The latest installment of inequity-induced outrage came across my feed today. And it reminded me of an important principle.
False equivalence underpins my intense distaste for and impatience with Libertarians and privileged folks. Its simplistic approach neglects history and context and leads to us repeating the same mistakes.
Maddeningly, intelligent people pursue this anemic line of thinking all the time. It’s understandable in that it’s a convenient construct that supports a status quo serving a select few, and eases the conscience through the fallacy that everyone enjoys the same spot at the starting line.
Take the time to understand the bigger picture. Go beyond your own experience and assumptions. Your world will be richer as a result.