One thing that we often hear about the left is that they want equality. As Jordan Peterson warns us, what they really want is equality of outcome and that is a recipe for disaster. What I want to talk about is that they say they want equality but I don’t think they really do want it. They just SAY they want it. And they say that they want it because that ideal (or value) is well established in the left all over the world and it sounds good and there are many people who will follow them, vote for them and support them just because of these preprocessed Marxist terms.
Let’s look at Cuba or North Korea or China. Do they have equality of outcome? How about equality of opportunity? Answer: neither. There are rules and outcomes for the elites of these societies that don’t apply to most of their citizens. This was especially true in the Soviet Union where there were special stores for special people.
Here’s the question for our leftists: do they know about the lack of equality in Cuba (for example)? I suspect they do and it doesn’t bother them at all. Not only doesn’t it bother them but they positively love Cuba, the Castro elite family, and the Cuban government. This is not in dispute, is it? Then why if they really want equality, do they prefer the system and leaders in Cuba?
Because equality is a value of America and they use the notion of equality here because it is a value that is esteemed here and by western democracies in general. They are holding up this value of ours and showing us that we aren’t achieving it. We aren’t achieving equality of outcome. But, that isn’t what we esteem and they confuse people deliberately by comparing outcomes rather than opportunities. When asked they would also tell us that we don’t have perfect equality of opportunity either but notice: their proof that we are a fundamentally bad country and bad government is almost always based on comparing outcomes between one group and another.
If they get unchallenged power in this country they will abandon the notion of equality (although they will lie about it) without a qualm. Because it was never really something they wanted. They just SAID they want it.