SJW, WSJ and Objectivism: an exchange
The ‘SJW’s talk a lot about racial and gender privilege; economic privilege, not so much. I wondered why. Then I noticed that SJW, for ‘Social Justice Worrier’, is an anagram of WSJ, for ‘Wall Street Journal’. Is this a sign of divide-and-conquer, or am I reading too much into this?
I’d have to say that the SJWs talk an awful lot about economic privilege also. WSJs these days are so deluded that they don’t believe ANY privilege exists. Dinesh D’Souza talks about “The End of Racism” and so forth. So maybe WSJs and SJWs really are opposites of each other, at least in terms of what they CLAIM they believe.
You’re right about the WSJ. The SJWs do mention class privilege, but long after gender and race privilege; a matter of emphasis. Also lots of SJWs are trust-fund babies.
I worry about SJW, but mostly as the latest folly of the youth. I think that SJW is like Objectivism; a mental flu mostly infecting undergraduates, curable by critical thinking. They are both closed systems of moral judgement, structurally favoring fellow cultists. Both preach stultifying dogma in raucous shibboleths. Both claim a rational maturity that neither possesses.
Other than that, Objectivists and SJWs are completely different.