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The Rise of Regressive Ideology

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Lately, western culture has been under attack. Not by a terrorist organization but simply a regressive ideology. These regressives are also called Social Justice Warriors(SJW’s) as their lives seem to be centered around social justice and identity politics, so much so that they end up twisting their liberal views to justify an ideology that is completely illogical and has harmful effects on society. Liberals with traditional non-regressive mindsets who are knowledgeable about this are even hesitant when identifying as a liberal because they don’t want to be associated with the SJW’s. There is a group of people speaking out against the Social Justice Movement though and unlike the regressives they believe in individualism, meaning that anti-SJW’s can be from any political background, they can be traditional Liberals, Centrists, and moderate Conservatives. The mindset of the Social Justice Movement however, is very much collectivism, this meaning that there are a rigid set of political beliefs you must have, otherwise you are the enemy. These regressives are very prominent in internet culture, in which they have created an environment such that if you disagree with their general consensus or hang out with people from the “other side” than you are excommunicated and slandered. Sounds like a cult, don’t you think?

An example of this is popular content creator Laci Green who was a prominent SJW in the community and was fully accepted by others in the Social Justice Movement. Recently though, she has looked further into anti-SJW idea’s and surprised herself by agreeing with some of them.Then she started meeting up with anti-SJW content creators and sharing idea’s. She hadn’t even “switched sides” and was largely still an SJW. However, this was still met by the people in her community as a complete betrayal. When she responded by saying  that it is productive to share your opinions and debate with those who disagree with you, she was met with responses like, “What an interesting way to say that you love associating with Nazi’s”, “She[Laci Green] doesn’t care. This about making money not bridging gaps.”, and “I don’t want to make friends with anti feminists.” “Far more productive to befriend someone at Youtube who could delete all their channels.” These responses are all direct quotes from prominent figures in The SJW/Feminist community, some of which work with huge companies like Google on a regular basis. This backlash just shows that theirs is an ideology which promotes the censoring and mislabeling of others, and the defense of women/minority’s, but only if they agree with you. If they don’t, then according to them you might as well be a Nazi.

SJW’s also like to create problems where there aren’t any. If I made a list of all of these it would probably be 10 miles long but there are some major ones that they are especially focused on. Some of which are accepted as truth by many people despite the fact that they are either complete falsehoods or have been misconstrued to a very large extent. One example is the pay gap. A lot of people misunderstand what the pay gap is. It is simply a gap in the average earnings of men and women in America. For some reason this is taken as meaning that a woman will get paid less than a man would in the same job. This is simply not true, the pay gap does not in any way account for difference in Job positions or varying years of experience. If any woman is getting paid less than a man that’s in the same position and has the same or less experience, than they should be filing a lawsuit, because that’s been illegal since the sixties. It’s called the Equal Pay Act of 1963(EPA) and its in volume 29 of the United States Code, section 206(d). The fault is not on society that on average, women choose lower paying jobs. In order  to get rid of the “pay gap”, more women would need to strive for professions that provide a larger salary. The SJW’s are trying to get women higher pay by about 20% which would actually create a pay gap and would be extremely misandristic. This increase would mean that women would be receiving higher pay than men for the same jobs. This would basically regress our society back to the 1950’s(in context of salaries according to gender) but the gender roles would be reversed.

Another imaginary problem that the SJW’s seem to obsess over is cultural appropriation, This is the adoption of the elements of another culture by a dominant one without permission by those of that culture. It is truly mind boggling how anyone could view cultural diffusion as a bad thing. Cultures naturally mix with each other and by doing that, cultures in general are improved upon and enriched. This helps society progress and technology advance. The simple fact is that people are making an issue where no problem exists.  It seems that these days everything is offensive to someone. For instance, a Caucasian wearing dreadlocks might not look good in your opinion, but it doesn’t make that person a white supremacist. This is all rooted in identity politics which tries to make it seem like someone’s race/gender/sexuality is the most important part of them when it really shouldn’t matter at all. Most of the time people with the loudest voices don’t speak out against identity politics, but certain celebrities such as Morgan Freeman have in multiple interviews. On 60 minutes when asked about his thoughts on black history month and racism he said, “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.” In response, when asked how will we get rid of racism, he replies, “Stop talking about it. I’m gonna stop calling you a white man and I’m gonna ask you to stop calling me a black man.” More people with audiences as huge as his need to stand up against these regressives. The people poisoning our society with lies need to be called out for their deceptive tactics. You can’t get rid of racism by talking about race and making everyone so aware of it all the time.  People are people and that seems to be a huge thing these SJW’s are missing here.

Another thing that the regressives are always complaining about is the “pink tax”. This is the idea that women are charged more for everything. Now just from a logical standpoint, why would this even be a thing? I feel like these people think that there’s just a bunch of evil old men in some skyscraper coming up with ways to oppress women just for the hell of it. With that aside, there are a lot of reasons why this is just wrong. It is true that many women’s products and services can be more expensive. The logical reason for this is because some women’s products such as deodorant or body wash always seem to have an extra touch added to them for better smell because those kinds of things are generally more important to women. More ingredients mean something is more expensive to make; therefore the retail price is higher. The supposed pink tax is just another attempt by SJW’s  to push regressive culture. 

I encourage everyone to speak out  against SJW’s and the regressive left because they already have the media and most popular culture on their side. If their horrible ideology isn’t pushed into to obscurity then we may end up in a socialist regressive country that stomps on unpopular idea’s. And that is the opposite of everything that is America.

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  1. Gene on October 30th, 2017 5:19 pm

    Extremism is a trend on both the right and the left, hopefully young bright minds like you will change the way mainstream America has been brainwashed to believe. You should back up your conclusions with statistics, there are bi-partisan surveys on wage disparity In America. WE can protest any fanatical group but we have to respect their right to say it .Educated people on both the right and left reject the fanatics you describe so the key is getting Americans Educated properly. I do not see that Happening in America today

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