Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Egalitarianism



Egalitarianism (from French égal, meaning "equal") is a trend of thought that favors equality of some sort among moral agents, whether persons or animals.

Emphasis is placed upon the fact that equality contains the idea of equity of quality. Moral agents should get the same, or be treated the same, or be regarded as possessing the same quality in some respect despite race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, species, political affiliation, economic status, social status, and/or cultural heritage.

Egalitarian doctrines tend to maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status.

In large part, it is a response to the abuses of statist development and has two distinct definitions in modern English


 It is defined either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights  or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people or the decentralization of power.

An egalitarian believes that equality reflects the natural state of humanity.

shown above:
Kermit's not fat, she's just fluffy.
And yes, as a tiny kitten we were told that  she was male ....and she's female... and thus, Kermit remained her name in spite of our mistaken belief system. We didn't care what sex she was, whether she was fat or skinny, black or white or orange or all of the colors combined. .

And this is the closest quilt, I've finished that looks like an eqality, or equal rights for all, sign.  It has the feeling of semaphores or little flag's in a way. Don't you think?

We love you, Kermit...skinny or fat..for better, for worse, for richer for poorer. Cats have rights, too.So, why in the world do we treat our pets better than we do humankind?  Human Kind.


"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska and all of her AAQI Quilting. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!

4 comments:

  1. Well said!! I hope you're enjoying spring and are well & happy.

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    1. I am! Thank you, so very much Jude!

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  2. Good for you! Nice job of writing this.

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  3. This is a wonderful post, Michele, so well said. And Kermit is adorable. :)

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.