smelliebear wrote:so is the problem with how social justice is performed by different people? like the way a certain sort of feminist (over educated well off white able bodies etc...) is constantly speaking about their guilt over marriage versus I dunno a TERF who cyber stalks and harasses other women? or is it more about how intersectionality is 'fine' in theory but in practice falls apart completely
Here's an interesting constellation of problems I noticed:
Take the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a topic of special relevance to you.
You too should have noticed, a lot of the leftist and social justice folks are very heavily Pro-Palestinian, because they are considered the underdog suffering oppression. by the white man. But if you read closely, their most passionate Pro-Palestinian speeches often creep into what sounds eerily Anti-Israelian and even antisemitic. While at the same time they would consider themselves the biggest enemies of neo-nazis. But because they see that a given, they feel entitled to walk an argumentation and tonality that would otherwise be forbidden. While there can be a difference between critisizing the political State of Israel or the people, it is quite... unsettling... how their passionate rhetoric is not always quite so clear in its growing sentiments of unspecifiable negativity they are getting used to when talking Jews.
What confuses matters even more: purely from a gender and women rights perspective, Israel is a shining beacon in the middle east compared. Palestina is among the last places on earth you'd like to be a woman. And the guys doing the worst there, are the types that are interested the least in peaceful negotiation.
So it is no surprise that at the same time quite some SJWs are outspoken against Islam and black "hoodmen", in how women are treated, and given the heat of moment, mount into racist remarks and perpetuation of prejudice, in surreptitious ways they seem blind to themselves, because another issue takes precedence to them, in a conflict of interests, while being often zealous in painting you a racist for every little off-hand joke, maybe in an attempt to reassure themselves that they are not.
In general, the more convinced you are about your good, the blinder you become to your evil. Because evil likes to hide in the greatest causes for good; that's where it can act safest and freely behind the scenes. That's why as much unjustifiable wrong has been done in the name of social justice as has been done in any other name. That's why nothing can be save of utmost inquiry and critique at all times, especially on the biggest names of the good and brave most actively and mercilessly critiquing others the loudest in public.