The term “social justice” is a favorite of leftists and left-leaning churches. Many do not understand the threat it poses to America’s history and heritage of free enterprise and liberty.
“The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property.”
The concept of “social justice” is the direct opposite of capitalism and it’s the abolition of privacy. It’s a repudiation of property rights.
Karl Marx and his latter day saints – the ACLU among them – preach that the “haves” do not deserve what they have and that the “have nots” are an underprivileged class which has been denied its just due by an unjust society. This means total domination by the state. Everything is socialized … and what is socialized is controlled by the state. This is totalitarianism – whose end result is actually social injustice.
The only practical solution is to police the thought and action of every individual. So then, does what is described below sound anything like what is happening in the opening months of 2009, when the president is nationalizing banks and industry, dictating public debate on religion, reigning in right of conscience for health care workers, releasing terrorists from prison, advocating for government control of the radio airwaves, plowing U.S. sovereignty asunder?
“[T]he People’s State of Marx … will not content itself with administering and governing the masses politically, as all governments do today. It will also administer the masses economically, concentrating in the hands of the State the production and division of wealth, the cultivation of land, the establishment and development of factories, the organization and direction of commerce, and finally the application of capital to production by the only banker — the State.
This statement should resonate with what we’re seeing now. But this was written way back in 1872 by Michael Bakunin.
Socialism, Marx said, advocates the abolition of private property to bring about the return of man himself as a social, or authentic human being. The private status of property stands in opposition to the social nature of man. If anything that’s private denies man’s social nature, then so does everything private. The negating of all that is private, whether work, worship or family, is the social affirmation of the socialist state.
In the American economy, “social justice” is inherent in such policies as progressive taxation and income redistribution; affirmative action, governmentcontrol of what information is allowed by political candidates (a surefire advantage for incumbents), and the reparations movement. Economic equality is manufactured as a constitutional right. These policies emanate from the thought that it is society bearing the brunt of responsibility – rather than the individual who breaks the law. So the question thus becomes how best to hold society accountable for its detestable “actions”?
“Hate crimes” laws, taking control of the media, the movement to make political prisoners of the past administration, criminalizing thought, gun control, demonizing political opponents, breaking down the natural family, curtailing parental rights, and more.
State coercion is a means to no end but its own. Far from expanding equality from the political to the economic realm, the pursuit of “social justice” serves only to contract it within both. There will never be any kind of equality — or real justice — as long as a socialist elite stands behind the trigger while the rest of us kneel before the barrel.
As history threatens to replay an old tragedy in a new theater, an oligarchy of not-to-be-equalized equalizers invoke the phrase “social justice” to bring about a tyranny by the minority and totalitarianism. The apologists can never explain away the inevitable authoritarian brutality of “social justice” that resulted in mass murder in communist nations. Our shores still bear the footprints of those tired, huddled masses that fled those evil regimes and sought the safe harbor of liberty in America.