Signs You’re Not as ‘Good’ as You Think You Are

“Those with the most (societal) ‘advantages’ become overprivileged. They become sheltered within their own worlds devoid of reality and morality. As such they will most likely say or do harmful things to others and see nothing wrong with it as they are “protected” and even unpunished. Why? Because the society that upholds those with the most privileges helps to shield and support them somehow or another. This helps breed sociopathic behaviors.”

-From Overprivileged People, a Dangerous Creation

Marginalized people know it to be true that those with societal privileges tend to be the biggest assholes on the planet, especially when they open up their mouths or type online. Just recently, we’ve seen some of them attack a black woman who suggested that in order to fight rape, most of them being men against women, men must be taught at an early age not to rape. A few openly suggested that she gets rape herself. 

Plus, we had a young guy by the name of Sam Hendrickson make a Youtube video as to why he wouldn’t want to be an Asian. When people rightfully called his ass out, he goes on the offensive. He meant it as a joke. He didn’t think anyone would take it seriously. Whatever the excuse is, Hendrickson didn’t think he did anything wrong. 

Lastly, he had actress Michelle Williams who stared in Oz The Great and Powerful compared the munchkins in the movie to Native American’s fight for life and land in the U.S. Needless to say, there are people offended with that statement. As expected, however, there are those who come to her defense. 

In these three examples alone, and there are several more from this year alone, it illustrates the point that privileges negate common sense and basic morality for the sake of maintaining privileges. Yet, you can still conclude that these people and their defenders believe they are descent, wholesome, Christian, basically good people. 

Marginalized people are sick and tired of such people. So, I’ve made a list of signs that indicate that those who assert their protection over their privileges are not as ‘good’ as they think they are in their narrow minds and hearts:

-Your apology includes the words ‘if’ and ‘but’. 

-You use the ‘it was just a joke’ defense. 

-You didn’t think people would get offended. 

-You use the ‘First Amendment’ argument, and not expect any responses of the same caliber. 

-You blame marginalized people i.e. POC, women, poor, LGBT, disabled, youth, elderly, non-Christians, non-Americans for anything and everything wrong with America. 

-You create and/or support policies that oppress marginalized people i.e. Stop-and-frisk, school-to-prison pipeline, the War on Drugs, gentrification,  banning same-sex marriage, cutting funding for schools, anti-immigration, etc.

-Calling for women to get raped or killed – and wishing a black man would do it. 

-Calling women derogatory names i.e. bitch, hoe, cunt, etc. 

-Calling POC derogatory names i.e. niggers, illegal, butt pirates, porch monkeys, sand niggers, towel heads, etc.

-Telling blacks to go back to Africa.

-Telling blacks to ‘get over’ slavery. 

-Using any and all excuses (statistics, news articles, false science, stereotypes) to hate and fear racialized groups – justifying racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, ageism, classism, etc. 

-An inability to understand or strong defiance and hostility as to being accused of what you did that was hurtful and offensive. 

-Saying or thinking “He/She deserves to die!” and it’s usually a marginalized person you’re referring to. 

These are just a few signs. I’m sure there are more. If you have any, please suggest them in the comment section. But for now, this just shows that those who believe they are generally good people are not as good as they think they are. This is not to say they are evil per se. All human beings have good and evil within them. No human is born good or evil.

We all have our faults and terrible habits. But to be truly human is to admit you have them and learn from them to evolve. Some people refuse to believe they are capable of wrong doing even after the fact. Those are the kinds of people likely snuggling in their own privileges and will throwdown if he or she suspects that they are taken away. That is not being good. That is being a total sociopathic, corrupted jackass.

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17 thoughts on “Signs You’re Not as ‘Good’ as You Think You Are

  1. Well, tell us how you really feel. I think this was a great post. When will the madness end? Last week we had the c-word debucle. But that was just satire. We really need to get a sense of humor was how some white commenters in the blogasphere were nonplussed about this offensive word attached to a young child. Now a sister is trying to express her thoughts on rape. And these animals respond with vitriol. It just boggles my mind how some individuals feel we are always kvetching about something. “Always bitching and moaning”. That’s how they like to justify things. I think you are correct that priveledge and entitlement turn certain individuals into jerks. Good post.

      1. They are a bunch of scared fucks. You hate what you fear. Many a true thing is said in jest as well, so I have never bought that line because the person uttering these jokes has to be conversant with racist stereotypes.

    1. This is why I don’t like the word ‘satire’ so many times it’s used as an excuse by hipster racist white assholes to get away with being bigoted pricks.

  2. Brotha Wolf speaking of the Michelle Williams dressed as an American Indian in a fashion shoot. I read that the author of the Wizard of Oz hated Native Americans. I am not surprised. I loved that story as a kid. It’s just like I found our Walt Disney was a racist as well. Damn I am so butthurt about this.

  3. They just had a brouhaha over Sabstian Kim and the African Queen fashion model in blackface. I wonder will the native Americans be upset the cultural appropriation of Michelle Williams in that British fashion magazine dressed as a Native American in redface. They really did this.

  4. The Silent Beats youtuble @ Why I Am Not Surprised is powerful. It’s got powerful images and it speaks to what we are discussing in alot your threads.

  5. “-Your apology includes the words ‘if’ and ‘but’. 

    -You use the ‘it was just a joke’ defense. 

    -You didn’t think people would get offended. 

    -You use the ‘First Amendment’ argument, and not expect any responses of the same caliber. 

    -You blame marginalized people i.e. POC, women, poor, LGBT, disabled, youth, elderly, non-Christians, non-Americans for anything and everything wrong with America. ”
    I’ve actually heard all of these.lol It’s really is a shame how pathetic some people are. It’s hilarious when someone apologizes and throws in the word “but”.lol I’ve heard that one quite a lot.

  6. I think I can come up with a few more (though they might be too similar to the above):

    “-You claim to support a marginalized group while simultaneously harassing and attacking them, i.e. ‘I’m okay with gay people, but do they have to be so OPEN about it?’ ‘I support the black community, but they need to stop blaming whites for everything’

    -You claim your attack cannot possibly be offensive or hurtful because you possess some nebulous connection to the marginalized group you’re attacking, i.e. ‘I have black friends’ ‘Some of my family members are gay’ ‘I married a woman’

    -You apologize without acknowledging or understanding what you’ve done wrong”

    Excellent article as always. It’s sad how often I’ve heard all these same arguments again and again. That “your apology includes the words ‘if’ or ‘but'” is especially common.

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