January 4, 2014

On Social Justice [Darleen Click]

I cannot count the times I debate with Leftists who use the phrase “social justice” as a cudgel by which they feel they are free to demonize classical liberals (aka conservatives). Somehow, not supporting Big Centralized Government making all the decisions on the “redistribution” of wealth is “hating the poor” or, even more cynical “not Christian.”

For your consideration is a couple of videos on “Social Justice” that really help define the argument and can help pro-Liberty advocates wrestle the narrative from the Left

Posted by Darleen @ 1:33pm
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  1. That’s a pretty rich attitude for them to strike while beating up on The Little Sister of the Poor.

  2. yeah, “private” charity doesn’t count in the Leftwhinger world.

  3. Knowledge and ignorance turn out to count for something after all, if only in terms of a constant regard for the importance of knowledge and ignorance. Assuming a posture claiming morality while in actuality doing harm, a kind of immorality, looks like an instant of ignorance. Claiming ignorance of knowledge of the particular interests of others, of the good for others, turns out to be a kind of knowledge — a knowledge of limits — which in turn can be tantamount to a species of morality.

  4. In all matters of government, the correct answer is usually: Do nothing. — R.A. Heinlein

  5. And in the contrary, the media clamors for government to “do something” all the time, and the statists that dominate the government seem to believe that they should be doing something as well.

    The result is the total state of awesome we have now.

  6. If the government stops doing stuff, the rip-‘n’-read predigested news stories the media rely on would dry right up.

    Dan Rather just woke up in a cold sweat, screaming, and he doesn’t know why.

  7. “yeah, “private” charity doesn’t count in the Leftwhinger world.”

    Neither does the success or failure of an undertaking. All failure that cannot be spun as success occurs due to a deficit of necessary intensity or magnitude.

  8. The project failed because we didn’t wish/flail hard enough or long enough and because of the wreckers and saboteurs. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

  9. All failure that cannot be spun as success occurs due to a deficit of necessary intensity or magnitude.

    Which is exactly why we must raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and extend unemployment benefits indefinitely.

  10. the rip-’n’-read predigested news stories the media rely on would dry right up. – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=52373#comment-1047639

    You mean they might actually have to get out and *gasp* dig stories up for themselves? (That sound you just heard was Gerry Riviera’s head exploding.)

  11. Ostupid needs to do some ‘splainin’ to all those widows and orphans of our fallen soldiers.

  12. Would you truly believe anything Obama had to say about the situation? I mean, aren’t they are still sticking with the “Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video”, with the explanation that “at this point, what difference does it make?”

    http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/article/2013/may/07/context-hillary-clintons-what-difference-does-it-m/

    Clinton: With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?

    Fast and Furious, IRS, the Vietnamization of Iraq, NSA, “If you like your doctor”, et alia, ad nauseum…

    “What difference does it make”, indeed…

  13. Well, I say we get rid of him. He’s nothing but trouble and expensive to maintain, as well.

  14. My boss contacted our group and we won’t be going to work Monday since the high will be -13. I don’t know if there is wind predicted or not.

    Instead I get to read a book on Javascript and get paid for it. Yay me.

  15. for those keeping score -40 f = -40 c

  16. orangeman may have a problem

    Kasich Challenger Bows Out

  17. My boss contacted our group and we won’t be going to work Monday since the high will be -13. I don’t know if there is wind predicted or not.

    Am I the only one that laughed out loud upon hearing that Mark “Flee! Flee for your Lives! Dayton had preemptorily closed schools statewide ahead of Monday’s deep freeze?

    I mean, sure, there are going to have to be some closures, maybe even a lot of closures on Monday, but maybe, e.g. Rochester doesn’t want to have to make up the school day that Duluth was going to have to regardless of what Governor Chicken Little decreed.

  18. Try living own here with the Okies, Ernst. Someone on the school board sees a snowflake and doors of schools everywhere slam shut. Meanwhile, people carry on going to work and shopping because the roads are clear. I’ve gotten snowed in maybe four times in 12 years here.

    One of my coworkers and I (he from Michigan, me lately of PA) used to laugh and point at everyone whining about the snowstorm. All 3 inches of it.

  19. ‘Social Justice’ is but a useful cudgel for attacking non-Marxists. Correctly wielded by a skilled set of ‘Community Organizers’, the flawed concept does effectively vacuum votes of morally and intellectually compromised ‘citizens’ for our Democratic foes.

    (Oh, an aside..Matt’s hairpiece both fascinates and frightens me. “Captain, she’s gonna blow!” )

  20. Greetings:

    Isn’t “Social Justice” what

    Lenin and Stalin brought to Russia and Eastern Europe;

    Mussolini brought to Italy;

    Hitler brought to Germany and Western Europe;

    Mao the Dung brought to China;

    Ho Chi Minh brought to Viet Nam;

    Pol Pot (not that pot) brought to Cambodia;

    Mugabe brought to Zimbabwe ???

    Anyone see a pattern here ???

  21. 11B49,

    A lot of people die in pursuit of social justice? That doesn’t strike me as just.

  22. 9=0 Sorry.

  23. Re: nr’s linky above; the Modern Language Association’s #MLA14 Convention not issuing the Daily Caller a press coverage pass.

    “Why would a bunch of language professors support free speech, anyway?” Except for their own, of course. It’s decidedly more important that these ‘professionals’ have freedom of speech, because they must speak freely in order to inform the rest of us unwashed unhelpfuls as to what speech is acceptable and what isn’t.

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