Matt Wash: Check my privilege? Check your arrogance.


The ‘white male privilege’ shtick wasn’t invented to foster a dialogue, it was invented to suppress it. You tell someone to ‘check their privilege’ because you want to discount everything they just said. It’s a Get Out of Thinking card. It allows you to push wide swaths of people into a nice little box labeled ‘privileged’ and summarily disqualify every thought and idea they bring to the table.

This is what I hate about progressivism. It’s such a dry, gray, joyless thing. It leaves no room for anyone to have an actual identity of their own. It doesn’t illuminate. It doesn’t enlighten. It doesn’t encourage open expression. It simply turns the lights off and tells everyone to shut up and play along.

Kira, life is much deeper than your college professors told you. People are vastly more complicated than you give them credit for. It’s absolutely laughable, in a pathetic sort of way, that you think you can write someone’s autobiography just because you’ve observed their skin color and their gender. Check my privilege? Check your arrogance, ma’am. Check your prejudice. Check your assumptions. Check your ignorance. Check your intellectual cowardice. Check your complete inability to prove that I have ‘privileges,’ because you know nothing about me or my life story.

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Editors Note: This excerpt is from courtesy Matt Walsh via Liberty Alliance

Matt Walsh is a blogger, writer, and professional sayer of truths.

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  • anarchyst

    On a worldwide basis, whites are a distinct minority. In spite of this, whites have uplifted most of the world by creating new products and systems. In addition, the uniquely white concept of “externalized altruism” has given “people of color” advantages that are routinely denied to whites. Whites have put themselves at a disadvantage by instituting so-called ‘civil-rights (for some)” legislation, “affirmative action”, contract preferences and set-asides, and many other “attempts” to “level the playing field”. This “externalized altruism” has become so pervasive that it is expected of whites. Every other race has its own organizations to promote the advancement of each respective race EXCEPT WHITES. According to those of other races, whites are not permitted to form organizations to promote white interests. White accomplishments have been so interwoven in just about ALL cultures; as a result, they are rarely noticed or acknowledged.
    What’s wrong with this picture??
    Africa for Africans,
    Asia for Asians,
    Israel for jews,
    white countries for everybody.
    White altruism will contribute to the demise of the white race. White altruism should be directed INWARD to provide support for our own race. Whites need to ignore the criticism that is directed our way for merely wanting to insure our own racial survival.
    Recently a minority student group was asked, “what would happen if whites suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth”?? After some serious soul-searching, one student finally remarked, “we’d be screwed”.
    Enough said.