Liberals have developed dozens of terms to position their ideological brand and subvert their ideological enemies. Here are two-dozen of them:
Tolerance, choice, safe space, micro-aggression, gender fluidity, gender reassignment, multiculturalism, diversity, fairness, inclusion, empowerment, global cooling, global warming, climate change, climate change deniers, hate speech, dreamers, paying your fair share, wealth redistribution, progressive, homophobia, Islamophobia, world community, wetlands (swamps).
One of the more recent ones is “white privilege.” Instead of teaching school-aged children how to read, write, add, subject, multiply, divide, do fractions, percentages, algebra, know something about history, science, literature, music, language, grammar, sentence structure, public speaking, and how to think, which will go a long way to give them a privileged position in society so they can get a good job and earn a decent living, schools are provoking a racial divide.
The less than subtle takeaway is that race determines success. Why bother studying and learning when all the “whites” will get the best jobs? Asians don’t let race or ethnicity get in the way of their climb up the success ladder. The same was true of Jews for many decades. Asians are often overrepresented in college admissions, so much so that there is often an anti-Asian quota to keep their numbers down relative to white, black, and Hispanic applicants. Jews faced a similar roadblock when they were 27 percent of the Harvard freshmen class of 1925. Even so, both groups have excelled in many fields, except maybe sports.
There are all types of privilege. Nearly every group has suffered the effects of “privilege.” Read Thomas Sowell’s book Ethnic America for a historical overview of racial and ethnic advances in the United States — Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Chinese, Japanese, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans. Check out these reviews on GoodReads.
It was only when the government decided to “help” blacks that they lost much of their upward mobility, although there is a burgeoning black middle class that is rarely talked about. There is, however, evidence that the children of middle-class blacks are losing the fight for upward mobility. This has been attributed to “lower educational attainment, higher rates of single-parent households, and geographic segregation.”
I would add to these reasons teaching that race is the deciding factor in socio-economic advancement that is being fueled by the claims of “white privilege.”
There are all kinds of privilege. The following is some truth sprinkled with satire. I mention the satire because some people don’t know how to recognize it. It comes from not being taught how to think because the school curriculum is padded with transgender and same-sex marriage propaganda and indoctrination and surveys about “white privilege” rather than real education. A survey at Aloha High School in Oregon was passed out to students for homework. One parent got it right: “I think he should be learning actual education and not be a part of some social experiment or some teacher’s political agenda.”
The following survey at Aloha High School in Oregon was passed out to students for homework. One parent got it right: “I think [my son] should be learning actual education and not be a part of some social experiment or some teacher’s political agenda.”
I’m outraged. At the 2012 Olympics, Gabby Douglas, affectionately known as the “Flying Squirrel,” ended up making millions of dollars after her gold medal performance. “Although Celebrity Net Worth claims Douglas is worth $3 million, the gymnast is reportedly on track to increase her net worth substantially in the next few years” since her gold-medal winning performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. This should not have been since it’s all the result of numerous privileges.
First, she didn’t do it on her own. She had help from other people. There was her mother, her coaches, and teammates. The Olympic outfits she wore were paid for by the United States Olympic Committee. If NBC hadn’t broadcast the results of the competition, very few people would have seen her gold medal performance and her infectious smile.
Second, Gabby is small in stature. This is a huge advantage to anyone doing gymnastics. Her ability to rotate quickly puts a tall person at a disadvantage. The Russian girl who came in second was even shorter. I abhor size discrimination. There is no way that I could ascend the ranks of elite gymnastics at my height and weight. I had to pick the shot put. There’s no money in endorsements for shot putters.
Third, Bob Costas made the point that Gabby is the first African-American to win the women’s all-around gymnastics crown. Did her race play a role in the judging? I want to know. The judges should be questioned. Some might argue that compensation was made for her race and the fact that no black had ever won the coveted all-around gold medal. If this is true, then reverse discrimination played a role in the judges’ decision.
Fourth, there is no reason why anyone should be paid so much money for doing something that can’t be shared by the community. Hillary said it best, “It takes a village.” That money could be better spent on the poor and homeless. She should be protested against by the Occupy Wall Street crowd because she is now an evil one-percenter.
Fifth, as everybody knows, women gymnasts always make more in endorsement money than men gymnasts do post-Olympics. Mary Lou Retton is worth nearly $6 million. Nastia Liukin is worth more than $2 million. Hardly anyone remembers the names of the men gold medal winners let alone how much they’re worth. It’s been “that Douglas . . . has garnered a whopping $100 million in endorsements” since Rio. This is blatant female sexism privilege.
Sixth, there is beauty discrimination. All these girls are cute. Girls who aren’t cute don’t get the endorsements. It’s time that we all read J.P. Hartley’s 1960 novel Facial Justice that “depicts a post-apocalyptic society that has sought to banish privilege and envy, to the extent that people will even have their faces surgically altered in order to appear neither too beautiful nor too ugly.”
Seventh, “The gymnast has a healthy, wholesome and all-American image which would be attractive to plenty of companies.” This smacks of “American exceptionalism.”
Eighth, Gabby gave “all the glory to God.” She said, “It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him, and all the blessings fall down on me.” See her book Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith” (2012). The owners of Chick-fil-A also believe in God and support the biblical definition of marriage. Unless she tells the world that she is for homosexual marriage, the companies that pay her for endorsements should be boycotted.
Ninth, I hear she eats at Chick-fil-A.
Tenth, all privilege, no matter what kind, should be stopped immediately. Laws need to be passed so tall people can compete in gymnastics and short people can play in the NBA. It’s only fair, inclusive, and non-discriminatory. Anyone who disagrees is a “hater.”