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May. 18th, 2010 | 10:14 am
posted by: rainstorm159 in teh_biscuit

"An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects."
- Martin Luther

I love this quote because it brings up the question, "Is equality practical and functional?"

In my opinion, no. I know a lot of people have this idea that if we were all equal, everything would be so much better. But I don't believe a society can function without some sort of structure. I'm not saying that things like racism are good for society, but that there needs to be some sort of different social levels. I believe we need people who hold different positions of power and different social classes.

If everyone was equal and nobody had the power to make decisions, wouldn't there be chaos? How would we ever get anything done? If someone say "yes" and someone says "no" then how would we resolve things? I suppose it could be held to a vote, but what happens if it's 50:50? And if there was one group that had the most votes, then the other group might say that since everyone is equal, then the larger group doesn't have the right to tell the smaller group what to do.

I'm a fan of social structure, even if it means that not everyone is happy all the time. I suppose equality would be nice in a perfect world where there is no conflict and everyone gets along 24/7. But we all know that world doesn't exist. Even in the animal kingdom there are such things as dominance, positions of power, and leadership.

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