SJW is an acronym for ‘social justice warrior’. It used to have a positive connotation, because social justice is, in and of itself, a good thing, right?
However in more recent times, it’s been co-opted by numerous amount of people that the entire rhetoric behind “social justice” has turned wishy-washy. In other words, it’s not fresh news. People are getting sick and tired of SJWs who interpret every situation as needing justice, even if it’s something as frivolous as a black dude who got a small coffee instead of the large they ordered.
The problem with SJWs in the 21st century isn’t their intentions per se (social justice is inherently good), but rather the fact that their constant bickering does absolutely nothing to address or mitigate the REAL inequalities that exist in the world today. And I’m sure that 99% of SJWs have not even had any proper university education in the social sciences, so most of the things they say are coming from their ass. In reality, most SJWs are just on an ego trip, and take to Twitter to brandish their “wokeness“.What a SJW on Twitter would say: “OMFG so this white male employee at McDs gives me the wrong order and when I repeatedly asked for the right order, he became very angry. This is absolutely unacceptable, I am a black pansexual women and deserve to be treated better. #BLM“
What any normal person would say: “Had a bad experience at McDonald’s where an employee got angry at me when I asked for the right order. I would’ve reported to the manager, but he was probably under a lot of stress and pressure so I understand.”
White people who like to convince their Instagram followers that they care about social issues by posting infographics and shocking headlines, but when it comes to real life they will happily be racist and be a terrible person in general. Also known as SJW’s ,not to be confused with activistsSo she posted about mental health then bullied someone in real life ? damn what a social justice warrior.
The phrase originated in the late 20th century as a neutral or positive term for people engaged in social justice activism. In 2011, when the term first appeared on Twitter, it changed from a primarily positive term to an overwhelmingly negative one. During the Gamergate controversy the term was adopted by what would become the alt-right, and the negative connotations gained increased usage which overshadowed its origins.
Dating back to 1824, the term social justice refers to justice on a societal level. From the early 1990s to the early 2000s, social-justice warrior was used as a neutral or complimentary phrase, as when a 1991 Montreal Gazette article describes union activist Michel Chartrand as a “Quebec nationalist and social-justice warrior”.
Katherine Martin, the head of U.S. dictionaries at Oxford University Press, said in 2015 that “[a]ll of the examples I’ve seen until quite recently are lionizing the person”. As of 2015, the Oxford English Dictionary had not done a full search for the earliest usage.
According to Martin, the term switched from primarily positive to negative around 2011, when it was first used as an insult on Twitter. The negative connotation has primarily been aimed at those espousing views adhering to social progressivism, cultural inclusivity, or feminism. Scott Selisker writes in New Literary History that the SJW is often criticised as the “stereotype of the feminist as unreasonable, sanctimonious, biased, and self-aggrandizing”. Use of the term has also been described as attempting to degrade the motivations of the person accused of being an SJW, implying that their motives are “for personal validation rather than out of any deep-seated conviction”. Allegra Ringo in Vice writes that “in other words, SJWs don’t hold strong principles, but they pretend to. The problem is, that’s not a real category of people. It’s simply a way to dismiss anyone who brings up social justice.”
The term’s negative use became mainstream due to the 2014 Gamergate controversy where it emerged as the favored term of Gamergate proponents and was popularized on websites such as Reddit, 4chan, and Twitter. Gamergate supporters used the term to criticise what they saw as unwanted external influences in video game media from progressive sources. Martin states that “the perceived orthodoxy [of progressive politics] has prompted a backlash among people who feel their speech is being policed”. In Internet and video game culture the phrase is broadly associated with a wider culture war that also included the 2015 Sad Puppies campaign that affected the Hugo Awards.
In August 2015, social justice warrior was one of several new words and phrases added to Oxford Dictionaries.
Frequency illusion, also known as the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon, is a cognitive bias in which, after noticing something for the first time, there is a tendency to notice it more often, leading someone to believe that it has a high frequency (a form of selection bias). It occurs when increased awareness of something creates the illusion that it is appearing more often. Put plainly, the frequency illusion is when “a concept or thing you just found out about suddenly seems to crop up everywhere.”
The name “Baader–Meinhof phenomenon” was derived from a particular instance of frequency illusion in which the Baader–Meinhof Group was mentioned. In this instance, it was noticed by a man named Terry Mullen, who in 1994 wrote a letter to a newspaper column in which he mentioned that he had first heard of the Baader–Meinhof Group, and shortly thereafter coincidentally came across the term from another source. After the story was published, various readers submitted letters detailing their own experiences of similar events, and the name “Baader–Meinhof phenomenon” was coined as a result.
The term “frequency illusion” was coined in 2005 by Arnold Zwicky, a professor of linguistics at Stanford University and The Ohio State University. Arnold Zwicky considered this illusion a process involving two cognitive biases: selective attention bias (noticing things that are salient to us and disregarding the rest) followed by confirmation bias (looking for things that support our hypotheses while disregarding potential counter-evidence). It is considered mostly harmless, but can cause worsening symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. The frequency illusion may also have legal implications, as eye witness accounts and memory can be influenced by this illusion.
China has been quick to point out when others—mostly journalists and media organizations–”politicize” the Olympics in ways that don’t suit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). But while the CCP is busy criticizing the world for making China look bad, the CCP is making itself look bad by making the Olympics all about perceived slights against China. One might call that “politicizing the Olympics.”
