A feminist and self-described “former SJW” recently explained why she left the Social Justice movement behind her.
Keri Smith, a former SJW (“Social Justice Warrior”), breaks out of what she – accurately, in my view – calls the “cult” of the contemporary “social justice” movement, and reflects on that decision. She writes, inter alia,
“I see increasing numbers of so-called liberals cheering censorship and defending violence as a response to speech. I see seemingly reasonable people wishing death on others and laughing at escalating suicide and addiction rates of the white working class. I see liberal think pieces written in opposition to expressing empathy or civility in interactions with those with whom we disagree. I see 63 million Trump voters written off as “nazis” who are okay to target with physical violence. I see concepts like equality and justice being used as a mask for resentful, murderous rage.”
“How easy is it for ordinary humans to commit atrocious acts? History teaches us it’s pretty damn easy when you are blinded to your own hypocrisy. When you believe you are morally superior, when you have dehumanized those you disagree with, you can justify almost anything. In a particularly vocal part of the left, justification for dehumanizing and committing violence against those on the right has already begun.”
What she recounts is sobering, but it confirms what I and many others have observed in recent years. But the fact that she has broken away is encouraging. It suggests that others may be beginning to have doubts, too. Is it too much to hope that the façade is beginning to crack…?