White Privilege is: Not Getting Bombed This Week


(Laura) #1

number of bombs dropped by the USA on other countries in the year 2016

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(Andrew Downing) #2

That’s a bit of a stretch.

These conflicts are some combination of proxy war between US/Nato groups and Russia+allies, security of oil access to multiple nation’s globally, historical rivalries, brutal dictators, terrorism and religious extremism.

40% of the US military doing the bombing are black or other ethnic minorites, so the bombs are only 60% white, and in 2016, were dropped on the orders of a black Commander in Chief.


(Joe Fury) #3

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Dresden 1945


(pip linney-barber) #4

So 40% of the bombs are black. That means, 7-12% of the bombs are gay? 1.7% of those bombs are hermaphrodite?

Ya gotta watch those hermaphrodite bombs, people will start fucking themselves, it’s a slippery slope, i tell ya!


(Andrew Downing) #5

It did actually occur to them:


(pip linney-barber) #6

Wow…that’s incredibly weird!

Perhaps they were planning on bombing them into fabulous!


(Laura) #7

You can rationalize it, make statistical analyses of the demographic of the bomb-throwers, point at past wars, but the fact remains that majority white countries are not being bombed today, this month, or these past few decades. Knowing this makes me feel safe and secure. Privileged, even. Call it Western Privilege if you like, I don’t care.
I’d like to keep it that way, keep peace within Europe, not get stuck in a war zone. I make no pretence at the permanence of such privilege, but while I can, I will use the advantage of peace to do everything I can to stop the current wars.
I’d like to not get caught in a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia, something that seems increasingly likely every day.


If it happens, it will occur on European soil, far away from the US. Who benefits from that?