I'm trying to describe the idea that relative positions in society are meaningless.

So far I've come up with counterculturalism, societal positional nihilism, a 'beatnik'.

I'm sure there is something more concise.

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    What's wrong with egalitarianism? – FumbleFingers Jan 8 '12 at 21:28
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    Yes, it's egalitarianism and it's one of the core concepts from Enlightenment philosophy behind the founding of the US, so I don't think the terms you've come up with quite fit. Unless Thomas Jefferson and his ilk are beatniks. Hmm, Would that make George Washington Dobie Gillis? – Phoenix Jan 8 '12 at 22:02
  • When you say "meaningless" what exactly are you trying to convey? – MetaEd Jan 9 '12 at 15:54

"egalitarian" should do the trick.


You could also be looking for a classless society, i.e. one where there are no distinctions of relative position.

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