The latest controversy ripping through the Gamma Rabbit warren is Vox Day's comments about some SF/F author I've never heard of. Can't you just feel the passion?
Moderns speak much of equality but seldom do they address the question "Equal with respect to what?" When we make a claim of equality, we claim that two distinct things are essentially identical. In mathematics, that essence is quantity: two plus two is equal to four. In what way can it be said that all human beings are equal? I am not equal to Kobe Bryant in terms of athletic talent. I am not equal to Albert Einstein in sheer intellectual power. I'm not equal to William Shakespeare in writing ability. I'm not equal to my own father in terms of physical height.
Obviously a claim of human equality will have to be within the realm of the abstract. All human beings are equal in the sense that we are all made in the image and likeness of God. All of us are equal in that we will all be judged according to the same standard: loving God and loving our neighbor.
Liberals don't like that kind of equality though so they prefer to speak of equality before the law. Even this doesn't make a lot of sense though. Laws against trespassing are not going to be equally enforced if Bob is a homeowner and Joe is not. Every human law requires an authoritative discrimination at the level of particulars. That's almost a definition of law all by itself: an authoritative discrimination. In a sense, the entire liberal project is contradictory: they want us to discriminate without discriminating.
Human biodiversity holds that there are intractable differences between the different races. On average, whites and Asians IQs are one standard deviation higher than blacks and Hispanics. The liberal instinctively finds this deeply offensive. They read it as an assertion of superiority, but that doesn't follow at all. Having rejected God, they calculate human equality in terms of our ability to achieve worldly goals. Therefore, the Gap is the greatest problem facing American education. The Gap is something they agonize over, endlessly debate, and work tirelessly to close. They will fudge standards and give extra credit, anything at all to narrow the Gap. Yet the Gap stubbornly persists. The Gap still exists despite legions of liberal do-gooders best efforts. The Gap will always be with us because it is in the nature of things.
Human life has intrinsic moral value. Superiority and inferiority has nothing to do with it when we assert that some people are better able to build and maintain advanced technological civilizations than others. If, however, we have already rejected the laws of nature and nature's God then it follows that we must believe in the myth of Zero Group Differences. Everyone implicitly understands that if there is no God and no afterlife, then the myth of ZGD is the only thing separating the liberal superman from the Nazi.