The Universality of Inequality

Instead of looking for explanations for the fact of inequality, anthropologists should look for the explanation for the notion of equality.

-Nicolas Gomez Davila 

the mere mentioning of caste has egalitarians and moderns shocked to indignation
the mere mentioning of caste has egalitarians and moderns shocked to indignation

When a historian or anthropologist studies history or human culture they are constantly appalled by how there is a universal aspect of inequality that predominates all societies. Academicians are taught to teach nothing but “facts” and complete objectivity without even a hint of impartiality, yet by presupposing as a “normal” starting point an egalitarian society they have already begged in question implicitly in favor for their own cultural context. Of course they question everything that all humans have taken for granted in all societies such as sex roles, rankings, families, religion, and government yet are completely absent in turning the lens of introspection upon themselves.

In their ignorance, what people have taken as “Western Civilization” is in fact the only recent anti-christian ideals of the Enlightenment built upon the dying embers of Christendom. In fact, the false dichotomy people use today of Western and Eastern cultures is simply that. The normal Traditional Western civilizations have more in common with non-western ones than they do with the ideals of the Enlightenment.

One obvious example is that of Caste Systems which are universally practiced in human societies throughout history.

The three orders of Europeon Christendom is similar to the Hindu Caste System
The three orders of Europeon Christendom is similar to the Hindu Caste System
Aztec caste system
Aztec caste system
Japanese Caste System
Japanese Caste System

In future posts I will further explain the concept of hierarchy and inequality in normal societies.