[ 8/August/21 ]
All humans are different.
Pretending we are all equal is nonsense.
We all have various differences in our strengths and weaknesses.
And there is necessarily a lot of variation between individuals; far more variation within any social or racial or national group than there is between any such groups. So acknowledging that we are all different in no way legitimizes any form of racism of nationalism or any other form of “ism”.
Our strength as a species is our ability to cooperate and bring our diverse skill sets into play in solving many diverse and complex problems, in many different contexts.
Often something that is a liability in one context is a strength in another. That is the thing about diversity, one never quite knows exactly what is coming next, and what will be needed next.
And cooperation means that we develop systems that ensure that everyone has what they reasonably need to responsibly exercise their freedom.
Just because one is stronger or smarter of whatever, does not give any right to control the actions of another.
We are all different, and that difference demands respect.