The rise of the equalitarian movement has been at the forefront of the news lately especially with gay marriage. But the movement has been around for a long time and seems to have struck a cord within the Democratic Party. My concern with the movement is that at its basic nature it sounds wonderful and offers a very appealing platform --- we are all equal and no one should ever be denied rights that another person has. It sounds great and as a person with libertarian ideas myself I believe in this core principle. But, we are seeing the movement push the dark side of equalitarianism in which it is not enough for people to be treated as equals but the outcome of treating people as equals must also be equal. In other words, if two people of different race or different faith are both given equal opportunity but the outcome doesn't result in equal results the system must be fixed so that the one who failed is allowed to achieve the same end result.
I am worried this philosophy is driving a wedge in our society that could eventually lead to the next Great War. How much longer will people be willing to accept that no matter how different we all are, our outcomes will be the same. It doesn't take much to spark a war, and with immigration reform and gun control on the hot button right now one over reaching move could be the catalyst. Anyone have an opinion on the equalitarian movement? I'd like to hear others thoughts.