Progressive Privilege

Progressive friends, we need to have a chat.

This is about something very serious…it is about privilege.

No, not the kind of privilege you think…it isn’t the “white” kind, this kind is even more dangerous and devastating to people.

Yes, America needs to you to check your progressive privilege.

Progressive privilege is defined as that set of advantages and/or immunities progressives benefit from on a daily basis beyond those common to non-progressives. Progressive privilege can exist without conscious knowledge of its presence by the progressive and it helps to maintain an imagined intellectual superiority.

The biggest problem with progressive privilege is the invisibility it maintains to those who benefit from it most. It is the inability to recognize that any of the advantages progressives hold is a direct result of the disadvantages of non-progressives. The total absence of progressive self-awareness prevents them from recognizing their part in maintaining and benefiting from progressive privilege and contributes to the unwillingness of progressives, even those who are not true believers in progressivism, from admitting what insufferable asses this makes them.

Progressive privilege is about not having to worry about being fact checked by a fawning media. It’s about thinking that your ideas, manner of speech, and behavior in general, are mainstream – i.e. politically neutral, when, in fact, they are borderline communist. It is viewing progressive images on television every day and believing that real people think and act like that. It’s assuming that people can’t lead a constructive life without free stuff from the government. Its about believing you are right no matter what the facts are. It is about living in an alternate reality where natural laws do not apply.

Progressive privilege is having the freedom and luxury to tell a lie one day and ignore it the next, it exists on an individual, cultural, and an institutional level.

Progressives, recognizing you have a problem with this privilege is the first step to recovery. Please watch for these symptoms and check your progressive privilege:

  • If you protest about global warming and take a private plane to Davos to talk about it, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you are an actress who just won an Oscar and makes millions of dollars but choose to bitch about women getting paid less by citing false statistics, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you think President Obama is disrespected and President Bush wasn’t, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you think Christians are crazy for believing in creationism and Wiccans and those who worship Gaia or use the “power of crystals” are not, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe that 1% of the “rich” who pay more income taxes than the bottom 90% of taxpayers aren’t paying their “fair share”, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe radical Islamists commit terrorism because they don’t have good jobs, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you don’t believe Islam is at fault when a terrorist blows himself up in a crowd while yelling “Allahu Akbar” yet a single mentally ill gunman shooting up a movie theater means that every gun owner is to blame, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe the proper response to a national threat is preemptive surrender, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe “separation of church and state” is actually written the Constitution, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe that capital punishment is state sanctioned murder and abortion isn’t, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe the only way people can be truly free is through total control of their lives, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe laws are only enforceable if you like them, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe you have to pass a law to see what is in it, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you believe that the only truth is the “revolutionary truth”, that set of words, true or not, that serve only to advance the glorious People’s Revolution, you need to check your progressive privilege.
  • If you voted for Barack Obama twice, you need to check your progressive privilege.

Progressives, while this list is incomplete, I hope you find it helpful in recognizing your hurtful behaviors and assisting you in CHECKING YOUR PROGRESSIVE PRIVILEGE!

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7 thoughts on “Progressive Privilege

  1. Thank you Utah!

    I’m hoping everyone in CA reads this & will be sending it to my non Prog friends still trapped there.

  2. If you think someone isn’t paying enough taxes on their income to keep you from having to actually work for a living, you need to check your progressive privilege.

    • Uhmmm …. well…. Ginger and Mary-Ann notwithstanding, that lil’ Luvvy Howell was quite a little piece herself. Thurston himself nailed that issue.

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