March 28, 2014

My pallid pallor does not smell like privilege [Darleen Click]

Ah the irony of the anti-theist Left who insist that only some people, regardless of behavior, carry the mark of Original Sin by being “white”

For four days this week (March 26-29), thousands of white people are getting together in downtown Madison, Wis. to talk about how guilty they feel about the color of their skin.

The self-flagellation conclave is called the White Privilege Conference.

A sea of 2,500 (mostly) white people is expected to attend. They will mull over ways to tear down a system of “white supremacy, white privilege and oppression.”

The best part is that taxpayers are footing a big chunk of the bill. At least $20,000 in cash from taxpayers – and possibly much more –will go toward staging the four-day confab, according to Wisconsin Reporter. […]

According to conference organizers, examples of white privilege include assuming “your failures will not be attributed to your race, or your gender” and assuming textbooks will feature of “the same race, gender, or sexual orientation as you are.”

Also, white privilege helps you “not have to think about your race, or your gender, or your sexual orientation, or disabilities, on a daily basis.” […]

The Janesville Gazette describes in glowing terms how Neil Deupree, a former pastor and current member of a “diversity action team,” believes the conference will be life-changing for local white people.

“The point of the conference is to remind people our society is built on an invisible knapsack of white privilege,” Deupree told the Gazette.

The Left’s perversion of American and Judeo-Christian principles of individual responsibility cannot be just dismissed as the bovine excrement it clearly is. We have ignored its march through our institutions and only paid lip-service to Reagan’s warning that each generation must embrace and defend the principles of Liberty for itself because such principles are not inherited.

I don’t and won’t apologize for my melanin level any more than I would for my height, near-sightedness or my flat-footedness. Each physical attribute is just that and has no bearing on my behavior. It is my principles, what I was raised with, what I consciously embraced, modeled by my behavior, that I am responsible for.

And no one else is responsible for my behavior.

I won’t be judged for others’ behavior and do not judge another individual’s behavior by others who happen to share a particular physical characteristic with them.

The meme of “White privilege” either inside or outside a knapsack is a nothing more than an indicator of base, mendacious racism of the person promoting it. The organizers and promoters of this conference are racists. And they use this racism for the only thing the Left is interested in. Power — to be able to dictate to you how to live your life in thrall to their State.

The attendees? Well, if you wake up each morning and spend your day not obsessing about your melanin, genitals or physical self, you’re not acting according to privilege …

You are behaving like an adult.

If you are obsessing, seek a competent psychologist about why you feel being a responsible adult in America is a pathology.

And please get rid of the plaid onesy.

Posted by Darleen @ 10:55am
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  1. Was it some clever person in this forum who said that white privilege is the privilege of not having anyone to blame for your troubles but, yourself.

  2. 2,500? They’ll be lucky to get 25. And that’s only if Sandra Slut shows up to draw “crowds.”

  3. a former pastor and current member of a “diversity action team,”

    Do they have like capes and skullcaps and stuff? Like the X-Men? Or is that X-Persons, to be gender-sensitive?

  4. According to conference organizers, examples of white privilege include assuming “your failures will not be attributed to your race, or your gender” and assuming textbooks will feature of “the same race, gender, or sexual orientation as you are.”

    Let’s say that encompasses my experience vis-à-vis race.

    SO. WHAT.

    Weren’t we trying to help society get to that point, where their skin color showed up as naturally in ads and illustrations as anyone else’s did? Where race wasn’t associated with anything but cosmetic appearance?

    Pretty sure “microagression” gets mentioned too. Which, if we’re at the point where racism is embodied in MICROagression, then it vanishes into the background noise of Life’s Constant Annoyances & Insults.

    IOW, stuff you can handle without a government agency at your back. Because everybody gets pelted with MICROindignities and MICROrudness of one kind or another.

    Strain at a gnat, swallow a camel, a sure sign of a corrupt, unserious society.

  5. Geez, I hope none of them have read Harrison Bergeron. Wouldn’t want them getting any funny ideas on how best to force us all to alleviate our various race/gender/sexual orientation/physical “privileges.”

  6. I thought that as well, Libby.

    Di, a few days ago there was a news blurb that stated “GOP becomes more White.” Most of the comments on the article consisted of variations on : “So what?”

  7. white privilege helps you “not have to think about your race, or your gender, or your sexual orientation, or disabilities, on a daily basis.”

    Not much of a privilege if anybody can do it just by putting their mind to it.

    On the other hand, armless one legged white lesbians –who nonetheless identify as male– must be awfully confused about what they are –or aren’t– supposed to think about every day.

  8. And now for…

    The stupidest thing said about gold EVAR.

  9. dicentra says March 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Scrooge McDuck facepalms.

  10. di

    WTF??

    IOW, some investors see the power of the US Gov to confiscate its citizens’ earnings and wealth worth more than a hard asset like gold.

    Come on … that was an Onion broadcast, right?

  11. And by the way, am I required to blame that newsbimbo’s stupid comment on her entire gender now, because white privilege? Or can I simply assume that if I run into her in a bar, buy her a drink and tell her I’m a twentysomething trillionaire astronaut, I’ll get lucky?

  12. I’m having all the injustice (justice being kind of a fuzzy value at best) in the history of this damned country and even WORLD, blamed on my being white. So obviously the “privilege” isn’t working. I’m considered a fucking scapegoat not an indolent, well manicured dandy who money and opportunity chase down so they can hope in my pockets.

