Well who would want anti-social injustice?

On being 100% in favour of buzzword philosophy.

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44 Responses to Well who would want anti-social injustice?

  1. Mayan

    Like so many terms used by the left, it is vague.

    They then wonder why the public is skeptical. The public is capable of supporting many things if they know what it is, and there is some objective measure that tells the public if the goal has been attained.

    Since I’m rambling, at some (wanky) training course eons ago, the instructor said that targets should be START … which is something like specific, tangible, achievable, realistic and who knows. Anyway, the left doesn’t like to define targets that can be met, because they’re always unhappy. Sensible people like goals that can be met through the application of a well-conceived plan and some effort.

  2. Rich

    Scary, but not surprising from the totalitarian left – if I posted that on social media I would be howled down as an ideologue

    As an aside, why do Americans insist on calling socialists ‘liberals’ – what’s liberal about them?

  3. Leo G

    A anti-social injustice? Could that be when the lady wielding the sword requires all her jurors wear blindfolds so as not to see the scales are biased?

  4. JC

    How about climate justice. Climate Justice NOW!

  5. Old School Conservative

    Ahh Mayan….a reminder of the good old days of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time Bound objectives. It’s even taught to high school students.
    The pursuit of Social Justice by churches and religious schools is a cover-up for abrogating their duty to their original teachings.

  6. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Old School Conservative at 11:52 pm:

    “The pursuit of Social Justice by churches and religious schools is a cover-up for abrogating their duty to their original teachings.”

    Yes.

    The likes of The Very Reverend Tim Costello uses it to enrich himself, with his several hundred thousand a year salary paid by impressionable teenage girls donating $5 a time to big brown starving baby eyes images shot in Africa somewhere.

  7. incoherent rambler

    The buzzword compliant phrase is ‘buzzword compliant’

  8. Papachango

    How about climate justice. Climate Justice NOW!

    LOL – if you Google it JC, you’ll see that the term actually gets a fair bit of use…

  9. C.L.

    “Social justice” is the criminalisation of anything contrary to leftism and disadvantageous to its human leech practitioners. That’s the best and most simple definition.

  10. JC

    LOL – if you Google it JC, you’ll see that the term actually gets a fair bit of use…

    I know. It’s so appallingly rank, so debasing for anyone using it that they deserved to be mocked for the rest of their miserable lives.

  11. You should always be suspicious of the use of qualifiers, particular the qualifier ‘social’. Typically, what the person is doing is building a reputation for the qualifier on the back of the noun.

  12. mareeS

    “Social justice” means they want what I have.

    Cold dead hands aside, what’s wrong with them working to earn the same as I have, rather than trying to steal it?

  13. Infidel Tiger

    You should always be suspicious of the use of qualifiers, particular the qualifier ‘social’.

    Tim Blair’s statement that nothing good ever begins with the word “social” remains true to this day.

    http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/social_justice/

  14. Like everything else by the left, it’s nothing more than a political narrative. It’s something vague upon which leftist agenda can be added to in any situation. It provides a ‘moral’ basis for forcing their agenda on everyone in every situation. It is a purely political concept upon which to frame arguments. Once you allow the left to frame any argument around the term ‘social justice’, you have already lost. It’s sales 101 – control the discussion, and you control the outcome. Everyone fighting the left must understand this concept, as you must control the framing of any argument if you want to have any hope of controlling the outcome.

    i.e. it is total bollocks.

  15. Leo

    The spreading of propaganda by the right because we know the right are terrified by the concept of social justice. I’m sorry but I had to stop listening after 2 minutes for the fear of falling asleep.

  16. Des Deskperson

    When used by corporate ‘diversity’ managers in the public service, it means special privilege for the lazy, the incompetent, the feckless and the bad’

    It usually goes with the term ‘disadvantaged’.

  17. struth

    Leo gives us that inspiring insight and argument that you expect from the left.

  18. Alfonso

    Bwaaaa….’social justice’ like every other statist left buzzword comes down to the confiscation of other people’s money for their own good.

  19. Tel

    How about climate justice. Climate Justice NOW!

    It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good.

  20. Walter Plinge

    Social justice = Marxism.

  21. Tel

    “Social justice” means they want what I have.

    Ahhh, that’s helpful, same as “market failure” then?

  22. nerblnob

    nothing good ever begins with the word “social”

    Hey – social drinking isn’t too bad.

  23. cohenite

    Social justice in whatever form usually involves children. If a cause shows children being threatened you can assume it has the requisite approval from the luvvies. In using children to support the cause the imagery is always inventive. And who can forget the exploding kids. If you’ve got exploding kids you’ve got a good cause. Which explains hamas and their PR skills.

  24. Zatara

    As an aside, why do Americans insist on calling socialists ‘liberals’ – what’s liberal about them?

    Because American socialists first used the term ‘Progressives’ to camouflage themselves. They thoroughly outed themselves and ruined that cover so had to invent a new one.

    Thus ‘Liberals’.

  25. Toiling Mass

    It is about disenfranchising the individual.

    It is permissible to perpetrate injustice on a real individual for hte sake of an abstracted group.

    It is why the left have so much contempt for the electoral process – it is an predicated on the primacy of the individual.

  26. The spreading of propaganda by the right because we know the right are terrified by the concept of social justice.

    Yeah, like anyone in Australia does not have social justice. Everyone has access to welfare, everyone is free from discrimination and persecution.

    Stop making shit up.

  27. entropy

    Tel
    #1395807, posted on July 27, 2014 at 9:02 am
    “Social justice” means they want what I have.

    Ahhh, that’s helpful, same as “market failure” then?

    yes, the type of person running around wanting government to change the fact they don’t have the loot might use both terms.

