
#209 - anonymous (11/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
For me too equality means being treated and treat people the same way no matter how different you or the others are.
I do my best to act that and the only exception is when I really like or love someone. It doesn't necessarly make me always happy but it is something I'm proud of and I wouldn't change it. I earn a lot thanks to it

User avatar #204 - theawsomeones (11/11/2013) [-]
i think we're all different, and that i s indeed true, but at the same time everyone is worth the same, as a natural right as a human bieng, therefore we all deserve the same rights
#164 - spetsnaztm (11/11/2013) [-]
My definition of true equality is when everyone has the exact same opportunities no matter what they are/what their background is (I'm a communist, I admit it).

Education, Work, etc. You can never have equality intellectually, because there will always be someone a bit smarter or (no offense) a bit dumber than somebody else. But as long as they have the same opportunity, then they are equal.

But that's just me.
User avatar #150 - Fronk (11/11/2013) [-]
Well The idea of Having Basic Human rights should be equal for every race, gender, and Intellectual.
#147 - mitchr (11/11/2013) [-]
Everybody has one thing in common- we're all different.

Good night, everybody. That is my last comment of the night.
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User avatar #107 - alltimetens (11/11/2013) [+] (3 replies)
How does race affect anything? Anyone has the chance to do great things.
User avatar #90 - ImmortalBaconEater (11/11/2013) [-]
Everyone doesn't need to be the same for us to treat them equally.
#68 - anonymous (11/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
sometimes, you guys piss me off.

if someone studies night and day to be a doctor, they should be a doctor of they do well. and because they spend their lives saving people, they should make good money.

if another person is a lazy asshole and does nothing. he should get nothing, because he does nothing. There is nothing equal about rewarding the lazy and punishing the worker.

by all means, give them both an equal chance to do great things!
however, do not take away once they have achieved those great things!
#56 - anonymous (11/11/2013) [-]
All people are equal, but some people are more equal than others.
#10 - anonymous (11/10/2013) [-]
I Believe it means that everyone has the same rights and chances not that everyone should be exactly the same!
#3 - schnizel ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
I agree.
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