Imaginary SJWs: Have you actually got "real SJWs" who you have to put up with regularly - in your neighbourhood, at work, on campus, etc.? Or have you got "imaginary SJWs" who are portrayed by the media and who you talk of as if they were around you? Be honest!
I was just thinking real hard and I can't think of anyone I know or have met recently who is more concerned with social justice than I am.
I often discuss social justice issues with my kids and they are developing the same attitudes that I have.
I am a fairly old guy as well, mid fifties.
I guess that means..... ah crap, I'm the SJW that everyone else complains about.
You might be interested in watching this clip, if you haven't already. Sir Roger Scruton is a renowned British philosopher. He analyses very well the SJWs' specialities; political correctness, scape-goating, victimhood, etc. It's always a good idea to know your enemy. (His voice is a bit boring...)
I too, work as a farm hand. gotta say, some are non toxic, some are toxic, but everyone there leans left in a big way. maybe i should work on making my escape while i still got my sack (o taters) but honestly, i do believe in the work as being necessary for survival in the future. its a damn shame that the toxicness has attatched itself to the source of food, but hey. assholes are allways strategically placed right?
I have sisters who are SJWs. Their FB posts are filled with outrage and critique about this that and the other. And I whine about feminism, mens issues and the encroaching tsunami of socialist dogma. And when we come together we laugh and hug and tease eachother about our polar opposite views.
I made it clear and they made it clear early on that political views will not interfere with our relationships. Indeed, I would be a pretty sad conservative if I disrespected someone for having an opinion. And when I reflect I realise that it wasnt too many decades ago that I was being outraged about the same things they are.
What I have come to learn over the years is that political opinion should never define anyone. Perspectives are flux. Nothing stays the same. People grow. The things that never change are the bonds of family and friendship.
You know, I live in a small city and I am yet to encounter a SJW or to see the local press covering a SJW protest march. Of course, they are more common in big cities like London, Manchester, etc. So, so far, when I talk about SJWs, they're imaginary based on what I see or hear on the media.
If you stay in the UK long enough, you'll hear British people say "I'm a bit of a socialist" often enough. Considering the "cradle to grave" concept held in the British history, this is quite a normal, casual statement, and if you immediately regard them as far-left as such, you will be embarrassing them as well as embarrassing yourself. LOL So, while left-leaning people may be immediately associated with SJWs in your countries, it may not always be the case in the UK. There are many traditional Labour Party supporters (left) in the UK, and a good friend of mine is one of them. We take our dogs for a walk together regularly and we talk about all sorts of things, including Brexit! She is a remainer and I am a leaver, and we have different views about different things but our conversation never develops into an argument.
So, my next question is: Do you have anyone, in your family, in your neighbourhood, at work, on campus, who have different (political) views from yours but you can still get on with them? Do you think that not all, not all but most people in your countries are still reasonable and preserving their values and norms despite the impression MSM give us that SJWs are taking over our space?
Had my first run-in with a mentally challenged, gender confused, social justice warrior in Murfreesboro Tennessee about a year ago. I was at a Marathon Gas station to grab a pack of smokes and a lighter. This young heavyset girl (yes I called her a girl...I'll allude to why shortly) with green and pink hair was standing at the counter yakking to one of the ladies behind the counter. She was blocking the lighters. So I calmly asked "Excuse me miss...may I get passed you to grab one of those lighters please?"
Enter Exorcist scene where her head spins completely around. Only thing missing was the Pea Soup!
Suddenly I get hit with "Miss? How F-ing dare you assume my Gender!" So I look at her and said "No assumption made maam...the breasts are kind of a dead giveaway!" I know I should have said something else and more tactfully but then tact is not one of my strong suits. Winston Churchill once said "Tact is the art of telling someone to 'Go To Hell' in such a way that they look forward to the trip!" Well I have no tact so I just give them directions!
She screamed "You Did It Again! WTF is wrong with you? And my breasts do NOT make me a woman!" Knowing it was just too late to back out now and honesty being a blunt instrument with me...I replied "No...but the cameltoe showing through your 2 sizes too small jeans does. If they were any tighter I bet I could guess your religion!"
Oh that did it...she started cussing at me like a sailor. I don't know if she ever was one or not...don't care. Anyway jumping to the end because there is no point in trying to remember the loooong string of profanities. But I remember a few bigots, racist, sexist, homophobe and Trumpbots were thrown in there somewhere. I would have had to record it and slow it down to normal speed to be sure. So I finally just reached passed her and grabbed the lighter. She was dumbfounded. I asked the lady behind the counter for a pack of Marlboro light 100s. She then stood with her hands on her hips and said "So what do you have to say for yourself now?" And I said "Not a word...have a nice day...Thing!" The look on her face would have curdled new milk. "Thing? THING? WTF is that all about?" so I said "Well you determined how I addressed you wasnt appropriate but you didnt specify what would be...you clearly wanted no gender labels so...well, there you go!" And turned to pay for my purchase. Her voice hits a pitch that I'm sure made every dog for miles around go "What the hell was that?" And she screamed at me "Well how about if I just call you ASSHOLE then?"
I turned back to her and calmly said...."That's MISTER Asshole to YOU!"
The cashiers behind the counter lost it and started laughing loudly and applauding. Even the one she was talking to was clapping. She left in a cloud of dust. I do not know if she was crying. The lady who was ringing me up told me to keep my money this pack and the lighter was on her. She said it was a pleasure to witness such exquisite sarcasm and wit in action.
I think I have some fans!
A niece of mine who was more or less fine before university went into full sjw mode after. (She didn’t finish, btw.) Now she’s decided to transition. So I guess she’s my nephew. But my God she was insufferable on fb - lecturing us all on how inferior we were. She was the only one I actually knew though.
We are surrounded. Most of my family members are either SJW = Disagree and you are scum. They no longer talk to me at all. Or they are hard core Leftist = " the government should be like a good parent". Not kidding. That is a direct quote. The grocery store I like is very left. I would not dare wear a MAGA hat there.This inspite of the poster on the door that says "Safe Space". The city and all the local colleges are, of course, hard Left. I am an organic gardener, and an Artist. you would think I would be part of that mob. But I'm not.
I used to work at a large corporation during the 2016 election. During that time and shortly after the SJW (Progressive warriors) would make work incredibly intolerable.
Meetings went from open conversations about issues facing the customer base/company to walking on eggshells. Meeting would happen then people would be quietly reprimanded for the topics of discussion/ point made.
For example a hot bed issue i remember was balancing awareness of the trans/fluid community while also safe guarding the company/customers from social engineering. Which should be a legitimate concern around any companies that deal with banking/private information.
Eventually it came to the point that meetings became gripefests because we keep being burdened with the issue while not being acceptable to talk about.
After that it became miniature groups of people that expressed frustrations privately while several of the "SJW" individuals felt ostracized.
Eventually I left due to the behavior of both employees and company.