    If you don’t worry about your macro-aggression why should I give two shits about my supposed micro-agressions? Do you think you’d try something like your “micro-aggression” bullshit on a real elite? You’re idiots, so I’ll treat you idiots like fucking idiots until you work up the courage to mob me and bash my head open, because FUCK YOU. I don’t care about your feelings. Before you inch the mob forward you should know that at least two of you are coming with me to hell to carry my fucking bags. Just so you can pick out who’s not going home once this human-sacrifice flash mob you’ve engineered is over. They’ll be the ones you stuff into the vanguard and push from behind, into range of whatever I’ve got in my pockerts.

    Less do this so your descendants can advert their eyes and apologize to mine about this for the next six or seven generations when sanity returns.

  13. Smells like OWS spirit. Acting stupid, and outrageous, here we are now, entertain us!

  14. Now kick me off twitter for being rude. Go on you stupid pointless fucking clusterfuck of a world. Kick the extra point.

  15. Without listening to the dumbest thing ever said about gold investment, at least it seems to have only taken 0:48 seconds out of the happenstance auditors’ lives.

  16. Best tweetresponse:

    *Facepalm*
    *Headdesk*
    *Skullfloor*
    *Braindirt*

    Yeah, I’m pretty uncertain about what backs gold, too.

  17. what backs gold?

    Why, everyone knows: soylent green!

  18. “Which, if we’re at the point where racism is embodied in MICROagression, then it vanishes into the background noise of Life’s Constant Annoyances & Insults. IOW, stuff you can handle without a government agency at your back”

    Yep. If someone burns a cross in your yard and threatens you with death then call me. I’ll help you. If someone doesn’t want to sit with you at lunch THEN SHUT UP AND STOP CRYING YOU FRAGILE LITTLE SNOWFLAKE LOSER AND GROW THE FUCK UP BEFORE YOU DIE OF WIND EROSION BECAUSE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY MADE OF NOTHING BUT A COMBINATION OF LUCK, TALCUM POWDER, AND GRAVITY.

  19. The activist who started #CancelColbert gets walloped on a HuffPo interview.

    He should have said “I said your opinion is stupid because you’re a professional sniveller.”

  20. Dicentra, Don Henley said it best:

    I make my living off the Evening News
    Just give me something-something I can use
    People love it when you lose,
    They love dirty laundry

    Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
    I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear
    Come and whisper in my ear
    Give us dirty laundry

    Kick ‘em when they’re up
    Kick ‘em when they’re down
    Kick ‘em when they’re up
    Kick ‘em when they’re down
    Kick ‘em when they’re up
    Kick ‘em when they’re down
    Kick ‘em when they’re up
    Kick ‘em all around

    We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
    Comes on at five
    She can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam
    In her eye
    It’s interesting when people die-
    Give us dirty laundry

    Can we film the operation?
    Is the head dead yet?
    You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
    Running bet
    Get the widow on the set!
    We need dirty laundry

    You don’t really need to find out what’s going on
    You don’t really want to know just how far it’s gone
    Just leave well enough alone
    Eat your dirty laundry

    Kick ‘em when they’re up
    Kick ‘em when they’re down
    Kick ‘em when they’re up
    Kick ‘em when they’re down

    Kick ‘em when they’re up
    Kick ‘em when they’re down
    Kick ‘em when they’re stiff
    Kick ‘em all around

    Dirty little secrets
    Dirty little lies
    We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie
    We love to cut you down to size
    We love dirty laundry

    We can do “The Innuendo”
    We can dance and sing
    When it’s said and done we haven’t told you a thing
    We all know that Crap is King
    Give us dirty laundry!

  21. Crap, Darleen, clean up @ 4:58 pm comment……

  22. Except that Dirty Laundry was talking about tabloid-style reporting, which is motivated by luridness, not politics.

    This chick is one of the forces behind the Native American name-changing stuff, and comes across as a real piece of work. The HuffPo guy doesn’t bow and scrape, to his credit.

    Some college kid last night thought her cri de couer should be the subject of empathy. Schlichter and Searcy had been administering the proper amount of #caring.

  23. “He should have said “I said your opinion is stupid because you’re a professional sniveller.” ”

    It’s the internet so both sides of the argument could easily turn out to be stupid.

    Q:”How many angels can dance on the head of a pin.”

    A: “I don’t believe in them.”

    Q: “Angels? ”

    A: “Pins.”

    Q: “It’s a trick question anyway because angels can’t dance”

    A: ” That’s not even a question”

    Q: ” Shut up. ”

    A: ” That’s not a question either. You’re bad at your job. ”

    Q: ” We should post this to Reddit. “

  24. Cats are evil.

    Honky ones, doubly so.

  25. palaeo: that’s every Twitter argument I’ve ever been in.

    Latest? VoterID laws. Truing the vote or suppressing it?

    We got to the point where an activist said she was helping ppl get IDs and so I had to ask why fight it if the problem were solvable?

    You and I know the answer but they won’t admit it.

  26. “We got to the point where an activist said she was helping ppl get IDs and so I had to ask why fight it if the problem were solvable? ”

    Are some of those “people” multiple personalities, cartoon characters, imaginary friends, or the dead ?

  27. 5.1 earthquake in SoCal in between La Habra & Brea. My parents live in Brea and it was quite the roller coaster. Stuff off shelves & walls and the cats are refusing to come out from behind the couch.

    I’m about 25 miles away and it really shook us, too.

  28. As long as you all are okay, Darleen.

  29. Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the 9.2 earthquake in Anchorage, AK.

  30. So, is micro aggression best embodied by .223 and macro aggression something more like 155 mm?

  31. palaeomerus,
    If’n you get the first couple, I’ll get the ones next to them.

    As George O says; “They’ll be lucky to get 25.”
    Yes, and those 25 should be immediately identified and isolated before whatever they have contracted spreads to anyone who still has a shred of sanity.

    WTF is wrong with people today?

    Reverend, I’ve got your ‘invisible knapsack of white privilege’, “RIGHT HERE.”

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