Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

Of Mottes & Baileys October 1, 2015

Filed under: Neat,Politics,Stuff,Unconscionable actions — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

I recommend reading Scott Alexander’s (very interesting) thoughts on “Privilege,” “Racism,” and ‘Social Justice Warriors’:

Suppose the government puts a certain drug in the water supply, saying it makes people kinder and more aware of other people’s problems and has no detrimental effects whatsoever. A couple of conspiracy nuts say it makes your fingers fall off one by one, but the government says that’s ridiculous, it’s just about being more sensitive to other people’s problems which of course no one can object to. However, government employees are all observed drinking bottled water exclusively, and if anyone suggests that government employees might also want to take the completely innocuous drug and become kinder, they freak out and call you a terrorist and a [s#!+]lord and say they hope you die. If by chance you manage to slip a little bit of tap water into a government employee’s drink, and he finds out about it, he runs around shrieking like a banshee and occasionally yelling “AAAAAAH! MY FINGERS! MY PRECIOUS FINGERS!”

At some point you might start to wonder whether the government was being entirely honest with you.

This is the current state of my relationship with social justice.


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