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Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,995 Senior Member
Micro-Aggression/White Privilege these terms have been bandied about a lot lately and especially on College Campuses. I think it is silly and the best things these kids could do is get their asses back in the classroom and try and learn something.


Every school/university has ways to investigate and deal with any EO complaint.

Like Mrs Chief said last night............after all, it WAS white folks who gave/voted for minorities to get their freedoms.............are we all that bad as a whole?

It is getting plain ridiculous.
It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »

    It is getting plain ridiculous.

    Actually, it's been plain ridiculous for quite some time now.


    TRUMP
    (There's no other way. We're too far gone for anybody else.)
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,941 Senior Member
    Just look at what happened at the University of Missouri? I think it's only a matter of time before it happens all over the country. If you want to be offended or feel discriminated against, one excuse is as good as any.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I saw that on TV where that guy resigned. If he knowingly ignored a serious racial issue then OK, but this whole thing seems trivial.

    Those students come from all walks of life and there will always be some jerks in the student body.

    Life is hard and I think it would behoove them to learn something in school so they can get a decent job after graduation. By all means let your voices be heard, but don't try and shut down differing opinions or even let the student press in like one school. That is a violation of Freedom of the Press..........crazy they want to pull some of the same things they are saying is unfair and happened to them, ain't it?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Micro-Aggression/White Privilege these terms have been bandied about a lot lately and especially on College Campuses. I think it is silly and the best things these kids could do is get their asses back in the classroom and try and learn something.


    Every school/university has ways to investigate and deal with any EO complaint.

    Like Mrs Chief said last night............after all, it WAS white folks who gave/voted for minorities to get their freedoms.............are we all that bad as a whole?

    It is getting plain ridiculous.

    It's hard for kids to learn something in school when the professors and other faculty are blowing this crap in their ear.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    The inmates are in charge of the asylum.

    :bang::bang::bang:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Where on Earth does this Utopia they want exist besides in Sir Thomas More's book?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • FlashoverFlashover Member Posts: 390 Member
    Can take the "white privilege" crap and blow it out your arse. Am a pasty white guy...who when younger I applied for various fire departments. One department had open competition for slots..I came in 5th of over 1000 applicants...for 8 positions. All 8 positions went to women and visible minorities. The highest any of those hired qualified was number 63. This was a recurring theme throughout my fire service career. Refused or passed over for promotion so a woman or visible minority who was less qualified would be moved up etc etc etc. I earned my qualifications, and I certainly didn't have anyone else pay for me to take course after course or training after training..I did it on money I earned busting my ass handloading trucks in a frozen food factory.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,941 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Where on Earth does this Utopia they want exist besides in Sir Thomas More's book?

    There's a small town near San Antonio named Utopia. I've been there once, and it seemed like a nice enough place. Maybe that's it.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    The whole lot of those 'delicate little flowers' can go take a flying fornication at a rolling toroidal shaped breakfast pastry. And after that, they can pack up their stuff, give up their U.S. citizenship, and take the first plane out of the country to their utopia filled with rainbows and the unicorns that fart them. I wouldn't wipe my backside with their suede tanned hides because you can't remove feces debris with more feces. And if you want the rest of the story of how I feel about these silly persons, shoot me an IM and I'll tell you EXACTLY what I think of these useless stone cold wastes of protoplasm. :tooth: :roll2:
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  • Red HorseRed Horse Member Posts: 96 Member
    Don't hold back Tennmike. There may be some with comprehension problems.

    Ever notice that conservative, Christian, white males (of southern extraction), that actually work and contribute are never allowed to be offended. For example, when a pair of gender challenged individuals wearing a$$less chaps want to swap spit in front of one of my grand kids, I am not allowed to be offended. I MUST accept and embrace their diversity. If I, however, don't applaud this behavior I am judged to have offended and am somehow to blame.

    Everytime Mrs Clinton tells another lie, I am offended. Everytime POTUS attempts to rewrite the Constitution for political purposes I feel violated. Where is the redress? Where is my safe space? Why must I endure these mindless aggressions? Rhetorical questions all. This is one way street.

