My latest article for the Mises Institute is up: "Your 'Privilege' Level: How Much We Can Steal From You in the Name of Equality."
OK, I didn't come up with the title. It's a wee bit more hostile than my proposal of "Privilegenomics." By as I note, when it comes to victim narratives, it's not hard to form one,
While there have obviously been many major crimes committed by the West (or more accurately, Western governments), the West is by no means unique in these crimes nor immune to them. As someone with Greek ancestry, I could point to the Greek Genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks during the First World War (better known as the Armenian genocide, as approximately 1.5 million Armenians were killed along with 600,000 Greeks). I could demand redress from the “Turkish supremacists” as well as the return of Constantinople, of course. Or did my Greek ancestors have “white privilege” while they were being exterminated?
And while finding contradictions and holes in these postmodernists' ideas of privilege is embarrassingly easy, it's always fun to highlight a few. Which, of course, is what I spend much of the article doing.
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