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RE: Macklemore's "white privilege" album bombs
(04-20-2016 06:03 PM)Anabasis to Desta Wrote:  
(04-20-2016 05:45 PM)All or Nothing Wrote:  
(04-20-2016 01:33 PM)WestIndianArchie Wrote:  Gay rights are cool, blacks not so much.


Except black people have the same rights as everyone else.

Instead of focusing on things like: equal outcome, "white privilege", and race.

Let's focus on: criminal justice reform, police reform, and education reform.

The second category of issues will make American society better for everyone, the first category divides us.

We do but that's not the point.

The point is that if SJW-sim was a chess game ...

Black people would be the pawns, Hispanics would be the knights, Muslims would be the Bishops, non-white females would be the castle/rook , LGBT people would be the queen. The most powerful piece is the Queen & the least powerful are the pawns. All of them serve the most valuable piece of all - the King. Which would be middle/upper-middle class pretty white females.

There's a SJW hierarchy.

Gays are more way more valuable than blacks. Which is why Macklemore's "Same love" song featuring the Queen won so many awards but the white privilege song talking about the easily disposable pawns is a disaster.

He should have picked a more valuable piece. Muslims and illegal immigrants are hot right now.

For a while I was trying to decide whether LGBTs or blacks are the gold medalists in the Oppression Olympics. At this point I think LGBTs are the top of the heap even though blacks are still silver medalists and are still pretty up there when it comes to being favored by SJWs. A lot of this has to do with the SJWs themselves. A lot of them are middle to upper class college educated young people and they have grown up with a lot of privileges - to use a word they love to abuse - that comes with being in that socioeconomic class. As much as they love to white knight for BLMers and love to race troll on behalf of minorities there's a sense they are still outsiders, hence why pasty white guy like Macklemore rapping about white privilege can never come off as 100% congruent.

With LGBT issues however, so many of the causes associated with the LGBT social justice crusade are prime examples of first world problems, such as insisting that someone call you by the correct pronoun. If the worst thing you have to deal with is someone refusing to make a wedding cake for you, then you have a pretty charmed life. This is what makes it easier for SJWs, which as I mentioned before are composed of people living relatively comfortable lives, to relate to such issues. They'll never be able to really know what some black guy getting beaten up by a bunch of cops feels like no matter how much they try but seeing some gay dude get called a homo by a random passbyer will trigger images of the time in high school gym class they got thrown into a locker by the quarterback.

It's true that if someone is hardcore about LGBT issues chances are they'll be pretty sympathetic to BLM type issues too but if they absolutely had to pick one or the other then the LGBTs are gonna win out.
04-20-2016 10:32 PM
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