Sunday, September 24, 2006

The failed elitism behind egalitarianism

Many of the most eloquent proponents of egalitarianism experience deep narcissistic rage at hierarchies. They would only join a club that would make them president, and since no club actually would make them president, their "idealism" advocates the abolition of all clubs.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It might be that on the other side of that narcissistic tantrum is radically healthy humility. G Marx said
'I would never join a club that would have me.'
Christ is saying something similar. He advocates the most severe hierarchy of all, absolute love and obedience to God the Father but he does so alongside an equally severe egalitarian command: thou shall love they neighbor as thyself.

He could not get it into his disciples heads that you could
only have true equality when the heirarchy was to a God
of mercy, forgiveness, love and acceptance. Such a hierarchy, ulitmately, would undo itself, the master would serve, the last would be first, the meek would rule. THen
and only then could you belong to a club that would have you. But it wouldn't feel very clubby.

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