What Exactly do you Make of this Version of Social Justice?

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What Exactly do you Make of this Version of Social Justice?

Post by stlcardinals19 » March 26th, 2020, 10:33 pm

I get that Twitter is the absolute worst place to discuss nuance to anything. But this guy's a reviewer I like to follow, and recently he's been having a few of these philosophy tweets, and like....I wanna agree w/him on this, however there are some replies that basically border on, "social hierarchy inversion will be just as awful" and that's giving me some pause. I figured this would be a good place to see if there was any other like-minded folks could perhaps expound on this. I apologize if someone takes issue w/the formatting here, but it was the best I could think of:
  • It's the difference between a long game and a short game. You'd probably say Bernie is to Obama's "left" economically, and on paper I'd generally agree. But that's a short-term, singular metric. Obama's domestic agenda and priorities also accelerated the evolution of the U.S...
  • ...toward a metro/urban-centric, post-manual-labor globally-integrated knowledge-economy that increased the social power of intellectual/creative-class workers and (especially within those sectors) nonwhite, non-male persons. THAT'S real inversion. That's change.
  • Change, to me, isn't the bigots and the bullies being "equal" to the people they used to push around (or worse) - it's the people who got pushed around and kept down being in the head office, the boardroom, on the throne... and the bullies having to beg for THEIR scraps.
  • That's why it's called social *justice* and not "social everybody-gets-a-piece."
You can find the thread here BTW: https://twitter(.)com/the_moviebob/status/1243302424355446785?s=20

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Re: What Exactly do you Make of this Version of Social Justice?

Post by Terrapin Station » March 27th, 2020, 5:52 am

First off, I'd be stumped as to why he's saying that Obama changed the economy or changed anything about society/culture. In general, I'm of the opinion that presidents don't typically change much of anything. That doesn't mean that they never have, but they don't typically. If Obama significantly changed anything I sure didn't notice it.

At any rate, yeah, he's just wanting the "bullied" to be able to "bully." Probably because he was bullied and now has revenge fantasies.

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Re: What Exactly do you Make of this Version of Social Justice?

Post by DingoJones » March 27th, 2020, 6:05 pm

I think the person you quoted doesnt understand the distinction between justice and revenge.
Justice isnt becoming what you oppose, that is some truly lost SJW nonsense.

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