Hey lefties, check your own privilege

Left-wingers like to call on people, particularly white men, to check their privilege, but perhaps they should check their own.

Satyajeet Marar at The Spectator explains:

Thankfully, we do have many examples of real-world privilege.

When pixie-haired Singer Katy Perry responds to terrorism by preaching that we all need to simply ‘co-exist’ with ‘no borders’ while she herself benefits from 24/7 private security, lives in a luxury gated compound and jets around the world earning millions, completely unaffected by the fallout effects of terrorism and unchecked illegal immigration – that is privilege.   

When wealthy celebrity chef Jamie Oliver preaches that we need to impose a ‘sugar tax’ on the public to make them healthy, even though this tax would disproportionately hurt the poorest households by cutting a slice out of their budgets – that is privilege.

When inner-city based environmentalist groups take hard-line stances on how regional Australians should access and manage their water and other resources, despite failing to understand or sympathise with the impact this could have on their livelihoods and businesses and being far removed from the site of the issue – that is privilege.

When Yassmin Abdel-Magied uses ANZAC day as a vehicle for preaching her political agenda, despite never having served in the armed forces and never being personally affected by wars involving Australia or by the poor human rights and women’s rights records of the countries she has spoken at on DFAT-funded tours – that is privilege.

When Gillian Triggs earns a high six-figure salary and claims scant responsibility for her shameful handling of the Queensland University of Technology frivolous racial discrimination complaint, one which resulted in ordinary students from modest families suffering a three-year court battle for justice that effectively uprooted their lives – that is privilege.

Privilege is a very real thing.

Perhaps just not in the way the elitists who preach ‘social justice’ understand it.

Spot on.

It’s a shame the media luvvies don’t practice what they preach as well.


-The Spectator

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