In my previous piece, I discussed a few things that make social justice leftists uncomfortable. It was a response to an article published in The Root titled “How To Make White People Uncomfortable.” In a weak attempt at humor, the author listed 50 different ways to make whites feel uncomfortable. Basically, it was just another “white people are all racist” article the likes of which are common on The Root.
So I decided to show you, dear reader, how to make a social justice leftist feel uncomfortable. In the last article, I stated that the best way to give a social justice warrior a feeling of unease is to ask questions. That’s right. Simple questions that force these folks to defend their views will arouse anxiety, anger, and even hatred. The emotions are so intense that their only response will be to call you a racist/sexist/bigot/homophobe/misogynist/Islamophobe. Now, I will provide you with more questions that are sure to drive your leftist friends – or random people on Facebook and Twitter – insane.
Let’s get to work.
#5. How Is The Travel Ban A “Muslim” Ban If It Doesn’t Ban Most Muslims?
Remember when President Donald Trump issued his first executive order temporarily restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations? The left had a fit. They claimed the executive order was motivated by bigotry — not a desire to keep Americans safe. Left-wing news outlets portrayed the travel ban as a policy that is unfairly discriminatory. They dubbed it “the Muslim ban.”
But is it really a Muslim ban? Not quite. The list of countries – which was initially compiled under the Obama administration – accounts for about 13% of the world’s entire Muslim population (more than 85% of the world’s Muslims can still come). While it does target nations whose populations are primarily Muslims, it focuses on countries that have had issues with radical Islamic extremism.
The Islamic terrorist attacks that have occurred in Europe have been perpetrated by people from these regions. So, it’s pretty clear that the purpose of the ban isn’t to target Muslims, it’s to decrease the chances of allowing terrorists to infiltrate our country. Of course, if you pose this question to the social justice types, they will likely throw up their hands and call you an Islamophobe.
#6. What Rights Do Men Have That Women Don’t?
We’ve seen the various women’s marches that the left has put on over the past year. These marches have been a source of inspiration for people on the left, and a source of entertainment for those on the right. Indeed, some prominent conservative personalities have infiltrated these events and exposed the fact that many of the women don’t even know why they’re marching. However, the ones that do know claim that they are marching for women’s rights.
I’m confused. Are men enjoying rights that women aren’t? Are women being oppressed? Well, no. There are no laws that prevent women from doing the same things men can do. Some of the women stated that they are marching for reproductive rights, AKA the right to kill their babies. However, abortion is already legal.
Others say that they are incensed by the gender wage gap. However, this isn’t as much of an issue as the left claims. The primary reason why women tend to make less money than men is that they make different decisions about their careers. It doesn’t have much to do with discrimination. Women don’t tend to gravitate towards the higher-paying professions as often as men.
#7. Why Wouldn’t Armed Security In Schools Decrease Mass Shooting Deaths?
After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the anti-gun lobby came out in full force. Their close friends and allies in the establishment media helped them promote further restrictions on firearms. Many on the left are advocating for bans on assault rifles, even though they can’t really define what an assault rifle is or why they are more dangerous than handguns, which are more often used in mass shootings.
When it comes to gun violence, leftists tend to favor more legislation, which makes people feel good but doesn’t provide significant results. Ask them why it’s a bad idea to increase security in schools. What exactly is wrong with having more police officers guarding the exit? If you really want to wind them up, bring up the attempted mass shooting at Maryland high school in which the school resource officers stopped the killer. Bring up the fact that the majority of Americans favor having more security on campuses. Of course, you must be ready to be screamed at and told that you love dead children.
#8. If You Are So Concerned With Women’s Rights, Why No Marches For Muslim Women?
The aforementioned women’s marches are designed to help women enjoy the equal rights that they already possess. They claim to advocate for the women who can’t have the same things as men — even though they can and do have the same things as men. Their overall objective is to provide a better quality of life for women — unless they happen to be Muslim.
That’s right. The Women’s March doesn’t have much to say about women in predominantly Islamic countries who are oppressed on a daily basis. Indeed, one of their most prominent members, Linda Sarsour, has spoken out in favor of Sharia law. Women living in countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are subject to beatings, stoning, genital mutilation, and other atrocities if they do not fully comply with Sharia law. Moreover, many of these women are not even allowed to have an education.
So why doesn’t the Women’s March support these women? The answer is simple. Left-wing organizations don’t like criticism about Muslims. They are loathe to criticize brown people — unless they are conservatives. Their irrational devotion to their dogma of political correctness prevents them from fighting for women who are experiencing actual oppression in their home countries.
Summing It All Up
The reality is that many on the far left hold extreme positions that do not stand up to scrutiny. The problem is that many conservatives approach these conversations by offering our own solutions, and then defending them. There’s nothing wrong with this, of course, but it is an issue if we are always on the defense.
Instead, why not go on the offensive? Why should we be the only ones who use facts and logic to back up our arguments? The most effective way to win the debate is to attack the left’s ideas and force them into a position where they either admit that their arguments have fatal flaws or resort to name-calling. We won’t win by just stating that the left’s policies do not work. We must explain why they don’t work and then let the left destroy their own arguments.