Sunday, December 31, 2006


There is a Chinese saying that goes something like this..

"When someone shares with you something of value, you have an obligation to share it with others!"

OK, when I first read this, I immediately agreed with the sentiment, then I thought about it. With gritted teeth, I softly said to myself "yeah, right".

In certain cases, the very act of sharing 'something of value' would devalue it, especially where the perceived value is very much a personal thing.

Another statement I find difficult to comprehend is made by many people. We have all heard somebody say:

"All people are born equal" or "We all bleed the same color blood"

I am always left with the impression that those who make it have based it upon a maxim picked up from "Animal Farm", notably:

"All Animals Are Equal"

George Orwell, a committed democratic socialist, based "Animal Farm" on Joseph Stalin and Russian Communism. In the book, the original maxim had an addition made to it.

".. but some animals are more equal than others"

Never a truer word said. Look at any society that claims democracy and equality, and it does not take long to see that either is a complete sham.

On the subject of equality, why is it that I am argumentative if I disagree with something that you have said, but you are just stating the opposite stance perchance you should disagree with me?

Is 'justice' just one more example of a seven letter word?

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