Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Blog: Check your 'cognitive privilege,' all you smart people!

Blog: Check your 'cognitive privilege,' all you smart people!
"Progressives, crazed with identifying new forms of oppression attached to the currently fashionable catchword "privilege," have finally embraced the stupid as a victim class.  
Hey, let's celebrate stupidity!  
In this case, one funded by taxpayers.  
The following is from a genuine column in the student newspaper of the University of Iowa.  
A student suddenly has discovered that being smart is just like being white: an unfair privilege.  
Dan Williams writes:
...There are many kinds of privilege besides white privilege: cognitive privilege, for example. We now know that intelligence is not something we have significant control over but is something we are born with. We are living in a society in which success is increasingly linked to one's intelligence. ...Consequently, you have nothing to be proud of for being smart.
Once we have admitted the reality of privilege itself and identified some species of privilege, we are better able to talk about the temperature-rising topic of racial privilege.
...Stupidity, it should be noted, is also a characteristic acquired according to degree of effort.
...Merit is under attack on both the left and the right, in part because it is so often confused with education and privilege..."
Read it all!

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