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White Privilege

chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 12,923 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 5 in Politics

When ever I hear that phrase somehow the name: Hunter Biden jumps right out.


Appears he can get away with just about anything.

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  • mike55mike55 Member Posts: 2,161 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 5

    Apparently someone stole mine, BEFORE I ever got to use it!

  • chris8X57chris8X57 Member Posts: 1,017 ✭✭✭

    Put Bill and Hillary Clinton on that list also. Nothing sticks to them.

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,100 ✭✭✭✭

    Everybody is going to struggle in life. Now if you build an empire in the old world with your kind then don't expect it to be like that in the new world with all the different kind. The Nation of The USA is built on a melting of DNA of all the races and until its well mixed there will always will be strive over different colors and races and wealth distributions.

    Remember the organized intellect with talent will always use the disorganized intellect with no talent and that will never change in this world for even they are not perfect. One thing for sure being fair is relevant only in time and does not work in a capitalist society. https://hbr.org/2006/03/why-its-so-hard-to-be-fair

    serf

    https://ndpr.nd.edu/reviews/justice-and-the-meritocratic-state/

  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 68,750 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 5

    Didn't ever see any white privilege in aerospace machining. Company hired a few non white employees that didn't do great enough work to stay employed. Everyone in life has the same opportunity for success. Nonsense to think differently. I always told employees.. I didn't want excuses... I want to see results.

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 22,057 ✭✭✭✭

    back around 65 yrs ago

    I was union construction worker .. thats when the big push was taking place to get more minorities in better paying jobs

    two things stand out to me from then

    one I got to know some city employees on several jobs they told me job applicants who they ( the big wheels ) wanted just could not pass the test so they kept changing and lowering the test questions until they got who they wanted to meet the the governments big plan and % of minorities they decided on in every job so many other people scored way higher but were dis qualified ,, they did not meet the color or gender no matter how high or qualified they were , (BS then and now )

    even the company I was working for who workers on the job were sent out by the union halls they would call and say I need xx of what ever trade needed ( will add the supervision did have a few workers they kept from job to job because they knew they worked and would be there every day how I stayed with them 13 + years )

    any way more than a few times I would be ask to show my ID by the city or state even th eunion hall LOL I will explain .

    the overseers had to make sure the % of minorities was per the new marching orders from the top any job involving tax dollars had to meet that number

    so they would visit job sites and make sure each worker was who and what was listed on the postings given to the inspectors

    they ( the people confirming ) told me some company's would say example me Dave was a minority but was not what I was suppose to be . so they had to confirm each worker as listed .

    funny part we had a heavy equipment operator his name was Frank he was 80 or 90 % native American. so a minority in all sense of the word . right well sort of 😲 they told our boss many times they did not like counting Frank because from the street or any distance some one would see him he as just another white guy with a tan working in the sun they came out and said they wanted blacks and women so they would stand out in the work force to people walking by or checking out the job site

    our boss would just say tuff crap he is a minority 😁


    will add as a kid I seen as many poor hungry white kids as any other race as I was one . being white never put food on the table or paid the rent for my family it was all on dads shoulders to the best he could

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,100 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 7

    It's called the peter principle where you get promoted to your level of incompetent.Why do you think there are so many majors in the army? With the coming A.I. automation and formalized knowledge there is going to be a lot less Jobs for even hard working average individuals. This is why they need The Great Reset with a cashless society for The NWO.

    Some form of socialism will come into play in the future Here In The USA,The only hang up now is finding a non polluting energy source that is cheap enough to be viable for the New Standard in society. When they do it they will streamline the manufacturing process where everything is provided free with no ownership of anything. They Means The oligarchical ,trans humanism masters who can manage the process which more than likely be an A.I. entity created by them. 😁

    This is why Politicians will no longer be needed because they are all incompetent along with most government employees.

    The Peter principle is a concept in management developed by Laurence J. Peter, which observes that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to "a level of respective incompetence": employees are promoted based on their success in previous jobs until they reach a level at which they are no longer competent, as skills in one job do not necessarily translate to another.

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    https://www.beingpatient.com/race-norming-cognitive-test-dementia/

    The Western emphasis on speed of mental processing is not shared by all ethnic groups. In fact, some ethnic groups may value depth of thought more highly than speed of thought and may look unfavorably or doubtfully on work performed very quickly?

  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 12,874 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm white and have been privileged to work my butt off since I was 13 years old.

    I've been privileged to be shot at and blown up in the service of my country.

    I'm privileged to have worked for government agencies for the past 40 years and counting.

    I'm privileged to have paid taxes that supported thousands of deadbeat lazy slobs who could have worked for their own subsistence but didn't .

    I have no patience with 'off color' phokes telling me how privileged I am.

  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 12,923 ✭✭✭✭


    Good post, Like you I served and worked since I was 12.

    However, most of the people using the aforementioned term are white.

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,100 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 17

    The dilemma is There not just a thing as black racism anymore. A lot of disparity since The 1964 civil right act has been eliminated while a lot of mixing of different people's ethnicity have changed the idea that African descendant's can keep holding up the race card for class distinctions in American's society.

