Originally Posted by john61ct
Benefits given to oppressed categories of people don't even begin to right the wrongs inflicted on them daily over their whole lives.
A lifetime grant of $20k per year to every black person in the US would barely be a start compensating for slavery and all the jim crow bs they have to put up with right up to today.
Of course spaces excluding whites, males, the wealthy, cis-gendered, the able-bodied etc are healthy and just, oppressed minorities need places free of the constant micro-aggressions we constantly and subconsciously inflict.
I'm so sick of special snowflake privileged white cis men whining about being discriminated against.
Absolutely! As an oppressed gun owner, who's rights have been repeatedly trampled by corrupt politicians based on illegitimate pretenses, I agree!
I'll take my $20k to start with. I am looking forward to my safe space, where I and my oppressed brethren can feel safe from any kinds of aggression and own what we want and shoot what we want, without media hype blaming guns
for the activities of urban youth. I'll take another $20k to right the wrongs of 2A rights violations as a result of Jim Crow laws which later came to be the detrimental of us all. Of course, our safe spaces do not restrict entry to only cis-gender, rights-supporting white men, we welcome all- regardless of color or gender preference- to join us!
Now, I would request another $20,000 because my ancestors were not in USA at the time of slavery, thus were not party to that, yet have suffered the constant nagging and anguish associated with it. I suggest you get that $20k from the Muslims and West Africans, since they were the slave traders who supplied the US demand.
'll take another $20,000 because my ancestors- KRAUTS- had to work hard, learn English
, and boot-strap the advancement of their families such that the first college graduation didn't happen for some four generations. And you can give me another $20k because we had to change the family
Gimme another $20,000 because I spent YEARS of my life studying late at night, foregoing drinking, partying, fathering multiple children
, and drive-by shootings in order to achieve advanced degrees.
Then we'll apply EO laws to football and basketball. From now on, all athletic teams will have a maximum 50% ethnic minority, and minimum 10% women and 10% confused gender. The All Blacks will change their name, and have a maximum of 30% of Pacific Islanders (there goes rugby...)
I don't know how this all started off course when the topic is clearly under discussion, so I'll return the track to the rails.
yachts with at least one minority on board will be designated a "safe space" and all other yachts must give way, regardless of tack or wind
will reserve slips for minorities and pregnant skippers. The extremely rare snowflakes known as "those who can back a trailer
down a ramp" will be ridiculed in the media and forced to pay for classes
for those who aren't as "privileged". Anyone observed failing to ramp-launch a boat properly will be given $50 just because. The over-indulging catamaran
owners will pay double, even on moorings.
Just wow. No wonder our world is so screwed up.
, due to the unfortunate circumstance of having come from an undesireable region of the world has suffered economic hardships since emigration. I didn't have the grants and such, so had to pay to go to school
, and as a result didn't get into MIT or Harvard. Then I had to work real, real hard to get where I am, and DAMMIT I still can't afford a new Lagoon
450! Well, I could, but then I'd lose a substantial amount of my retirement
fund, which ensures I don't rely on everyone else to care for me when I'm older. I want my Lagoon
450! I am entitled to a Lagoon 450, and I think anyone who has been pampered and lucky enough to stumble across enough cash to buy a Lagoon 450 should pay an extra 10% tax that will go toward my Lagoon 450. How the @#$& am I supposed to find a hot 25 year old without a Lagoon 450? Is society going to abandon me to my self-made situation, stuck with one small boat
(OK, and four other smaller boats) and a nearly 50 YO wife? Woe is me!