Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Overheard at Lunch

Overheard at lunch:

Social justice is definitely political . . . that's true . . . but it has also become ideological, and that closes doors.

Puzzling.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is actually a pretty easy one, I think.

Person A and Person B were talking about the Sotomayor confirmation hearings. A said that there was nothing wrong with using whatever political clout one had to correct grievous social wrongs. In fact, if politics and social justice are two completely separate pursuits, little to nothing would ever be accomplished toward attaining the latter. So thus he could understand what Sotomayor had decided in the New Haven firefighters case. B then responded with what you overheard, as an objection to having her on the Supreme Court.

Spiros said...

Anon:

Nicely done. Another person at lunch claims that they had been talking about Christianity, or some particular church/denomination.

Justin said...

My first thought is that they were discussing the Vatican's investigation of American nuns (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/us/02nuns.html).

Dr. Killjoy said...

Actually, Social Justice is a Rage Against the Machine cover band.