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Subj: Re: Social Justice Warrior branding
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 at 11:45:06 am EDT (Viewed 379 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Social Justice Warrior branding
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 at 06:25:48 pm EDT (Viewed 389 times)

    Everyone has good intentions. The problem is when they lead to zealotry. Whether you steer to the left or the right if you go too far the final destination is the same; anyone who doesn't agree with me needs to be silenced.

The problem is, the right has a history of silencing people for merely existing. Jim Crow Laws, lynchings by the KKK, these were a ways to silence people for being black. White nationalists today want to excommunicate non-whites for merely being non-white. On the flip-side you have leftists who want to silence hate-speech, or deconstruct societal norms that kept sections of society underprivileged or outright robbed them of certain rights.

Just because the extreme left and extreme right occupy opposite ends of the spectrum doesn't make them the same thing.

    Social Justice Warrior is a term too liberally (pun intended) applied but it certainly describes a portion of those on the left. In many ways they are scarier than right wing wackos because their moral justification is secular rather than religious.

I wouldn't say secular motivation makes them scarier. I mean, God has been used to justify some pretty horrendous acts through history, and even the non-violent sects of Christian-conservationism is steeped in taking away rights from women and gays. Forcing policy on people because you claim it's the will of an unproven God (I say this a a firm theists myself) is a lot scarier forcing policy because you think it makes for a healthier society.

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