In a speech on Sunday after the House of Representatives re-elected her to lead the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to advance racial, economic, and environmental justice during the new congressional term.
Pelosi said that now “is certainly a time for our nation to heal” and noted that the House’s most “urgent priority will continue to be defeating the coronavirus. And defeat it, we will.” Destroying the economy in the process, apparently.
She emphasized that the House of Representatives will pursue economic, racial, and environmental justice during the 117th Congress: “To build back better in a way that advances justice in America. Indeed the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on and showing and even worsened the disparities in our society. We must pursue justice, economic justice, justice in health, racial justice, environmental and climate justice; the list goes on.”
Sounds great. Who would object to our leaders pursuing justice? The problem is that Pelosi is talking about social justice, of course, which always boils down to economic redistribution coerced by the government — in other words, no justice at all.