Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The tactics are always the same, big whiny wheel edition

As I was attempting to drown myself in a bathtub full of tea tree oil (mosquitos people, they think I am an all you can eat buffet) I had this little thought.

MRAs are to child support* as red state conservatives are to taxes** as misogynists are to women*** as legacy graduates of Ivy league universities are to affirmative action****.

What is the common theme? These are all groups of people who contribute less to society than they get out of it, and whine the whole fucking time about what little they do have to put in.

All oppression has the same goal. Anyone who tells you to shut up about it, or that fighting against it is useless or futile, is probably one of the big, whiny, squeaky wheels getting more out of the system than they put in.

So what are your examples of big whiners getting more and paying less and complaining all the time about it? It can be racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia. Take your pick.

*for all their whining, 70 percent of child support cases are in arrears and in some states more than 50 percent of cases haven't seen a single payment in the last year. Yes I harp on this fact. It's important and ignored.

**red states almost universally get more money from the federal government than they pay in taxes. The opposite is true for blue states.

*** Seriously, do I need to explain how misogynists benefit from sexism? It was just national pay equality day for starters.

****Yes, I have actually had an argument with about with someone about how their legacy admission was soooooooo earned while affirmative action promotes the undeserving.

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