Friday, 13 April 2012

""All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality."
David Allen Coe

In Western society, and indeed most of the world, humanity has begun to drastically advance in universal understanding of the benefits that differences can bring to the progress of our species; we share thoughts; ideas; dreams and adventures in ways which was once thought to be impossible. Each person can now bring their own uniqueness to the collective and constant stream of information spread instantly through the interwebs. This is a prime example of this.

No more apparent of this is SecondLife - a game in all respects of the word. But a game that emulates everything we wish to be reality; some dream of a world where they can be a pirate from eras long past, or an adventurer in eras yet arrived. Wars rage in pix-elation, where no true harm can be brought to themselves in the desire for blood shed, while other look to create fantasy universes - free of the influences that a political planet may bring. Regardless, they come for one reason - to achieve something from their imagination which would otherwise be beyond reality.

We quest to become officers in a future and society where all forms of prejudice between man has become redundant, and as such poverty and discrimination no longer plague the hearts and minds of men who are separated not by distinct biological difference, but by their unique characteristics.  

Often we - as an entity - forget that we are all players, united by this common cause. To boldly go where no-one has gone before. 

All men are equal until a ladder of inequality is created to place those who seek to place themselves above their fellow man. 

Everyone has a right to equality - whether they be of a different skin colour; race; mental disposition; gender or sexual orientation. And those who seek to deny this right must be remember that they are not the majority, but a single piece of a collective species which pulses as one. 

Every possible instance of man has faced inequality at some era - from the poor, who sought so hard to be equals with their factory owners in the 18th century to those of a different race or gender to the white male who fought valiantly to gain even lines within the last 70 years across the United States, Europe and, infact, most of the globe.

So to those who place themselves higher than their fellow man, see the quotes below and find something that relates to you, and wonder what allows you such a rancid opinionation.

If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
Robert Kennedy

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
Barak Obama

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
Marlo Thomas

More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
Koffi Annan 

People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities.
Linda Ellerbee

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