My fellow "sort of later day saint" Glen Beck went off on "social justice." I only say his comments third hand on the Colbert Report and lil Stevie Col-BERTTT was too hilarious to try and top, so I'll just comment on this notion of social justice.
In Beck's view the danger in social justice is in the socail part.
Social, as in socialism, which means taking your hard earned money away!
(I should point out that the money taking in socialism always puts that money to a worthwhile cause, like medical care, and education, providing these free of charge for those whom the money was taken from and the rest of the citizens of that nation, although some do pay disproportionately more than others, which is a relevant to note as you will see late, Ergo, I digress.)
Most red blooded Americans if asked would say they feel more comfortable with the notion of justice than with the notion of socialism. After all justice is up on the list with good and right.
But it's the justice that should be feared in social justice.
For 2 reasons
Reason #1: Justice in unattainable.
Because justice can be applied 2 opposing ways depending on what is most advantageous to the party screaming injustice at the time. Justice can mean equality as in everyone gets the same amount, or justice can mean fair as in everyone gets according to their needs.
If someone is deemed to need more of something than others, rest assured the others will feel slighted and cry out for justice. If all are given equally, you can bet someone will claim to be special and demand justice be given them.
Obviously you can't have it both ways. But justice is an abstract concept utilized since a the beginning of time try and to do just that, never succeeding. If it were possible we would have lived in a just world by now, at least for a little while. But it's never happened and it never will because justice is at best unattainable and more likely straight impossible. To pursue it ultimately will lead to ruin.
Reason #2: Justice is really code for revenge.
It is. This is pretty much self evident. I don't even have to explain this, but I'll try just to make this post longer.
Old Mosaic law defined justice and "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". When we go to court and it's sentencing time, we always root for a severe penalty. You know it;s just a pursuit of vengeance because we apply whichever meaning of justice, fair or equal, yields a harsher punishment.
I'm more concerned about people hell bent on revenge running around punishing those they feel slighted by, than people taking my money so I can go to school and the doctor for free.
By the way socialism does what justice can not. It has it;s cake and eats it's it too. As far as equality and fairness go, socialism accomplishes both at the same time.
While it is fair in it's disproportionate taking of the money, more from the rich than from the poor, it provides the benefits equally, meaning everyone gets the best they have to offer.
Ok, so maybe only in theory.
But in a perfect and just world....