The Priorities of SJW Activism Expose their Real Motivations
The term, or acronym, SJW has received a lot of attention on the ‘interwebs’ over the last few weeks. While typically used in a derisive manner, it is actually a pretty accurate description of the public persona of a particular (and increasingly common) kind of political activist. So before we go any further, let us define this acronym using UrbanDictionary.
Social Justice Warrior is a pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. A social justice warrior, or SJW, does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of. They typically repeat points from whoever is the most popular blogger or commenter of the moment, hoping that they will “get SJ points” and become popular in return. They are very sure to adopt stances that are “correct” in their social circle.
The above quoted definition, is in my opinion, one of the best and most succinct definitions of this seemingly new class of social activist. I said ‘seemingly new’ because what SJWs do is actually quite old. In previous and less-connected eras, these people were known as “neighborhood busybodies”, “pearl clutchers”, incessant newspaper letter writers.. well, you get the picture. The busybodies, pearl clutchers and letter writers of previous eras were, as SJWs are now, predominantly middle-class females.
My point is that women trying to gain status among peers by patronizing supposedly “good” causes based on their interpretation of some or the other ideology is a pretty old phenomena.
Then as now, these pseudo-activists tried to gain attention and status by latching onto fashionable social issues of the day. Most of these issues were, then as now, somehow connected to public “morality” and poking around or interfering in the personal lives of other people. It is important to understand that these pseudo-activists always steered clear to substantive and important issues and social injustices. So they almost always ignored issues such as eliminating slavery, ending legalized discrimination against non-whites, ending anti-semitism, alleviating poverty etc. Instead, they spent their energies on crusades against new styles of dresses or dancing, recreational drug use and pretty much anything that might make somebody else happy.
All social activism devoted to causes that cannot result in significant material improvement of their target group is always about screwing over the lives of somebody else.
But the appeal of screwing over other people by itself cannot explain the rise of SJWs in the last decade. So what has changed? Why are more people (mostly women) trying to get in on the phenomena? Some of you might think that the rise of SJWs is due to the increase in the number of people with university degrees in social sciences. Well.. I have some news for you. The rise of SJWs has very little to do with lots of women studying social sciences in universities. It is about new and vastly increased opportunities for monetization of such pseudo-activism.
SJW proliferation is largely due to new opportunities for monetizing such pseudo-activism.
So what are these new opportunities for monetization and why now? One part of the answer to those question can be found in technological changes- especially in the field of communication. It is no coincidence that the current increase in the number of SJWs parallels the number of people who are online and on social media. The ongoing decline in the fortunes of corrupt and incestuous centralized corporate media has, paradoxically, opened up many new opportunities for those who purvey and profit from “moral” outrage or causes. Until the last decade, only a few of these parasites could get onto network TV or newspapers with high circulation numbers. The internet, or more precisely the proliferation of internet users, changed that forever. Now any wannabe SJW-type parasite can use inexpensive or free blogs and social media outlets to find people gullible enough to believe in any “moral” cause- however unrealistic or dubious.
But there is more. SJWs are merely doing what almost all large non-profit organisations and charities have been doing for decades. Do you think most of the money donated to breast-cancer charities goes to research into that disease condition or helping patients cope with it? Guess again. What about all those charities that want money to help sick and dying kids, deliver medical aid to poor and disaster-stricken people, help cure some fatal disease or some other humanitarian cause? Well.. most of the money donated to those charities are used to fund the payroll of employees in those organisations and pay for advertising agencies to come up with even bigger and more effective money-gathering campaigns. And all this occurs while these organisations run on the efforts of unpaid volunteers. All of these supposedly non-profit organisations who loudly proclaim their desire to do social “good” have no interest in actually doing what they say, let alone eliminate the reason for that problem.
To summarize, people involved in pseudo-activism are the western equivalent of people who mutilate orphans and force them to beg in poor countries.
Pseudo-activists or SJWs have no interest in solving problems other than those related to increasing their public status, power and income. They are just parasites exploiting existing niches for their lifestyle created by pre-existing system dysfunction. Also, SJWs do not actually believe in the ideologies they profess at every public occasion. Their publicly stated beliefs and ideologies are simply covers for their real motivations, namely- becoming rich and famous by screwing over other people.
What do you think? Comments?