Tired of Liberal Privilege Whines

White Liberal GuiltThis is another of those constant drones that we see on the Internet, liberals pointing fingers and accusing others of being privileged, therefore they should keep their damn mouths shut and let everyone else talk because anything that anyone who actually isn’t living in destitution isn’t worth listening to.  They think that liberal privilege should make everyone feel guilty.

Fuck you.

So much of this comes from liberal guilt and yes, that really is a thing.  Liberals feel bad that they have things that other people do not, so instead of wondering why other people have not achieved the things they have, they blame themselves because somehow, it must be their fault.  There’s a distinct self-loathing thread that runs through progressive political thought.  They desperately want to be able to personally identify with the downtrodden, if only they didn’t live in a first world nation!  Damn their parents for actually being financially stable and successful, it keeps them from feeling as bad as those that they seemingly idolize!  If they could just get rid of their damnable white skin and middle class exterior, they’d be able to feel the pure ecstasy of poverty and hatred that they imagine must be going on at all time!

See, I know this is going to shock liberals, but blacks are no different than whites.  They have the same abilities, the same opportunities and the same capacity to make something of themselves.  It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian, you can make your life better if you try.  The problem is, especially in the ghetto community, blacks have been told for generations that they’re just not good enough, that the world owes them a living, that they don’t actually have to try, they don’t actually have to get an education or make good choices in life, in fact, if you do that and try to get out of the ghetto, you’re told by your black brethren that you’re a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.

But it’s not just blacks, if you look at white trailer trash in the Deep South, they have the same thing going on. They have their own white ghetto culture that tells them that they don’t have to work hard, get an education, make good choices, etc.  They think they deserve a living because they bothered to get out of bed in the morning too. Stupid is stupid, no matter the skin color.  But that’s not something that liberals tend to talk about, except wherein these trailer trash idiots say something racist, then they’re all over it.  Of course, when the ghetto blacks say something racist, the liberals are only too eager to commend them on it. Blacks can’t be racist, after all, and whites must have done something to deserve the hate.

Okay, I will say that blacks in the distant past were downtrodden.  That was then, this is now.  Get over it.  I don’t care if you were abused yesterday, this is today and you’d  better pick yourself up and get back on the horse.

People shouldn’t guilty about things that they, themselves, didn’t do.  I have not been racist toward anyone, therefore I have no need to feel bad about racism.  I also haven’t been sexist, haven’t opposed equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, etc.  I have no guilt for things I didn’t do.  So why do liberals?  I suspect that a lot of it stems from a feeling of powerlessness.  They don’t want to feel like they’re not in control and when faced with things that they can’t arbitrarily fix, they feel guilty because “fixing things” is their cup of tea, or so they think.  However, they’re also fundamentally lazy, they don’t want to propose actual solutions, they just want to play word games and pretend that they can wave their magical liberal wand and make everything all better without actually having to do anything to make things better.  Now I want to improve things too but my solutions are real.  They revolve around actually getting people off their asses and making the world a better place, at least as much as is possible.  There are some things we can’t fix, especially things where the people who are actually responsible refuse to work on the solutions.  Blacks will continue to have problems getting out of poverty so long as they embrace the ghetto black culture that tells them they can’t make it on their own.  If the changes that are necessary never take place, it’s not my fault, it’s theirs.  I will oppose actual racism when it rears it’s ugly head, regardless of where it comes from, but I won’t feel guilty because some whites are racist, any more than I will because some blacks are racist.  I’m not racist.  I have nothing to be personally guilty over.

And maybe that’s something everyone ought to understand.  Your life is your responsibility.  What other people do is not.

