The religion of Social Justice doesn’t want justice. Impartial justice would get in the way of their true aims: vengeance, preferential treatment, tribal dominance, and unaccountable power. They say “no justice, no peace” but their labors show they want neither justice nor peace.
The religion of Social Justice is appealing because in this religion there’s no higher authority than you. Your “lived experienced” is the ultimate transcendent - the unquestionable uber-reality. No more deference to a God who might challenge your preferences or perspective.
The religion of Social Justice produces the most zealous Pharisees. Some of the most religious, puritanical prigs you’ll ever meet, though many of them would say they’re “non-religious.” They get to beat you over the head with their beliefs while claiming neutrality & “science.”
The religion of Social Justice relies on complex rhetoric and ever-evolving rules to keep people feeling they’re wrong. There’s no being right, only unending work to understand your wrongness. Self-designated gnostic guides will let you know if you pass muster or deserve censure.
People love the religion of Social Justice because it makes people the ultimate arbiters of justice. In this religion, humans get to judge others’ motivations, intentions, and hidden thoughts. They get to pronounce condemnation or offer a path to absolution. They get to play god.

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“Why, then the world's mine oyster.
Which I with whiteness will open.”
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