About two weeks ago, the Seattle-area journalist, speaking on KUOW's Gang of Four show, told us that he was impressed by a local candidate because she believes in "social justice".
No one in the Gang asked Berger what he meant by that, but I imagine he means something like this:
Fight on with us . . . for freedom of the individual, for freedom of religion and conscience, for the abolition of slave labour, for property and possession, for a free peasantry on its own land, for your own homestead and freedom of labour, for social justice, for a happy future for your children, for the right to advancement and education without regard to origin, for state protection of the aged and infirm, . . .
(I'll reveal the author in an update on
on Tuesday soon.)
Some, remembering a certain song, will think that the candidate holds politically-correct views that allow her to be mean to the people close to her.
Most likely, Berger just means that the candidate is a member of his leftist tribe, that he and the candidate share political enemies, prejudices, and some of the issue positions listed in that quotation.
But I do think he should tell us.
And, although experience shows that this may be too much to ask of our local journalists, I think he should also tell us how the candidate's plans would increase "social justice" — in practice.
Cross posted at Jim Miller on Politics.Posted by Jim Miller at June 30, 2013 02:09 PM | Email This