The Myth of Equality

Equality is a word that I view with deep suspicion. Do you mean we are equal, or do you really mean, "It's time I had a turn". Let's just take an example, for example adoption. It is now the case that Gays and Muslims are favoured over Christians and White people, even, to the extent of excluding close relatives of the child. The Grandparents of a child were exluded from adoption in favour of a gay couple and threatened with being cut off from them if they complained.

The five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister were being looked after by their grandparents because their mother, a recovering drug addict, was not considered capable.

But social workers stepped in after allegedly deciding that the couple, who are aged 59 and 46, were "too old" to look after the children.

Elton John, 62, now wants to adopt a young child. That's ok then.

Recently, it transpired that the same local authority who gave us the Baby P case was sending out children to be fostered by the family whose son is a convicted terrorist.

So there is equality and there is equality. No, there is no equality as I know it, merely a shift of hegemony.

Where does this come from, this shift from a strand of society that is generally considered to be caring and responsible, to those whose values are not mainstream or desirable? For the answer, you need to look no further than those in Government - for the most part, middle class, privately educated, Oxbridge graduates. They appear to have a sentimental idea about equality which bears no relation to real life, real individuals or the concept of good. It is cynicism, and cynicism turned into social policy, mediated by moral vacuity and an eye on what sounds progressive and vote-catching, meted down from an ivory tower.


resistance is pointless said...

Elton John will get around all the adoption rules by buying one from abroad like Madonna etc.
I'm resigned to the fact that all this madness will continue under the Tories when they come into power.
cameron seems keen to hug a hoodie etc.

Twig said...

"A society that puts equality -- in the sense of equality of outcome -- ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests." Milton Friedman