We’re doing a little celebrating at the Fortress today, so I shan’t be posting one of my “traditional” (i.e., interminable) pieces. However, do have a look at this Deanna Fisher piece at Victory Girls. She cites a terrific example of a process that’s been in process for quite some time now, summarized in this tweet from the Dishonorable Pramila Jayapal (D, WA):
Student debt cancellation is racial justice.
Student debt cancellation is gender justice.
Student debt cancellation is economic justice.
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) April 16, 2022
Do those sentiments attach to any notion of “justice” with which you’re familiar, Gentle Reader?
It has been said, and truly, that “Debts are always paid: if not by the borrower, then by the lender.” There is no escaping payment. This is written into the laws of the universe. The sole question is upon whom the burden will fall. But that’s almost tangential to the larger point.
Two bedrock concepts in American political thought underpin every other idea upon which our nation was based:
Once those two concepts have been destroyed, so has America. The Left has been laboring diligently at their destruction for decades. I trust I need not write another dissertation about this. I’ve already done that several times.
Beware, Gentle Reader. Never let anyone get away with using the word rights to mean anything but the rights to life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. Never let anyone get away with using the word justice to mean anything but the defense of individuals’ rights, whether formal or informal. (“Justice” with a preceding modifier is injustice. Full stop.)
When you witness any misuse of either word, it’s enough to interject loudly, “You don’t understand rights (or justice).” Then walk away in an open show of contempt. There’s no point arguing with a Pramila Jayapal. They just scream “racist!” or some other pejorative, so why bother? Just walk away.
Have a nice day.