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[–] Cannibalguy 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Simple: Those who are on the lower half of the spectrum do not want to feel inferior.

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[–] 1HepCat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Moreover, even if you're in the 51st percentile for overall superiority, you're still inferior to a lot of people. None of the 48% of your betters have your interests at heart so much as their own. Similar situations for 52nd percentile and so on.

Even if you're in the 100th percentile for overall superiority, lots of people will still be superior in some aspect or another. Maybe you're super smart and super strong and work pretty hard... Even so, there are going to be some people who are pretty smart and pretty strong and work super hard. Again, those people are not going to be working with your benefit at the fore of their mind.

Also, the Dunning Krueger effect means that actually inferior people think they're superior--they're too stupid to know better.

Another concern is just randomness and chance. Two comparable fighters go into the octagon one day and fighter A wins. The next time fighter B wins--maybe A stubbed his toe on the way to the fight and that made the difference.

Even if you actually are significantly superior, two or more people could overcome you by working together.

For all of these reasons, it's best not to advocate for establishing a rigid hierarchy of superiority:

  • You will probably not be at the top of the hierarchy
  • Even if you make it to the top, it'll be short-lived
  • If you lord your superiority over others, they could get lucky or gang up.

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[–] Cannibalguy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I look at it at this:

In a world of inequality (reality) even someone in the 51st percentile would prefer the heirarchy to equality as equality would lower their comparable status.

Obviously those under would have their status raised.

I do agree that most heirarchy establishments are bullshit that are rarely established by logical means (Looks at history, people were rulers simply because of their bloodlines) and history also contains many examples of the less powerful banding together to take out the powerful oppressor the way America defeated Great Britain.

Now with that in mind, can we all robinhood the wealthiest 500 Americans for 15% of their net worth and use that money towards a greater good than those 500 people would?

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That last part reminds me of what happened to the rural whites that supported the KKK in the 1950s. The upper class established their gated nigger free communities and guess who wasn't invited.

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Never realizing, they are in the bottom half because they're too stupid to learn from their failures and climb into the top half.

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[–] WilliamCutting 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Can't climb over genetics. Most people in that boat literally aren't 'bootstrapable'. Not suggesting we be forced to lift them, simply recognize that nature is not about fairness.

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[–] SHIVASHIVASHIVA 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

cannibals being cannibals...

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[–] draaaak 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

More like lower 80%