Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Back to the topic of equality more directly (though this is all related, I'm going to tie it all back in (if I get time)):
The equality idea basically comes from Christianity. I can't think of any other religions nor ancient civilizations that had it. Your modern-day leftists are effectively Christians without Christ. You can draw a direct line from some of the egalitarian-sounding teachings of Christ ("If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all." Mark 9:35) and the Apostles ("Who will render to every man according to his deeds ... For there is no respect of persons with God." Romans 2:6-11) to Bentham's Utilitarianism (who looked to "the greatest good of the greatest number" as his moral yardstick) and from there to the radical leveling of society promoted by Marx. It’s a strong line -- Murray Rothbard has a whole fascinating (and hilarious!) lecture on communism's explicitly Christian genealogy. It's also a line or connection that the left relies upon a lot these days, for propaganda/persuasion purposes. "Don't you claim to be Christian? Real Christianity™ is about brotherhood and equality and giving free rapes to a hundred million rapeugees!" Of course this is just for the plebes, for propaganda -- the modern left, as directed by Bentham and Marx, completely denies the spiritual aspects of Christianity.
For a Christian, we are not equal on Earth, and the idea of equality comes in as we are all to be judged at the Last Day with equal justice by our Lord God. The leftist, however, denies the existence of God, and instead takes the Christian idea of spiritual equality and attempts to apply it to this earthly world, where people are actually highly unequal, and then he proceeds to enforce it with worldly means.
Lastly, without God or the Devil waiting for us when we die, many leftists aren’t too concerned about ethics, at least certainly not in the strict sense. All that strictness is so old, so tired, so worn-out, so lame. Get into the '90s! (or whenever) We've moved so beyond that old-fashioned White Man Morality, a morality that only ever served the White Man. Stop being so narrow-minded. A little robbery? A little murder? Ahh well, we're correcting past wrongs or "institutional biases". Our Holy End, Equality, justifies any means. Justice is defined by outcomes, equal outcomes, not by, well, what the word traditionally actually means.
Social Justice is the opposite of Actual Justice.