“Social Justice” is just code for Marxism.
I will never have anything to do with any organization that employs the term.
That’s why I posted this. It is anything BUT Marxism. That’s what I thought too, until I read and studied what it really means.
Well, I can see that you didn’t read the post!
In referring to “social justice,” the new Pope is reclaiming the term. He is referring to personal responsibility for other individuals, personal charity and morality in dealing with one’s fellow man and the outlook and society that grow of of those things, not to government programs.
One of the problems of an anti-Catholic culture with an anti-Catholic media is illustrated here. People who hear of Rerum Novarum think, "Oh, that's just some Catholic nonsense, I don't need to be concerned with that." So when the crazy "liberation theology" guys try to steal the term back for Marxism, the press is all too eager to present them as the leading edge of Catholicism rather than as what they, an infection in the body.
I did something kind of fun last year. I assembled every quote from the Catechism on "solidarity" and put them on one side of a piece of paper. On the other side I put every quote mentioning "subsidiarity." I gave the paper to a priest I was assisting. He read the "solidarity" side and said it sounded socialist. Then he read the "subsidiarity" side and was amazed at how conservative it was.
A perfect example of how how easily the democrat fascists gain ground through repetition of their propaganda.
They take a word or phrase, twist the meaning, flood the world with their new meaning through the democrat media and academic propaganda machine, and BANG. People accept their new definition and turn on whatever the democrat propagandists want to turn them against even if they've been doing good, conservative, work for decades and in this case, even tens of centuries.
It's just like prying the Reagan democrats away from Reagan little by little by changing the meaning of various conservative terms and phrases and repeating their meme with their new terms. A perfect example is calling murderous, Satanic, Mooze Lame, scum, "Fundamentalists" for a couple of years and once people have accepted that it's the same thing as "Terrorist", starting to spew lies about Fundamentalist Christians.
Works every time because people are conditioned to go along to get along and are now just like the dogs who drooled when Pavlov rang the bell.
It would have been better had you said, "Some people misuse 'Social Justice' as a code word for Marxism. I will never have anything to do with any organization that misuses the term in this way."
I say this as a friendly clarification. "Social justice" is a term which has spanned centuries, continents and cultures. It has been used (and sometimes abused) -- but I think it is our responsibility to TAKE IT BACK and use it for the purposes for which it was intended.
Fair weights and measures, fair advertising of goods and services, fair dealing without fraud is Social Justice.
Equal opportunity for all based on achievement and merit is Social Justice.
Requiring timely performance on a contract, is Social Justice.
Designing a system where nobody gets either adverse discrimination, nor favoritism (affirmative action), is Social Justice.
Making sure there is plenty of upward mobility possible, based on effort, work, honesty, creativity, and productivity, is Social Justice.
Take back the good words. Don't let the Left have them all.
There is only one kind of justice: justice justice. Whenever it is qualified, it is no longer justice.
As FA Hayek said, the entire concept of “social justice” does not belong to the category of error, but to that of nonsense, akin to the term “a moral stone”.
The Marxists also hijacked the term “liberal”, when in fact, what most consider to be Conservatism is nothing more than “classic liberalism.”