Catharsis

Posted on July 30, 2014 7:00 pm

Matt Walsh considers the “Check Your Privilege” meme:

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And, in the end, what have we accomplished? You assume that by the mere fact of being a Caucasian male I’m as privileged and elite as the wealthy son of an oil tycoon, and I assume that you’re an oblivious, sheltered, brainwashed, insufferable liberal college student. We both negate the other based on the caricature we’ve painted, and then we go on with our lives. This whole exchange proves utterly pointless, but at least we get to stay in our comfort zones where our ideological opponents are narrow and manageable categories, rather than dynamic and uncontainable individuals.

But I guess that is the point, isn’t it? The ‘white male privilege’ shtick wasn’t invented to foster a dialogue, it was invented to suppress it. You tell someone to ‘check their privilege’ because you want to discount everything they just said. It’s a Get Out of Thinking card. It allows you to push wide swaths of people into a nice little box labeled ‘privileged’ and summarily disqualify every thought and idea they bring to the table.

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More here, but there’s some rough language ahead.

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5 Responses to “Catharsis”

  1. CrabbyOldBat says:

    Definitely worth reading the entire thing. I printed it for my teenage daughter, who is just one year away from college and needs to be forewarned and forearmed against the moonbats.

    P.S. The post-scripts are epic.

  2. Peregrine John says:

    “Check your privilege” is now my go-to response to the Bossy Ones.

  3. Rayfan87 says:

    If I can be told “check your privilege” whatever that means, can I tell them to “check their victim card”?

  4. MPH says:

    Check Your Privilege is just a new way to say “shut up”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWHgUE9AD4s

  5. walruskkkch says:

    I check my privilege every time I leave the bathroom.

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