The OP has stated a simple, unavoidable, if rather self evident act...progressive is really regressive, liberal is really fascist, and the idea of
social justice, just like human rights legislation and the refugee convention, has been polluted so fundamentally and twisted into so grotesque a
parody of its original, noble ideal, that it makes the majority recoil in as much disgust, and with as much contempt, as they do when the Islamic
zealots or the Holocaust perpetrating Nazi's are screaming death and hate...they are that repugnant a group.
Trying to reason with them is the very definition of insanity, as they can never be swayed or convinced by rational arguments and evidence..facts,
unbiased and colour blind, are their enemy.
Their self righteous posturing and "we know best" attitude, those same ones that seek to instill a thought police officer in all our heads, just in
case their real world attacks on free speech and dissent don't totally subdue all non p.c, trigger word laden expressions, are as sinister and
dangerous as any jackbooted brownshirt or sword wielding jihadi in a grand scheme kind of way.
They are the embryonic structures of a totalitarian society where the consensus dictates all speech, where offense is criminalised and a gradual
erosion of free thinking and dissent are incrementally dismantled, using buzzwords like "community cohesion" and tackling Islamophobe".
Eventually you can only say what is mandated by the legislator.
No risque comedy.
No books that question or refute.
No dress that offends.
No language that triggers.
Anyone who doesn't think this is possible, and even desirable, for progressives is not being honest.
Yes, it won't happen overnight.
But everyday, every small battle, every conservative speaker banned from a college campus, every flag removed from a town hall, every critique of
Islam smeared as bigotry, or a vote to assert sovereignty as seen in Brexit being shamelessly perverted to call those who voted leave as xenophobic
fascists, is all part of the shame and silence m.o...and it is taking deep root, believe me.
Those who would not consider themselves SJWs are knowingly or unknowingly censoring themselves too...we all do it, some less than others, such is the
relentless bombardment of Cultural Marxist propaganda and thought policing that has been targeted at us all.
It's many small steps, some perhaps seen as not worth arguing about, that end a long journey.
We must push back, refuse to play their games, not let them censor us or quiten us with cheap labels.
Hopefully, with caution, one might suggest Trump is a new start...but the progressives are highly motivated, well funded, with very powerful and
persuasive speakers, so we must not assume it's done.
edit on 7-12-2016 by Godabove09 because: Spelling mistake