Sunday, November 27, 2016

Choose one: Liberty, equality, or diversity

Malcolm Pollack excerpting thoughts on the Equalism myth:
Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies.
If Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias, She bursts into laughter at the union of freedom, equality, and diversity in our utopias. When one prevails, the other two die.

Liberty, equality, or diversity--choose one. Just one.

Even the most nightmarish Orwellian IngSoc state, with zero liberty, will fail to make diversity and equality compatible. Asian men and black women will still have relatively lower SMVs than others, black infants will still die at higher rates than non-black infants, etc.

That the Cathedral favors diversity over the other two is the Occident's great tragedy. There is plenty of room for moral, empirical, pragmatic, and dialectical arguments and correspondingly differing positions on relative preferences for equality and for liberty in a healthy society.

Diversity destroys all of this. It leaves us enfeebled, untrusting, and holed up inside our own little cocoons. As Greg Johnson puts it:
Nobody feels at home in multicultural and multiracial societies.


6 comments:

Black Death said...

Maybe I'm just behind the times, but I had to look up "SMV" in the Urban Dictionary. Sexual market value. now I know.

Audacious Epigone said...

Link has been added, thanks.

Joshua Sinistar said...

Oh but there is one especially stupid and insane creature that thrives in diverse settings and I'm sure you know who they are. Lack of social cohesion destroys societies, but it is the perfect setting for criminals. Whether con men, or rapists, thieves or pimps, a diverse and untrusting environment means no one has any care for his fellows, no one helps victims in distress, and the police that enforce this terrible and harrowing mess are hardly ever trusted to actually go after the criminals and may not even be called if the witness is not like the victim. Its a criminal's dream. A place where no one cares. A veritable plethora of victims, with no one with civic duty to step in.

Audacious Epigone said...

Joshua,

I have no idea what you're talking about. (((Who))) are you referring to?!

Wandering by said...

You might be interested to know of this:

NAM article in Infogalactic

It cites you.

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Audacious Epigone said...

Wandering by,

Thanks, I will.