The Marmorpalais was reserved as a summer residence for the private use of the king, who had an artistic temperament. With this new construction the nephew and successor of Frederick the Great dissociated himself from his childless uncle, whom he disliked and who favored earlier Baroque and Rococo forms.
The red brick Marmorpalais was originally a two-story square building. A fine view of the surrounding gardens and lakes is possible from a round pavilion on the flat roof of the cubical structure. Among other buildings, the little castle on the Pfaueninsel in the Havel river was constructed as an eye-catcher. A stairway and gallery accessed from the roof lead into the belvedere. Sculptured putti carrying a basket of fruit decorate the tip of the pavilion. The palace got its name from the grey and white Silesianmarble used for the decorative elements and partitioning structures.
Boat moorings could be approached by members of the court via a large terrace on the lake side of the palace, from which a stairway led down to the water. The king enjoyed extensive boat rides; even Charlottenburg Palace on the Spree river in Berlin could be reached by boat from here.
On the nearby lake shore is to be found the palace kitchen, which was built 1788-1790 by Langhans in the romantic style of a half-sunken classical temple ruin. An underground corridor provides a connection with an artificial grotto on the ground floor of the palace which served as a dining room in summertime.
The Marmorpalais is closely associated with Wilhelmine Enke (also spelled Encke), known popularly as “Beautiful Wilhelmine”. As Frederick William II’s mistress she had a great influence on the interior decoration of the palace; in 1796 she was made Countess Lichtenau.
After only a few years of use the palace was considered to be too small, and in 1797 construction started on two side wings designed by Michael Philipp Boumann. The architect connected these single-story, rectangular extensions to the right and left of the main entrance on the garden side of the palace with galleries in the form of quarter circles. The marble required to decorate these extensions was obtained by removing Frederick William’s colonnades from Park Sanssouci and incorporating the pillars in the new building. This garden architecture designed by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff had originally stood on the main boulevard connecting Sanssouci Palace and the New Palace.Historical map of the Potsdam surroundings, 1773. Heiliger See is the small lake in the NE quadrant
When the king died in November 1797, just the shell of the extensions had been completed. His son and successor, Frederick William III of Prussia, being uninterested in the project, only had the exterior finished.
This was still the situation in the 1830s when Prince Wilhelm (William), later Kaiser William I, and his spouse Augusta moved into the Marmorpalais while they awaited the completion of their new residence at Babelsberg Palace (1833-1835-1849). His brother, King Frederick William IV of Prussia, known as “a royal nostalgic romanticist”, commissioned the architect Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse to complete the unfinished interior structure and fittings for the two side extensions between 1843 and 1848. Frescos with scenes from the Nibelungenlied were added to the outside to decorate the colonnade walls.
The building’s technical and sanitary facilities were updated when Prince Wilhelm (William), later Kaiser Wilhelm II, and his family lived in the Marmorpalais from 1881 until he acceded to the throne in 1888.
The last royal inhabitants of the Marmorpalais were Prince Wilhelm, eldest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and his spouse Cecilie, who lived there for most of the year between 1904 and 1917, when they moved to nearby Cecilienhof Palace, built for them in the Neuer Garten.
After the German monarchy came to an end in 1918, the Marmorpalais was placed under the control of the Prussian palaces administration in 1926 as a result of a settlement between the Free State of Prussia and the Hohenzollern family regarding property claims. It opened as a palace museum in 1932, with restored interior furnishings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Toward the end of World War II the palace suffered serious damage when the north wing was hit by an incendiary bomb, and the main building by a grenade. Its condition further deteriorated after the war, over a period of time when the Soviet Red Army used it as a venue for an officers’ mess, beginning in 1946.
In 1961, the East German GDR Army Museum was established in the building. Inside, historic military equipment, uniforms and historic documents were on display and on the outside, cannon, a T-34 tank, a high-speed patrol boat, a MiG fighter airplane and a rocket were exhibited. The weapons were removed in 1989.
Starting in 1984, the National People’s Army made plans for a fundamental restoration as the building continued to fall into disrepair. These plans came to fruition in 1988 and the work continued in late autumn 1990 after the return of the property to the palaces administration. Since 14 April 2006 all 40 rooms have been renovated and opened to the public. Repair of the exterior surface was completed in autumn 2009 after several years of restoration work.
Beginning in 1790, Carl Gotthard Langhans was commissioned with designing the interior rooms. Marble fireplaces and antique sculpture were a prominent feature in decisions about the decorative furnishings; these had been purchased in Italy for the Marmorpalais by the architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff. This Saxon nobleman, who was already famous for planning and executing early Neoclassical buildings in Dessau-Wörlitz, had been invited to work in Berlin in 1787.
On the ground floor of the main building there is a vestibule leading to a stairway extending the entire height of the building. Behind it is a large room designed as a grotto and used in the summertime as a dining room. This room is situated on the eastern side of the palace and faces the lake. Because of its shady location and the calm, cool effect of its greyish blue marble paneling its occupants enjoyed a pleasant room climate. On either side of this middle axis there were six private rooms serving as royal living quarters.
Upstairs, the rooms are grouped around the central marble stairway. The largest room, the concert hall, extended across the entire lake side of the palace. It was later used as a salon during the reign of the German Kaisers. The furnishings and decorative architecture of the rooms reflected a taste for the Neoclassical style, the only exception being the so-called Oriental cabinet on the upper floor, which Langhans designed as a Turkish tent with a divan.