It’s really weird how SJWs hate their allies more than their oppressors. I mean it’s sad how there’s people in government actively fighting to prevent gay people from getting married but yet all we get is thousands of posts about how Macklemore is icky. What gives?
how about instead of complaining about shit like this, use your privilege to actually help people
Why should I? Honest question.
are you actually asking me why you should help oppressed people
Yes. It’s interesting how SJWs lash out at their oppressors but then also get mad at their allies for supporting their cause. Like, why should people even give a shit about your cause? Privileged people are going to get shit on either way so why put in the effort to help out a cause when they know they’re unwanted and allegedly unneeded AND they’re going to be subject to bullying for doing so? Please tell me why I should care about any of this when there’s no incentive for me and it won’t improve my own life at all. I’m just playing devil’s advocate here but I want a real answer from a tumblr user.
Trillslut asking the real questions though…
I enjoy the fact that they are discussing Macklemore hate - which is a person using privilege and notoriety to help people and spread important messages. And then this other person comes in and complains that OP is not using their privilege to help people. They are actively questioning why people hate when people do that thing, and then get told off for not doing it.
This is also a classic example of avoiding the question, and certain responsibilities.
There’s this assumption, thanks largely to the ideas of radical feminism passed through the SJ sphere, that everyone of the “oppressor group” is born with this blood on their hands, that the instant they just “learn to see” it, they’ll instantly break down in guilt and do anything they can to get rid of it.
But that’s not how humans work. (With the possible exception of certain religions, though they pretty much toss in the smorgasbord of mind games.)
Ultimately if I support feminism, or the civil rights movement, or in this case the LGBT movement, and if I’m not a woman, or person of color, or queer, then I’m helping other people. I do that because I feel the cause is just.
And for me to feel that cause is just, I have to believe there aren’t major fundamental problems with the ideology or its supporters.
I don’t even have to agree with everything they say, and I’ll probably jump on board before learning most of it. I just have to think my actions are helping good people. And that’s three criteria right there (helping good people, admittedly the third is pretty trivial). If I start to lose confidence in any of these because of the actions or words of the people I’m following, that’s their responsibility to fix. It’s their responsibility either as the people who caused the distrust, or as leaders looking to guide others to a better world.
And I’m sorry, but while “Why should I? Honest question.” isn’t being a pleasant fighter for equality, “[don’t] complain about shit like this” is also denying that role as a leader, and not fighting for the cause. I don’t mean like “you’re not helping right now,” I mean like “you are lacking a place in your own movement.”