|Vonnegut illustrated 'fair is not equal' very well with his lead-weighted ballerinas.|
Where does the alternative 'fair is equal' ever end?
Two humans work the same job, getting paid the same/equal amount of money. But, for one of them, this is a struggle, and takes every ounce of his concentration and effort to do a barely acceptable job, while for the other, he can practically do it with one hand tied behind his back, fast asleep, and does outstanding work. Their efficient effort and output is not 'equal,' only their job titles.
Is it 'fair' that both get paid the same amount of money for their effort, or would some say that the worker who is straining with every fibre of his being should actually be paid more for the same job?
After all, the more capable worker is barely breaking a sweat. Shouldn't he be paid less, because he can, and shouldn't the struggling worker be paid more, because he can't?
In some people's perverted eyes, yes, because even equal is never equal enough...
Fortunately, this is totally moot. So far. Those who can, always will, including, avoid the clumsy fork aimed at them by those who can't. When we try to repeal this basic law of human nature, by outlawing voluntary assistance and free association, and attempt to replace it with forced subsidy and forced association, those who can, will.
As in, give forth with the middle finger, figuratively speaking. Unless, of course, you can convince them, politically, to concede their one and only finite mote of heat and light and time in this existence to the authority of some unseen and yet all seeing being, be it God or "S"ociety, that only the self-annointed can divine and speak for, trust them, there is a reason that such supernatural entities cannot speak directly to we naked sweaty apes, only through elites.
(Edited by Fred Bartlett on 11/16, 1:33pm)