Hillary Clinton’s Privilege

Among the more charming preoccupations of the modern left is its newfound interest in a mock social science that involves divining forms of “privilege” allegedly enjoyed by otherwise undeserving individuals. The Appalachian family of five in the hills of West Virginia living on a logger’s salary and food stamps might be surprised to learn that they are the beneficiaries of “white privilege,” but that is the supposedly dispassionate assessment of their classifiers toiling away at this or the other coastal opinion journal. Similarly, men, heterosexuals, those who identify as the gender of their birth, et cetera, et cetera, are also presumed heirs to a legacy of privilege that yields them unwarranted advantages. This is not a study characterized by the empiricism that typifies genuine scholarly discipline; more often, it is grievance and resentment in pursuit of a methodology that legitimizes base acrimony. What exposes this unhealthy myopia as something less than objective analysis is that so few of those consumed with identifying and condemning privilege cannot see it where it is most prominent: namely, with those who occupy positions of power. The very embodiment of unearned privilege is running for the presidency in 2016, but so few on the left seem equipped or willing to acknowledge that Hillary Clinton has been afforded leeway that anyone else in her present position would be denied.

  • Yes, but this has been going on for ages.

    The Clintons have always been sleaze and that is their legacy. Perhaps even the most bovine voter can no longer take that kind of filth.

    • They are as corrupt as they come, but then the entire political class is.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Hillary Clinton doesn’t have privilege anymore.
      She has enablers.

  • Gary

    This winter in early 2015 I saw what Wynne and Olivia Chow deems as White privilege , so , while thousands of Muslims and Blacks were in nice warm homes as ‘refugees’ on welfare – plus Joe Mehivc giving welfare to 300,000 illegals mostly non-whites – we had a White male FREEZE to death in a TTC waiting shelter that was a blip on the News coverage by the Liberal media and Anti ‘White Canadian’ CBC.

    25 years ago I warned people that at the rate the Politicians are refusing to deal with Black crimes and the drugs/gangs/guns in Government housing along with the children having children in Gov housing too , Toronto will become a Detroit or Chicago with several ghettos funded by the Welfare Industrial Complex.

    Toronto just spent $1,000,000,000.00 on Regent Park upgrades only to see it now being taken over by non -white muslim “Refugees” imposing sharia law in the Rec Centre like fascists thugs for allah ruling over Canadian non-muslims .
    Sadly , even with all the benefits of being in Canada we saw how a group of Pakistani background muslim males still wanted to slaughter thousands of non-muslims via truck bombs in Toronto as a favour to allah.
    Minorities are drawn to Justin’s Liberals because he offers open borders for FREE stuff and approves BROWN babies being murdered by the gender-cide abortion in their South Asian culture to deem women as lesser than male babies.

    I’m pro-choice only if Abortion can be retro-active and starts with the feminazis, homofascists , islamofascists and those with a brain defect to embrace Liberalism.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      How many heterosexual families want to bring gay babies into the world?
      The rights the left has won result in their extinction.

    • Everyone Else

      a billion on upgrades for one park?

      solid gold teeter-totters?

  • mauser 98

    “F**k off! It’s enough I have to see you shit-kickers every day,
    I’m not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep
    your mouth shut.”

    Hillary to her State Trooper body guards after one of them greeted her with “Good Morning”