Friday, May 08, 2009

Privilege Privilege Everywhere...but not a drop to drink

There was one lesson I learned at an early age, life ain't fair. As I got older I learned another part of that lesson, that life ain't fair because for the most part, what one person thinks is fair is really subjective. I got even older and realized that for someone with any kind of privilege, (like me) what seemed fair to me was almost definitely going to be unfair to someone who was not granted the societal privilege I am. It all leads back to my basic premise though, namely that life is not fair.

If you are a middle class, white American dude, life is more than fair to you on a couple of counts, so being a whiny-ass titty baby because you like to dress up like this romanticized idea of a pirate and those impoverished Somali teenagers with guns are taking away your fun by committing actual acts of piracy makes you look like a tremendous asshole.

Just sayin'

1 comment:

  1. Oh my god, that article has so much facepalm in it I don't even know what to say.

    Great commentary.