SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, EQUITY & EQUALITY
SALUS POPULI SUPREMA LEX ESTO
In both the private & public sectors, there is a rush to judgment as companies & government race to implement visible and vocal affirmation of support for "Social Justice".
Therein lies significant danger.
For what the term, "Social Justice", means - to paraphrase Bill Clinton - depends on its meaning, and it obviously means different things to different people.
To Hitler, Robespierre, Castro, Stalin, Pol Pot and others, "Social Justice" meant something completely different from what it hopefully means to a company's or government's leaders.
Yet, as the graph above shows, in the short time span of about 100 years, MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE NAME OF "SOCIAL JUSTICE" THAN HAVE BEEN KILLED IN ALL THE WARS SINCE THE DAWN OF HISTORY EITHER IN THE NAME OF GOD OR FOR THE SAKE OF GOLD.
IS IT AN END THAT JUSTIFIES ANY MEANS, OR IS IT A MEANS TO ACCOMPLISH AN END?
Our purpose here is not to wax philosophical about "Social Justice" and all the other related catchphrases. But when you look at the graph, one question stands out: "Was 'Social Justice' just an excuse used to reach a quite different objective (used as a means to an end)?" Certainly, no justice was achieved in the totalitarian dictatorships of Hitler, Stalin and the others. So "Social Justice" and the idealistic meaning of it was simply used to manipulate the masses for the benefit of the dictators who were the "State" personified.
If "Social Justice" to you is just a means to an end - another means to enhance control or manipulate others - our company is not here to help you.
If "Social Justice" is a responsibility you are embracing for itself - and not for some ulterior manipulation - then we can help.
THE ULTIMATE DANGER
SOCIAL JUSTICE CRUSADERS
"End privilege!" That is the path to Social Justice embraced by so many today.
That is also the path that Social Justice Crusaders took in the past - Robespierre, Hitler, and Stalin and his proteges. The ultimate privilege that they sought to end was the privilege of dissent. And to quote Stalin, "Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem." And perfect the solution is what the Socialists (Union of Soviet Socialists Republics - and their emulators) did.
Of the 161 million citizens killed by their own government in the name of Social Justice, 13 million were murdered by Hitler. He was an amateur compared with Soviet Socialists who have murdered over 140 million of their own citizens. In the Soviet Union, the first privileged class targeted was the royalty. After their liquidation, then the Socialists focused on those "privileged" with education - professionals and the press. Quickly, the next to be liquidated were the land-holding peasants - they had the privilege of controlling crops (and the "means to production") so they had to be eliminated. No peasants, no problem. Finally, the Socialists focused on the final privileged class - those still alive who dissented - and that problem was resolved in the usual ultimate way.
And amazingly, a folk hero is a sitting Senator who idolizes Soviet Socialism and even honeymooned in the old Soviet Union. Like six-year-olds idolizing Billy the Kid because they don't know he was a cold-blooded killer and only know the propaganda, too many today romanticize Soviet Socialism - refusing to learn actual, factual history and preferring to embrace their own ill-conceived fantasy. And to those "hopeless romantics", the blueprint for Social Justice is the old Soviet Union.
There are two basic approaches to achieving Equality, Equity or Social Justice. The first is that embraced by Stalin and others - to end privilege, whether perceived or real, by tearing down those perceived to have it. It is a path of destruction. It is a path destined to deny all the advantages perceived by the privileged - rather than to bless the advantages on all. It is the path to empty the glass.
The second approach is to end the advantage of some - perceived or real privilege - by raising up the disadvantaged, by eliminating the barriers and obstacles that prevent those who have not from joining the ranks of those who have. It is a path destined to give the blessings enjoyed by some to those who are not so blessed. It is the path to fill the glass.
So the choice is to raise people up, or tear people down (literally).
If you believe the choice is clear - to raise people up - then we can help.
THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
WHAT IF, WITHOUT COST. YOU COULD:
1. PROVIDE INTERNSHIPS TO THOSE IN SCHOOL (SECONDARY AND COLLEGE) AND EVEN THOSE WHO NO LONGER ARE IN SCHOOL? WHAT DIFFERENCE COULD YOU MAKE BY PROVIDING THE WAGES, EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE?
2. PROVIDE FULL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO LACK CREDENTIALS AS WELL AS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED - AND COUPLE THE SCHOLARSHIPS WITH PAID INTERNSHIPS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT YOUR EMPLOYEES?
3. PROVIDE FULL PAYING JOBS TO THOSE WHO OTHERWISE WOULD BE UNQUALIFIED BECAUSE THEY LACK A SKILL OR EXPERIENCE - AND BECAUSE THEY ARE DISADVANTAGED WILL NEVER, OTHERWISE, HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE THEMSELVES?
4. BE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ENDING GENERATIONAL POVERTY AND PROVIDING REAL OPPORTUNITY AND HOPE TO THE DISADVANTAGED?
IF YOU GENUINELY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE - BE IT IN THE PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SECTOR - WE CAN BE YOUR SHERPA AND PROVIDE YOU WITH READY-TO-IMPLEMENT INITIATIVES AND ACCESS TO FUNDING THAT CAN FULLY SUBSIDIZE RAISING PEOPLE UP TO END THE DISADVANTAGE OF THE DISADVANTAGED.