Another day has moved on in America. Another day filled with privilege. The media and state continues to teach that all those who enjoy safety and warmth take advantage of a system of slavery and oppression. The children of the state repeat the phrases they learned at their school desks, reminding the poor saps or evil fellows who do not speak the state truth that their ignorance is part of the problem. Men shrink into the background. Women abort their babies. The deranged fire bullets at innocent people. The carousel keeps turning.
At every turn, a single word haunts us: “privilege.” If you are white, straight, from an intact home, or haven’t experienced a gun threat in your neighborhood, guess what – you’re privileged! The liberal mob can see those knapsacks of happiness from miles away, and it is their sole duty to inform those who wear one that they don’t deserve it and should give it to someone who does. But they don’t stop there. Once a person has removed said happysack, they are instructed how evil it is that it exists in the first place.
Too many times I have had the argument of privilege shoved up under my nose as the reason I do not subscribe to liberal dogma. I was privileged to grow up with both mom and dad. I was privileged to attend a Christian school. I was privileged to have never experienced sexual assault. I was privileged. I am privileged. I will be privileged. Please continue the conjugation exercise, children, until I return from my smoke break.
But my sneaking suspicion has come to a conclusion about this word. Most, if not all, of these privileges stem from the disintegration, at liberal hands, of a functioning and moral society. For example, portray the woman as free and the marriage as a ball and chain, and voila! Divorce. Divorce then becomes rampant throughout the country, and voila! Privilege. So, it is both a privilege to have both parents married, but also to be married in general. And if you throw white in the mix, hoo-boy! I hear these days white, nuclear families are supremacist camps.
The schools have taught, with a disgusting success, that diversity is our strength. It follows, therefore, that attacks happen. It then follows, that in the midst of the normalcy of attack, it is now a privilege to not be attacked. And here we find the beginning of the circle, students. Isn’t it fun to learn logic?
People are privileged to be straight only because the Left has first made sodomy acceptable and then made it an admirable victim. Beautiful or strong or healthy is only made a privilege because the Left has first erased the initial definition of the terms and then made new ones that promoted obesity, immodesty, and gluttony. Having a private or Christian education is a privilege only because the Left has first created mass state-run schools and then removed from those institutions the Christian morality that served as a guide.
The entire premise of the word “privilege” is so at odds with traditional Christianity that it is often hard to know where to begin when responding to the accusation. What our current society tells us is privilege is the understandable blessing from God for following his natural law. Honoring our parents is the initial act of humility that trains a new generation to act peacefully with each other. Refusing to covet a neighbor’s goods allows us to live in harmony with our belongings and use possessions to bless others or honor God. The avoidance of adultery or adulterous acts enables the family to stay united. These truly are simple standards.
When in conversation with Leftists (or those who think they are not but most certainly are) who throw at me the term “privilege,” I automatically reject it. Those persons are, in essence, stating that I am an entitled white person who sees all good things as deservedly mine. In reality, what is deservedly ours is the right to follow the commandments of God and to teach our children to do likewise.
God says to not be unequally yoked; therefore my children should not be taught otherwise. Society, in its effort to legitimize privilege, teaches us that promiscuity, sexual perversion, individualism, envy, pride, anger, gluttony, and intemperance are all acceptable and, at times, preferable to their opposites. The consequences of these behaviors are unfortunate and unforeseen reactions to people just not knowing when enough is enough. Those who do not practice evil, then, are steeped in judgment and ridicule, as if they believed themselves entitled to the good that the others rightfully deserve.
By pointing frantically at the rustling in the bushes, people miss the actual bear sneaking up behind them. Those who actually experience “privilege,” based on the correct application of the term, would be anyone (I sure can’t think of a good example) who benefits from a state-run program to put them into schools or employment for which they otherwise would not qualify. It could be those who are allowed to make groups based on race or identity when others are not. It would be if some children seeking adoption come with fewer costs than others, even though they are further away and require more work. Privilege might be when our media allows one country to promote practice but condemns another.
It’s so difficult to give examples of actual (sinful) privilege, but I think there are some out there.
There are so many different forms of indoctrination that children and adults alike undergo by merely existing in this society and culture. Privilege has been able to be used as a hammer to bash people with, only because the teaching was done first to dismantle normalcy. It would seem, then, that reinstating natural, God-given law would, over time, cure a vast amount of this Leftist disease. It would no longer be abnormal, and thereby a “privilege” of the select few, to receive sound and thorough education. It would not be considered a “privilege” to feel safe walking out in the snow on a cold winter’s evening. It wouldn’t be a “privilege” to feed your family nutritional and natural foods.
But perhaps the most angering part isn’t the blatant hypocrisy or absolute lying that is done with the concept of privilege today, it’s the expectation that one should feel ashamed when accused of it. For being white in a (formerly) white country, I should feel ashamed. For having white children with my white husband – shame. For having a college degree – shame. Natural sexual tendencies – shame. Safe neighborhood, trusting community, fulfilling home life – shame, shame, shame. And just to garnish the side of the plate, a little bit of shame there, too.
This is the very reason hashtags exist, isn’t it? #metoo was meant for women (and those few pesky men) to claim the banner of “unprivileged!” #ourgirls is for a select group of children to be highlighted by the media. #notallmuslims is a rather ardent campaign about general unprivileged-ness. Then there’s #blacklivesmatter, #loveislove, #iamaylan, and #oscarssowhite. There is no #imnormal floating about. It’s more lucrative and enjoyable to be labeled a victim, i.e. the unfortunate recipient of words that seem disagreeable. The person lifted up isn’t the one who knows familial love because he experienced it in a warm household. It isn’t the person who has remained devout in his marriage and humble in his demeanor. No, The true prophet of our days is the individual who had a harlot for a mother, an empty chair for a father, a judgmental, religious hypocrite for a sister-in-law, and a bigot for a brother. Who is the ultimate victim? There the focal point shall be! He (usually she) has experienced life in its truest form: dark, lonely, hopeless, and void of meaning. Oh, went to summer camp one year? Privileged – next victim, please.
Because that’s how it goes, doesn’t it? When the idea of privilege is adopted at all, it infects all areas. If a person allows even a blip of it to show, then all of a sudden each person has a cancerous mole of privilege somewhere on his being, just waiting to be found and exposed. That’s why none of it can be allowed into our thinking. Like the camel’s nose, it belongs to the whole, evil thing, and should be expelled.
It’s high time the word “privilege” stopped abusing the privilege of misuse and misapplication.