Equality as a tool of the salesperson
• We have eliminated the open spaces natural species need to breed, frolic, hunt and nest.
• We have made toxic most of our air and water.
• We have created ugly, utilitarian cities of square shapes.
• Our societies reward the biggest drama queens because drama is necessary to rise above equality.
• We are entering an age of constant political conflict where unlimited wants meet finite reality.
• We have dumbed ourselves down by insisting on equality instead of rewarding the exceptional.
• Our climate may or may not be getting ready to destroy us — our authorities cannot agree.
If you ask any modern person their woes, once you get beyond the car payments and toothaches, you will find that these consequences at the root of their misery. Essentially, the social infrastructure is rotted and has been replaced by social preference, which leads to the lowest common denominator enthroned as the optimum.
As these consequences move in with us, and make themselves at home, we will see the facade of equality begin to fade. It’s well and good to tell everyone they’re equal when we have seemingly unlimited industrial wealth; it’s another thing when we’re facing shortage of resources, ugly environmental decay, and the political instability that ethnic, religious, resource (water and oil) conflict will bring.
It’s not implausible to imagine a future authoritarian state arising, one based on the idea of inequality as wisdom. Such a state would cut population with IQ tests, and then compel its population to compete, while wise elders watched to eliminate those of bad moral character.
This state forged of blood would end up being the most peaceful place on earth because it would have eliminated the only true inequality — that people have different levels of competence and moral character. Where the factors of selection are most rigorous, we get the strongest and most uniform peoples, so they have very few internal conflicts.