The Identity Politics of the Social Justice Warrior

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

You have already seen it a thousand times. The person who thinks that their single issue should be able to trample over the rights of everyone else, and you are a racist/bigot/monster if you think otherwise. The even sadder part is that more and more people are agreeing with that person. Welcome to the era of the Social Justice Warrior.

The idea of being a Social Justice Warrior or SJW for short is not a new one. Nor is it necessarily a bad thing. There are many causes that a person can get involved in to advance a social issue. Gay rights, equality for men and women, preventing hatred against blacks are all worthy causes. Yet the problem lies in putting any of these over another person’s right to choose for themselves. The government can legislate many things, however, it cannot legislate behavior. The truth is, like it or not, that people have a right to prejudice no matter how distasteful it is.

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