On my previous post – I defined what social justice is. One of the key points I made was that penalties are rendered socially.
The article below is about how liberals see themselves as morally superior and how their rage has made them humorless. But as I surfed through the article, the author provided an excellent example of how social justice through peer pressure works.
Why aren’t liberals fun anymore? – The Hill, 2018/09/24
Last week, I gave a talk at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley to some 250 technology executives and the venture capitalists who fund them. I asked at the start of my speech how many of them have a positive opinion of Trump. Now, mind you, if any group has been transformed into gazillionaires because of Trump policies, it was this crowd. Out of the 250 attendees, about three people dared to raise their hands. I knew that liberalism is transcendent in the Bay Area, but I didn’t realize groupthink was this lopsided.
After the speech, about 20 to 30 of the attendees came up and said they enjoyed my talk. Several whispered that they really like what Trump is doing. Huh? Why didn’t they raise their hands? The answers: “I have clients here and I will lose them if they know I support Trump;” “I will be ostracized if my friends know my real feelings;” “I didn’t want to get into an argument with people;” and so on.
Do you see how it works? The attendees did not want to be subjected to the courtroom of social justice. If they identified themselves as Trump supporters, the word would get out via Tweet, or an Instagram post showing someone raising their hand in supporting Trump, and social justice court will be in session. The attendees did not want to take the risk of shame and loss of business in visibly showing support of President Trump.