Social Justice: Then and Now

One of the ways you can tell social justice activists/advocates are anti-science is the way they completely and willfully ignore evidence that runs contrary to their narrative.  For example, not too long ago, they were saying things like this:

United Nations officials today lauded the commitment of Hugo Chávez to the cause of social justice, as the General Assembly paid tribute to the memory of the late President of Venezuela.

“History will remember President Chávez – a charismatic leader whose progressive policies brought Venezuela’s poverty rate down from over 70 per cent at the close of the 20th century to around 20 per cent today,” noted Assembly President Vuk Jeremic.

“Throughout his term in office, he remained committed to the cause of social justice, working hard to improve the lives of Venezuelans, especially the most underprivileged amongst them.

How are those social justice policies working out today?  Here’s the empirical evidence:

Faced with nearly incomprehensible inflation — 32,714 percent as of Wednesday — Venezuelan officials thought they had a solution: They changed the color of the bank notes and increased their denomination. Then they said they would lop off three zeros. And when that didn’t seem enough, they announced they would cut off two more.

[….]

Yet these changes haven’t been enough to convince economists, who see desperation in Maduro’s latest moves and view the new currency as another chapter in the decades of mismanagement that have destroyed the Venezuelan economy.

[…]

Amid this chaos, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing the country, finding daily life impossible in a country where grocery stores are empty and hospitals face water shortages, even in Caracas, the capital.

Of course, none of this is surprising.  The notion that a people can will a social justice utopia into existence by speaking it into existence with their protests and laws is not only delusional, but massively destructive.

What’s more, given the anti-science flavor of social justice activism, it should come as no surprise that social justice claims are unfalsifiable.  For how do the social justice activists explain the complete failure of  Venezuelan social justice?  Simple:

For its part, the Venezuelan government claims inflation has been caused by an “economic war” waged by the United States and business people who oppose it.

See?  Social justice ideology is unfalsifiable dogma.

 

 

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1 Response to Social Justice: Then and Now

  1. Isaac says:

    Butbutbut John Oliver explained that the economy didn’t collapse because of socialism, so it must be true. It’s just a coincidence that everything socialism touches turns into a dystopia within a generation while capitalist countries can chug along just fine for centuries.

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