Well, you didn’t ask me, but Ill give you mine. :-)

It occurred to me some time ago that “social justice activism” is a sport for the entitled classes in Western countries; you don’t find it in the same variety in the developing world, which I’ve had the priviledge to spend much time in.

Let me address with an anecdote:

Whilst sitting in traffic in Mumbai one day (not at all uncommon; Mumbai’s traffic is so bad that if you want to cross the street, you need to be born on the other side) I noted a family of six in traffic all riding on the same small motorcycle. I flipped, because putting a child of two on the handlebars did not strike me as the safest thing going. My driver, of course a native Indian, had a different view, essentially saying that when you’re poor and struggling for your next meal, safety is not the most important thing on your mind.

Well, in the West, we have the “luxury” to become perfectionists, if you want, on matters of social justice. We have all the food we want, and we live in relative safety. So, when a man like Mr. Trump states a simple fact, that being that Mexican illegal immigrants are not doctors or lawyers (paraphrasing) that becomes a racist comment which cannot be tolerated.

That’s borderline insane, by my way of thinking.

The other perspective is that the perfect has become the enemy of the practical. At my advanced age of 63, I remember when American was a FAR more racist place than it is today, yet you find activists on the social justice side desperately trying to convince us that racism still drives the majority of ….. everything, in the country.

Perfectionists, it should be said, are never happy, because the perfect is unattainable in an imperfect world populated by imperfect people.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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