What is social justice?
everyone is for it,
no one is against it, but
no one knows what it is.
We know that “social”
of people in society, in
groups large and small.
We are afraid that justice is:
“Bring in the guilty SOB,
so we can give him a fair trial,
then take him out and hang him!”
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said,
in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what
I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you
can make words mean so many different things.”
And that’s exactly what social justice is:
a concept that the user claims to follow
when only he or she knows what it is
supposed to communicate to the recipient.
It could be like Mrs. Pardiggle in
Dickens’ Bleak House who visited
the poor to aid them and also demonstrate
her superiority to the unfortunate.
Social justice has also been applied
to the redistribution of wealth, which
demonizes the rich, and often showers
undeserved benefits on the masses.
Even worse is the notion that
all persons are entitled to equal results
in their endeavors, rather than equal
opportunity to achieve them.
These and many other definitions
and derivations are covered in
extraordinary length in the article
on social justice in Wikipedia.