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    Social Justice: Code for Communism

    By Barry Loberfeld
    February 27, 2004

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    The apologists for applied "social justice" have always explained away its relationship to totalitarianism as nothing more than what we may call (after Orwell's Animal Farm) the "Napoleon scenario": the subversion of earnest revolutions by demented individuals (e.g., Stalin, Mao -- to name just two among too many). What can never be admitted is that authoritarian brutality is the not-merely-possible-but-inevitable realization of the nature of "social justice" itself.

    What is "social justice"? The theory that implies and justifies the practice of socialism. And what is "socialism"? Domination by the State. What is "socialized" is state-controlled. So what is "totalitarian" socialism other than total socialism, i.e., state control of everything? And what is that but the absence of a free market in anything, be it goods or ideas? Those who contend that a socialist government need not be totalitarian, that it can allow a free market -- independent choice, the very source of "inequality"! -- in some things (ideas) and not in others (goods -- as if, say, books were one or the other), are saying only that the socialist ethic shouldn't be applied consistently.

    This is nothing less than a confession of moral cowardice. It is the explanation for why, from Moscow to Managua, all the rivalries within the different socialist revolutions have been won by, not the "democratic" or "libertarian" socialists, but the totalitarians, i.e., those who don't qualify their socialism with antonyms. "Totalitarian socialism" is not a variation but a redundancy, which is why half-capitalist hypocrites will always lose out to those who have the courage of their socialist convictions. (Likewise, someone whose idea of "social justice" is a moderate welfare state is someone who's willing to tolerate far more "social injustice" than he's willing to eliminate.)

    What is "social justice"? The abolition of privacy. Its repudiation of property rights, far from being a fundamental, is merely one derivation of this basic principle. Socialism, declared Marx, advocates "the positive abolition of private property [in order to effect] the return of man himself as a social, i.e., really human, being." It is the private status of property -- meaning: the privacy, not the property -- that stands in opposition to the social (i.e., "socialized," and thus "really human") nature of man. Observe that the premise holds even when we substitute x for property. If private anything denies man's social nature, then so does private everything. And it is the negation of anything and everything private -- from work to worship to even family life -- that has been the social affirmation of the socialist state.

    What is "social justice"? The opposite of capitalism. And what is "capitalism"? It is Marx's coinage (minted by his materialist dispensation) for the Western liberalism that diminished state power from absolutism to limited government; that, from John Locke to the American Founders, held that each individual has an inviolable right to his own life, liberty, and property, which government exists solely to secure. Now what would the reverse of this be but a resurrection of Oriental despotism, the reactionary increase of state power from limited government to absolutism, i.e., "totalitarianism," the absolute control of absolutely everything? And what is the opposite -- the violation -- of securing the life, liberty, and property of all men other than mass murder, mass tyranny, and mass plunder? And what is that but the point at which theory ends and history begins?

    And yet even before that point -- before the 20th century, before publication of the Manifesto itself -- there were those who did indeed make the connection between what Marxism inherently meant on paper and what it would inevitably mean in practice. In 1844, Arnold Ruge presented the abstract: "a police and slave state." And in 1872, Michael Bakunin provided the specifics:



    [T]he People's State of Marx ... will not content itself with administering and governing the masses politically, as all governments do today. It will also administer the masses economically, concentrating in the hands of the State the production and division of wealth, the cultivation of land, the establishment and development of factories, the organization and direction of commerce, and finally the application of capital to production by the only banker -- the State. All that will demand an immense knowledge and many heads "overflowing with brains" in this government. It will be the reign of scientific intelligence, the most aristocratic, despotic, arrogant, and elitist of all regimes. There will be a new class, a new hierarchy of real and counterfeit scientists and scholars, and the world will be divided into a minority ruling in the name of knowledge, and an immense ignorant majority. And then, woe unto the mass of ignorant ones!


    It is precisely this "new class" that reflects the defining contradiction of modern leftist reality: The goal of complete economic equality logically enjoins the means of complete state control, yet this means has never practically achieved that end. Yes, Smith and Jones, once "socialized," are equally poor and equally oppressed, but now above them looms an oligarchy of not-to-be-equalized equalizers. The inescapable rise of this "new class" -- privileged economically as well as politically, never quite ready to "wither away" -- forever destroys the possibility of a "classless" society. Here the lesson of socialism teaches what should have been learned from the lesson of pre-liberal despotism -- that state coercion is a means to no end but its own. Far from expanding equality from the political to the economic realm, the pursuit of "social justice" serves only to contract it within both. There will never be any kind of equality -- or real justice -- as long as a socialist elite stands behind the trigger while the rest of us kneel before the barrel.

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    Is Broadband a Social Justice Issue?


    Posted: 01/31/2013
    Jason Resendez

    Whether you successfully juggle multiple mobile devices like me or still use a dial-up connection like many in my family, technology's influence over our daily lives continues to grow. In the past decade alone, the Internet has transformed the way we shop (Amazon), communicate (Skype), and even receive medical care (telemedicine).

