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Re: All people are equal but some are more equal than others.

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 28, 2005

In Reply to: Re: All people are equal but some are more equal than others. posted by Bruce Kahl on March 28, 2005

: : : : what does this idiom mean? "all people are equal but some are more equal than others."

: : : Here's what I think it means: as a society (in the U.S.)we give lip service to the concept that "all people are equal." We are "suppose" to be without a caste system. But only the rich and powerful truly have all the benefits of freedom, pursuit of happiness, etc.

: : Methinks it's from Orwell's 'Animal Farm.'
: :

: Yes, Mr. Orwell indeed.

Obviously "equal" does not admit of comparison; "more equal" is an impossibility. Mr. Orwell is using the phrase as a bit of sardonic humor, that is, sarcastically. SS