Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Try replacing the word 'equality' with 'the same' or 'identical'


It's an interesting exercise, because it renders most sentences containing 'equal' (or equality) as very obviously false.

Having rejected 'the same'/ identical as valid synonyms, the next step in the exercise is to find another synonym which makes sense in the context.

This can be difficult...

Therefore, equal/ity is revealed as a fake concept, an obfuscator of thought.


e.g. "Liberty! Sameness! Fraternity!" - ahem...

e.g. "Equal opportunities" goes to Identical opportunities; "Equality of outcomes for men and women" goes to the same outcomes for men and women.

(But how can we make things identical or the same? Only one way: By making them identical or the same - by coercively imposing identicality and sameness.)

e.g. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created identical..." um, not really, so how about: "all men are created the same"... Nah. OK then: "all men are created with... indistinguishably-similar... wotsits..." - Oh, I give up.