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Why Social Justice Warriors Lie So Much

Runn92
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5/24/2016 1:58:39 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Think about how companies try to both redefine themselves and change their treatment in the tax code based on the whims of the times. For example, when preferential tax treatment for manufacturers was being proposed, McDonalds, it was speculated, would try to affect the law and it's own description of itself as a manufacturing business. Logically, this was totally ridiculous but the reasons McDonald's wanted to do this was obvious: being a manufacturing business was both more socially and financially advantageous than being a fast food business.

The same logic applies to identity politics in an era where being "disadvantaged" (note the quotes) is actually a big advantage. There's a fascinating split between being actually disadvantaged and officially disadvantaged. The gay black multimillionare hedge fund manager Buddy Fletcher and his multimillionaire asian CEO wife Ellen PAO are both actually really oppressed because he's gay and black and she's asian and female. Meanwhile, the straight white male factory worker from Mississippi is actually privileged because he's a straight white male. Confused yet?

Well that's because you're not paying attention. Being part of an officially designed "oppressed" or "marginalized" group isn't the same thing as being actually oppressed or marginalized. All that it really means is that you've had a group that has smart enough leaders or angry enough sensibilities to get officially designated as a victim group and all the perks that come with being a victim.

You want to point out that the statistics and claims made by advocates for an "oppressed" group aren't true? That the pay gap is a myth? That black people only get targeted by police more because they commit crimes at a higher rate? Sure, all those claims are factually true but the fact that you're even fact checking these claims is just more evidence that they really are oppressed and that you're really privileged.

Does this logic make sense when evaluating it on an intellectual level? Of course not. But that's the wrong way to evaluate them. These aren't intellectual claims. They're marketing claims. They're not put out because of a genuine belief that they reflect the world we live in. There basically the same thing that ads are for corporations. They're marketing points. That they almost are never true is irrelevant. They're trying to make the sale. The sale being designated victim status in a world where victim status has a lot of perks.
Runn92
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5/24/2016 6:17:05 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 11:54:58 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 5/24/2016 4:41:36 AM, Runn92 wrote:
Bump

Systemic victimhood is an old topic.

Indeed it is.
Dilara
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5/26/2016 2:41:10 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
SJWs usually scream at and name call people who disagree with them because they have no other arguments.
bballcrook21
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5/26/2016 3:01:12 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 2:41:10 AM, Dilara wrote:
SJWs usually scream at and name call people who disagree with them because they have no other arguments.

That's because they are degenerates.
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Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
Runn92
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5/26/2016 3:58:57 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 3:01:12 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 5/26/2016 2:41:10 AM, Dilara wrote:
SJWs usually scream at and name call people who disagree with them because they have no other arguments.

That's because they are degenerates.

True....
Rukado
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5/26/2016 4:30:42 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
White privilege is nothing but working relatively hard and making relativity moral choices.

Black privilege is getting racial preferences.

Democrats/Liberals are an intrinsically dishonest species.
janesix
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5/26/2016 8:42:19 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 4:30:42 AM, Rukado wrote:
White privilege is nothing but working relatively hard and making relativity moral choices.

Black privilege is getting racial preferences.

Democrats/Liberals are an intrinsically dishonest species.

True