    God help us all I one of these little wimps ever has to face a real serious problem- like a poorly made Starbucks latte. I can't even begin to imagine what would happen to them if they ever had to actually face reality.
    zu Gleich

    "Better is the enemy of Good"
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,915 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm a privileged white guy, born in Puerto Rico, with aggression issues that can't be called micro :tooth:
    Uhm, wouldn't you fall under White Hispanic? C'mon man, stay up with the times.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,915 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Uhm, wouldn't you fall under White Hispanic? C'mon man, stay up with the times.
    The reality is a few with a different view point talk loudly so that you cant hear anything else, you ask that they tone it down and you become the racist or bad guy. It is time we all stand up and yell right back. Everyones opinion and feelings matter not just those with the big mouth.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Flashover wrote: »
    Can take the "white privilege" crap and blow it out your arse. Am a pasty white guy...who when younger I applied for various fire departments. One department had open competition for slots..I came in 5th of over 1000 applicants...for 8 positions. All 8 positions went to women and visible minorities. The highest any of those hired qualified was number 63. This was a recurring theme throughout my fire service career. Refused or passed over for promotion so a woman or visible minority who was less qualified would be moved up etc etc etc. I earned my qualifications, and I certainly didn't have anyone else pay for me to take course after course or training after training..I did it on money I earned busting my ass handloading trucks in a frozen food factory.

    I had similar experiences, back in the '70's when all of this 'leveling the playing field' stuff was in its infancy. It took me about 5-10 years to rise above it, on my own merits, and those years were spent grinding it out in jobs that didn't allow for much more than week to week subsistence. I felt terribly mistreated for a time, but a man overcomes injustice, if he is a man. If he doesn't, he's still a child, and may remain one.

    The old-timers always said that 'the cream will rise to the top,' and they were mostly right.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,398 Senior Member
    There is no such thing as "white privilege". There is a lot of "decently dressed, well spoken, knowledgeable or willing to learn, motivated, hardworking privilege" just like there has always been. Kinda like this lady

    http://dailysignal.com/2015/11/04/meet-the-new-lieutenant-governor-of-kentucky-here-are-15-facts-about-jenean-hampton/
    5. She vowed when young that she would not “live a life of poverty,” she told the Courier-Journal. “A huge part of what formed my opinions was the peer pressure that I got to fail.”
    Her "privilege" came from deciding to not be a loser even though she was being pressured to do the stupid and blame others.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,398 Senior Member
    Red Horse wrote: »
    Don't hold back Tennmike. There may be some with comprehension problems.

    Ever notice that conservative, Christian, white males (of southern extraction), that actually work and contribute are never allowed to be offended. For example, when a pair of gender challenged individuals wearing a$$less chaps want to swap spit in front of one of my grand kids, I am not allowed to be offended. I MUST accept and embrace their diversity. If I, however, don't applaud this behavior I am judged to have offended and am somehow to blame.
    I have a tendency to tell those types that they are confusing acceptance with tolerance. I have to tolerate bad behavior in public at the moment, I do not have to accept it.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    The perpetually offended parasites on society don't know how to handle the situation when someone calls them out on their behavior in a way that is so over the top offensive that their feeble cries get drowned out. "The best defense is a good offense" applies here. They don't know how to handle anyone who uses their own tactics more effectively than they do.

    I remember a woman who achieved a fair amount of notoriety by videotaping men on the sidewalks of New York and taking them to task for their comments on her appearance. Then she encountered a southern redneck who proceeded to give her a profanity-laced 30-second tongue-lashing about HER offensive behavior. She was reduced to tears! Good for him!
    Jerry
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    When I was growing up, I learned that honesty wasn't only the best policy, but the ONLY policy. Sugar coating that honesty was on an as-needed basis and used to soften the blow of the honesty. I have a very few 'Hot Buttons' that make me go from Happy Place to Thermonuclear in a microsecond. Desecrating the U.S. flag is one of those, and thankfully I have never been present for that mess. I don't think I'd do well in jail. :tooth: These poor little things that feel words and actions that they don't agree with are micro-aggressions are nothing more than people ill equipped to cope with the real world. They think that they are special; well bless their hearts! :rotflmao: I see nothing but a bunch of spoiled little brats that are going to do poorly in life due to their inability to cope with a little adversity. Poor little things are more thin skinned than a condom!

