“Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor” — Ginetta Sagan
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” — Desmond Tutu (more recent quote)
Young lefties are very into this stuff when they are talking about Trump and racial injustice and so on, but recently I made the connection to liberals of my parents’ generations who think SJWs are crazy but are not speaking up about it because they don’t want to be called racists. I think there are a lot of people in this category. They are hoping it will all blow over, but I fear it will not. I wonder what would be different if they shared their opinions more. I recently got into it on Facebook.
Parental Friend: My parents certainly weren’t hippies, but they were longtime liberal Democrats, anti-Vietnam and pro-Civil Rights; my mom took me downtown to see Martin Luther King speak when I was a kid. So we had a lot of the same political concerns. Today’s parents are as concerned as their kids are with such issues as racism and sexism, but most people over 30 roll their eyes whenever cultural appropriation is mentioned. We’ve spent our whole lives wearing ethnic clothes, eating sushi, doing yoga, and singing the blues. Nobody’s going to guilt-trip us into stopping.
Serif: I wonder why I don’t see more liberal pushback if everyone over 30 rolls their eyes over this stuff. Hoping it will disappear after they have more time to grow up? I doubt it.
Parental Friend: They don’t push back because it’s too easy to get a “racist” label these days if you speak out. People just keep their mouths shut and keep doing what they’re doing, in hopes that the fad will pass.
Serif: Yeah, that confirms what I figured.