8 thoughts on “Tired of Liberal Privilege Whines

  1. I remember reading somewhere (and now I wish I remember exactly where) a piece explaining the phenomena you write about in terms of "respect" vs. "sympathy." The author suggested that the idea of respect is an important aspect of the way that conservatives view the world. And respect must be earned. We respect those who provide for themselves and their dependents, educate themselves, improve themselves etc. In contrast, liberals seem to be driven by sympathy. Sympathy, of course, does not have to be earned. Liberals sympathize with people who suffer misfortune, even when it is of their own doing. They blamed society for it and because they themselves constitute society, they feel the white guilt that you describe. Interestingly, although they make a virtue out of feeling sympathy (in contrast to heartless conservatives) they rarely reach for their own wallet to put their money where their mouths (or hearts) are. They make a virtue out of tasking society (the hard working taxpayers) to alleviate whatever social ill that has them stirred.
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    1. Yes, respect must be earned and it is a very typical liberal position that respect has to be magically given to everyone, just because they happen to be alive. I don't buy that at all. However, you're using the wrong words, and it's a common mistake so it's not a big deal. Liberals are driven by empathy, which is a desire to feel what the downtrodden are feeling. It's a desire to personally experience the emotions felt by another individual. Sympathy is more akin to conservative values, it means understanding what another person is going through but not seeking to feel it as they do.

      If your cat gets run over by a car, I'll be sympathetic. I know that losing something you love sucks. I understand the emotions that you're going through. I am not going to become personally invested in the loss of your cat though, I'm not going to fly into a rage because you had a personal tragedy. One is a conservative-ish position, the other is a liberal-ish position.

      That's why, as you say, the liberals want the taxpayers to pay for all of the social ills, because they've become personally emotionally invested in those ills. They feel horrible for the people who are in those situations because they cannot help but put themselves into that place and react as though they really were. They don't want to find solutions to the problem to get those people out of the mess they're in, even if it takes a long time to actually do so, they want immediate relief and they don't want anyone to suggest that those people had any part in creating their own problems.

      1. "Liberals are driven by empathy, which is a desire to feel what the downtrodden are feeling. It's a desire to personally experience the emotions felt by another individual. Sympathy is more akin to conservative values, it means understanding what another person is going through but not seeking to feel it as they do. "

        No, empathy means you actually DO understand what someone is going through because you have been there. No trying involved there. Sympathy means feeling sorry for someone else.

        1. Except most of the time, you haven't actually been there. So let's actually look at the dictionary definition of the word. Empathy is "the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner". The problem with trying to experience what someone else is experiencing is that you take yourself out of a rational space. There are important lessons to be learned in adversity, the biggest of which is that if you find yourself in a situation that you don't like, don't continue to do what placed you in that situation. Learn from your mistakes. But if we have sympathy for their plight, if we understand they are going through a rough patch and offer help where we can, but understand that they have to deal with the consequences of their own actions, we teach them not to do it again. On the other hand, if everyone is so busy empathizing with them that they don't want any potentially painful lessons to come about, then the person never learns anything. In fact, empathy encourages people to keep doing stupid things because they know they will get a bunch of people telling them they did nothing wrong and bailing them out when they do.

          Sympathy is simply a superior tactic.

          1. I don't understand why you are conflating empathy with being indulgent on someone's else behalf. If you yourself experienced growth has a result of going through a trial and dealing the consequences for your own decisions, that is all the more reason to want the other person to do the same.

  2. "So much of this comes from liberal guilt and yes, that really is a thing."

    So compassion, empathy, and justice are as make-believe to you as the existence of deities? Liberals can't possibly be motivated by any of these? These are traits displayed only by conservatives?

    "There’s a distinct self-loathing thread that runs through progressive political thought."

    Perhaps you will provide an argument with examples of this that actually support this assertion?

  3. "So much of this comes from liberal guilt and yes, that really is a thing. Liberals feel bad that they have things that other people do not, so instead of wondering why other people have not achieved the things they have, they blame themselves because somehow, it must be their fault. There’s a distinct self-loathing thread that runs through progressive political thought. They desperately want to be able to personally identify with the downtrodden, if only they didn’t live in a first world nation! Damn their parents for actually being financially stable and successful, it keeps them from feeling as bad as those that they seemingly idolize! If they could just get rid of their damnable white skin and middle class exterior, they’d be able to feel the pure ecstasy of poverty and hatred that they imagine must be going on at all time!"

    This entire paragraph qualifies asa diatribe. It certainly is not anything resembling an argument.

    The remainder of this piece is just about the worst cardboard caricature of reality I have ever had the displeasure to read.

  4. "Stupid is stupid, no matter the skin color."

    Recall that Forrest Gump said that "Stupid is as stupid does." Just a rewording of the above.

    Both statements are true and this fulmination is an example of that truth. By the way stupid is also stupid, no matter the religious creed (or lack there of), age, gender, or political ideology of a person.

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