The Unobtainable Equality
Therefore, our new vision statement should be " Providing innovation for the essentials of human existence."
I wrote a piece concerning the human condition and progressivism in my last blog (www.discourseweekly.com). Our companies vision is created around perfecting the human condition in the industry of water. In other words, what we have control over is our impact on water as a company. Lets us consider the human condition as part of our vision. "The characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality."
"Progressivism is an ideology based on the idea that historical and social progress is inevitable. The idea of progress assumes movement toward some ideal or end that usually includes the perfectibility of human nature and human society." When we talk about "progress our evolution" in our industry, we are committed to a concern for water, air, health, and equality. (I want to remove equality and exchange it for fair achievement). We want to progress our industry, our society, and the human condition for the benefit of mankind, and that is a noble cause. There are, however grave concerns for some ideas of progressivism.
The Progressive believes that progress is being stifled by vast economic inequality between the rich and the poor, minimally regulated capitalism, and out-of-control monopolistic corporations. An intense and sometimes violent conflict between workers and capitalists and a need for measures to address these problems are the goals of progressives today. In our recent history, progressives use violence against our public officials, publicly traded companies, et al. to promote equality. Let us be mindful, equality in its human abstract form does not exist outside of mathematics. In other words, equality is unobtainable outside of mathematics. The abstract thought of equality and its ideology of governing is found in oligarchy, socialism, communism, and eventually totalitarianism. Even then, equality will be unobtainable and eventually enslaves the population. However, fair achievement can be obtainable and should be examined as the best way to progress our evolution. Example: Harvard University has been accused of discrimination against Asian Americans based on achievement. With higher grade point averages, higher SAT scores, and achieving higher academic standards, they are discriminated against for lesser quality candidates. Why work harder if the color of your skin is going to get you into Harvard? Why achieve if a socialist government is going to give you what you need to live?
The idea that the greedy rich control everything and the want for equality is a progressive trait. Basically, a progressive wants to take from one person and give to another, without that person's permission, his or her possessions. If you believe that you own yourself and own your achievements, being forced to give up your achievements is a form of slavery.
Progressives use white privilege to poison the minds of our youth. Liberal Professors attempt to convince our youth, they should give up their achievements because of a historical past. Today's white youth have no control over what happened 150 years ago yet are shamed in a class by academia and, all in the name of equality. An equality that is, in fact, unobtainable.
Progressives, in order to obtain equality, will use governance to apply unattainable equality. I believe countries under such rule will eventually fall to totalitarianism. Sometimes, I think we are almost there in America. Our country may indeed be an oligarchy. I think the election of Donald Trump has threatened the oligarchy. What I do know is, if the progressive doctrine achieves power, we will all be slaves to the common good and, achievement may no longer matter. When achievement no longer matters, our ability to innovate best practices to protect air, water, achievement, all those things we desire fail.
I think progressives like to attack the achievement of others. Just remember, being rich is a matter of perspective and, not all are evil or want power over others. I think we can all say: "You are richer than me, or you achieved more than me," but to go on and say, I want equality, so give me your stuff. Give me your stuff so I may bind your hands with the chains of slavery. Meaning, I demand you work for me for free, as I blame you and your ancestors for my human condition, should not be tolerated. Equality will forever be unobtainable as long as our country believes in liberty, life, and the pursuit of happiness. Not one of us is the same or grew up the same or shares the same experiences or talent. Therefore our achievements (like equality) will not be the same nor have the same results. In this manner, our lives will be different, will create the rich and the poor and the haves and have-nots. The only way we can create a fairer society is to have a concern for fair achievement and the opportunity to achieve. Fair achievement is obtainable, and in America, we won that battle in the 1960s with the civil rights movement. Unfortunately, during the same period, we also witness social welfare that squashes a want to achieve. Meaning, there is not one law that keeps a person from achieving but, due to social welfare, "the want" to achieve is diminished.