Income Disparity isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

Income Disparity is Part of the Beauty of Diversity


Gerard Manley Hopkins celebrated diversity in his poem, “Pied Beauty.”  He praises God for, “All things counter, original, spare, strange.”


Hopkins understands that we are not all the same and that we and God create the conditions which we live under.


Twenty-five years ago I was a millionaire. Now I’m living on social security.  I am jealous of no man.  I am not a weasel.  Like Hopkins I celebrate the diversity  of my  life.


We have disparities in our athletic abilities, intelligence, appearance, earning power,  height, and health.  Some people die as children.  Some live to a hundred.


Gerard Manley Hopkins believes in the pied beauty of the world. What makes this world beautiful is that we have rich and poor, Vogue models and ugly women, body builders and stooped over academics.


Why must we suddenly rid ourselves of income disparity because the likes of spoiled complainers like advantaged de Blasio and Obama have decided that income levels are immoral?


It is not natural to demand sameness.   It is not possible.  It is bureaucratic and theocratic. It is anti-Darwinian—a failure to allow the fittest to survive. 


It’s amazing that Democratic atheists are driving this push towards faux equality and a failure to observe the disparities of life. Well, traditionally Democrats let the microscope of their prejudices distort the reality of the specimen culture.


They are socialist/communists who want to legislate life in a system that has always failed. Just look at the skulls in Cambodia, the U.S.S.R. and China.


Democrats always shoot themselves in the foot.  But they are always victims of their own girlish philosophies,  not able to stop criminals from carrying guns but wanting to control gun usage by good, non-violent citizens who want to defend themselves.


If liberals want to be as rich as Bill Gates I want to be as handsome as Gary Grant.  It’s all possible with work or plastic surgery.  But why?   Live the life that you were given.  Quit being a jealous Democrat.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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