The Political Left views people in groups, not as individuals. This is why some people are more equal than others and why some people are more valuable than others (i.e., hate crime laws). In so doing it is then possible to create divides among the people. People lose their individual identities and become their demographics.
The key is to determine which class of people is most easily manipulated and make them victims of another class. When a group of people is perpetually told they are victims, they begin to believe it. Soon every personal interaction is viewed through a filter. These newly established victims are told to beware not only of obvious slights, but also ‘secret’ ones too. Soon it “becomes clear and obvious” to them that normal words and expressions are code words oppressors use to communicate between one another. Victimhood becomes deeply ingrained and passed down from generation to generation.
The goal is to make you believe you need the Political Left to protect you from the Political Right who wants to do you harm and oppress you and those like you, not to mention they hate you!
Why else would so much emphasis be placed on funneling individuals into categories? Which, by the way, makes it easier to deliver a message to a wide bloc of people.
How does one go about determining privilege anyway? Is it about raw bottom line statistics only or is there any attempt to control for personal effort and motivation?
By asking who has more or who has less privilege already poisons the well for how individuals view the society they live in. It plants the seed that they are of a higher or lower caste than their differently classified neighbor and it’s the fault of the perceived higher caste that is responsible for their lot in life. It begins eroding personal integrity and self-esteem. It provides an excuse for failure and a burden of guilt for success.
What benefit to society or to an individual could this possibly provide?
(Gawker) — Privilege: so sweet to have. But even sweeter to not have. Privilege has its benefits, but the lack of privilege confers that sweet, sweet moral superiority. With that in mind, we have decided to determine who, exactly, has the least privilege of all.
These days, teary privilege confessionals pour forth from the lips of college students in equal proportion to the fiery critiques of our grossly unjust world that pour forth from the unprivileged masses. None of it, however, is very scientific. This is the privilege bracket. It is like an NCAA bracket, but without the privileged assumption that you know about sports, which are an inherently masculine-dominated, ability-privileged activity. Here, we will pit eight categories of non-privilege against one another, tournament-style. Each round, the least privileged will advance. At the end, only a single category of non-privilege will be left standing. Or, more likely, unable to stand.