    I got a heaping helping of that 'White Privilege' when I got out of the Navy. A veteran was kryptonite in the job market, so I used most of my savings, borrowed a little money from the bank, and bought a used tractor, manure spreader, and a pitchfork, and shovel, and cleaned out barns and spread the crap on the farmer's fields. And it was for damned well less than any $15/hr minimum wage. But it was honest work that put me through 2 years of college with the help of the G.I. Bill. And it took 3 more years after that to get a job in nuclear power with TVA. White male veterans were not their first choice.

    As to college graduates that majored in Gender Studies and other useless crap and can't find a job. Tough luck; they should have studied something that would have given them marketable skills upon graduation. Now they have a huge loan debt to pay back with no chance of getting a worthwhile job that will make a living wage, much less pay back the loan they accrued studying useless crap. It makes no sense to graduate from college and still have no marketable skills useful to the job market. That's one hell of a reality check! Hello McDonald's!
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,543 Senior Member
    I personally believe that white privilege exists. As proof of this, I contend that any white person on this board who has more guns than me is benefiting from it. As a solution, I propose that each of you send me 1 gun each. You can PM me for my LGS to facilitate the proper transfer.


    Feel the Bern!

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,670 Senior Member
    With all the commie-crap going on, I feel like I've been transported back to 1968-69!
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • ThompsonSubThompsonSub New Member Posts: 26 New Member
    I think we need to teach our kids how to react to authority and respect it,
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,611 Senior Member
    Red Horse wrote: »
    Don't hold back Tennmike. There may be some with comprehension problems.

    Ever notice that conservative, Christian, white males (of southern extraction), that actually work and contribute are never allowed to be offended. For example, when a pair of gender challenged individuals wearing a$$less chaps want to swap spit in front of one of my grand kids, I am not allowed to be offended. I MUST accept and embrace their diversity. If I, however, don't applaud this behavior I am judged to have offended and am somehow to blame.

    Everytime Mrs Clinton tells another lie, I am offended. Everytime POTUS attempts to rewrite the Constitution for political purposes I feel violated. Where is the redress? Where is my safe space? Why must I endure these mindless aggressions? Rhetorical questions all. This is one way street.

    God help us all I one of these little wimps ever has to face a real serious problem- like a poorly made Starbucks latte. I can't even begin to imagine what would happen to them if they ever had to actually face reality.


    There are more than a few up nort' here that would agree. Sayin'

    Diver43 wrote: »
    The reality is a few with a different view point talk loudly so that you cant hear anything else, you ask that they tone it down and you become the racist or bad guy. It is time we all stand up and yell right back. Everyones opinion and feelings matter not just those with the big mouth.


    Have to disagree. Feelings don't matter any more than opinions...nor should they.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,398 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    There are more than a few up nort' here that would agree. Sayin'
    Now stop. You'll hurt their protected feelings. They like being special.

    :tooth:
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,152 Senior Member
    Now stop. You'll hurt their protected feelings. They like being special.

    :tooth:

    I'm offended! Check your Northern PrivilegeTM!!!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    I am a product of white privilege.
    I was privileged to:
    Have a mom AND dad who cared about and sacrificed for me.
    Be born in the greatest country in the history of the world.
    Have a father and mother who served. One in WW II New Guinea and the other at home packing parachutes.
    Now as far as my ancestors are concerned; the Irish were the cheap alternative slave to black slaves. So if you want to go back that far then no.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    I personally believe that white privilege exists. As proof of this, I contend that any white person on this board who has more guns than me is benefiting from it. As a solution, I propose that each of you send me 1 gun each. You can PM me for my LGS to facilitate the proper transfer.


    Feel the Bern!

