It’s late and I can’t sleep because of the Muslim Ban, not so much because of the ban, but because of the response to it. So, Donald Trump signed an executive order forbidding the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries (These countries were selected as security risks by former President Obama, who also suspended refugees from Iraq for 6 months in 2013.) from entering into the United States for a period of 90 days. So, Trump is essentially taking the same action that Obama took. And, in case you didn’t know, the executive order does allow for exceptions. See it here: Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration.
On cue however, the Social Justice community went into a tirade with their typical “We will not accept this” response. Interestingly, this action rarely, if ever, actually changes anything. They actually end up pretty much accepting what is imposed indirectly (Did anybody protest in 2013 while the same thing was done under Obama?), and even if they don’t, they often lack the power to elicit any change. I know that sounds bad, but it’s true. The problem with the Social Justice community is that it has ADHD. What they lack is conviction. I know I sound harsh, but come on. Right now you have an entire segment of people on your [insert social media website here] who go from issue to issue as it arises, rarely sticking to one.
Listen, over the last year we’ve gone from immigration, to police brutality against blacks, to the Dakota Pipeline, and onto the Muslim Ban. The Social Justice community does not strike fear in the hearts of those with power, because those in power know that all they have to do is bide their time. Another issue will come along, and the movement that is will lose its emotional luster, and become the movement that was. It’s laughable at this point.
The power of the Social Justice community is in their ability to shame. They are a mob, and like any other mob, they take advantage of easily impressionable sheep. Whoever controls the narrative controls the mob. Sounds a lot like the Roman Catholic Church. “Shame on you heathens.”
If you’re relying on shame to elicit change out of those who feel no shame, you’re going to be waiting a long time for change. The battles that Social Justice Warriors fight are battles of attrition against the power structure. What they fail to realize is that you cannot fight a battle on many fronts, and win. Why? Resources are spread too thin, resources like: money, time, and energy.
Saul Alinsky would be ashamed. Haven’t any of them read Rules for Radicals?
To quote Alinsky, “One’s concern with the ethics of means and ends varies inversely with one’s personal interest in the issue.” What we have is a generation of Social Justice Warriors who are a little bit interested in every issue, but not engrossed in any particular one. This dilutes effectiveness, because as Alinsky alluded to in the above quote, people will only employ a particular end in relation to their conviction. Today’s Social Justice Warriors are resolved to go only as far as protesting, or in other words, shaming.
Neo-Social Justice Warriors have zero intellectual credibility, and sheep continue to join their ranks. Follow them at your own risk. #WikipediaGeneration