    I see a lot Americans with African heritage in their family better off then a lot of whites struggling now. I grow tired of the same drum beat that whites are the cause of the present problems. I debate with Black people occasionally and their latest gripes are there is not enough black billionaires. I figure they will start pounding that next for propaganda.

    They don't know the difference between discrimination from prejudice in my opinion. They are now saying being black should make them be given even more wealth with socialism give a way's because of their hertiage and nothing more.

    Ever time anybody goes and buys something somewhere and makes a choice they are discriminating one product over another and it's not prejudicism to do so. They need to see the difference but never will.

    serf

  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,034 ✭✭✭✭

    I am accused of having it, I graduated high School near the top of my class, had children while married, never have been arrested, took electronics in College and paid for it out of pocket, I paid all the taxes owed in amounts that make me sick to think of and worked my ever living butt off for 55 years. I supose that is what you can call White Privilege. So, I suppose I am guilty as charged and proud of it.

  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 68,750 ✭✭✭✭

    White Privilege... It is just an excuse for the others non success.

  • tomh.tomh. Member Posts: 3,701 ✭✭✭

    A young man who went to school with my boys has a grandfather who's black. Other than that, pure caucasian. He's pretty dark, especially in the summer and has beautiful curly hair.

    When it came time to apply to colleges, he did not claim white privilege, if you get my drift.

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,100 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 20

    Yep just like Obama was the first Black President even if is mother was pure white. It's all scam to milk the race card for more benefits and votes while all along he gets richer in money. He could care less about unity for our country. Just more socialism with social welfare to garner votes so he could get elected while Congress created a huge deficit debt bill for all Americans now dealing with hyper inflation and devaluing the dollar.

    I say this much however President Trump did the same thing but gave tax breaks to the rich which is like welfare for them too! The middle class got nothing but the bill with more debt. All the People need to wake up if they wish to save this union in this country from crooked politicians.

    serf

  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 23,042 ✭✭✭✭

    The middle class fared very well under DJT and with the tax reform that was done during his term. Do not understand where the myth of 'tax cuts for the rich' came from. Of course wealthy Americans benefitted. The extreme vast majority of Americans benefitted, and tax revenue increased.

    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,100 ✭✭✭✭

    Yet nothing was paid off to subtract from the national Debt.The national Debt is 135% of GDP now ! The pundits have said no country has paid off their debt at that high of ratio?

    serf

    https://letusvoteforfra.org/

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,385 ✭✭✭✭

    My wife had a friend whose husband was a MP at West Point and his time was short. Took the NYS Troopers test and aced it. Still did not get the job. Only had about thirty days left. A real family man. Guy was scared to death. Getting out of the Army and no job. He was told minority gets the nod. Went up to Connecticut and aced the Troopers test also. Got the job. One door closes another opens.-------------------------------------Ray

  • mike55mike55 Member Posts: 2,161 ✭✭✭✭

    DJT's tax reforms benefited EVERYONE who pays taxes. I am NOT rich nor a corporation, my taxes were lowered. Big corporate taxes that were reduced, resulted in MORE JOBS for us working folks.


    "Do not understand where the myth of 'tax cuts for the rich' came from."

    Straight from the COMMIES trying to kill this country!

    The old quote still stands true..." An oft told lie, oft becomes true"!

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,100 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 20

    One cannot pay less taxes when at the same time increase the deficit all the time.If there is no balance than sooner or later the system collapses.

    Balance and stability go hand in hand,only a fool would think otherwise. You dance then you are going to pay the fiddler. They made the rules yet knew it was a confidence game. When the new deal is made you can bet your freedoms will be sacrificed in the shuffle.

    serf

    You may fool people for a time; you can fool a part of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Even today academic theoreticians cover their blackboards with meaningless equations, and the general public struggles in bewildered confusion with inflation and the coming credit collapse, while the quite simple explanation of the problem goes undiscussed and almost entirely uncomprehended. The Federal Reserve System is a legal private monopoly of the money supply operated for the benefit of the few under the guise of protecting and promoting the public interest.--" G. Edward Griffin

  • dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 1,408 ✭✭✭✭

    Only privilege I get from being white is paying large amounts of taxes.

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 5,218 ✭✭✭✭

    You're quoting G. Edward Griffin who is certifiably nuts. Either that or he is someone trying to make a living off of sensational claims that feed the conspiracy folks that buy his books and films.

    He claims there is no such thing as HIV, says cancer can be cured by using a drug that has been proven to have absolutely no benefits, expounds his warnings about the Federal Reserve by twisting together unconnected facts as well as other crackpot theories. His degree in communications has helped him convince folks but sure didn't educate him on any of the subjects he lectures on. He was a failed radio announcer that became a con man going after the money of the gullible and under educated. Bob

  • mike55mike55 Member Posts: 2,161 ✭✭✭✭

    Well, under the democraps, we pay MORE taxes, have LESS, jobs, and the deficit still goes UP!!

    I'm just pointing out the fact that DJT lowered taxes for everyone! Saying it was only a tax break on rich corporations is simply a commie lie.

    I DO agree, the deficit needs to come down! Luckily FJB may actually bring the deficit down, unfortunately it will be by KILLING our country!

  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 12,874 ✭✭✭✭

    'was told minority gets the nod.'

    Yeah, that idea was a total FAIL.

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