    Yet, a large number of Americans, particularly those in minority communities, lack access to these technological advances. This issue was a major concern for the Minority Media & Telecom Council's (MMTC) recent 2013 Broadband and Social Justice Summit. As I attended the summit, I reflected on how my own experience exemplifies the barriers minorities face when it comes to broadband access. While in high school, I collected AOL free trial disks to access dial-up Internet to do homework and apply for scholarships. It wasn't until I was in college that I had easy access to high-speed Internet.

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    I see your point. But who is to be blamed for the disparities?
     
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    Progressive/liberal democrats, keep the folks stupid and they'll vote democrat...:eusa_angel:
     
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    The Communists found out that "Reparations" had a negative connotation to it so they changed it to "Social Justice".

    It's like when the phrase Global Warming was ditched for Climate Change.
     
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    Social justice, much like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.
     
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    Social Justice generally refers to equality of outcome, as opposed to equality of opportunity. Unfortunately, the former can only be achieved by reducing everyone to the lowest common denominator.
     
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    Pope Francis and the Injustice of Social Justice

    Written by Jack Kerwick
    3/14/13

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    This sounds all fine and good. However, while it may very well be too soon to say much in the way of criticism of Pope Francis, some initial reports of his views on “social justice” most definitely do not sound fine and good. Compounding my concern is the optimism on the part of many in the media, as well as many Catholics, that his “Latin American” background makes him just the man to “reform” the Catholic Church.

    Whether used by so-called secular “progressives” or Catholic clerics, the call for social justice is the call for a larger, more powerful, more intrusive government. That is, it is the demand for a government that is capable of and willing to confiscate the legally owned resources of some citizens so as to “redistribute” them to others. When social justice is the order of the day, anything other than a robust, activist government is not an option.

    It is crucial for everyone, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, to grasp this: Social justice and liberty are mutually antithetical. Liberty, at least the liberty that those of us in the Anglo-sphere have traditionally prized, consists in a decentralization of power of a kind that the American Constitution guarantees. Liberty presupposes a resolutely non-activist, even anti-activist government, a government that is like an umpire or a referee, one made “of laws, not men,” as we say. A government fitted for social justice, on the other hand, is of a fundamentally different breed.

    Yet it isn’t just that the call for social justice is a call to undermine liberty. Social justice is actually a great injustice to the poor and the non-poor.

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    To be fair to Pope Francis, he is not at all atypical of the church in promoting social justice. A lifelong Catholic like me can only hope, and pray, that among the ways in which he will “reform” the church will be to recognize the error of his — and its — ways and call out social justice for the injustice that it is.

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    Migration Talking Points for Social Justice Warriors
    Truth is that which serves the Party.
    November 24, 2015
    Danusha V. Goska

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    Fall in, Social Justice Warriors. Let's review.

    Truth # 1: In American schools, we must not present Islam in a neutral fashion, as an object of scholarly inquiry; rather, we must unquestioningly promote it to our schoolchildren. Where Christian prayer is discouraged, students must recite the shahada, the Muslim profession of faith. Curricula must shield Islam from the kind of criticism that Christianity receives. After all, the Muslim world stretches 11,000 miles north to south, from Kazakhstan to Mozambique. It stretches 13,000 miles from Senegal in West Africa to Indonesia in East Asia. It is home to 1.6 billion Muslims, great architecture like the Taj Mahal, and three of the world's tallest buildings. The Muslim world gave us great cultural advances, like algebra and coffee. It includes some of the wealthiest nations; Saudi Arabia takes in a billion dollars a day.

    Truth # 1 A: The Muslim world is an uninhabitable wasteland, and housing Muslim migrants is all on you. Start making the beds in the guest bedroom. If you don't have a guest bedroom, get used to sleeping on the floor.

    Truth # 2: Islamic society is based on tolerance, compassion, charity and hospitality. Truth # 2 A: The Muslim world cannot take care of the Muslim migrants, who are their own next-door neighbors, and who are fleeing neighboring countries, with languages, cultures, and foods similar to their own. Any critique of the shining edifice that is Islam constitutes unforgivable racism, highhanded imperialism, xenophobia and arrogance.

    Truth # 3: Muslim terrorists are a tiny minority of extremists. The vast majority of Muslims actively oppose war and terror.

    Truth # 3 A: ISIS is an unstoppable juggernaut. Millions of able-bodied, military-age Muslim men have no choice whatsoever except to abandon their wives and children, turn tail and flee the field of battle as fast as their feet can carry them and their selfie-sticks can record the trip. It would be in unspeakable bad taste to demand to know why the migrants, who, according to UN statistics, are 75% adult men, are not organizing into effective volunteer battalions to rout ISIS, or even merely forming an underground, comparable to the Polish, French, Russian, Serbian, and other resistance fighters who, young and old, male and female, fought the Nazis from day one. If the 75% male statistic causes problems, we can rejigger it.

    Truth # 4: Islam means peace. Muslims emphatically reject terrorism.

