Since we were small, our parents and society have taught us to have goals. To study hard once we went to school, not only to improve ourselves, but also so that we can do well; so we could achieve higher education, and then find a good job resulting in an even better career. Our parents or other well-meaning family wanted us to achieve this so our lives would run more smoothly, so we could help others and make a decent contribution to society by the mark we leave here during our short life-spans.
However, in the backward twilight zone of our culture, it is now considered a privilege to be an intelligent person. Still choking and reeling at the thought of ‘white privilege’, something a person is born into without choice, this ‘cognitive privilege’ just takes the cake. If a person has any redeeming quality these days they are attacked for one reason or another. The left has now widened their tyranny to include anyone who has a decent IQ score.
The Daily Iowan revealed the discovery of this new privilege in an article by Dan Williams:
“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. This is not to say that intelligence is the only factor that is important. All that is implied is that below a certain threshold of intelligence, there are fewer and fewer opportunities. These opportunities are being shifted upward to jobs that require heavier cognitive lifting or else are being replaced by robots. Thus, the accident of having been born smart enough to be able to be successful is a great benefit that you did absolutely nothing to earn. Consequently, you have nothing to be proud of for being smart.”
“Life is the biggest crap shoot of all.”
We have no choice about the genes we inherit. We are born into a certain race, color, sex, and class that is unchangeable. No one has done anything special to inherit what they get, you just end up with what you get. No refunds, returns or exchanges. It’s an as-is sort of experience. Most decent people do the best they can with the hand that was dealt them genetically. Why complain about something you cannot change? Or give special attention to certain people because of what they were born into?
Yet, we have an issue now if a person is born white. According to the left, it’s imperative to shame a person who just happens to be Caucasian. If said person is also a cis-gendered male- meaning straight- then there is a triple humiliation to suffer. Because this is a normal white male, he becomes reduced, picked apart by this kind of reasoning. Subsequently, if you’re an intelligent, straight, white male then it appears it would have been better if you had never been born- or perhaps you should have just been born a different person entirely.
For these stuck-up racist bigots to prejudge a person -now based on the fact that they have a higher cognitive ability is beyond absurd.
Forget that it was intelligent white men that ended slavery in the west. That it was smart white straight men that created western civilization with all of it’s wonders and failures. The people that have genetic privilege earned it through their ancestry. Those men wanted better lives for their families. Wanted better medicine, cleaner living conditions, and through hard work, dedication and pure drive they achieved these things. Not just for themselves but for the betterment of mankind.
Somehow that’s not good enough. The men who worked so hard to create this way of life for everyone- should have their descendants shamed and made to feel as ‘other’. A clever person should feel humbled because other people are jealous? Envious in fact – that they happened to be ripped out of the wrong crotch – looking to punish innocent people because they aren’t as smart as they would like to be.
Let’s go back to those times that when those privileged white men were laboring to build roads and bridges, beautiful buildings and other modern wonders of the world. Men in those days studied to improve their educations so that they could achieve their dreams- which they did.
Anytime a person studies, reads or does some kind of exercise for their mind, then their cognitive ability increases. We are all affected by our conditions every day down to a cellular level, down to our DNA strands. If we perpetrate violence, it changes our DNA and makes our children more likely to inherit that affected gene. The same goes for any conditions we happen to live in. Sickness, and mental illness affect our genes- but also good things like how we look at education, our drive and determination can be passed down to our children. The more we fine-tune our skill, the more we learn in life- the more our DNA changes and so does what our children happen to inherit from us. But if a person leads a lazy life with no discipline, perhaps using or hurting others, then that person is changing himself- and effectively what his children may be able to inherit.
As stated before, the people that do have genetic- white, cognitive- privilege earned it through their ancestry. End of story.
This skewed news article also fails to note how easy it’s become for anyone to be able to improve their cognitive ability if they are willing to put the work in. Due to the creation of the internet- courtesy of ‘white cognitive cis-male privilege’- we have more options and tools available than ever before to enrich our lives. We can read or study anything our hearts desire. Any subject we can imagine from chemistry and equations to linguistic arts and creative subjects like music, dance, drawing and painting. There is nothing stopping anyone from studying hard to better their lot in life, and in turn refine the lives of their descendants.
The only thing to stop a person these days from learning anything is themselves, point blank. There is no nicer way to say it.
The lives of people born with lower IQ’s or what they perceive to be a losing station in life are not worth any less than the life of an intelligent person. However these people should not be rewarded and have everything handed to them without the necessary work, just because they are too dense or lazy to enrich their own lives in the wealthiest information age ever experienced in human history.
“The purpose of pointing out someone’s privilege… is to enlarge their moral consciousness, to make them more sympathetic to people who are less fortunate than they are.”
Sorry Dan. No one died and made it your job to ‘enlarge our moral consciousness’. This is a personal issue that is between a human being and his creator. There is no room for a virtue signaling bully. To judge a person’s virtues and morals on such a scale is the height of bigotry and in turn hypocrisy.
It’s something only the painfully stupid will believe.