So you disagree there can be any paradox in being tolerant and promoting diversity yet attempting to achieve equality?
It is a paradox of semantics, which has already been pointed out. In fact, it seems that being tolerant and promoting diversity is in the attempt to achieve equality. Not a paradox at all.
I see the rich vilified quite often in the name of equality, and it's not about equality of opportunity. It's a fight for the "entitlement" to a higher standard of living to which only a government can be appealed to because no individual will tolerate that attitude of entitlement.
I see "the rich" being vilified just as much by the other "rich" in a thing called 'competition.' There isn't as much money to be made by preying on the poor as there is by preying on the rich. Well, unless you are McDonalds and WalMart.
I see quite a few agencies and forces in our society that are not so much concerned with equal opportunity but with making everyone equal. Individuals must stand together to create a force, they must all be one. There can be little tolerance or promotion of diversity or individuality in such an atmosphere. If you choose to disagree, that is; be different, you are ostracized. You must be the same. There is strength in solidarity. Those who disagree obviously need to be forced to agree by law.
Be thankful that you stand tall with us
, who believe you should be free enough to express such views. But I think you are referring to something beyond our familiar democracy right?
I suppose you can stand tall and demand entitlements as long as others stand with you to quash dissenters who can be easily overwhelmed. Storm the Bastille! Make the rich pay! We are one! All for one and one for all! Those who are of a different opinion are exploiters or greedy capitalists or deniers of rights or right wing extremists, are racists, misogynists, and start stupid threads. Those intolerant, anti-equality bastards!
Naw, there is always a place for thoughtful dissent Pliny. Be thankful that it isn't a grave like some regimes...