Social justice encourages, teaches even, expanding personal, perceived or actual, problems from the individual and projecting them on the group of people of your choosing.
In the past year, my political views have bent toward a more libertarian angle and have thus found a need to question a lot of my previous beliefs.
Currently on the chopping block: pan Africanism, black collectivism.
Pan Africanism – can I admit that I didn’t even consider it a political movement or political theory, it was just the way that people should think – Blacks -worldwide- should be sticking together. Ergo, the fact that this is NOT the reality is cause for a lot of alarm, shame and embarrassment.
But stepping back, gaining a different perspective, I am now able to ask some questions, most pertinent to me is what is the overall goal, what exactly is this global collective suppose to be striving for?
The same questions apply to Black collectivism. One of the most blatant answers I see is that this banding together is meant for protection, against white supremacy, Asian supremacy, Jewish supremacy, etc. Somehow this banding together will produce…some type of paradise on Earth. SOMEHOW. Yeah, that’s about the extent of the general knowledge I have obtained of these movements. Considering that these are movements meant for everyone of a certain skin color I don’t think that these answers should appear so esoteric.
so I’m going to have to dig deeper.
Let’s see what I come up with.