The video above shows a fascinating dialogue between “Louder With Crowder” host Steven Crowder and students at Texas Christian University. It touches on a number of cultural hot topics, like white male privilege, oppression of minorities and women, whether systemic racism/sexism is real, victimhood mentality, acting “white” and factors other than race and gender that determine success.
At first I had it playing in the background while doing some other work. After a few minutes though, I was completely transfixed and couldn’t pull my eyes away. Not only from the participants, but from the reactions of the crowd that had gathered to watch, which shifted between prideful smirking, to uncomfortable stillness, to cheering for the other side as the truth of the words being spoke sunk in. It was all so captivating.
The first half involves two female college students; one black and one white, who hold the Leftist views you typically find with young people on a college campus. The women were pleasant and obviously not stupid, but their comments were filled with emotionally charged statements with nothing backing them up. Yet they were adamant that what they were saying was true simply because they believed it to be. To paraphrase:
Our country was built by white males for white males only.
The hardships white men suffer from can never compare to what minorities go through.
Women can never truly get ahead because of sexism.
White male privilege definitely exists.
In the second half we see a discussion with two male students, one black and one Asian. They talk about actual life experiences and the things they feel have either held them back or helped them to succeed and completely refute everything said by the women before them. A lot of powerful statements were spoken, but this one really stood out to me for its stark truth:
When you tell people you can’t do anything in life because of this overlord above you that’s oppressing you, you’re not gonna have any optimism, you’re not gonna have any aspirations to achieve anything in life, what’s the point?
Hello hammer, meet nail, this is exactly the problem with victimhood culture. It’s not merely that it’s annoying to watch extremely privileged people whine about all the things holding them back in life, because it most certainly is. It’s the corrosive effect this type of “what’s the point” perspective has on a person’s thought process and how they navigate their way in the world.
It’s a national catastrophe really, when you think about how many people are being indoctrinated with this crap in schools around the country. How much anger and resentment between racial groups and the sexes has this caused and, most tragically, how many lives have gone unfulfilled because this phony racist/sexist bogeyman made people feel it was pointless to even try?
To hear these taboo subjects being discussed so openly and respectfully was just so refreshing compared to the usual nonsense PC jargon we get bombarded with when it comes to race and gender issues.
I know it’s asking a lot of folks to devote an hour of time watching a video. Cue it up to the 5 minute mark and just play it in the background while you do something else…..