Socialists are forever carping about “social justice.” What I contend though is that this whole idea of “social justice” is not really the goal or driving force for these Marxists, though the mindless useful idiots drink it up like water, but rather Social justice as an aspirational appeal is only a means to achieve the real goal of the Marxist, to wit, total control.
This is easily seen in countries where the Marxists have taken control. Where did they ever relieve the social injustices they carped about before they came into power? No, in point of fact the Marxists, who whined the loudest about the needs of social justice, when finally coming to power created a social environment that was characterized by the social injustice they moaned about prior to seizing power growing to gargantuan proportions.
And you can take it to the bank that with the passing of Obama care, propelled in America for the past century by cries of “social justice,” will give us a health care system that will breed illness, injury, and death in measures that we have never seen in this country. But, as total control is achieved by the Marxists, all this social injustice will be quite insignificant.
Look at the former Rhodesia and the current South Africa. The issue of social justice was the order of the day when these countries functioned as civilized societies. The Marxists had their way in those countries and now the inadequacies of the past are envisioned, if they could but exist again, as a social order Oasis. These peoples, who fell for the siren song of social justice, have gone from the frying pan to the fire of Marxist social order.
The Marxists are experts at using issues of justice only as issues of agitation among people. They care no more for justice then Lady Gaga cares for purity. The only thing the Marxist wants out of social justice is the ability to agitate and to cause division, with a view of conquering so that they can control and enslave.
The fact that those Marxist who are epistemologically self conscious (vis-a-vis the useful idiots) don’t really care about the travails of people is seen in their own writings. Marxist Chernyshevsky explained his antipathy to the Russian land reform in 1861 by asserting that a certain improvement in the peasents’ lot might turn them from the revolutionary path. Somewhat later Nechayev writes,
“The government itself might at any moment come upon the idea of reducing taxes or instituting similar benefits. That would be a real misfortune, because even under the present terrible conditions the folk are slow to rise. But give them a little more pocket change, set things up even one cow better, and everything will be delayed ten years. And all our work will be lost. On the contrary, you should use any opportunity to oppress the people, the way the contractors do, for example.”
Bakuin could write of the French,
“They should have suffered greater misery and disturbances. Circumstances are coming together in such a way that there will be no shortage of that. Perhaps the Devil will awaken them.”
At at time when “bourgeois philanthropists” such as Charles Dickens and Thomas Carlyle were fighting against child labor, the Geneva Congress of the First International adopted a resolution composed by Marx:
“The Congress regards the tendency of contemporary industry to draw on the labor of children and juveniles of both sexes in the great task of social production as a progressive, sound, and lawful tendency, though under capitalism it turns into a terrible evil. In a rationally organized society, each child from the age of nine ought to be a productive worker.”
In a letter from Marx to Engels, Marx comments about a improved market and then says, “may this be damned.” Elsewhere Marx writes to Engels, “Here, only two or three very bad years could help…”
It is only the useful idiots (very often church leadership and rank and file who have been infected with sentimental pietism) who really believe that the wringing of their hands over social justice will accomplish anything. The Marxist / Socialist leadership knows that such phraseology is merely a means at a power grab, and indeed desires social injustice only so they can agitate.
Whenever, I hear the phrase, “social justice” I reach for my revolver because I know someone is really trying to kill me.