Sometimes, when I read a blog post by one of The Usual Suspects, I end up doing a facepalm. No, that’s not exactly correct, I end up constantly facepalming and sometimes, just bump my forehead on the desk in utter disbelief as these people don’t seem to be able to argue a point; All they do is rant about something they dislike and then jump to impossible conclusions based on that rant.
I read this post this morning that I believe made me both facepalm and bruise my forehead on my desk. I hardly know where to begin with this but I’m going to give it a try.
The thesis of the linked post is that people are bigots, even though it may cost them money and her first example is the show Empire. Why aren’t there rip-offs, as she calls them, of this big money maker? Then, completely off that subject, she tangents into same sex marriage and wedding cakes, not renting or selling homes to blacks, not hiring people of color or women that are qualified. She then answers her own question:
The fact that people keep doing bigoted things, even when it works against their immediate financial interests, shows just how valuable privilege is.(emphasis hers)
I was going to take the post point by point, but it’s too exhausting and laughable. It’s what I call Social Justice Logic. Someone is to blame for all the ills in the world and the usual target is white and male for the SJW crowd. Notice there are no facts cited about any of the privilege allegations made.
As most readers here know, the SJW logicians rarely base any of their accusations based on any data, it’s all about feelings.
So it appears from the quotation above, that people are actually making lots of money based on privilege. It’s valuable. Yet this author fails to prove how not hiring a woman or selling a home to a minority profits anyone at all. Pretty bizzare to me and is why I look at this reasoning (yeah, I’m being facetious here) as specious. There is no logical reason to make the accusations that are in this article.
What about bakery’s refusing to make cakes for gay couples weddings based on the owners religious beliefs? Well, so far, those that have refused to accomodate, have lost in the courts based on public accomodation laws. So, where’s the privilege here?
Where’s the proof that the charges made in the article are widespread and rampant? Oh, wait, we’re not allowed to ask for any actual proof of something, we must just listen and believe.