But I AM going to prioritize myself, because I am the most important person to me. I refuse to be held accountable for being born a certain way, none of this was my fault, this victim complex is getting out of hand. Fuck, I wish you would stop reblogging delusional brainwashed posts. Cringe worthy. No one is entitled to my time, the system isn't my responsibility, and being told that I am worthless and should die every day is only forcing me to not care. If you want our help, stop demonizing us
I’m assuming you’re ranting with regards to this post I reblogged a couple of hours earlier.
I mean, to be clear, no one’s holding you accountable you for being born privileged, since you have as much control over it as people have over being born different races. And if anyone is, they’re jerks, simple as. Not to mention that the post didn’t mention calling you or privileged people as worthless or deserving to die, which makes me concerned over how you’re being treated outside of posts about oppressive systems.
However I don’t think it’s delusional to attempt to subvert systems that favour the privileged, because with
- privilege from birth is undeserved, since no one can choose what privilege to have when they’re born, and
- like how you can’t have hot without cold, you can’t have privilege without those who don’t have any.
People without privilege don’t deserve suffering as much as those with privilege deserve favouritism. Essentially, a lot of cultures and systems that favour the privileged promote and practise inequality.
I mean, the way I see it, it’s like dealing with litter, or trash in a community.
Everyone generates trash, a lot of trash, and we’re taught to pick up after ourselves. Of course, since it’s our own trash, we should prioritise cleaning our own trash before anyone else’s, because we shouldn’t leave litter around. Some generate less trash than others, maybe because of grooming habits, but it’s the way things are.
A lot of the time, though, people leave around trash. Sometimes it’s litter, sometimes it’s honking piles of filth, and often people aren’t even aware that they dropped their trash. Other times, it’s not even people that drop trash, but birds, squirrels, or creatures outside of human control that leave things about when they’re scurrying around dealing with their own trash.
And many don’t like trash, so people are taught to pick trash up and throw it away if they see it, so that the community’s cleaner.
Now, you could remonstrate against the notion that you have to pick up other people’s trash. You could refuse to be held accountable for trash that doesn’t concern, that you had no hand over, and that other people’s trash is entitled neither to your time nor your responsibility. You could even write passionately-worded letters to teachers of cleaning up after others, saying that programs teaching people to pick up others’ trash only force you to not care even more, and that despite the fact that you may have less trash than others, your trash is just as difficult to deal with, and that you will prioritise yourself above all others.
Or, you could pick up what trash you can, and leave the place a little cleaner for the next person that comes by.