I have always maintained my rants are my own ill-informed opinion. That continues to be so of course. My opinion is stuff I know, think, or believe to be so, sometimes based on a conversation with someone in the know or stuff I have read and believe. My opinion today is that equality is bollocks. Gasp in horror if you like but I will say it again, equality is bollocks, bullshit even. I believe what we actually want rather than equality, is fairness. It’s not the same thing. Aspiring to equality to me means aspiring to mediocrity. If you want equality, tell me, equal to what exactly? What is the median for surely there must be one?
I am not equal to some pond life who wants to steal for a living or spend a life leaching off my tax money. I do not want them to pretend to be equal to me. I am not equal to the Prime Minister and I am ok with that. Some people get very sniffy that the PM is a toff and went to Eton and Oxford. Well you know what? I am perfectly happy that our Prime Minister is a product of the best education system in the world. In fact I think that’s an important quality in a PM.
There are people who scream blue murder about the Royal Family existing. What would you put in their place? These Republicans despise the fact that the Royals were born to privilege. I also have no problem with that, lucky them. If we are to have a Royal Family, who bring billions of tourists and their money into Britain. I am absolutely fine with them having generations of experience in how to behave and run the whole pomp and pageantry thing.
If you want equality then you must tear down the top end surely as there is little chance of the barely evolved climbing out of their sink holes into polite society. What then? Of course there must be elitism otherwise there is no aspiration. Without aspiration we all settle for the lowest common denominator and most people just aren’t like that. The ones who aren’t the scum of the earth, want the best for themselves and their families. Tell them equality is their best hope and why would they bother. When was the last time a lottery winner handed out their winnings in equal sums to everyone around them? Exactly!
What we should aspire to is fairness. Of course people must not be mistreated because of their many and varied issues that make them different, but by the very diversity of the world’s population we will never be equal. Let’s just treat people fairly. I use myself as an example, it’s the best one I have. I don’t want to be equal to anyone, I just want a fair crack of the whip. Measure me on my merits and see how we get on. I don’t ask you to lower the bar so I can compete equally with people, better educated, better looking, more clever or better dressed than me. I’ll do the best I am inclined to do but I don’t want you to impede the progress of the more able when I meet the extent of my ability.
We don’t need an equalities commission, nor to we need a Human Rights act. We just need sensible, well-educated and broad-minded people who are able to discern fairness. Apply fairness rather than enforce unequal equality.
I don’t even really believe in Human Rights apart from the right not to be killed or imprisoned for thinking the wrong thing. That hardly ever happens here except to aspiring Terrorists, guess what I think about that? The Human Rights act takes the right intentions and makes a complete pigs ear of its application. I don’t think you should be born with a menu of entitlement despite having done nothing to earn it. I say, if you want Human Rights, then show by your actions that you deserve some. If you murder rape, steal, pillage or torture, you lose any rights that the general public have. If you go about ruining people’s lives, you don’t get to cry that any punishment is an affront to your Human Rights. If you live a normal life, like a regular person, you will only ever read about Human Rights in the paper, you will never need to shout indignantly about your Human Rights. Let the Human Rights activists visit their good works on the oppressed in dictatorships and third world countries run by tyrants. Good luck to them in that venture.
I’m only going to touch briefly on the minorities of all types who aspire to equality. Sorry, you will never get there. Life is not equal, society is unequal. Ask instead for fair treatment and stop insisting upon rules being changed to give you an unfair advantage because you are part of a minority. Be reasoned in your request rather than shrill in your demands. Fairness catches on, it is a way of life, equality is a bandwagon. Life is not equal, accept that and just make the best of what you have been dealt. It’s part of life’s rich tapestry.
Save your indignant reprimands of my opinion. I am not running for Government, I am just saying what I believe. Maybe its my Human Right to do so. I haven’t looked it up.