August 27, 2014

What is social justice?

Recalling the conversation a few weeks back, the term "social justice" is all too often a euphemism that hides statist intentions as the cure for the vexing cultural problems facing us. Rather than fostering self-reliance, self-respect, self-control, and the other virtues necessary for independence, the programs and prescriptions that ostensibly cure the ills in fact erode any possibility of independence and success. Poverty -- both material and and spiritual -- is not at its foundation an economic issue. It's a relational issue and the healing of poverty begins first by correcting one's relationship to God and secondly to the neighbor. View this video of Star Parker, a women who realized this and turned her life around: I didn't choose this video because Parker is black, or that poverty only affects the inner cities. I choose it because Parker strips away the veneer of false compassion and shows us how enslaving it really is. There is plenty of poverty elsewhere, call … [Read more...]