Anglican Samizdat

June 30, 2009

A recipe for hell on earth: Equality

Filed under: The fall of the West — David Jenkins @ 4:53 pm

How to make everyone’s life miserable: Equality Camp:

The Government’s ‘equality’ watchdog is recruiting 14 and 15-year-olds for its second annual summer camp.

The camp, called Our Space, will consist of a few days in the Lake District with outdoor activities and “modules to discuss diversity, equality and rights”.

The camp is being organised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the body which recently funded a leading homosexual lobby group to write a guide for employers on how to deal with religious workers.

In practice, equality means the reduction of everything and everyone to the same squalid level of grey mediocrity; the fortunate few who escape the malevolent levelling are the government officials employed to inflict the misery on everyone else.

As Theodore Dalrymple observes:

Equality of opportunity is a thoroughly nasty and totalitarian concept. It is the demand that no one should start (or continue) life with any advantages relative to another. But how could such a condition actually be achieved? Leaving aside genetic differences, which must persist until all hereditary endowments can be made precisely the same, and which for the time being must be accepted even though they are unfair (not unjust, although most people nowadays seem to have difficulty distinguishing between the two), the only way environmental factors affecting opportunities can be made equal is by social engineering on a scale that would make North Korea look like a paradise of laissez-faire..



  1. I fear you take the “equality” myth too seriously.

    It’s merely a trick they use to pull down people they disagree with, while giving it a sick name. For who could disagree with “equality”? But of course they intend no such thing. Once *they* have power, they don’t rush to give *us* equality with *them*. All animals are equal… but once the farmer is gone, some animals turn out to be more equal than others.

    It’s just a trick to seize power while stifling those who would object, if it bore a more honest name.

    Comment by rpearse — July 3, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

  2. I really think this has sunk to depths that even Orwell didn’t anticipate.

    Of course, it’s true that the commissars are interested in power and use “equality” as a decoy, but I think the liberal elite actually believe the clap-trap they are peddling: their plan for humanity is rendered more demonic by their good intentions.

    Comment by David — July 3, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

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