Meet The Real White Privilege

There is a new HBO show called “Girls”, about four girls in New York and people are pissed because they’re all white, blah blah blah the usual crap. Entertainment is always about yuppies in New York.

Somebody however has noted something a little more interesting, that all four girls are played by women who have parents who are big in the media. “Born on third. Think they hit a triple.” You’re only supposed to say that about W, but someone has dared to publicly say what is pretty obvious- running things in America is a family business. Lots of people want to be actors. There are thousands of eager, even desperate hopefuls for anything that pays a living wage. But having the right parents opens the right doors.

But you knew this already, of course.

But you know who doesn’t, or claims they don’t? I found the ever excreble, fat punk Ta-Nehisi Coates, who notes it as “base jealousy“.

This is a guy who will tell you a red-haired kid living in a trailer in Kentucky is the recipient of all kinds of privileges and advantages, but thinks the child of a rich, connected person in the news and entertainment industry got everything by her talent and hard work. But why would he? He won’t bite the hand that feeds him.

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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6 Responses to Meet The Real White Privilege

  1. Rooney Mara of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fame hails from the Mara clan, which owns the New York Giants.

    I wonder how Ta-Nehisi Coates (does he drop the Pharaoh before his name in order to seem more on the level with us serfs?) got his gig writing for The Atlantic. His father fought in Vietnam, and his mother is only described as the family’s “breadwinner” in Wikipedia and the article it sources. He dropped out of journalism school, and wrote a coming of age/my blackness book. His blackness certainly helped him, but what else landed him his journalism gigs?

    The ancien regime and today’s self-styled equalist meritocracy are both hierarchical systems, although the former was explicit in being as such and everyone knew that someone’s station in life was due largely to their inherited position in society and the connections which came along with it.

  2. Joe says:

    looks as tedious as sex and the city

  3. DD says:

    Chicks with tattoos are a turn off. Chicks with upper-arm tattoos are trying to look like a guy. That is worse that the more girly (but still dumb) tramp stamp. Ladies: stop getting tattoos.

  4. OY! Not more of this crap…

  5. Zimriel says:

    Ann Richards’s actual zinger was against Bush the Elder, that he was born on third and thought he’d hit a triple.

    The Left’s take on W was that he was born on third and stole second.

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