A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.
The radical progressive socialists make much ado about privilege and how some people have privileges others are don’t. And to some extent they’re right. (Get a grip folks. Read on before you go off on me)
Two people go in to apply for a job. Because of life choices made early in life one of them has an advantage over the other based on previous experiences, training, or education. Based on the definition of the word, they are privileged. Skin color, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or sex had nothing to do with it UNLESS the individual doing the hiring has a PERSONAL PREJUDICE against them. Please explain to me how an individual’s faults translate to the rest of us.
The Mayor of Bloomingdale Ga. Said the following:
“What is privilege?….
“Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.
“Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.
“Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.
“Privilege is living in subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.
“Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest anything that triggers you without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.
“Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and [to] be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.
“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before-school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after-school program…paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! …you know, us so-called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!”
Obviously woke crybabies all over clutched at their pearls while gasping and becoming overcome by the vapors at this declaration of facts. By the way, the City Council demanded he step down as Mayor for pointing all this out.
Having done work in public housing I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen big screen TVs (back when a 40” was close to $1000.00) with full cable packages, gaming systems worth hundreds of dollars, vehicles tricked out with thousands of dollars of modifications, while I’m working 40+ hours, driving a 15 year old truck, making payments on what the majority of us consider luxuries, and having to save to take trips because I have a mortgage, utilities, and food to pay for. But according to the whiners, I’m privileged. And apparently so are you.
Do some people get handed things simply because of who they are and who their family is? Yes. But getting it handed to you is only part of it. The real question is can you maintain it? I know of some that were handed down a living and within a few years lost it all due to incompetence because they didn’t learn when they had the chance. I feel sorry for the employees who lost their jobs in that situation, not for the individual that allowed it to be destroyed. As you sow so shall you reap.
This whole “privilege” thing is simply an excuse to deflect from poor life choices and decisions in the overwhelming majority of situations. As the saying goes in the military, the maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters.
In closing, are there people who legitimately need help and assistance? Yes, no question. And we as a civilized society have an obligation to provide that assistance. I have no problem with giving a hand up to able bodied people, but not a never ending handout.