In a prior blog post, I wrote that Political Correctness is Evil. I stand by the assertions made in that post and have decided to expose the brother of Political Correctness: Social Justice.
There are differing opinions of what exactly Social Justice is but a very basic definition would be the an ideological view that all things be equal in all aspects of society. There are those out there who think it should be a way of life.
Politically, for progressives, Social Justice must be legislated in order to achieve their equal society. But not all animals are really created equal, some are more equal than others.
We, as a society, are all too familiar with the term “Nanny State”. It means other people know what is best for you, your family, your kids, your money – and these days your stomach – and they mean to make sure you fall in line. It means the annihilation of your ability to choose, advance or be exceptional in any way.
Lets look at some examples of Social Justice happening in our society today.
Michelle Obama’s “Lets Move“
Here is an incredible over-reach of power and revocation of our liberties that should have been a decent cause to get behind. Perhaps we’ve all had a little too much ‘do as I say and not as I do’ from the Cheeseburger and fries ordering First Lady.
If this campaign truly were concerned about the weight of kids it would be more food and fitness education heavy than it is about blackmailing of States of get federal funding for lunches, the brow beating of the restaurant and food industries or banning of the school bake sale.
Don’t you know it is a right not a privilege? It should be totally free. No one should have to pay for it and rich people shouldn’t be able to get special treatment just because they can actually do pay for it! After all, isn’t it a dream of all of ours to work our butts off 60 hours, sometimes more, a week just to pay for someone else’s medical bills? HELL YES.
The DREAM act is actually being voted on today and has already passed the House. Those unfamiliar with it need to read up in more depth but for the purposes here it suffices to say that is basically grants amnesty for over 2.1 million illegal aliens.
The Democrats and the Left make the argument that illegal aliens have the “right” to be here. What other “rights” do Democrats assign to illegal aliens?
We’ve seen illegal aliens burn our flag while demanding their rights in our country of which they are not a citizen, refusing to learn the common language, show no regard for our laws (they broke them the instant they set foot here), insisting we teach bilingually in our schools on our dime.. the list goes on and on.
It is unreasonable for the Democrats to accept the idea that perhaps illegal aliens should get in line and fill out their paperwork like the rest of the world. Democrats call it Social Justice to allow illegals to stay here because ‘everyone deserves a better life and that is all these people want’.
Taxes & Money
The Democrats and Obama have declared that the rich have ‘made enough money’ and that those earning over 250k a year should have to pay more. It’s a very strong example of the core of Social Justice – Money.
The non-stop drumbeat of pay gaps, minimum wage, gender pay gap and ‘eat the rich’ type rhetoric are all examples of monetary social justice.
Every one must be equal. We must have an Open Society. Everyone is welcome in an Open Society. All Are welcome. All are equal… Come into the light, Carolann… all are welcome in the light…
These examples were just for starters. There will be social justice campaigns down the road that we can’t even fathom yet.
Or we can say no. We can reject political correctness and it’s brother, Social Justice. They are not just brothers but I would argue conjoined twins. Where you have one, you inevitably have the other.
This is the United States. A land forged in independence, freedom, individual liberties and innovation. A nation found on the principle that while all men are created equal in the eyes of the Creator, they have certain inalienable rights… Life. Liberty. The pursuit of Happiness. None of which include Social Justice, but do include the principles of hope, faith and charity.
You can not legislate equality of life. You can not tax a people into equality. You can not force charity. You can not strip one of his or her liberty nor their freedom. Once a person has tasted the ability to choose for oneself, there is no going back. Wars have been waged and blood is spilled to this day for just the idea of freedom.
The Left doesn’t get any of that and are instead Hell bent on saving us all from ourselves since not one of us can make decisions of any importance with out them. Oh, but we can. We did. November was just the start. Push back, people. Don’t take it anymore, not for another day. Not for another minute. You are the best adviser in your own life. Let no one tell you otherwise.