Billy Corgan – formerly of Smashing Pumpkins – understands it clearly:
…Corgan expressed his feelings about social media, the entertainment industry, drones, hacking and self-righteous people. “The tactics in the social-justice warrior movement are to stifle and shut down free speech,” he said. “And I would argue in the world that I live in, which is the bareknuckle world, they’re leveraging their position because they don’t have power.”
He also underscored that when he was talking about race and racism, with regard to social justice, he was not targeting and particular groups and that he condemns racism. Nevertheless, he expressed exasperation with the repercussions of saying a word that’s politically incorrect.
“It’s pretty remarkable that I could say one word right now that would destroy my career,” he said, as the screen displayed images of Michael Richards and Paula Deen, both of whom faced derision after using the N-word. “I could use the wrong racial epithet or say the wrong thing to you or look down at the wrong part of your body and be castigated and it’s a meme and I’m a horrible person. Every day through the media, through advertising, we see people being degraded, we see people doing all sorts of things that we should be horrified at as a culture. So we’ve normalized all sorts of things, but we live in a world where one word could destroy your life but it’s OK to, if you’re a social-justice warrior, spit in somebody’s face.”
Social Justice Warriors, as is common in all Progressive word usage, are not for being social, they are not for justice and they are more certainly not warriors. They hide behind online anonymity in social media, they unjustly destroy people who – even if they did do or say something wrong – should be forgiven in 99.9% of the cases, and by doing this they make us a less social people because everyone gets afraid to say something lest one, stray word ruin their lives.
The people who make up the Social Justice Warrior movement are precisely the kind of people who burned books in the 1930’s and who staffed Mao’s Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. All they want to do is express their hatred and shut down any form of civilized speech. I’m glad that more and more people are starting to understand this – and it will take people like Corgan to lead the fight…but when Corgan or someone like him steps in it and makes a statement which is, indeed, wrong then it is up to us regular folks to stand up in defense. We can’t let the SJW’s destroy one more person’s life…in fact, the next time they attack someone, we should do what we can to ensure that the target reaps a gigantic reward simply for being attacked. Nothing will cause this sort of fascist anti-thought to fold up and die than proof that it doesn’t work.
Hat Tip: Ace of Spades