Not a single person dares to say that perhaps the men earn more because they are better at what they do. Just as, when the question of negroes being stopped and searched disproportionately by the police is raised, no one, not even the police themselves when obliged to defend themselves, dares to make the blindingly obvious point that the reason negroes are stopped and searched disproportionately is that they commit crime disproportionately. Indeed, in both Britain and the US, the negro share of the prison population is 5 times their share of the general population. The fact that this statistic is virtually identical in two distinct countries with very different legal systems, cultures and economies strongly suggests that genetic factors lie behind it. But no one can say so out loud
This is the mechanism of tyranny.
Step 1: You define a religious dogma, in this case that all groups of people have exactly the same distribution of genetic characteristics, including natural abilities and behavioural inclinations.
Step 2: You create an enforcement mechanism: a battery of hate speech laws, professional codes of practice, complaint-filing NGOs and oppressive social conventions the combined effect of which is to destroy the life of anyone who dares to publicly dissent from your dogma.
Step 3: You then cite evidence pointing out that observable factual reality doesn't seem to correspond with your own dogma. With your tyrannical enforcement measures in place, no one will dare to suggest that this may be because the dogma isn't actually true. On the contrary, everyone, in public at least, assumes that the dogma must be true. The priestly caste of this Cult of Equality then smirkingly invite contradiction, knowing they can destroy anyone who dares to dissent.
Step 4: You insist that since facts don't correspond to the unchallengable dogma, the facts must be altered to fit it. The failure of brown people and women to achieve apparent parity of performance with white men can only be because these evil white men are engaged in a conspiracy to oppress and exclude everyone else. It could not possibly be because white men are actually better at what they do, because that would contradict the dogma. The power of the state must be brought in to correct this anomaly. Legal privilege, in effect, must be enacted for everyone other than white men.
This is the mechanism of tyranny. Ever more demands are made for privileged job allocation based on generic birth characteristics rather than individual merit. For the Left, or the Cult of Equality as I like to call it, this represents a paradoxical return to roots. Because it was in rebellion against exactly this form of inherited privilege that the Left began, in complaints about the nobility's exemption from taxation or forced labour in the run-up to the French revolution. They insisted that birthright entitlements be stripped away and a new society created in which people would be judged as individuals. They also deplored the connection between Faith and Power, the supposedly oppressive alliance between the Christian church and its defence of the ruling class.
Now we have come full circle. The left have created a new Religion of Equality. Its rituals are the Holocaust commemorations, candle-lit vigils for immigrants, Black Lives Matter marches. Its priestly caste are the