What on earth does the simplistic mantra of “equality” as it is used by the adherents of “social justice,” really mean?
“Social justice” is a collectivist concept, which is, in many ways the opposite of plain “justice,” which promotes the ethos of group guilt – just as so many collectivists of the past are recorded have done: in the spirit of social justice for “the public good,” of course, as exemplified by Joseph Goebbels (and his mustachioed pal), Pol Pot in his Khmer Rouge regime and the the slave labor camps and the genocide of the Russian Socialists.
“Social justice” true believers are known for their promotion of the vague and undefined idea of “equality.”
Kurt Vonnegut knew the answer. He brilliantly explicated what the cryptic “equality” notion means in the minds of the collectivists who repeat the mantra, in alternately starry-eyed and scowling ejaculations. It was in 1961 that Vonnegut published his short story “Harrison Bergeron,” which provides us an accurate and crystal-clear picture of the paradise envisioned by the cult-followers of the “equality” utopian philosophy.
Here is the first paragraph of the 2,185-word story:
“THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.”
And here is a link to the full text, free online.