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Amidst the various assertions that many of us have “privilege” because of our race or our sex, and claims that a single photograph of a person is evidence of privilege (see Nicholas Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School), our acquaintances over at The Daily Wire report a story with a 4 minute video showing a face of someone who truly did think she could rely on the privilege she assumed she had. (Warning on the video – she uses some vulgar terminology.)
A woman (I assume a student because of her apparent age and because she is wearing sweatshirt with the college logo) takes from the hands of another person (apparently a man) a sign that says something against abortion. As the woman who has taken the sign walks away, the man points out to her that she has committed theft and that she is walking toward a police officer. He (the person from whom the sign was taken) calls out to the police officer that the woman has taken his sign, and the police officer stops her. After an extended conversation between the police officer and the woman, the police officer actually arrests her (hands behind her back in handcuffs and all!). During the entire conversation, she has a look of complete shock that she might suffer real consequences for her actions and expresses complete disbelief at what is happening to her. (The continuing look on her face is just priceless.)
She keeps reiterating how wrong the opinions of the person from whom she took the sign are, and implying that therefore they do not deserve protection. She seems absolutely convinced that she could do as she wished and would not suffer any consequences because she has the “correct” opinions. She appears to have absorbed the Leftist idea taught on too many college campuses that no action is wrong if done in service of the correct cause or idea. She assumed she had the privilege afforded by her opinions. Fortunately, the police officer sided with the rule of law and not her assumed privilege.Published in