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Are Social Justice Warriors really just indulging their egos?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 21:09
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A new study seems to indicate that this is the case.

I think many of us intuitively sense this. In college it seemed the kids who were most into the PC religion were often the most “privileged” and from the most lily white areas. At least it seemed that way to me.

Justice must be done!

OK, so how about lowering the taxes on my middle class family? That would be a step in the justice direction don’t you think?

But the social justice warriors always just rolled their eyes.

Anyway, there might be a clinical (?) reason for how annoying these folks are.

(From Reason)

When people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don’t affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a “disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.” But new research suggests that professing such third-party concern—what social scientists refer to as “moral outrage”—is often a function of self-interest, wielded to assuage feelings of personal culpability for societal harms or reinforce (to the self and others) one’s own status as a Very Good Person.

Outrage expressed “on behalf of the victim of [a perceived] moral violation” is often thought of as “a prosocial emotion” rooted in “a desire to restore justice by fighting on behalf of the victimized,” explain Bowdoin psychology professor Zachary Rothschild and University of Southern Mississippi psychology professor Lucas A. Keefer in the latest edition of Motivation and Emotion. Yet this conventional construction—moral outrage as the purview of the especially righteous—is “called into question” by research on guilt, they say.

In fairness we do run a website called Against Crony Capitalism, so one could say that we also “rage against injustice” I suppose. But guilt ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.

Click here for the article.

And because, well, because we can, we add this compilation of SJW’s going nuts, It’s highly entertaining. But TRIGGER WARNING, profanity ahead.


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