"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why I Don't Believe In Social Justice

Social Justice is the new catch phrase. Sounds good right? Perhaps on the surface. And we've become a culture that doesn't dig deeper than the surface. Not good.

We are a nation of laws. We have the courts. We have the constitution. I don't need SOCIAL pressures deciding how everyday people and events should be lived.

Social justice is just another term for thuggery. Social approved.

The reason we have the court system is so that social pressure cannot hurt others. At one time social justice allowed poll taxes to blacks. It also allowed for lynchings of blacks. It allowed for blacks to have to ride at the back of the bus.

Social justice =social pressure. Strong-arming!

Social justice brought the systematic deaths of millions of Jews in Europe at the hands of the Germans. Notice how I didn't write Nazis. The German people allowed the Nazis to do this. Social Justice.

Sometimes society collectively does what is socially acceptable but morally wrong. OK OK often. And it's very hard for the individual to stand up to this, not partake in whatever it is at the moment. The only way to combat this is to create a society that doesn't value Social Justice.

The United States of America has for the most part had that society already. Sure, we have parts in our history that were sad and wrong. But I argue today that those things were brought on BY social justice, not corrected by it, and corrected BY our court systems - which were able to correct those injustices by our laws.

Social justice starts with a person's ideological beliefs as the "question"...the starting point, rather than being honest about "the starting point" which is really the conclusion, thereby cutting off all honest conversation and debate and FORCING others into whatever action is deemed correct by society at that time, weak as a whim blowing in the wind.


DirtCrashr said...

"Social Justice" is just another phrase for getting around #10 - coveting thy neighbor's ass(ets).

Aleta said...

"is deemed correct by society AT THAT TIME" - is the crux of the problem. There's enough "social pressure" on children and adults at all times. We don't need more to guide our politics and justice system.