Friday, April 16, 2010

My Triumphs, My Mistakes

I am Bryan Merritt, and this is my blog. If you here its either because you are my friend, or you find me interesting enough to give me 5 minutes of your life. Incidentally the same could be said for the women I have slept with. But that's a different topic, for another day. The point is you're here, and I thank you for that.


I decided to start a blog mainly as a sort of therapy for myself. Despite my sometimes over inflated ego, I have a lot of issues. I don't really think I have a unique vision of the world or anything, but I would like a record of my life and thoughts. So here goes, first topic.

True Equality

True equality is something most everyone claims they want. Unfortunately this is something we can never reach in a capitalist society. Inequality will always exist in some fashion, whether it be because of the color of your skin, your sex, or how much money you have in your wallet. Sure we have a black president, but do you think we will ever have a gay one? How about an atheist? I didn't think so. I think we need to move past labels such as these. The problem is, how can we? We are hardwired to notice peoples differences and make assumptions based on them. When you are driving through a bad part of any given town you don't see a random black man and assume he is walking to his job, you see his house and neighborhood and assume he is up to no good. Another issue for every person that bucks preconceived notions, there is another that doesn't mind them. Some blacks use their reputation to be lazy, where as if they wanted to truly be equal they wouldn't act in such a manner. As much as I would love equality, its not a realistic goal. Its much like Communism in that its great in theory, but when you throw people into the equation it will inevitably fail.

One way we can start moving on the right path to equality is to get rid of the labels we put upon ourselves and others. Judge everyone my their merits, not by the color of their skin, or whats between their legs. It shouldn't matter if I am a gay, black, atheist, so long as I am positively contributing to society who cares?

Anyway, since this is my first blog I will stop myself from getting too verbose. Please read and feel free to comment. One of the reasons I am doing this is to have a safe outlet where people can talk about these things without fear of reprisal. That being said, any blatant flaming or trolling will be deleted.

6 comments:

  1. First off,
    "Judge everyone by their mer(r)it(t)s"... This just amused me is all.

    I find it kind of amusing that more & more of my friends are starting to turn to blogging nowadays. I can't blame them, I have a couple here & there, some used & some not. Different sides of myself for different people.

    I must agree with your views on True Equality. This is one of the main reasons I have virtually no faith in humanity as a whole.
    There are few among us who are truly above some of these notions, but most of us are no better than the next guy, even though we'd like to be. The systematic brainwashing of children into believing what is socially acceptable is abundant in today's society, but the problem with that is each society is different. Our social norms in America are not the same as those in lets say Europe, Africa, or Japan. Religion plays along with this as well, but I'll wait for you to bring that subject up...

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  2. Oh yea, religion is definitely coming. I agree about not being better then the next guy when it comes to racism and such. Ideally I don't want to harbor ill feelings because of someones class. Its a habit I have been working to break in my adult life. Thank you for reading, and giving me your input. I look forward to more discussion in the future.

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  3. I think even the people who are pretentious enough to think they don't harbor any of those feelings- do. Good work. Although a different name might go well. I think sexiest goes to me or Steve K. hahaha

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  4. Nope, I claimed the moniker first, therefore it must be true.

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  5. "much like Communism in that its great in theory" I disagree quite severely here. I loathe true communism, it's inefficient and ineffective even in its truest form.

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  6. The whole idea of everyone working together to serve the greater good is more of what I was referring to.

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