Why do leftists abhor the concept of a meritocracy?

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    Some might argue that leftism and a meritocracy are mutually exclusive ideals, but that is not really the case. There may be conflicting elements that need to be balanced, but by and large the two could definitely coexist. Yet for some reason leftists dismiss the meritocracy concept out of hand at best, and view it as an absolute evil at worst. And I just don't understand why.

    Why do leftists abhor the concept of a meritocracy?
     
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    Prolly because merit is subjective.
     
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    The answer's simple. Meritocracy erases their big chip, the handout. And handouts mean votes. Those beholding to you for what you've given them are want to repay you for your gracious generosity and the hope there's more where that came from for them and others like them, including family, friends, etc.
     
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    bingo
     
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    That's ridiculous.

    Right wingers love average and below. Look at how they've managed their states. Look at Texas, a cesspool with one university in the top 50. Near the bottom in high school graduates and the most polluted state in the nation. Yet right wingers see it as a "stunning success".

    In fact, if the Red States weren't supported economically by Blue states, they would all be bankrupt. By taking Federal money from Blue States and propping up Red States economies, you just put that bankruptcy off a little bit longer. Ignorant people don't really contribute unless it's manual labor. Even then, you have to watch them like a hawk.
     
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    Yes, just look at that leftist paradise California. They have ten million more people, more money being squandered by the government and only TWO universities made it into the top 25 in this rating! Of course my uni is in the top 5!



    The List is Out: America's Best Colleges - MonsterCollege
     
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    Only five on the entire list are public universities.
     
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    You are referring to corporations here, are you not? For they are the only ones benefitting from ANY of the policies we have in place right now. You certainly aren't going to get rich off of unemployment or SS sustenance living... yet how many BILLIONS are being made (on top of BILLIONS in profits) by corporations' CEO's and execs at our expense?

    Farm subsidies
    Oil subsidies
    Corporate tax loopholes
    Unfair taxing of "income"... Love how I am taxed at 35% when I ACTUALLY WORK

    That's just a start...
     
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    ^Thinks mani was talking about mediocrity... :lol:

    Something the Left wants to see in Everyone... That they Rule over.

    rdean was just Defending it by trying to Deflect it back on the Right. :thup:

    :)

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    You hear them Screaming Bloody Murder about the Extinction of the "Middle Class", as if that's where everyone should Strive to be in Life...

    So why do you Think Liberals have a Love Affair with the Concept of Everyone being Mediocre?...

    My Opinion is that it makes the Masses Easier to Rule and Control.

    What's yours?

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