The Regressive Left’s ‘Privilege’ Narrative

This showed up in my Twitter feed yesterday, from one of my English friends:


Here’s the story Siobhan and I were speaking of:

Rhodes Must Fall activists have become the very thing they hate

A cruel stunt by a group of Rhodes Must Fall activists has exposed just how detached from reality the regressive left’s ‘privilege’ narratives are. Ntokozo Qwabe, one of the most prominent figures of Oxford’s ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ movement, has been publicly gloating on social media about humiliating a white waitress in Cape Town.

Showing a stunning lack of self-awareness, Qwabe, in his recollection of the incident, does not recognise that as a student of law at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, he is probably more privileged than a waitress working a minimum-wage job. Even if she is white and he is black.

Qwabe recounted on his Facebook page how he and a group of fellow RMF activists were eating at a café in the Cape Town suburb of Observatory on Thursday, when a white waitress approached them with the bill and a slip to write down the amount of gratuity they wished to pay. In extremely callous language, Qwabe gleefully describes how he and his dinner companions decided to write on the slip, ‘WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND.’

According to Qwabe, the waitress, upon seeing this, apparently started shaking then burst into tears. To which he responded with the glib comment, ‘like why are you crying when all we’ve done is make a kind request lol’. And with impeccable spite he characterised her crying as, ‘typical white tears’.

From The Spectator

Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t think it is ever appropriate to voice your complaints about a company, let alone a country to some poor inoffensive person who is merely trying to make a living. But’s that’s exactly what these execrable twits thought was a joke. I’m not sure exactly what I would have done if I’d been at the next table, but I’m pretty sure it would have been more than look sheepishly at my hands.

See that’s one of the things we, and the English, and yes, Cecil Rhodes himself stood for, giving each person an even break. Rhodes was for his time one of the least racist men around. You know those scholarships that he provided in his will. Do you know where they go? Here:

Code Will 1903 Description
Aus 6 6 Australia
Ban Bangladesh
Ber 1 1 Bermuda
Cey Ceylon and Sri Lanka
Can 2 2 Canada
Fr France
Ger 5 Germany
Gr Greece
HK Hong Kong
Ind India
Ire Ireland
It Italy
Jam 1 1 Jamaica
Ken Kenya
Mya Malaysia
Mal Malta
NL Netherlands
Nwf 1 1 Newfoundland — initially separate from Canada
NZ 1 1 New Zealand
Rhd 3 3 Rhodesia
Pak Pakistan
SA 5 5 “Southern Africa”
Si Singapore
Sp Spain
Uga Uganda
USA 32 32 USA
Zam Zambia
Zim Zimbabwe
Tot 52 57 Total

From Wikipedia

Doesn’t look all that racist to me. Especially if you compare it to an out and out racist like, oh, I don’t know, maybe his contemporary Woodrow Wilson, who has damaged race relations as much as any American.

By the way, I will complain to a waitress, about bad service, that is the extent of her responsibility, and it’s unfair to blame her for anything else. Complain to the manager, or somebody else in charge. Or in this case, maybe they should complain to President Jacob Zuma, who is about twice as black as, say, President Obama.

Of course, that wouldn’t fit their narrative nearly as well, would it?


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11 Responses to The Regressive Left’s ‘Privilege’ Narrative

  1. Looking back to the American Wilson is such BS, race relations, especially the attack on Whites today is abysmal! And really comes from mental poverty today. And under the Obama presidency, the worst I have seen it in my lifetime! And I am a boomer.

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    • the unit says:

      You a older boomer too. 🙂

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  2. the unit says:

    I’m too old to study all that there is to know here.
    I guess it was dead, old, white, men, probably colonialists, that named the races.
    I’ve read some of how W.E.B. Du Bois described race in historical, biological, cultural, and social considerations. Much was obvious and that fellow wasn’t white, though he is dead, I think.
    To put it succinctly concerning this story…she lucky they didn’t play “polar bear” with her.
    P.S. I mentioned earlier the attack on John Wayne has begun. His statue got to before long “Wayne Must Fall.”
    I don’t know it there is a statue of Colt. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Don’t either, but there ought to be! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Colt was quite innovative. ” Colt turned his attention to perfecting tinfoil cartridges he had originally designed for use in his revolvers…..In 1843 the army returned to Colt with an order for 200,000 of the tinfoil cartridges packed 10 to a box for use in muskets.”
        Thus came my tinfoil hat to the goings on nowadays. 🙂

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        • The old single action Colt .45, The Peace-Maker! I think it is about 140 years old?

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        • NEO says:

          Likely so, it’s the Model 1873, as I recall, and still in production.


    • Colonialism is historical, and it is Western European, and of course America came from the 12 English Colonies. Since WW II we in the West have seen a deconlonization. But it is strange that every one wants to go to the USA, or at least they used to! Now today, the aspect of immigration has taken hold, especially in the West. And woe be to us in the West!

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      • Btw, look what immigration and the EU has done to the UK! There are now more Muslim mosques than Christian Churches in the UK! Surely the Mideast Beast is coming, and what are we so-called Christians going to do about it, sing Kumbaya?

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        • In some aspect, WW III has already begun!

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