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08 May 2016, 3:26 am

Check you privilege apart from being reductionist and over simplistic bigotry is the the Four Yorkshiremen sketch played out for real. A race to the bottom.



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08 May 2016, 7:55 am

Yes, people of color are discriminated against, so are people of alternative sexuality/lifestyle. It's obvious.

It doesn't mean, as a white male, that I'm privileged. I didn't get my job because I'm white and male, nor my present residence.

I do feel that I'm given more of the benefit of the doubt when I need to use the restroom in a restaurant (more important than one thinks).

But when someone claims I'm priveleged, I just bristle. It might be historically true--but it's not true for me.

Neither I, nor any of my ancestors kept slaves, so I'm not part of any of this sort of oppression.



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08 May 2016, 8:06 am

Those blokes must've been in Heaven. As soon as we were born, we were set to work 24 hours a day, didn't get paid at all, and had nothing to eat. We had no home, no family, no parents at all to beat us to sleep, and no rolled-up newspapers to be beaten to sleep with! We had no concept of lakes, roads, rooms, corridors, nor shoeboxes. Kids today have no idea how easy they have it - they should check their privilege!


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08 May 2016, 9:02 am

Fnord, you were living in luxury. Aye when I was growing up, we had it tough!

We had to work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and the pay mill owner for permission to come to work.

So you should check your privilege!


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08 May 2016, 9:51 am

RetroGamer87 wrote:
Fnord, you were living in luxury. Aye when I was growing up, we had it tough! We had to work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and the pay mill owner for permission to come to work. So you should check your privilege!
Your mill had an owner?! Ours had a grain sack full of leaves with the word "Owner" painted on it in mud. Our mill ground dirt into dust, which we sprinkled on twigs and bark to give them flavor. When we ran out of twigs and bark, we ate only the dust, and we liked it! Now you check your privilege!

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08 May 2016, 10:03 am

Luxury! Sheer luxury! At least you had food to eat. We used to dream of eating dust but we couldn't afford any. We had to get up 5 hours before we went to bed and we didn't have a bed neither. And we had to beat ourselves to sleep with our bare hands because we coulnd't afford a stick. Now you check your privilege!


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08 May 2016, 10:12 am

Pfeh! We had our hands tied behind our backs so that we wouldn't exceed the union quotas, and they were never untied long enough for us to give each other a decent beating, much less beat ourselves! And if we were lucky, our legs would be untied long enough to deliver just one swift kick to our neighbor before we were locked in a trunk and thrown into the river! We had to walk back to the mill on the river bottom before our shifts started or we'd lose our daily ration of filth! And what lovely filth it was; all maggoty and smelly and we wore it with pride! So check your privilege, mate!


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08 May 2016, 12:02 pm

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Absolutely. That being said, Maher never denies the existence of real racism, like too many conservatives do.


Do you know why they do that? I mean some of them really believe that, since the GOP power base is rural and suburban folks who honestly may never have seen it, but I think the major reason is that it's become such a partisan issue that acknowledging it is seen as giving a "point" to the liberals, and, more importantly, opening the door to more of the intrusive government regulation that liberals tend to support but that conservatives consider anathema. Similar dynamic to climate change; it's not so much about the facts as it is about not allowing an opening for the imposition of undesirable laws and regulations.


Considering the polarization of the country along political lines, that's very likely true, at least in part.


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