There’s a saying that “When you’re used to privilege, equality can feel like oppression.” And we’re seeing it writ large today, when polls show impressive percentages of white people reporting that discrimination against whites is as prevalent as discrimination against African Americans (it isn’t). We’re seeing it in the Men’s Rights Movement and concerns that American men are being “cucked,” now that women can support themselves and no longer need to sleep with or marry men they don’t like.
You can see it, as well, in one state after another passing restrictive voting laws, ostensibly aimed at preventing “voter fraud,” which has actually been shown to be virtually non-existent. And when courts, correctly, strike down those laws, you can see it in the howls that allowing too many brown people, or poor people, or students to vote will somehow “rig” the election.
And, now, we have Patriarchy’s end-game — Donald Trump — who is quite likely to lose to a woman. And, of course, he and his patriarchal running dogs are now crying that, if the white man loses to a girl, well, then the election will have been rigged. In a world-view where white men always win, a win by an African American or a woman must have been rigged. How else could the people who are supposed to lose manage to win?
Dr. Jung had a name for this. White men have been rigging the system in their favor for centuries. They can’t imagine winning any other way and, so, of course, they can’t imagine that anyone can beat them any other way.
Look. I’m sorry. You lost to a black man. Twice. Now, you’re going to lose to a girl. You’re going to have to figure out on your own how to deal with this. Managing your emotions is not my job.
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