    Personally, I find it a good rule of thumb that whenever anyone slips the word ‘social’ in front of a noun what they are really after is the opposite of what the noun means.

  28. Craig Mc

    Like so many terms used by the left, it is vague.

    Not vague. Orwellian.

  29. srr

    ‘progressing’ away from the influence of The Church.

    ‘liberating’ from the good advice of The Bible.

    The Left are The, “God doesn’t exist: only man can save the world”, crowd, and they have spent hundreds of years seducing Centre, Right and all sides, into believing their, God denying, lies.

  30. mundi

    Social justice is simply injustice.

    We have judges and courts who decide justice based on natural law. Of course these judgements involve concepts like property rights and freedom – so the left constantly lose in the fight for justice.

    Real justice: facts are presented and individual guilty parties identified.

    Social justice: Statistics are presented and injustice is implied because the stats are not uniformly distributed. Random groups of people are then punished and rewarded, even with no individual guilty party or victim shown to exist.

  31. Shy Ted

    Social justice will only be achieved when;
    all children are conceived via IVF so the lesbians aren’t discriminated against;
    all buildings will have 26 toilets, one for each gender, so the LGBTI etc aren’t…;
    all small businesses must employ at least 26 staff, one of each sexual identity so…;
    You get the idea.
    Ooh, I’m angry this morning. Wanna know why? My local council is installing a clifftop fence against the wishes of 80% of the residents. Nobody fell off, no incidents but 4 people “fell off” distant cliffs in the past 15 years!!!! And a 4-foot high fence is going to prevent such future incidents.
    We jump off my local cliffs all the time. In hanggliders and paragliders. Great fun, beautiful sports. No accidents, no deaths. $300,000 budget to stop us doing it. Go Onkaparinga Council!! Public servants? Pigs arse. With apologies to all the animals who feel their arses are not getting social justice.

  32. Toiling Mass

    I had to stop listening after 2 minutes for the fear of falling asleep learning something.

    FTFY.

  33. Frank

    anti-social injustice

    Sort of like a double negative that does not mean the same as the positive. Or something.

    More importantly, I think the term social justice is just a tool employed by pasty university geezers in berets to separate the impressionable from their underwear.

  34. stackja

    Liberty Quotes
    The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
    — Friedrich von Hayek

  35. Zatara

    Climate justice, NOW!

    Exactly what I should have told my tradie neighbor when the air con unit he installed for me crapped out last summer.

    Instead I threatened to move into his living room until mine was livable.

  36. Andrew

    Social meeja called for “justice for Jono Moylan.” I thought, fair enough – so I too called for justice for him on my social meeja. Thing is it seems to have meant something different to them, because they were happy with his $1000 bond after a $314m impact on markets from his corporate fraud, and I was unhappy enough to write a angry letter to Brandis666.

    Then there’s “social licence” which apparently requires the approval of people 1000km from a mining project that will never affect them, with some single figure % enough to veto it. If I understood the term, I would have thought beyond any dispute the Worlds Biggest Carbon Tax had its social licence withdrawn. Again, it appears to mean something different – here if 8% of the country want it, there is no social licence for its repeal.

  37. Climate justice, NOW!

    Shut up, JC, you’re talking shit ;)

  38. Toiling Mass

    I’m just a little unclear on this.

    When should we have climate justice?

  39. Viva

    The term “social justice” is bandied about in much the same way “human rights” can apply to anything people want to promote. It is the catchcry of many with giant chips on their shoulder and others who are professional “rescuers”.

    Nevertheless if you had walked through the slums of London’s East End in Victorian times the meaning of “social justice” would have been rather more vivid – as it would in many third world kleptocracies today.

  40. Leo G

    Before trying to get my head around the idea of anti-social injustice, I felt it necessary to seek a legal opinion about social justice- legal opinion makers being so expert in the matter of evasion of clarity.
    The appropriate expert was a fellow who is famous for giving free advice to the world’s wealthiest.
    Dryden translating Plutarch quoting Solon:

    “Such power I gave the people as might do,
    Abridged not what they had, now lavished new,
    Those that were great in wealth and high in place
    My counsel likewise kept from all disgrace.
    Before them both I held my shield of might,
    And let not either touch the other’s right.”

    Social justice to Solon meant giving each social class its due, not upsetting the apple cart, nothing Draconian and keeping in mind who can pay best for advice.
    He wasn’t really mad of course. He knew Croesus didn’t get rich by paying for bad legal advice. Of course Croesus promptly lost the lot (be warned about gift advice from Greek lawgivers with bearing).
    Accordingly, my view is that anti-social injustice is the consequence of acting on any social justice consensus.
    The only qualification is that certainty depends on whether Croesus was happier counting his wealth or his last chicken.

  41. Robert Crew

    I’m a bit disappointed with the video: when I realised it was Jonah Goldberg I thought I’d finally get to see the Couch – regular readers of the G-File will know what I mean.

    Anyway, Social Justice is easy to interpret. Any time someone uses the prefix “social-” to describe something, the word they really mean is “socialist”. Try it now:
    socialist justice
    socialist contract
    socialist security
    socialist order
    socialist teaching
    socialist issues
    socialist behaviour
    socialist activism
    socialist institutions

  42. Robert Crew

    Sorry, I messed up some of the translation. The word “socialist” embodied in the prefix “social-” usually negates the following word, so the correct translations are:
    social justice = socialist injustice
    social security = socialist insecurity
    social order = socialist disorder
    social issues = socialist non-issues

  43. Rococo Liberal

    Isn’t a social justice a judge who likes to go to a lot of parties?

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