My faith was well placed. Within a few messages “I like blueberries” had spawned visions of my ancestors “being killed in pograms or something”. n*******e’s got talent! Consider my privilege checked.
It bears repeating. I am so conflicted about blueberries.
On one hand, blueberries have many heathy properties. For example, “Blueberries contain pterostilbene and resveratrol. These phytochemicals inhibit inflammation. This is important because inflammation fuels the many complications of diabetes.”
But, on the other hand, the nightlock blueberries are poisonous and are infamous for their lethal poisonous juices. The nightlock juice functions similarly to hemlock and potassium cyanide, and is so toxic that it can instantly kill anyone who eats them. In the Hunger Games, Peeta and Katniss found Foxface’s body after she has eaten the berries thinking they were okay to eat.
PLEASE WHITE PRIVILEGED MALES: do not eat nightlock blueberries.
I’m baffled. What is my privilege? And where am I checking it? I’ll check my privilege if you promise to check your crazy at the door.
Raspberries and blackberries are great too. If I eat enough of them it is unlikely I will want to murder myself.
What is my privilege? And where am I checking it?
Perhaps your privilege to play the blues: Carlin.
Just wanted to say – thanks for making me actually laugh out loud at my desk while skimming through this post.
@gabby1: How can you find this serious discussion on suicide at all funny? Even the Master Yoda is not happy with your attitude! :-)
You’d have to ask your liberal faculty lounge friends about your privilege and what checking it involves. Apparently you are collectively guilty for things at most your ancestors did. Of course lets ignore the fact that those privileged white males were drafted by the millions,a nd sent to their deaths by the hundreds of thousands. It’s such a privilege to die.
Check your privilege!
@NS wrote in message 81442, “Let’s ignore that millions of them were drafted and sent away to wars where hundreds of thousands of them got killed.”
@NS wrote in message 81470, “lets ignore the fact that those privileged white males were drafted by the millions,a nd sent to their deaths by the hundreds of thousands.”
I am shocked beyond belief that NS repeated himself. Has he run out of new and improved wisdom? Has the fountain of knowledge dried up? Tell me it isn’t so. Cause if this is true…..you know what it means……
You should thank your employer for the privilege to get paid for doing nothing, ever.
NS, I’d respond, but I really have no clue what you’re talking about. Stop being so cryptic…
Are you talking about WWII ?
CO: More Americans died in the Civil war than all other US wars combined. Guess who was doing the vast majority of the fighting, and the drafted fighting? And the d ying? Also, in European countries (white privilege exists wherever whites live), where was the privilege for the millions and millions of white men who were used as cannon fodder? That’s some privilege!
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