Social Justice Bullies: The Authoritarianism of Millennial Social Justice
Stephen Williams stashed this in Morality
The version of millennial social justice advocacy that I have spoken about — one that uses Identity Politics to balkanize groups of people, engenders hatred between groups, willingly lies to push agendas, manipulates language to provide immunity from criticism, and that publicly shames anyone who remotely speaks some sort of dissent from the overarching narrative of the orthodoxy — is not admirable. It is deplorable. It appeals to the basest of human instincts: fear and hatred. It is not an enlightened or educated position to take. History will not look kindly on this Orwellian, authoritarian pervision of social justice that has taken social media and millennials by storm over the past few years.
Interesting and thorough take down.
Holy, crap. That's what I've been saying for years. Traditional liberalism has been taken over by authoritarian collectivism, victimization, and identify politics!
Err, well, that's going a little too far I think. It is the rules of discourse and freedom that they have wrong, not necessarily the core ideas. They are using some of the same erroneous strategies as conservatives and others but don't seem to realize it. I'm sure some do realize it but think that turnabout is fair play.
Which erroneous strategies are they using?
When I reread the article carefully, I'll clarify. Basically, tactics that attempt to reverse the situation in misleading ways. For certain conservatives, clamoring for "their civil rights", but meaning the right to impose their views and controls on those they disapprove of. Tolerance vs. the intolerance of tolerance or tolerance of intolerance. In the article, imposing on people in the name of avoiding being imposed upon. Hypocritical really.
Yeah, that does seem to flip everything on its side. They become what they dislike.