|For My sake, Liberals! Don’t make
Me go all “Me throwing the
moneychangers out of the Temple”
‘Puter’s been thinking about fairness and social justice lately, mostly because liberals use both concepts as a bludgeon against conservative policy positions, both in government and in the One Holy, (Roman) Catholic and Apostolic ChurchTM.
To the Left, “fair” means “in accordance with our preferred policies of the moment,” nothing more and nothing less. The Left is not bothered that its definition of “fair” is so devoid of meaning as to be useless. In fact, to the left, its definition of “fair” is perfect, as it is adaptable to any situation, ready, willing and able to stand in instant apposition to Rethuglikkkans and their insidious agenda.
Similarly, to the religious Left “social justice” means “in accordance with our preferred religious proclivities of the moment, no matter how deviant from the Bible and/or the Magisterium such policies may be.” Thus, we have Christians supporting abortion, gay marriage, unilateral disarmament, redistribution of wealth and myriad other things that are not only unsupported by Christian doctrine, but in many cases are in direct contradiction of Christian doctrine.
In reality, “fair” means “marked by impartiality and honesty: free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism.”
And the Roman Catholic Church teaches “social justice” occurs “when [society] provides the conditions that allow associations or individuals to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and their vocation. Social justice is linked to the common good and the exercise of authority.”
The Left’s usage of “fair” and “social justice” as discussion-ending bludgeons depends on Americans ignorance of these words’ true meaning. Conservatives need to push back, challenging Americans’ ignorance, calling liberals on their logical skipped steps. It may indeed be both fair and socially just to have a government administered welfare system, but simply stating so does not make it so.
Make liberals show their work.
It’s not social justice to take money from the wealthy to pay off voting blocks. The Left’s redistributive bent ignores the right of the rich man to keep what he has. There may be a balance to be struck, but simply saying “this guy has less than you, so give him some of your money or else” is as unjust to the rich man as the Left claims penury is to the poor man.
It’s not a “fair share” where 47% of Americans pay income taxes to cover the operating costs of 100% of Americans, particularly where the 53% of Americans paying no income tax disproportionately require/use government provided services. A fair share would mean everyone pays what he or she can afford, with everyone paying at least $1.00, regardless of income.
There are eleventy infinity examples of liberals using distorted notions of “fairness” and “social justice” to shame conservatives into rolling over for damaging liberal policy choices. Liberals don’t have a monopoly on truth, justice and the American way. Don’t let liberals get away with claiming they do.
Conservatism has every bit as much (if not more) a claim to fairness and social justice as liberalism. Be proud of your beliefs. Stand up and defend our beliefs. Refuse to be shamed into silence, or worse, acquiescence. Conservatives have the better of the argument (mostly because we understand logic).
Let’s ideologically kick the liberal coalition of burned out hippies, race-baiters, labor unions, minorities and wymynz ryghtz aficionados in their metaphorical nuts.
Do it for ‘Puter.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.