Red, White and Blue Privilege
We’ve been hearing an awful lot lately about privilege in America and we’ve been told it is a bad thing and something many of us should be ashamed of. Hollywood actors, college professors, left-wing activists, late night comedians and liberals of every sort want to make us feel guilty for our alleged white privilege, male privilege or this privilege or that privilege. Those that want to bring America down are using this false idea of privilege to drive a wedge between us. The goal is simple, create class warfare and make people believe they live in an unfair nation. They try to paint America as racist and misogynistic hoping to convince people that the deck is stacked against them and most people have very little hope to ever get ahead. Worse, they would have you believe those who have gotten ahead have done so through various forms of exploitation and the unfair magical powers of the privilege they somehow possess.
Now, while they're talking about a privilege that is largely imaginary, I want to talk about a privilege that every single legal citizen of the United States of America truly does possess and that's a little something I like to call, American Privilege.
If you were born in the United States or have become a legal American citizen then you possess far more of this thing called privilege than most people around the world could ever imagine having. You have the privilege to freely speak your mind, to freely to pursue your education and your dreams. In America our government, which is actually you and me, will even give you low interest loans or grants if you qualify, just to help you pursue your dreams to the best of your ability which by the way benefits all of us in the long run.
And let us never forget that the American privilege we now enjoy was fought for and in many cases died for, by American citizens who came before us and gave their last full measure of devotion to this land so we could enjoy the life we are now living. Privilege didn't just magically occur in the United States, it has been earned! Earned by our parents and our grandparents. Earned by our founding fathers and the men and women who died in the great struggle for freedom. It was earned on the beaches of Normandy and the trenches of Iwo Jima. Small business owners and the Captains of Industry have earned it. School children and those that dreamed of going to the moon have earned it. Our churches, temples and synagogues have earned it. Our Bill of Rights and our Constitution have earned it. Our collective drive, determination and work ethic continue to earn it every single day from small farms to skyscrapers our privilege is earned every single day. Is our country perfect? No, off course not but it's far better than most, and we as a people, each and every one of us have a God-given right to feel proud of being a citizen of the United States of America.
Whether you're a man or a woman, of any given religion or race, our doors are open. Universities and a place in the workforce is open to you and don't let anybody ever tell you otherwise. People come here from all over the world to enjoy and embrace the benefits of living in America. Even today we are the envy of the world. So, if you want to talk about privilege, please do so. And speak about it with pride and a spirit of thanksgiving and gratitude for the brave men and women who helped to build our country and keep it safe. But take time to realize that with every wise choice you make, and each day you go to work and contribute to our nation you are helping to build and maintain the privilege we all are now experiencing and hope to pass on to future generations.
So, the next time an American leftist wants to shame you with accusations of privilege, look them in the eye and say this, “You're damn right I'm privileged and so are you! The only difference between us is that I'm aware of just how blessed we both are and I am thankful for it, and I hope that someday, for all our sake, you will be too!”
We certainly do have privilege in America, Red, White and Blue Privilege. Now go bow your head and say thank you.