A point about the Liberal Party’s Motion 103

First off..it’s a motion…not a law.   So no one is trying to make eating bacon or not being Muslim illegal.  (Yes, there are people who think that).

I want to point out something to everyone complaining that Motion 103 makes specific mention of Islamaphobia:
 
In the past months, every day has seen hatred directed at the Muslim community.
 
Every Single Day….
 
Comment sections are filled with hateful ignorance, with many Islamaphobes blind and deaf to reality.
 
While M-103 condemns religious intolerance in general,  it makes specific mention of Islamaphobia because Muslims are being attacked every day.  And its only getting worse.
 
Let’s use the house on fire analogy that explains Black Lives vs. All Lives Matter….
 
Complaining about the motion making specific mention of Islamophobia is like seeing the fire department respond to a house fire in your neighbourhood and complaining that the fire department feels that, that particular house is more deserving than yours, and/or that they probably wouldn’t respond in the same way if your house was burning down.
 
Also….if you babble on about how hateful Islam is, and how they’re trying to impose Sharia law, you’re embarrassing yourself.

 

 

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I’m proud to call myself a Social Justice Warrior

I’ve always been amused by how quickly some on the right resort to name calling when discussing social issues on the various online venues where politics and relative anonymity mix.

Even more amusing (to me anyway) is how many of these “insults” are actually compliments,  and some of them even make the person using them seem terrible.

Take progressive for instance.

When someone uses this as an insult,  they are clearly indicating that they see progress as a bad thing.

The one I really want to talk about is the one I chose as the handle for my new blog.

SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR

I first saw this on some meme depicting a police officer speaking into a radio.  The caption was something to the effect of checking with Social Justice Warriors on police procedures prior to responding to an armed robbery call.

My suspicion is that those who come up with memes like this are of the opinion that police can do no wrong in assessing guilt and meting out punishment.  Things which are the responsibility of the courts. 

I may discuss that in a future post,  but I wanted to discuss why I chose Social Justice Warrior for the title of this blog.

Everyone has strongly held beliefs.

Some people choose to remain silent when these beliefs are attacked.

Others choose to fight.   There should be no question where I stand on that issue.

As to Social Justice.

Social Justice refers to ensuring that human beings aren’t abused by the system.

I’m talking about people being ground down by both government and corporate entities whose policies take advantage of populations who don’t have the resources, knowledge, or strength to fight back.

In some cases, the policies in question aren’t implemented out of greed, or malice.  Its just that sometime people just aren’t aware or don’t think things true.

My goal, as a SJW in these instances is to educate.

Others simply take advantage of the less fortunate for whatever reasons motivate them.

Those are the types of people that have given rise to the true Social Justice Warriors.

People with the knowledge, resources to hold those that abuse their power and authority accountable.

People with the will and fortitude to fight.