: : : : Darcy, you've made this assertion about leftists on more than one occasion, and it's time for you to get off it. Leftists DO NOT think everyone is the same; we do not think everyone is as talented in every area of life as everyone else. Leftists acknowledge that some people are born smarter, stronger, prettier, etc., than others, so let's end the simpleminded caricaturing, okay?
: : ---------You might accept that not everyone is equal, but by no means all of you comrades on this sight share this view.
: Darcy, don't be obtuse.
: I, for example, am more intelligent than you. I'm probably stronger as well; I rowed and fenced for my university (University of London). Unless you're 2 metres tall, I'm probably taller than you too.
: No-one would argue that some people are born faster, prettier or smarter than others.
: But my superior strength *does not* make me a better person than you on a general level. It does not give me the automatic right to dominate you and order you around.
: That is what is meant by 'equality' here.
: Is that simple enough for you?
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Yeah, fine. I'm 5'6", slight of build, never engaged in sports. Don't know which end of a sword to hold. Don't have a diploma. I own a .38. Now we're equal. You live and have lived a privileged life. There is no way you can have as much education that you claim to have and not know about the history of the Communists/Socialists and the promises that they made to the less intellectually endowed. They are not to be trusted. How can you so glibly dismiss the dismal failures of the system that you champion?