A Real Face of Privilege?

 

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.

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  1. Thatcher

    Full Size Tabby: 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 privilege afforded by her opinions. Fortunately, the police officer sided with the rule of law and not her assumed privilege.

    Tabby,

    I think we are getting somewhere finally. You and the police officer and the guy with the sign have got it right. The magical privilege to damage someone else’s property or attack them directly because you don’t like their opinion has been directly confronted this time. Everybody should take notice. This needs to happen again and again until this crap stops.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • May 14, 2019, at 12:54 PM PDT
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  2. Contributor

    Full Size Tabby: 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 privilege afforded by her opinions. Fortunately, the police officer sided with the rule of law and not her assumed privilege.

    This is a terrific demonstration of “white privilege.” Instead of going after people on the Right, the Left should be looking in its own backyard. So what else is new . . .

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    • May 14, 2019, at 1:05 PM PDT
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  3. Member

    That cop did a hell of a job.

    • #3
    • May 14, 2019, at 3:23 PM PDT
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  4. Coolidge
    TBA

    I wonder if she was a local. 

    I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely. 

    In any even, I feel just a little bit sorry for her. She knew she was in the right because she had been, up to that point, assured that she would be. Sure this is a variety of white privilege (or maybe just privilege), but she has been ill-prepared for the world and the world will be ill-served by her kind. 

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    • May 14, 2019, at 10:05 PM PDT
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  5. Member

    TBA (View Comment):

    I wonder if she was a local.

    I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely.

    In any even, I feel just a little bit sorry for her. She knew she was in the right because she had been, up to that point, assured that she would be. Sure this is a variety of white privilege (or maybe just privilege), but she has been ill-prepared for the world and the world will be ill-served by her kind.

     It’s a good lesson for her, if she heeds it.

    • #5
    • May 14, 2019, at 11:33 PM PDT
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  6. Member
    Full Size Tabby Post author

    TBA (View Comment):

    I wonder if she was a local.

    I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely.

    In any even, I feel just a little bit sorry for her. She knew she was in the right because she had been, up to that point, assured that she would be. Sure this is a variety of white privilege (or maybe just privilege), but she has been ill-prepared for the world and the world will be ill-served by her kind.

    I too feel some sympathy for her. As you say, she has probably heard all her life that she was right (correct). Therefore she assumed privileges that go with being correct. It’s not a “white privilege” – it is a privilege of correctness. She had probably always been in environments in which being correct was privileged. Unfortunately for her, she encountered a piece of the wider world in which her correctness didn’t come with the privilege she assumed. So, yes, her background of privilege has ill-prepared her for the world. 

    Unfortunately for the individuals involved, several similarly privileged people will need to suffer similar bursting of their privilege bubbles before the people who build these privilege bubbles (teachers, school administrators, media personalities) realize the damage they are doing by building such privilege bubbles.

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    • May 15, 2019, at 6:44 AM PDT
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  7. Contributor

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    Unfortunately for the individuals involved, several similarly privileged people will need to suffer similar bursting of their privilege bubbles before the people who build these privilege bubbles (teachers, school administrators, media personalities) realize the damage they are doing by building such privilege bubbles.

    I hope so. Tough lessons, but they need to be learned. It’s interesting that I have little compassion for her. To some degree she has chosen to live in this bubble, and we suffer the consequences of our bad choices. I just hope she’s learned something.

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    • May 15, 2019, at 7:03 AM PDT
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  8. Coolidge
    TBA

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    I wonder if she was a local.

    I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely.

    In any even, I feel just a little bit sorry for her. She knew she was in the right because she had been, up to that point, assured that she would be. Sure this is a variety of white privilege (or maybe just privilege), but she has been ill-prepared for the world and the world will be ill-served by her kind.

    I too feel some sympathy for her. As you say, she has probably heard all her life that she was right (correct). Therefore she assumed privileges that go with being correct. It’s not a “white privilege” – it is a privilege of correctness. She had probably always been in environments in which being correct was privileged. Unfortunately for her, she encountered a piece of the wider world in which her correctness didn’t come with the privilege she assumed. So, yes, her background of privilege has ill-prepared her for the world.

    Unfortunately for the individuals involved, several similarly privileged people will need to suffer similar bursting of their privilege bubbles before the people who build these privilege bubbles (teachers, school administrators, media personalities) realize the damage they are doing by building such privilege bubbles.

    Or, they will succeed in changing the rules. It is abhorrent, but possible. 

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    • May 15, 2019, at 9:15 AM PDT
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  9. Member

    Then there’s this sweetheart from my own university:

    https://youtu.be/xorVvl1HTmY

    She was later identified and arrested for pouring chocolate milk on a Republican volunteer during the last midterm elections. She saw some connection between the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and Desantis/Scott campaigns.

    It really is startling the way that young people have been taught to confuse their self-obsession with a public service.

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    • May 15, 2019, at 2:39 PM PDT
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  10. Coolidge
    TBA

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Then there’s this sweetheart from my own university:

    https://youtu.be/xorVvl1HTmY

    She was later identified and arrested for pouring chocolate milk on a Republican volunteer during the last midterm elections. She saw some connection between the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and Desantis/Scott campaigns.

    It really is startling the way that young people have been taught to confuse their self-obsession with a public service.

    Speaking ‘truth to power’ is the noblest of sacrifices and they can’t wait to perform it. They just can’t imagine there are consequences to denying others their rights. 

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    • May 15, 2019, at 5:25 PM PDT
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  11. Member

    @TBA:I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely. 

