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  1. Marxism is based on the philosophy of Hegel. According to Hegel, history moves forward through a struggle of contradictions. This movement inevitably leads humanity to a future in which all contradictions will be removed and complete unity will come. For Hegel, this future was an absolute monarchy, where everyone voluntarily and with song becomes selflessly devoted to the monarch. Marx invented communism instead. And in Hegel, the spirit manifested itself in the social structure – and the spiritual evolution was predetermined, and the social one just followed, and in Marx, on the contrary, the social structure forms a person spiritually and the evolution of social formations obeys historical law, and people are secondary.

    Finally, Hegel was very fond of substituting concepts at the level of definitions – quite cleverly, it should be noted. For example, his freedom is a conscious necessity. You are not free when no one forces you to do anything, but when you realize that there is no choice. He has a whole philosophical apparatus of dialectics designed to juggle words in this way.

    And so Marx is faced with the task of making Hegelianism with blackjack. Utopia is a society in which there are no contradictions. Contradictions between people arise because people are different. People are different because their social reality is different. Therefore, if we make the same social reality for everyone, then everyone will become the same, there will be no more contradictions, profit! Let's call it equality.

    Only one thing hinders – the concept of” equality ” already exists – the very equality before the law, about which they write in the neighboring answers, is an ancient and noble value. It doesn't matter – let's say that it was the cursed bourgeoisie who perverted the true meaning of equality, and the true meaning is just sameness. Perverted, of course, in order to further infringe on the working man – after all, if people are not the same, then their actions cannot be evaluated equally, according to the reasoning of Marxism. So the bourgeois deception was revealed.

    Then the ideas of square-nest sameness of the format “everyone has the same room, the same salary and the same diet” did not take off, they began to score on them in the USSR in the late 30s, but the deeply developed method of substituting concepts did not go anywhere. And now the spiritual heirs of the aesthetics and ethics of Marxism – that is, those who are hindered by people's choice and want to stop time on the spot, use it according to the situation – that is, pretend that their political opponents, who want equality before the law, actually strive to make everyone the same, and then begin to ridicule this idea as impossible.

    The above indirectly explains why the Soviet Themis does not have a blindfold. The usual, non-Marxist equality is to get her back there.

  2. Equality is the dream of the majority, especially the most socially weak groups of the population. Moreover, people agree to live equally poorly, but are dissatisfied if they live well, and someone is very good.

    Of course, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive concepts. A classic example is grass. The grass in the meadow grows freely, but each plant has its own size, that is, there is no equality. The grass on the lawn is all leveled, it will not be allowed to grow freely.

    Equal rights is a beautiful fairy tale. For example, almost everyone can become President of Russia…

  3. The slogan of equality was previously used by Christians. And now they believe that everyone is equal before God. But in the modern world, the idea of equality is widespread not only among Marxists. In most countries, everyone is equal before the law and has equal rights and responsibilities. There is an inflection when full equality is preached, for example, in consumption, in wages, and so on

  4. Equality of opportunity implies equal access to benefits, regardless of money or background. It is expressed in the availability of education, medicine, work, and so on. Equality of opportunity allows for inequality of personal qualities and physical data.

  5. “FREEDOM, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY” is the slogan of the Great French Revolution. Then equality before the law was implied. But at the same time, one could be guillotined for using the noble pronoun “you” instead of the democratic “you” (formally, until today, since the decree has not been canceled). Communism is a utopia that you can strive for, but given the accumulated experience of “side effects”, there are much fewer people who want to strive than there were before.

  6. It implies equal opportunities for all members of society. Everything! There is no other equality in Marxism. If you are an excellent student in combat and politics, and I am an alcoholic and a parasite, there can be no equality between us.

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