The Brat Privilege

How social movements have been hijacked by the upper-class kids

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Nowadays, the talk about privilege is in the spotlight globally. We tend to talk a lot about privilege.

Most of the time these talks come from upper-class college students, posting from their expensive laptops, insulting anyone who disagrees with them, talking about privilege and anticapitalism while failing to realize that they are part of that system they criticize.

They will throw tantrums as soon as they have a chance, not because they actually care, but because it’s trendy.

They will call horrible things to anyone daring to not agree with them, including literally anyone, even blue-collar workers, black people, formerly oppressed women, anyone.

They will try to destroy their lives in the name of justice, without realizing that they’re being the actual bullies.

Because let’s be honest, when you have enough money to write from a Mac, while sipping Starbucks coffee and making fun of those who weren’t able to attend college, the ones who keep your country running, the chances are that the only privileged is you.

This kind of privilege silences every fight, as it shifts our focus from things like our growing global poverty (yes it also exists in the wrongly called first world, but it’s just ignored), the soldier kids in Africa, or the female mutilation in certain countries to their first world problems, to their childish desires.

They deliberately ignore the working class’ problems, like low wages, extensive overtime, unpaid hours, the lack of access to health or a decent education, the impossibility to generate any savings. This class has become the most targeted for their mockery. And this is generating a wave of growing anger.

You can even see some of them try to rebate black guys on how is like being a black guy in the United States.

And so, they’re slowly killing actual fights by suffocating them inside their endless need for attention.

TREND IS KILLING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

WRITTEN BYJM Miana

I write and translate stuff from English to Spanish, learning is one of my favourite things to do, after playing rock music. https://linktr.ee/Jmmiana


Originally published at Medium.