Just Be A Good Person University, November recent year: hundreds of students rise up to protest the white privilege and micro aggressions of the “racist,” “bigoted” administration. The protestors don’t offer any specific examples of discrimination. But that doesn’t matter, what matters is that they feel victimized.
The next day, a bag of dog poop shows up at the front door of the university’s Black Cultural Center. Full of righteous indignation, student activist groups rush to Facebook. They denounce the racist act. It becomes such a big deal the police are contacted. They investigate and with great alacrity they find the person responsible… and horror of horrors, nobody is arrested.
You know why? Because it turns out that the bag of dog poop wasn’t actually a racist attack. It was left by a blind girl with a service dog. She couldn’t find a trash can. Then, wanting to do the responsible thing, she left the bag outside the door of a nearby building. She believed a janitor would do the right thing and pick it up and throw it away.
The student group did apologize. But then they added another charge against the administration: “The needs of students with disabilities on this campus are also marginalized.” Are you noting a kind of tragic comedy going on here?
Feelings rule, Facts drool
On the college campus today, feelings rule facts and victims are heroes. According to leftists, all inequality in America is due to victimization. They start by claiming that all non-white people in America are victims of “white privilege.” Which is crap. Then come women. They’re all victims of the patriarchy. That too is crap. Then come gays, and lesbians and the transgendered. They’re all victims of our “heteronormative” and “homophobic” society. Back the truck up, yet again.
But what if you haven’t actually been victimized by anybody? It doesn’t matter. To the left, so long as you feel victimized, you’re a victim. Even if you have never actually experienced discrimination, you’ve surely been targeted by “micro aggressions.” You know they are those nasty little words and phrases that weren’t meant to be insults, but just are.
If somebody asks you, “where are you from?” that’s a xenophobic micro aggression. Did you know that? They’re implying that you are a foreigner! If a man holds open a door for a woman which, it is correct to do, that’s a sexist micro aggression because he’s treating her like she’s a helpless female. Of course, he’s also treating her like she’s a woman but these day how would he know? And heaven forbid anybody address you by your biologically accurate pronoun. What if she identifies as a man?!?
In short, everyone is a victim all of the time… except, of course, straight, white males… They embody all privilege all of the time. Also, anybody who dares to disagree with the left. If you’re guilty of either of those crimes, the left must confront you. Even if doing so requires actual aggression, you know like, say, a riot.
Punch a Nazi
Here’s a trick the left plays to justify their violence: First, they say it’s okay to punch Nazis. Then, they say that every conservative and in fact, everybody they disagree with, is a Nazi. But here’s the biggest problem with the left’s argument: They’re based on feelings, not facts.
Take “white privilege.” The only real privilege in America is American privilege. Everybody in America has it. Americans have more than citizens of any other country in the world: the privilege to make your own decisions and live the life you choose… for as long as the Leftists allow it.
You will do fine
According to the Brookings Institution, if you make three decisions, you’ll do fine. First, finish high school. Second, get married before you have babies. Third, hold down a job. If you do these three things, you are on your way to privilege. That’s right, the privilege of middle-class life, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual-orientation, or gender, right here in River City.
Also, there’s no “patriarchy.” Women already make up the majority of college graduates, according to The Atlantic Magazine; young, single women without kids already earn more than their male counterparts. Gay and lesbian couples, they earn more than their straight counterparts, too.
These are facts. Facts don’t care about your feelings. Neither will your employer, if you get a job after you leave school. The moment you graduate, reality is going to hit you like a truck. People who give you a paycheck expect you to produce. They expect you to work hard. And all the claims of victimhood, all the whining… well, nobody cares. Honest, nobody gives a rats pitutty.
So, stop worrying so much about your feelings. Start worrying a little more about being a good person. Do your best and do not get in your own way. If you don’t, the only thing you’ll be a victim of is yourself. So to get ahead, just be a good person.