Myth of Equality
- June 23, 2018
- Posted by: Reena Saxena
- Category: Uncategorized
Equality is a myth, a mirage to keep people busy chasing something.
Equality assumes sameness, which is invisible to normal human or vision. We are similar at the atomic or molecular level, but we do not carry the visual aids and devices to see that all the time. Outwardly, we have different forms, shapes and colors. Our thought processes are different despite brains having a similar structure.
At a deeper level, equality is something I fear, because it can pull me down, deprive me of my uniqueness and perceived superiority. Equality is a demand made by those who see themselves as ‘have-nots’ on those who are perceived as ‘haves’.
If uniqueness is something to be celebrated, then what is equality? Is it the right to being unique, and not being looked down or reprimanded for it? Is it the right to co-exist in a man-made structure like the law of the land, or civilization? Is it a measure to prevent disorder in a chaotic world? Is it a right to create a classification for crimes – like killing another? Homicide or cannibalism is a crime, whereas other forms of consumption are not.
Equality assumes a clash of interests, and then proceeds ahead to contain it.