Black South Africans sold the world a dream about freedom, but as we can now see, it was only ever a dream about equalising wealth. The lawlessness and social disintegration will continue until all wealth is equalised, and seen to be equalised. Nobody minds if the rule of law and social order break down, because once we set equality as the goal we can't really stop to quibble about the methods.
In an ideal world, everyone would be equal, and everyone would also be free to live the life they want in pursuit of their private individual goals. We wouldn't have to choose between equality and freedom, because we'd be able to forge a world with both equality and freedom for all. There would be no trade-offs: equality and freedom would co-exist and support each other. So we would have an intricate legal framework forcing everyone to be equal, and at the same time everyone would be left free to think their own thoughts, say what they like, keep their own stuff, and freely decide whom they wished to interact with and what goals to pursue in life.
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