I recently read another article on wordpress by someone who decided to write about how people who have privelege feel oppressed when the people that they have been oppressing get equal treatment.
The article if you care to read can be found here:
When You’re Accustomed To Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression
The problem with ideology like this is the fact it is based on the idea that White man oppressor Everyone else good victim.
The writer also runs under the feminist ideology. This ideology is based on the idea that if you don’t have any self doubt or don’t think that the reason you didn’t get a job due to your skin color is a privilege. The writer, like most feminists believe white people, or rather white men, don’t have self doubt about getting jobs based on skin color, gender or even sexual orientation. Which of course is the problem, simply because we are all human beings and we all experience self doubt about things, especially when they are not going our way.
The writer makes bold statements that white people are angry at being called racist for saying racist things or having racist beliefs. I myself have been accused of this by a few black people. Why? The reason I’m a so called racist by black people is purely retarded. It’s because I don’t date black people. That’s it. That so far has been the only reason. The writer of this article shows very clearly that they are racist in their thought processes. They constantly insinuate racial issues, and stereotypes etc.
Now while I don’t deny racism does exist, I don’t see it as the problem it was back in the 50’s. This person, like all who follow the feminist ideology of victim-hood believe they are victims somehow. Even when they are not.
The idea that not having any doubts about a job interview is called confidence. That isn’t a privilege. That is actually a trait of someone who is mentally stable and balanced. Even if you have doubt as to why you didn’t get the job, that just means you have doubt or self confidence issues. Which is actually normal for most people. Even I have experienced this, and I am a white guy. White males do experience self doubt. One job that I interviewed for a very long time ago, I didn’t get. I was told by the HR team I was qualified, but they had given to a female. That caused me to have self doubt, did I not get the job because of my gender?
The writer also states “I had had enough. I kept thinking “Why am I always moving out of this guy’s way?” Just about everyone else in the world seemed to agree that if two people were walking toward each other, both people would acquiesce a little…”
I don’t know what part of the world the person is from but if two people are walking towards each other one person always moves out of the way. Sometimes both. Not always though. Why he thinks that being nice and moving out of the other person’s way is a bad thing is part of a larger issue.
I understand that being nice all the time has it’s limits and sometimes you just want to say fuck it and push your way through. But that doesn’t mean you were privileged if someone else moves out of the way. That just means you are a courteous person. That is it.
Privilege boils down to this:
Privilege is something that can be given to you and can be taken away. For example, a privilege , like your laptop you received from daddy at Christmas. If you do something wrong daddy can take that laptop away from you as punishment. Removing the privilege.
In other words, privilege comes from outside of yourself, is something that can be taken away by others.
Thinking that you might have not gotten a job is not privilege in any way shape or form. It just isn’t. That is self confidence issues stemming from your own conscious or unconscious desires and not getting those desires fulfilled.
Moral is, if you have a doubt as to why something did not happen or why it happened, don’t go blaming others for your confidence issues. Think to yourself what YOU could have done to have been offered the job or gotten the better shifts. And maybe, just maybe the other person they hired or gave those shifts to were actually better than you.
After all, you can think you are better all you want, but the reality is the only person who is qualified to know is the owner or manager of the job. They are the ones who hire you or do the scheduling and know exactly what kind of performance they need. Not You.
Grow the fuck up people.