    Or North Korea (see: Otto Warmbier), a communist dictatorship the likes of which she and her ilk wish this country to become.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 6:46 AM PDT
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  12. Coolidge

    How fun is this video? LOL

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    • May 16, 2019, at 6:52 AM PDT
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  13. Member

    Well this young lady found out that not all learning is confined to a classroom. She found out the hard way that police officers are community organizers, although their chant is not; “Yes we can”, it is; “No you can’t”.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 6:56 AM PDT
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  14. Lincoln

    Podkayne of Israel (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    I wonder if she was a local.

    I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely.

    In any even, I feel just a little bit sorry for her. She knew she was in the right because she had been, up to that point, assured that she would be. Sure this is a variety of white privilege (or maybe just privilege), but she has been ill-prepared for the world and the world will be ill-served by her kind.

    It’s a good lesson for her, if she heeds it.

    More likely, and sadly, she’ll probably react like the Texas State student who was arrested for stealing a MAGA hat, and try to have the campus police force shut down, based on some fabricated claim of race/sex/gender discrimination.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 7:15 AM PDT
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  15. Member

    I have one word about what went on in that video, “Perfect”.

    • #15
    • May 16, 2019, at 8:39 AM PDT
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  16. Coolidge

    Note she first lied about not having ID. Is there a “false statement” or obstruction charge to be made? 

    Note this should be felony larceny.

    § 14-72 (b) (1):

    The crime of larceny is a felony, without regard to the value of the property in question, if the larceny is any of the following:

    (1) From the person.

    So we may not need to get into issues of robbery and assault/battery.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 8:57 AM PDT
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  17. Member

    The face of privilege – perhaps. The face of ignorance and incivility – definitely. So it goes in higher education.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 9:56 AM PDT
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  18. Coolidge

    TBA (View Comment):
    I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely. 

    I don’t think there would have been anything subtle about the differences.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 11:29 AM PDT
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  19. Coolidge

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    It’s interesting that I have little compassion for her.

    That’s why we like you, Susan. You’re very sensible.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 11:36 AM PDT
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  20. Member

    Once people like this start getting expelled, maybe we’ll see some progress…….maybe.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 11:44 AM PDT
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  21. Member
    Full Size Tabby Post author

    RyanFalcone (View Comment):

    Once people like this start getting expelled, maybe we’ll see some progress…….maybe.

    Expelling is done by the administration of the academy, so I don’t think we can count on that. University administrators are more supportive of this woman’s privilege than even faculty or her fellow students. Therefore I think we may need to work with municipal law enforcement, at least in those places in which city government has not yet instructed its officers not to enforce the law. 

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    • May 16, 2019, at 12:14 PM PDT
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  22. Reagan

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    That cop did a hell of a job.

    He sure did. I like the fact that I have no idea whether he agrees with her or not. He just knows protesters have the right to protest and you don’t have the right to steal their signs. End of story.

    Still, I can’t help hoping she gets off with a warning and a lesson after having the bejezus scared out of her. While galling, her behavior is more childish then felonious.

     

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    • May 16, 2019, at 5:21 PM PDT
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  23. Reagan

    Old Buckeye (View Comment):

    @TBA:I also wonder if the scene might have played out in a subtly different way at Berkely.

    Subtly differently? The kid with the sign would have been lucky to get out alive.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 5:25 PM PDT
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  24. Coolidge
    TBA

    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    That cop did a hell of a job.

    He sure did. I like the fact that I have no idea whether he agrees with her or not. He just knows protesters have the right to protest and you don’t have the right to steal their signs. End of story.

    Still, I can’t help hoping she gets off with a warning and a lesson after having the bejezus scared out of her. While galling, her behavior is more childish then felonious.

    I take your point and I don’t know what to hope for. Something less than capital punishment, I suppose. Best would be what you describe with the school telling her that they will expell her if she continues to commit crimes on their campus. 

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    • May 16, 2019, at 5:42 PM PDT
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  25. Coolidge

    She needs to be convicted of the felony that it is and expelled from the school. Thereafter, every time during the 2020 election that she threatens to move to Canada she should be reminded that she is barred from Canada as a felon.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 5:48 PM PDT
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  26. Reagan

    TBA (View Comment):

    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    That cop did a hell of a job.

    He sure did. I like the fact that I have no idea whether he agrees with her or not. He just knows protesters have the right to protest and you don’t have the right to steal their signs. End of story.

    Still, I can’t help hoping she gets off with a warning and a lesson after having the bejezus scared out of her. While galling, her behavior is more childish then felonious.

    I take your point and I don’t know what to hope for. Something less than capital punishment, I suppose. Best would be what you describe with the school telling her that they will expell her if she continues to commit crimes on their campus.

    LOL. Yes, perhaps capital punishment is a bridge too far.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 6:10 PM PDT
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  27. Coolidge

    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    Still, I can’t help hoping she gets off with a warning and a lesson after having the bejezus scared out of her. While galling, her behavior is more childish then felonious.

     

    This reminds me of a discussion from law school. We were discussing intent in committing a crime and the professor asked why there is a difference in penalties for someone who plots and plans and conspires to commit a crime and someone who commits a crime in a heat of passion? Generally, courts have held that the latter is deserving of lesser punishment.

    The professor postulated that the reverse is true. Someone that plots and plans a crime is more likely to be deterred or reasoned with. The person who completely loses his control and commits a crime is to be trusted less and should be punished more.

    In a similar vein, this “childish” thief is acting from an impulsive ideological motive. And even when confronted doesn’t seem to recognize she even did anything wrong. This is not just a lark or a prank, it is asocial or even sociopathic. She needs a severe lesson because she will interpret a slap on the wrist as further justification for her motives. She will conclude that she was only slightly wrong and that she can continue to deprive others of the right to assemble and advocate for their ideas.

    I would never be a judge, but were I a judge, I would give her the stiffest punishment possible because the ideological basis of her crime is anti-american and a danger to our society.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 7:40 PM PDT
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