BAILEY T. STEEN | THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018
CHECK THAT PRIVILEGE at the door, folks — upper-class regressive leftists aren’t done berating you just yet. According to a new report published by The College Fix, the prestigious George Washington University are investing time and money into a new education workshop to teach students that America is entrenched in “Christian privilege” where people, particularly of the straight, white and male variety, at the are recipients of “unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across [the] country.”
Just a week after the Easter holidays, the university’s Multicultural Student Services Center decided it was the perfect time not to just eat delicious chocolate bunnies, but to host an event wondering why members of one dogmatic faith (pesky Jesus worshippers) have it easier than members of other dogmatic faiths (the-Allah-who-shall-not-be-named) whose problematic tendencies often go unaccounted for.
Based on the descriptions on their own website, the upcoming April 5th event,“Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!”, will focus the conversation through a purely American context and discuss the “role of denial when it comes to white privilege” and make sure attendees walk away with “at least three ways to be an ally with a non-Christian person.” Hosted by Timothy Kane, the university’s interim associate director for inclusion initiatives, the event will even be accompanied with a diversity powerpoint presentation and, to my knowledge, no snacks to make the whole social justice nature wash down smoother.
Though we won’t know the extent of the conversation’s far-left dogma until after the event, this is the first of 15 other “free training opportunities” offered through the center seeking to “equip students and staff with the necessary skills to promote diversity and inclusion in the different environments” — extending their program to tackle such dire champagne socialist issues such as “heteroesexual privilege,” “cisgender privilege,” “abled-bodied privilege,” “socio-economic privilege,” “unconscious bias,” and many more to come, I’m sure.
Publications have tried to reach Mr. Kane, the center and a campus spokesperson for comment, but these sadly lead to no avail — to the shock of literally nobody.
After all, why would we expect members of the regressive left to comment on such matters? It’s not like we have a historical precedent of the far-left refusing conservations with those to the right of Chomsky. In fact, the record tends to show they prefer to shutdown their opposition. Attendees have been punched to suppress liberal YouTuber personality Sargon Of Akkad, fires set to university campuses to suppress conservative speaker Milo Yiannopolous, with even religious radio host Ben Shapiro needing over $600,000 in security fees just to deliver a boring speech about conservatism and keep far-left protestors at bay. One can’t help but see the irony in the far-left singling out a particular religious group for a conversation, yet should their opposition speak ill of Islam they will decide that event, even if it’s entirely unrelated to religion, is worthy of a deplatform moment.
Judeo-Christians are not without their moral failings, of course. Take their history when it comes to homosexual rights. Praised members of the religious right, from Shapiro to fellow Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh, still consider the supreme court’s ruling on equal marriage to be a “failure of conservatives” to “win the culture war”. Often they pussyfoot around the issue with a segregation compromise that straights should have marriage and the gays should have civil unions — unable to provide a non-dogmatic, non-authoritarian reason as to why two people can’t enact their first amendment right and freely join in the union of marriage.
It’s undeniably an immoral opinion, but is it the establishment opinion? Sure, same-sex marriage is still relatively recent, but where’s the christian privilege at play here? According to the polls, 47% of Republican voters actually supported the supreme court’s decision, in addition to the support coming from Democrats and Independents who still lean majority Christian. While religious loonies at The Daily Wire still complain about the legal reality, preaching the homophobic rhetoric consistent with their faith, they are not the establishment force here — even when Republican politicians hold the most office seats since the 1930s.
They’re not even powerful enough to overturn Roe V Wade, the controversial supreme court decision that allows women to have abortion up to 24 weeks, sparing extenuating circumstances that result in late-term terminations. Granted, we’ve seen persistent Christian push backs against abortion, from the high turnout at The March For Life, the sneaky legislative tactics of the GOP to eliminate Planned Parenthoods around America, to the 2015 Colorado shooting from Christian terrorist Robert Lewis Dear, Jr., where three people were killed and eight injured, later put to jail for his crime and no Christian establishment to rescue him — much like other attacks on Planned Parenthood from repeated arson to chemical weapon events.
If we were in the days of Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, the oppressive catholic church would surely give these terrorists proper knighthoods.
Modern America puts them in prison — and rightly fucking so.
Much like they put Dylann Roof in prison, the white supremacist terrorist currently sitting on death row for the 2015 slaughter of nine people in the predominately black Mother Emanuel Catholic Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Even regressive publications such as Everyday Feminism, who proudly declare America is just littered with “Christian privilege”, admit shootings of (black) churches are nothing new. Of course, they use this for Islamic apologetics through whataboutism — drawing your attention away from undeniable atrocities waged upon Christians to defend Muslim mosques. You won’t find such behaviour here. And you won’t even find that behaviour at Newsweek, known as a more left-wing publication, who discovered Christians were the most persecuted group alongside Muslims, both of which often persecuted by members of other more radical Islamist faiths.
“Not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of persecution,” the report said. The report examined the plight of Christians in China, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Turkey over the period lasting from 2015 until 2017. The research showed that in that time, Christians suffered crimes against humanity, and some were hanged or crucified. The report found that Saudi Arabia was the only country where the situation for Christians did not get worse, and that was only because the situation couldn’t get any worse than it already was.”
It’s hardly a privilege to be the most persecuted group out there, unless you happen have an economy based on victimhood… which just so happens to be the case with the intersectional regressive left. Nevertheless, will you find them at the defence of this one? I venture not given the whole topic is about the problem with whiteness, maleness, hetrosexuality, cisgender idenities and their relation to Christianity — and only the latter having merit to criticise. The establishment knows these groups are fair game for some finger pointing. To examine the faults with the Christian cult and the bigoted people who practice it is one thing — to become a bigot in service of cult mentality, to protect other similar groups, is another.
Westerners do have significantly more privileges than third word residing counterparts — but is this necessarily a bad thing? I would bet my life on churches and mosques being safer in the west than the eastern counterparts, often subject to bombings you would find on LiveLeak.com. I get to keep my bisexual life under Australian law, being a majority secular country with members of other faiths sprinkled in, which I view to be better than the rooftop falls I would experience under theistic rule.
There is no shame in enjoying these privileges — and venture to say our Western liberty and prosperity are rights, whether you believe they’re God given or not. There are legitimate reasons to hate modern Christianity, I argue there are far more reasons to hate modern Islam, from the growing of fundamentalist terror groups to the dangers of drawing their prophet Muhammad (piss-be-upon-him, of course), but George Washington University seem to have taken their eye off the ball. Honestly, what could be more out-of-touch bourgeois than a 90 minute workshop, hosted by the openly homosexual Kane, where he bitches about not being served gay wedding cakes?
How very Marie Antoinette of you, regressives.
However, I prefer life and liberty, thank you.
Thanks for reading!
Bailey T. Steen is a journalist, editor, artist and film critic based in Victoria, Australia, but is also Putin’s Puppet™ on occasion.
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