Suffice to say, government is like trying to thread a needle with a sledgehammer. Government is superb at ameliorating material deprivation, but lousy at inculcating maternal instincts and the like. That requires the think web of intermediary institutions - family, church groups, civic groups, community, etc, - to nurture and as government and social media are shoving those institutions aside, the problem only gets worse.Thus, equality is very problematic. It exists in our nature but it is not spontaneous but is a complicated - and complex - social construct. Paradoxically, then, the assertion of such equality on an individual basis - with its emphatic affirmation of individual rights - actually makes such equality in practice harder to attains. As Burke said, it is not that such equality does not - and from that the natural rights that flow therefrom do not - exist, but rather that their "abstract perfection is their practical defect."
Please explain your last comment "But probably some are more equal than others"I can't quite get it
That's kind of a sarcastic non sequitur which is supposed to highlight the fact that probably people with more wealth or who were lucky at birth have more rights and priveledges than the rest of us.
Oh that's true
it's a quote from Animal Farm, by George Orwell
@Daniel012 Good catch again!
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@ your update Yes, it can. Your last name is associated to your family, so if your family is rich then you're already privileged.
Yea trueBut imagine a king having two male kidsOne kid would definitely be more preferred than the other despite having same amount of wealth and privilege
There's that too. Genetics, upbringing, social class, economic class, all factor in and the overall result is unevenness.
You want to be called Edward I'm hearing?
oh, tl;dr applied to my reply, not your post
ugly dude 5'3" and 105 lbs vs a handsome guy 6'3" 220 lbsAre they born equal or does one have an advantage over the other?
@Kru2020 Pity you: you only seem to know of 'numbers' and of sort of 'published' standards. This is quite typical; for the 'U. S.' version of … culture (sic!). However - in the real world people see that a lot more relaxed.
Take this back to the premodern days before most advancements in technology before the country was even founded. That bigger man is going to have way more options and the small guy wouldn't even be guaranteed to live. We could go back to the pre b. c. times whos going to be subservient to who? Genetic set people way ahead of others and it's not fair. That's just life.
@Kru2020 Short people live longer on average so they have an advantage there. It's also much easier for a short guy to build muscle since they don't have to eat as much and they put less stress on their bodies compared to the tall guy.As for getting girls I'm 6'1 and they aren't into me either. I think women being less interested in men is just a side effect of a feminist-based society where girls aren't dependent on men. Girls my age and younger are more interested in sleeping around with players and pursuing their own careers. They don't care that I'm tall and earn a decent 65k a year. They don't want children. Birth rates in western countries are declining because of it.
What about being born in lower castes?
Castes are an artificial construct of society.
But they do control what the future of a kid would look like
The one thing that actually has the potential to let people be born truly equal is something that most people seem to be against (genetic engineering).
Define "smart"Because it's a specific termYou and I both could be equally smart at totally different thingsBut I won't be smart in your field and vice versaSimilarly with beautifulBeauty standards vary extremely across the earth
Advantageous characteristics depend on the type, context, and environment. You could be a brilliant astronomer in the dark ages, but that won't stop you from getting your head caved in by an IQ-80 with a mace.Smart: a combination of brainpower, knowledge in a subject area, and the social value of the adeptness in that subject area. So, your ability to think and work things out mentally, as well as tools (i. e. knowledge) to conceptualize problems, with a final consideration of how society values your "smartness."
That’s awesome, we need more people like you
Stop following me you petty dingus
We *should* ideally be born with equal rights. But it's never going to happen. But we can get better and better.
Under the law? Circumcision is illegal to perform on females.
@grega239 It causes sterilization on females. That’s why. There are benefit to male circumcision but the benefits don’t matter when he is an infant. Not to mention that people choose it on males for purely superficial reasons without letting him choose. I don’t think it should occur, but it’s not my baby and it does not do damage like female circumcision. He can also get his foreskin grafted back on.
It's a violation of bodily autonomy.The only "benefit" is lasting longer during sex bcs it destroys the nerve endings.