Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Social Justice Terrorism

Over at this earlier post I coined the phrase "social justice terrorism".

Basically, [ as explained in that earlier post ] society may move to what John Robb calls resilient communities, aka local platforms, which I prefer to call local, distributed micro-industrialism. In this new, third way -a break from medieval peasant class localism and modern macro-industrialism, there will be more technology in home life. I see this micro-industrialism increasing the status of the technologically capable, and further decreasing the respect and valuation of people who do not want to work with technology.

This will be a revolution that offends social justice fundamentalists who work solely on an unqualified human equality. The resilient community will need to defend themselves against social justice terrorists.

1 comment:

The Serpent Lord said...

What form should we expect social justice terrorism to take when directed against local, distributed micro-industrialism?

Is Bill Gates' and Microsoft's support for charitable causes while pushing free and discounted versions of their own products on the poor - products which consistently sabotage Open Standards potentially undermining the development of platforms - a form of social justice terrorism?

Is the Great Lakes Refugee Crisis, where Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam and other humanitarian aid organizations pulled out of "the messiest humanitarian quagmire ever" (only to have the UN replace them with second-rate contractors) another form of social justice terrorism?