We Can All Be Equally Miserable

Roger Schlesinger
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Posted: Aug 23, 2013 12:01 AM
We Can All Be Equally Miserable

This Government for some reason – which, in my opinion, is none of their business – believes everyone should be equal in everything.  I might go along with this if getting to equal was done the right way, but their way isn't the right way.  If you are familiar with the fitness craze in this country you know that the best way to get fit is demonstrated by the following question and answer:  Which push up will get you fit faster in a set of 10? The answer of course is the 11th.

Our government would never direct people to do the 11th pushup.  They would figure out that almost everyone could do about 2 or 3, so anything over 3 pushups would be frowned upon, if not outlawed.  Getting to three would be the nation’s goal and everyone could be considered fit and equality would reign.

Take that formula and put it to work in every way America works and you can achieve equality very quickly, but at what cost? Do we really want the worse shape public in history:  Weak but equal.  That certainly would make our enemies happy.

Let's ponder the important stuff: knowledge and experience and run it under the Political Correctness filter.  I believe we are all smart enough to realize that college is not for everybody, for several reasons. Being smart is definitely one of the reasons, but it is way down on my list.  Having a reason or purpose is near the top of my list.  However reason or purpose does not include going because all the "Smiths" have always gone to college and YOU don't want to break this wonderful chain.

 The list as I see it: 

1.  If everyone went to college who would do the manual and menial jobs which keep our society rolling. Manual or menial does not have to translate to little or nothing in the way of remuneration and life style.  Have you not noticed that trash collectors are some of the wealthiest and most influential people in every society?

2.  You either have a scholarship for an athletic endeavor or you believe you can walk on to the field and earn yourself a position on the team. Athletics is either the highest paying industry or in the top 3. This is a smart move for those equipped with the physique and speed to be a top notch athlete.

3.  Having a reason or purpose; Meaning that you’re either not sure of what you wish to do with your life but believe you are smart enough to grasp anything you really want to do.  College can give you the introduction to almost anything worth doing.  A purpose means getting the basic training for a professional job, of which you will learn the nuances in graduate school.

4.  Hunting for a mate.  This is probably the last opportunity to find someone from a large group that would make a suitable mate for you. 

5.  Being a legacy.

Now let's put this under the Political Correctness light.  First of all everyone is or isn't equipped for whatever he or she wants to do.  Therefore if everyone can't pass the test to get into college, either their ethnicity, neighborhood, gender or level of poverty has put them into a position that is unfair and thus the entrance requirements are not equivalent to a "level playing field".  This means barriers would have to be removed to allow all students to enter college.

This would unfortunately shift more people to private education and public education would be hurting but not fast enough stop the madness.

I have actually saved the worst for last.  It is equality of production and consumption. I will start with the fact that at this time in our lives we have 35 of the 50 states, 70% of all of the states, paying out more per hour in welfare payments than a person can earn on minimum wage.  Take a moment and think about that.  Now realize that are called to not cut this back, but to raise the minimum wage.  If you are going to think about that, it is going to take more than a minute perhaps a lifetime, because Americans don't think that way.

If you raise the minimum wage then those who are at the lowest step in the ladder will move up.  What do we do with the workers who are ahead of those on the bottom?

Realistically once the minimum raise is raised everyone should move up.  Then of course the cost of what all are working on needs to go higher and lastly so does the price.  Where is the economic gain?  We can play the equality card, all God's children are equal, and watch production and products go down in numbers and quality.

With economic production being trampled upon so goes our nation.  So if equality means bringing the top down to meet those coming up from the bottom, basically it means economic ruin. One must reach the conclusion:

Equality through Political Correctness is non-rectifiable. Period!