Conservative Corner: Social Injustice

There was a time in our not-too recent past when children would play sports and one team would win and one team would loose and that’s it. After a tough loose the team would dry their tears and try harder next time. Today, however, we don’t see anyone as winners or losers. Whether the kids win, loose, or ties a game; everyone wins an award of some kind. For that matter some want to eliminate the titles of “winners” and “losers” from the games all in the effort to not hurt the feeling of those who didn’t do as well. This is a form social justice that, unfortunately, is spreading.
The meaning of social justice is quite clear in dictionary.com. It is the distribution of advantages and disadvantages within a society. In a world of pixie dust and rainbows this theory may be ideal, but in real world applications this is anything but, in fact, it is nearly considered theft from those who have earned an award or level of achievement. Even http://www.socialworkers.org refers to social justice as “the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.” A prime example of this may be seen in the case of concerning the New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department.
In 2009 The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether there was a need for special treatment for minorities, or whether enough progress has been made to make existing laws obsolete, especially in a political atmosphere in which an African-American occupies the White House, according to http://www.cnn.com. This was in response to a group of minorities who sued the New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department because the plaintiffs could not pass a promotional exam and thought it was because they were being racially discriminated against. The plaintiffs believed that the requirements of the department should be lowered to allow people to pass the exam especially if they are minorities. A visit to http://www.cityofnewhaven.com proves that there is no racial discrimination in the ranks of the firefighters from New Haven. The recruits and emergency personal are of many different nationalities. I don’t know about you, but if I was in a fire, auto accident or another emergency situation, I would only want the best to help me despite their skin color or nationality, unfortunately, not everyone feels this way.
Ever since Obama used that notorious comment in front of Joe the Plumber during his 2008 election campaign tour, “spreading the wealth” has seemed to become the battle cry for liberals and progressives. Someone will always have more and will do better than you, and it seems like, according to liberals and progressives, it is up to the government to take away from those who have worked hard for what they have and give it to those who chose to do little or nothing all in the name or political or social justice.
Many on the left, especially those in Hollywood, make millions in the entertainment industry while preaching on income equality and the evils of the rich corporations who make money on the low and middle income wage earners. The left seems to turn a blind eye towards this kind of hypocrisy, especially if the rich support the liberals and the left.
According to socialworktoday.com the reasons for social justice are so minorities, women, immigrants and gays and lesbians can have equal access to everything that others have. That may have been a good thing for a short time, however, like many other things, progressive groups seem to think that if they can get something for pushing for “equal” treatment, then how much more can they acquire for pushing even harder?
This appears to be the agenda for the progressive movement. Either they change what they can to get their way, or they create law suites to make sure they get what they wish. I can easily see supporting equal treatment, but for some on the left and progressives, too much is never enough. Some minorities even have more equality than others and still not are satisfied. If a certain minority feels they aren’t treated “fairly” they will contact the American Civil Liberties Union and peruse legal actions until their needs are met.
The next time you take an exam, try not to amend the levels if you cannot achieve the level of physical or mental ability that the exam requires. What is more racist, lowering the standards for everyone so everyone is equally “average” or keeping the standards high so everyone can strive to be the best they can be and being proud of what is earned. It seems that social justice prays on racism, so why do we keep on bringing it up. It seems to me that social justice is anything but justice.

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About D.K. Hummel
I am a dis-placed Alaskan, Ham radio operator, Broadcaster/DJ, Seahawk fan, Alaska Aces fan, U.S. Army Vet, and a conservative; but not always in that order.

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