Why SJWs Are So Shrill
|Meat is murder, y'all.|
"Does not man perhaps love something beside well-being? Perhaps he is just as fond of suffering... Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately in love with suffering."
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground
The infamous SJW, or Social Justice Warrior, is a humanist. And what is humanism but, according the American Humanist Association, "a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity." In other words, man is the reference for what is ethical and what the greater good of humanity might be.
Man is usually the point of reference for morality even among the SJWs who claim to believe the Gospel. There is a shrill panic to their work and rhetoric, because they have a sneaking suspicion that this life is the only one that matters.
This is why, for example, abolishing the death penalty becomes such a dear cause to such men. This is the life that matters.
Jesus was not resigned when he declared that the poor would always be with us. He was confident. He was faithful. He is confident and faithful.
In this world, unlike the world to come (come, Lord Jesus!), man needs war to be content, to have meaning in his life. And, to be clear, by man I mean Man. The Christian has his war, the one true Holy War that encompasses all Creation, and gives meaning to his every breath, even in times of deep peace and contentment and gardening.
But what has the humanist? Because of the Christian context from which he sprouted, he is addicted to the meaning given by war. But he is his own point of reference. There is no morality. There is, really, no war.
Therefore he manufactures his own frantic and shrill combat. He does not love well-being. He is extraordinarily, passionately in love with suffering, because if he doesn't think about it too hard, suffering gives his life meaning.
He is perverse. He loves pain. He loves death. And he wants no end to them.
The difference between the Christian and the humanist is the difference between the soldier and the brawler, and it is a world of difference.