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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Forced equality holds back the true potential and liberty of individuals and society. Timothy Gallagher and Maxwell Pincus They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a free and graceful gesture or a pretty face, would feel like something the cat drug in. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegurt "Oh, you mean segregated! You mean imprisoned, don't you, doctor? You're talking about a ghetto, aren't you? A ghetto designed for freaks!" The Twilight Zone: Eye of the Beholder "We know now that there must be a single purpose, a single norm, a single approach, a single entity of people, a single virtue, a single morality, a single frame of reference, a single philosophy of government." "Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times." Forced equality lowers the quality of life for individuals, as a result of disrupting their potential. Total equality can only be achieved with the disruption of human liberty. "The state is not god! It hasn't the right to penalize somebody for an accident of birth! It hasn't the right to make ugliness a crime!" Total equality leads to a banal and unproductive society. "Gee - I could tell that one was a doozy," said Hazel."You can say that again," said George."Gee-" said Hazel, "I could tell that one was a doozy."
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