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTubbxvWWihl0vJ1rry1HbExHX5lQDc-jhoG8FuyWxOQ_uIfv2i5Q


    I'm in the clear - since I lost all of my guns in that boating accident, last week. I'm a victim, too, see. :jester:
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    They don't wanna go to class, put their butts to work so they have to pay for food and shelter...........................here is a quote from their Horse Manure demands...........

    "A statement from the activists reads: “We are people of all colors, genders, and sexual orientation, and we are united to fight for education as a human right.” Protesters are calling for tuition-free public college, cancellation of student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for college workers… plus a lot of other stuff about “straight white male patriarchy” and rape culture on campus."

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/12/live-updates-campus-crazies-on-million-student-march/
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,543 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    I'm in the clear - since I lost all of my guns in that boating accident, last week. I'm a victim, too, see. :jester:

    I'm very sorry for your loss.

    :tooth:
    Knowledge is essential to living freely and fully; understanding gives knowledge purpose and strength; wisdom is combining the two and applying them appropriately in words and actions.
  • LanceLance Member Posts: 149 Member
    Does white privilege exist? Yes, to a degree. It however shouldn't be used as an excuse or a crutch as it seems to be portrayed so often. There are all sorts of factors outside of your control that will impact how difficult your life will be (genes, health, wealth of your parents, where you grow up, quality of your education, how attractive you are, etc.). Yes, a rich, white, trust fund baby is going to have a much easier time than a poor, black, inner city kid. But it doesn't mean one can't become more talented and successful than the other. It will just be more challenging. It sucks, but we don't all start out at the same place, and we all have to do the best we can with the cards we're dealt. If you spend your whole life complaining about your cards, you've already lost.


    Alpha, the problem is the insane sense of entitlement that the younger members of our generation have.

    Put aside all ethnic, regional, or socioeconomic backgrounds.

    There seems to be an expectation of "equality of outcome" while forgoing the whole "equality of input" or "equality of opportunity" part of the equation.

    That's not going to work. And the obfuscation that blacks are currently perpetrating by calling themselves "People of Color" isn't going to work either.

    Asians, Indians, and Middle easterners aren't falling for that .
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,941 Senior Member
    I agree that there does appear to be an inflated sense of entitlement, which isn't a good thing. But I also think that we're a lot further from even equality of opportunity, which I do think is an ideal this country should strive for. it certainly appears to me and many others that the nation as a whole has been moving further and not closer to that ideal over the past few decades.

    Well, we can put everyone on welfare. That would work.


    For a while....
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,398 Senior Member
    I agree that there does appear to be an inflated sense of entitlement, which isn't a good thing. But I also think that we're a lot further from even equality of opportunity, which I do think is an ideal this country should strive for. it certainly appears to me and many others that the nation as a whole has been moving further and not closer to that ideal over the past few decades.

    I dont think we are. It looks that way because of the entitlement mentality though. People are saying "I cant make it." when what they would say with honest introspection, would be "I quit because it was hard." and "I dont think I have to work that hard to get ahead when my friends are playing." Why do you think there are so many psychology students in Community College? It is a underwater basket weaving degree. Sorry, but there is little need for a 4 year psychology grads no matter how much one wants to study it and the pay and is in line with a glut of degrees.
    The entitlement attitude also contributes to the non consideration of consequences. They will take underwater German basket weaving for 6 years, and then expect that someone will actually pay them because they have a degree. The degree means nothing, it is there to open the door. A guy at work's wife hires for a nationwide tire reclamation company. Most of her hires are Poly Sci and govt studies grads and other soft degrees. They make great data entry workers at 14 bucks an hour. They have student debt, and have to buy food, and they know computers, and they have nowhere to go so there isnt much churn.
    I see way to many who took the hard road at 18 credits a semester of eng and math get hired at good jobs. Not always what they want, but a realistic rate. I dont think I have ever seen someone who took a hard science (eng, math, tech) who was willing to take the job even if it was away from home that did not make it. I have seen a lot who took soft sciences that have few real world applications, OR who have had no motivation to go get the job even if they have the degree languish in self pity. You cant say failure, because they didnt really try.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
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