In the course of a few days, Beto O’Rourke, the man whose claim to fame is “narrowly” losing a Senate race, apologized for being a sexist pig and for benefitting from “white privilege.”
First, he joked about his wife doing most of the work raising their children. The feminists who have a death-grip on the Party of Oprah bristled. We’re supposed to pretend that men and women should have the same responsibilities when it comes to child-rearing – even though it’s a denial of reality.
While apologizing for that faux pas, Beto decided to beat his hollow chest over his whiteness. “As a white man who has had privileges that others could not depend on, or take for granted, I’ve clearly had advantages over the course of my life.” Grovel, grovel.
O’Dork is the son of a county commission and a county judge. Sandy Ocasio-Cortez – everyone’s favorite socialist of color — is the daughter of the owner of an architectural firm, who grew up in ritzy Westchester, N.Y.
All four of my grandparents came to this country as penniless immigrants. When they got off the boat, immigration officials forgot to tell them how privileged they were to be white. My maternal grandfather worked 12-hour days in his tailor shop. He and his family (wife and six children) lived in a small apartment over the shop. White privilege?
My father, who grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, left school at 14 to get job as a delivery boy. After W.W. II, in which he served honorably, he scraped together the money to open a clothing shop in the town where I grew up.
When I applied to a college, the admissions officer didn’t say: “Hey, you’re a Caucasian, C’on in!” There were quotas at the time, but they worked against whites. I got a job at a newspaper based on my writing skills, not on my race.
After he apologizes for being tall (which clearly gives him and advantage over midgets) and glib, O’Dork should next apologize for his human privilege, which gave him advantages over the course of his life which other species couldn’t rely on.
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