Hey! I’ve just discovered the wildest, wackiest, wooliest fantasy ever!
What if the government made everybody equal? I mean really, really equal. We all get exactly the same income, whether we work or just sit around playing video games and getting high. If I clerk at the corner convenience store, I get just as much as a brain surgeon. If I sell hundreds of my books, I get the same money as someone who sells millions. Wouldn’t that be absolutely wonderful?
Even better, what if everything was free? Why should we have to pay for stuff? Why not force Big Business to give us all no-show jobs?
These must be good ideas. After all, they’re shouted up by college students and their professors, and we all know how smart they are. I think those Occupy This and Occupy That folks must be on to something. Or are they just on something?
No matter–let’s just go ahead and set up the guillotines, and the gulags, and the firing squads, and all the rest of the instrumentality of Utopia.
If we can micromanage the earth’s climate by taking away people’s air conditioners and toilet paper, surely we can make everybody equal.