Skip to comments.What Exactly is 'Social Justice?'
Posted on 05/16/2010 4:12:47 AM PDT by Scanian
The term "social justice" is now commonly used by leftist activists, clergy, educators, judges, and politicians to describe the goal they seek to achieve with many of their policies. No precise definition of "social justice" is ever offered by the left. Instead, the term is always used in a vague way -- as if everyone already knows, or should know, what the seemingly well-intentioned phrase "social justice" means.
So, what exactly is "social justice?"
Social justice is the complete economic equality of all members of society. While this may sound like a lofty objective, what it really means is that wealth should be collected by the government and evenly distributed to everyone. In short, social justice is communism. It is rooted in the Marxist idea that the money people make, and the property they own, do not rightfully belong to the people who make the money and own the property.
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Screwing the White Man.
Uh, sorry to break it to Jayme the author, but they have used this term for well over a century.
Furthermore, you can go back to the Hitler era and find him campaigning in the slums of Germany in the 1920's using the same term, "social justice".
It’s whatever the liberal group using the term wants it to mean to push their agenda.
But normally can be translated as, "You BAD! Me GOOD!! Now pay up!!"
That's true - the specific expression of "social justice" can change, but this is it's essence.
Social justice does not mean socialism. The "common good" does not mean communism. The leftists have taken those concepts and perverted them to their own means.
Social Justice: the respect for the human person and the rights which flow from human dignity and guarantee it. Society must provide the conditions that allow associations or individuals to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and their vocation.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Glossary
The term "workers of the world, unite" doesn't really make sense in a world in which their is no clear line between worker and factory owner.
Kids that write software (freelance) are on a par with factory owners (they are their own factories), yet senior managers at the Union Bank of Switzerland are merely workers.
The Left is so "bitterly clinging" to their outdated ideas, they can't see that the train has left the station!
The goal to which all progressive revolutionaries aspire.
(If you want to own property, lower taxes, protect the integrity of your state/country, move and speak freely, maintain the integrity of the voting process and love the U.S. Constitution, you are anti-revolutionary.)
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winnah!
Like Truth (that which serves the Party the best), Social Justice, or fairness, is that policy, that outcome, that favors me the most (and my social class, to put it into Bolshevik terms).
Thus, both fairness and truth come with a built-in sliding scale. There is no objective standard because they keep moving the goalposts.
Thus, they are able to say that civil rights progress from the fifties, to the sixties, to the seventies, etc, has been virtually nil; and that the election of a colorful man to the White House proves nothing about our being newly-tolerant, either.
It's just a little bit frustrating, so it pays to know that it's because of a total lack of objectivity on the part of our opponents, not because of any objective malfeasance or misanthropy on our part. However, I must admit, their efforts to make racists out of us are starting to bear some fruit. And don't get me started on the fruit thing.
I think it is taking our stuff and giving to other people who are depicted as suffering under the boot of white men.
Great point. This whole notion of “social justice” is nothing more than a ruse to redistribute wealth at the point of a gun. I see very little difference between a hooded gunman demanding my treasure or an IRS agent threatening to garnish my wages or take my home. For all intents and purposes what’s the difference?
Correct you are.
the money people make, and the property they own, do not rightfully belong to the people who make the money and own the property....
Sounds fair to me. Count me in. /sarc
In other words, enslavement. Taxpaying white men are the new "N" word, and as usual, democrats are embracing the concept that they deserve the fruit of another man's labor.
“social justice” = toxic mix of socialism and racism, cf. “Nazism”
If “the rich” are supposed to contribute a higher percventage of their income to society. what are “the poor” asked to contribute?
Apparently, nothing - other than votes for Democrats.
And this doesn’t even take into account that poor people can become rich, or vice versa.
Annd what’s more “greedy” and “materialistic” - wanting to keep what one has earned, or trying to take what someone else has?
and we on the right will use “economic justice”
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