I made a joke on twitter, that I wasn’t going write this post, because “Make shit up based on your feelings” would not make a very good blog post. However, the thought ruminated for a moment in my mind, and I figured that social justice lives and breathes in academia. It seeks to legitimize feelings by through giving them an air of sophistication and legitimacy through abusing the tools of science. Much of the theory that feminists and modern social justice warriors base their belief system on is Marxist theory applied to social structures and groups, which is then validated by abusing the tools of science. Epistemology is Greek and roughly translates to “word of knowledge“, which includes the scientific method, logic as a system and other tools and opinions on how we as humans gain knowledge. Continue reading
Humans have invented a lot of different methods to communicate, we have computer code that allows us to communicate with computers, we have mathematics that allow us to both communicate and model the world we live in and we have the written and spoken word. Within the written and spoken word, we have further sets such as academic language and political language.
Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell
The language and vocabulary of social justice is without a doubt political, as it is a Continue reading
Tactics are the action-oriented counterpart of strategy, while a strategy is an overarching plan on how to achieve a goal, tactics is where thought is converted into actions that are needed to implement the strategy. In my analysis of the social justice phenomenon I came across some common tactics that have been used throughout history by movements that seek to achieve influence regardless of merit, fact and reason. A great example of this is the communist movement that grew out of Karl Marx’s works in the late 1800s. The history of communism is filled with idealism Continue reading
For those who are familiar with SJWs (social justice warriors) and their means of persuasion you will without a doubt have become familiar with “The narrative” that seems to drive both the media, the social media and the general conversation around an event or events. From a writing perspective, the narrative serves to link together disparate events into consistent and congruent story in order to entertain or inform the reader. For instance, if we take the story of “The Little Red Riding Hood” the facts are as follows: Continue reading
As an observer of Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) for a while now, I’ve noticed certain patterns, mainly that there is a distinct lack of universality and logical consistency to the movement. To explain in brief, universality means that on an abstract level, the moral status of an act, a statement or a thought are to be applied universally to a population. For instance, if it is wrong for men to hit women, then it is also wrong for women to hit men. If it is wrong for white people to be racist, it is also wrong for people of color. If it is wrong for white people to be anti-Semitic then it is also wrong for Arabs to be anti-Semitic. Continue reading
What does make something a religion though? If you think about it, ideologies have traits of religion, they have value systems, doctrines, a view of morality and a perspective on how society should be organized. One could argue that the addition of a supernatural being as central to the ideology elevates a mere system of Continue reading
The whole foundation of Marxism is conflict, the struggle between the exploited and the exploiters. To give a short summary of Marxist class struggle, his argument is that workers (Proletariat) produce goods that a capital owner (Bourgeois) sells to the market. However, the capital owner does not pay the workers the full value of goods produced, he pays them less than the full value and then appropriates the surplus to himself.