I saw this "Equality vs Equity" meme yesterday and it confused me.
The panel on the left is supposed to represent "Equality". Let's check in with Merriam-Webster.
EQUALITY: (Simple definition) :the quality or state of being equal : the quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc.
See my confusion? We have three home-grown panhandlers in the foreground who are peering over a barrier to watch high-price millionaires play a child's game, while honest & hard-working Americans in the stands had to pay outrageous prices for their tickets, not to mention having to pay almost $10 bucks for a cup of beer!
The second panel is labeled "Equity". Let's start once again with the dictionary definition.
EQUITY: (Simple definition) :fairness or justice in the way people are treated.
The only difference I can see (unless this is one of those picture puzzles with slight changes?) Is that the pedophile on the left gave the handicapped fella with the freakishly long arms and no legs below the knees on the right his box to stand on so he could see over the fence. Equity? How so, now that the large pedophile has to presumably stand in his own urine to watch the game?
Now I'm pretty sure the message here is supposed to somehow represent the unfairness of capitalism and the necessity for the re-distribution of wealth. How can a system be fair if we all start under different circumstances? And why is there this barrier of entry to the playing field, where the wealthiest 1% are hording all the hotdogs? TEAR DOWN THESE WALLS and let the crack heads flow over the right field border and have an equal crack at the plate! In fact, let's inject some Democratic Socialism and have these crack-heads shake down the rich patrons and take their wallets and purses at the end of a gun. #FeelTheBern!
And then I had an idea on how to improve this meme.
In my utopia, there is no free lunch. If you want something, you have to work for it and earn it. You want to watch the baseball game? Buy a freakin' ticket! You want $15 an hour? Deserve it! You'd rather steal what's not yours?
Oh, and if you want to win? If you want so much winning, you’ll get bored with winning? You have to enter the playing field, dipsh**
Equine :Hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck