For a long time I’ve railed against social justice warriors as misguided. I’ve always said that while what they are fighting for is noble, their efforts are misplaced. They spend so much time attacking comedians and entertainers who actually support their causes, but make offensive jokes about them at the same time. Why would you spend so much effort attacking the likes of Howard Stern when his personal beliefs probably align with yours, for the most part?
All of this is counterproductive. It’s like when you’re arguing with a friend for 15 minutes only to realize you’re arguing for the same thing. They spend so much time trying to control what people can say, and ultimately think, that I’ve felt personally attacked which causes me to lash out against them. I have butted heads with these people so many times and now I’m finally realizing we have one thing in common. Both our efforts are misguided.
It’s like when you’re arguing with a friend for 15 minutes only to realize you’re arguing for the same thing.
It makes no sense to fight against these people. Logic has no place in a room full of emotions. That’s what these people react to. They have no logical argument or facts to support their case. Everything is based on how they feel about something. I will never be able to convince a social justice warrior to agree with me using logic. While their desire to control what people can think and say is misguided, and my desire to fight back is misguided, there’s one fundamental difference between us. I would fight until the end for them to have the right to speak for what they believe, while they would gladly put a muzzle on me to stop me from doing the same.