Check your ‘Cognitive Privilege’

It’s becoming more difficult to track the score card of “privileges.” Privilege, by definition, is “a right, immunity or benefit enjoyed only by one person beyond the advantages of most.” Below are the most often heard and discussed “privileges” you may be guilty of.

  • White Privilege. White privilege causes a lot of controversy, mostly because people don’t truly understand what it means to have white privilege. …
  • Socio-Economic Privilege. …
  • Christian Privilege. …
  • Gender Privilege. …
  • Heterosexual Privilege.

Now, however, a SOPHOMORE from the University of Iowa, has, thank God ( Oops. There goes my Christian privilege), has enlightened us as to another “privilege that we must be made aware of…”Cognitive Privilege.”

In the article from the student newspaper this ignorant little turd attempts to explain (in his uneducated and uninformed way), that you should feel guilty if you’re “smart.”

There are many kinds of privilege besides white privilege: cognitive privilege, for example. We now know that intelligence is not something we have significant control over but is something we are born with. We are living in a society in which success is increasingly linked to one’s intelligence. This is not to say that intelligence is the only factor that is important. All that is implied is that below a certain threshold of intelligence, there are fewer and fewer opportunities. These opportunities are being shifted upward to jobs that require heavier cognitive lifting or else are being replaced by robots. Thus, the accident of having been born smart enough to be able to be successful is a great benefit that you did absolutely nothing to earn. Consequently, you have nothing to be proud of for being smart.

Once we have admitted the reality of privilege itself and identified some species of privilege, we are better able to talk about the temperature-rising topic of racial privilege.”

Intelligence is not merely a benefit of great genes passed down from our parents. It takes great individual effort, repetitive learning, and the ability to apply that intelligence in a practical manner. In fact, genuine intelligence is a skill. And, skills demand practice, effort, self-evaluation, self-coaching, as well as teachers who genuinely care about those they teach.

This kid offers nothing more than a sad continuation of the attempt to take over Our culture through espousing more societal pseudo-guilt. Depending upon sourcing, the I.Q. of the average American is 95-98. That ranks us at the number 9 position, behind countries like China (105) and Poland (99). In fact, the United States is in 22nd place on the list of I.Q. rankings.

North America, Europe, and Asia rank highest in I.Q. Interestingly enough, the Middle East hovers around 80 as an average I.Q. The worst scores are in sub-Sahara Africa where the averages are at or below an American child with Down syndrome.

This snot-nosed know-nothing kid in Iowa, Bless his soul, is but another sad case of a self-loathing snowflake. Another child buying into, not the American dream, but the disgust for a country that has afforded him something available nowhere else in the world. The Freedom to live up to his full potential without facing the restrictive and abusive environments found in many other countries. I feel both sad and angry at the lack of critical thinking and critical discourse. I leave him with this quote from someone that many consider having been an intelligent man…

“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” -Albert Einstein

About JAMES A SINGER

Retired U.S. Army and former Federal and State Law Enforcement Officer. A self-described III% and Constitutionalist. Melts Snowflakes with Extreme Prejudice.
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