Social Justice vs. Poetic Justice

Social justice is capricious and requires force. Poetic Justice is reality applied to ideas and action.

While the social justice warrior needs intimidation backed by force to satisfy their immediate demands, the poetic justice warrior is patient and peaceful. The poetic justice warrior engages her capacity for reason, develops a purpose for her life, and is confident in her abilities. Here we express gratitude for those who forge life-fulfilling progress in economics, science, business, politics, and the arts – the Poetic Justice Warriors.

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What Makes A Poetic Justice Warrior?

Are you one of them? PJW’s are those who stand strong for:

  • Freedom

    Everyone owns their natural right to act freely according to their own judgment.

  • Productivity

    Being productive is essential to serving oneself and others.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship is the activity that serves everyone best.

  • Morality

    Compassion and benevolence are natural virtues. The can’t be forced and shouldn’t be nationalized.

  • Reality

    Reality is the same for everyone. Reason is how we understand reality.

  • Rationality

    Poetic justice rewards rational behavior. It is spontaneous and organic.

  • Cooperation

    Poetic Justice Warriors focus on the economics of cooperation, not the politics of resentment.

  • Limited Government

    Faith in the American Republic as the Founding Fathers envisioned it. It’s the system of government that nurtures natural rights, productivity, entrepreneurship, compassion, and reason.

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