    Truth # 4 A: If Americans publicly engage in a civil debate as to whether or not the resettlement of Muslims in the US is a good idea, that exercise in free speech, with the irresistible power of a sorcerer's spell, will drive Muslims, en masse, into the ranks of ISIS and other terror groups.

    Truth # 5: If the people will lead, the leaders will follow. The people united will never be defeated. We represent the people, not the powerful.

    Truth # 5 A: In a recent poll, 54% of Americans opposed acceptance of more refugees. The people's wishes must be countermanded by the vanguard. We, the social justice warrior elite, must re-educate reactionary elements who oppose migration, demonize those who won't be educated, and overrule any elements who stand in our way.

    Truth # 6: Jingoism, flag waving, nostrums like "God bless America" and all other nationalist icons must be consigned to the dustbin in our new, multicultural era. They are shibboleths of a more primitive and chauvinistic time.

    Truth # 6 A: Lay this on thick: the Pilgrims arriving in the New World and being greeted by the Native American Chief Samoset. The Statue of Liberty. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

    Truth # 7: Social Justice Warriors are the most tolerant, respectful, diverse and multicultural people on the planet. That's why we support migration.

    Truth # 7 A: Social Justice Warriors are the most tolerant, respectful, diverse and multicultural people on the planet. That's why we hate, denigrate, mock and demonize Christians, Christianity, and America.

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    If The Left Were Consistent….
    All the other institutions and names that must be abolished for the sake of "social justice."
    December 3, 2015
    Jack Kerwick

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    As I’ve noted in the past, the student (and faculty-endorsed) protests transpiring on college campuses throughout the land ultimately amount to nothing more or less than an anti-white campaign.

    Whether the protesters and their leftist supporters recognize the inexorable logic of their demands, it points toward nothing short of the “fundamental transformation” of America and Western civilization itself.

    And insofar as Western civilization is the house that Europeans, i.e. whites, built, this fundamental transformation that militant leftists wish to visit upon it can only amount to a purging of every last vestige of this legacy.

    At Princeton University, black student-protesters and their white allies have gotten the administration to consider eradicating references to Woodrow Wilson, the “progressive” who, despite having served as president of both the United States and Princeton University, held racially regressive views.

    At Yale University, student activists, including Dante de Blasio, son of Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, are in the process of pressuring administrators to change the name of one of its colleges that is named after John C. Calhoun—an apologist for slavery. Dante’s father “absolutely” supports his son’s efforts.

    Perhaps these aggrieved students and their faculty allies, like their fellow travelers in the larger culture, are genuinely oblivious to their own inconsistencies. Or maybe they know exactly what they’re doing. Either way, there is no circumventing the fact that if it is “racially insensitive” to blacks to name buildings after Wilson and Calhoun, then there is no getting around the following.

    (1) For starters, it isn’t just references to Wilson that should be purged from Princeton University; Princeton University should itself be purged. There would’ve been no College of New Jersey (subsequently renamed Princeton University) had it not been for Jonathan Belcher, a New Jersey governor whose efforts resulted in the establishment of this institution.

    Belcher, though, owned slaves.

    A one-time merchant, Belcher trafficked in slaves, and on one of his trips to England, he presented as a gift to Electress Sophia an Indian slave.

    How, we must ask, can we expect for these poor black students at Princeton to attend this most prestigious of the world’s institutions of higher learning knowing that it was founded by a slave owner?! How can we expect American Indian students to do the same?!

    (2) But it isn’t just Princeton that must be abolished. So too must we eradicate most of America’s elite universities—including Yale, where Mayor de Blasio’s biracial son is forced to live under the daily oppression of attending a college named after a defender of slavery.

    As black author Craig Steven Wilder notes in his Ebony and Ivy, many of these institutions depended for their daily functioning upon slave labor.

    (3)In his full-throated defense of his son, Mayor de Blasio insisted that his son would have to feel uncomfortable attending Yale’s Calhoun College, because his son is of “African” descent.

    Yet “African,” like “Africa,” is racially insensitive: “Africa” derives from “Afri”—a Latin name devised for referencing the inhabitants of what is today known as Africa. Latin was a European language. The boundaries of Africa have expanded as Europeans (whites) have discovered the land mass of the continent.

    So, by the logic of student-protesters, shouldn’t de Blasio’s characterization of his son as being of “African” descent be treated as offensive? Isn’t such a characterization a painful reminder to blacks of their ancestors’ encounters with Europeans, of the omnipresence of “white privilege?”

    (4) Yet if “Africa” is offensive, “African-American” is doubly offensive, for America, we should never forget, was named after Amerigo Vespucci, a European—a white—explorer.

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    Christmas and Easter remind racial minorities of their oppression by reminding them of the religion—Christianity—of their oppressors. Ditto for Saints Patrick and Valentine Days. Thanksgiving is a reminder of the suffering that indigenous peoples endured as a consequence of Europeans’ discovery of “the New World,” as is Independence Day.

    If student-protesters (and leftists generally) were consistent, they would be following this course. But then again, logical consistency as an ideal they will probably dismiss as but another Eurocentric imposition.

    If The Left Were Consistent….
     

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