‘Social justice’ doesn’t help the oppressed – it exploits them
This is why nobody likes Hollywood:
We’re still within the same year as “MeToo” and yet Kobe Bryant – who says he understands why a woman believes he raped her (you can read the apology here) – won an Oscar and threw jabs at a Republican woman with much fanfare.
Social justice movements aren’t based on protecting women, minorities, or anything close. They’re political movements which see the disadvantaged as social leverage points.
From the framework of social justice, oppressed individuals and groups are simply assets to be exploited for purely political and psychological gain.
Only individualism has a true, built-in response to end bigotry. But it requires conceptual thinking, detailed critical analysis, nuance, and rejecting nasty human instincts like lumping innocent people into groups.
The legacy of individual justice – also known as just ‘justice’ – is one of difficult-to-comprehend honor and heroism. Men like Frederick Douglass risked everything to fight bigotry in all forms for the sake of individualism.
Douglass, for example, a former slave who married a white woman in the 1800s because he apparently didn’t remotely care what the racists of the day thought about him, despised socialism and loved capitalism. He was notorious for attacking socialists as fools spouting “nonsense.” For example, he wrote about his first job:
“I was now my own master—a tremendous fact.”
This is the philosophy of individualism. It’s not about what group or race you “belong” to – because you belong to no other individual or group. Individualism is the idea that you are your own master. And it’s a tremendous fact.