Bionic Mosquito has a new post recounting Murray Rothbard’s intellectual assault on the notion of egalitarianism, which he rightly called a “revolt against nature.”
BM ends on a note that, like so many other lines, tell us everything we need to know about the belief system and its adherents.
Such egalitarian ideas can only be made manifest only via the most totalitarian of methods and can only result in the destruction of humanity.
I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Egalitarianism is ultimately totalitarian because the only way to make people all the same is to force them to be. The natural state of mankind is that of utterly inequality. Every man is unequal to who he was the day before and the next day after that.
I appreciate to some degree concerns over acknowledging this. If some people are superior to others, then it lends possible moral credence to oppressing them or possibly eradicating them.
However, we see that exact same behavior among egalitarians against anyone who exposes their viewpoint for the falsehood that it is. Anyone who is better in any meaningful way is castigated and persecuted, while loserdom is celebrated.
Yes, inequality is often caused by violence or external factors that limit people’s abilities or achievements. But the push for equality is an inherently violent one, just as trying to make all kids in a foot race just as fast requires threats or actual coercion against the fastest child. It denies the moral agency of the individual and thus, their humanity.
This is why communist systems as implemented always fall on their ass. When everyone is treated the same and gets the same thing regardless of effort and productivity, then why strive to be better than others? Why work harder than the laziest person? Why do anything at all? They can’t expect you to work harder or, God forbid, as productively as others who are performing better.
This is why I maintain a very careful balance with work, because the fruits of that extra labor can be taken away in one form or another from my by the state and given to others. There are plenty of opportunities to direct our energies and passions elsewhere than our day jobs and in areas where we are taxed the more we improve.
People often mistake “hard work” to only apply in your official “career.” I disagree. We should put our time into projects where we reap the rewards that can’t be transfer to someone else under the guise of “social justice.”
I want to be superior to others in ways that I cannot be forced (yet) to be made their equal for the sake of a warped ideology.