Hillbillies & White Privilege
Hillbilly Elegy was released Tuesday on Netflix and promptly shredded by woke critics everywhere.
Based on the 2016 J.D.Vance autobiography of the same name, it tells the story of a poor Appalachian boy who gets himself through Yale Law School. If there’s anything progressives hate, it’s a good rags-to-riches story. It’s dangerous to tell a tale that might inadvertently breathe some much-needed life into the American Dream.
Progressives call the movie “poverty porn” and falsely suggest Vance is blaming the poor for not trying hard enough. Vulture calls it “irresponsible and grotesque” for its “right wing tropes.”
What really bothers the woke about Hillbilly Elegy is that it smashes their racist idea of white privilege. Vance’s book, even more than the movie, is an unvarnished look at disadvantaged, suffering white people (Appalachia includes 25-million Americans spread over a dozen states) facing joblessness, poverty, drug addiction and hopelessness. Millions of these disadvantaged, overlooked whites flexed their political muscle for the first time in 2016 and helped make Donald Trump president.
Progressives who constantly preach “white supremacy” hate the scene where Vance, a white man, flounders at a Yale recruitment dinner, confused by the wine selection, which fork to use, and denigrated by powerful representatives of law firms as a redneck. The woke squirm at Vance’s honesty, because according to leftist tropes, whites are privileged, and never marginalized.
Hillbilly Elegy is the kind of book that rarely gets published and the kind of movie that rarely gets made. It shows a different side of America; a side the left refuses to acknowledge. It suggests oppression, marginalization and powerlessness aren’t restricted to immigrants or certain races. The story calls into question the core beliefs, the largely false beliefs, of progressives.
Their negative reviews are high praise.
And telling people that have power over you, that they are full of sh-t, even when they are, can cause the same outcome!!!!
But, always remember outcomes can be overcome, I am case and point, but that is a whole different story!!!!!
It sounds like the story referred to in this post is another case and point!!!!
I think you are confusing class (socio-economic) privilege with white (race) privilege. One need look no further than the "old country" (whatever your European ancestry may be) to find examples of class privilege. Indeed one need not look any further than the 20th century here in the USA. Look at anti-Irish, anti-Polish, anti-German sentiments and policies. If you do a little digging you will find it still going on today.
My point is... just because some white people can behave like total assholes towards other white people does not mean that they can't also behave like total assholes to non-whites.
Humans... and I am most familiar with "white" humans seem to be obsessed with the question, "Who am I/we better than?" Maybe it is some sort of competition. Maybe that's why we have "races."