Remember the days when social justice was about fairness and equality, and not about being offended by everything?
Colour me harsh, but I can’t help seeing these “SJWs” as being useful idiots to the corporate interests of Buzzfeed / Tumblr and the like. Oh, the ad revenue they must bring…
But yes, the left used to be a real thorn in the side of the right. It would allow free speech from its enemies, and then debunk their lies. It would accept injustice as a matter of today’s reality, yet it would work tirelessly toward a better society. It was about struggle in the face of great adversity, and it did -not- solve its problems by simply pointing out what might be offensive, and being picky about what words can and cannot be used for things. Such methods are reserved for what I call the ‘clickbait left’.
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