I was out for a morning walk a few days ago and came across this yard sign:
It is on the road side of a beach front home that is for sale for $3.2 million on the New Jersey coast .
I wonder what this sign means. I looked up the text and only found tee shirts for sale.
I did find references to “check your privilege” which college age people apparently say to those who say things that indicate they are “privileged,” like being in college I presume.
So, what am I being asked to do here? How exactly do I “fight for those without my privilege?”
I know I am privileged because I live in a republic that protects personal freedom and asks for personal responsibility in exchange.
I know I am privileged because my parents loved me and worked hard to provide the best possible education and opportunities for their family.
How do I identify those who do not have “my privilege” so I can “fight” for them? Will they contact me and tell me what I can do for them? What does “fight” mean in a tangible sense?
Are the people who own the $3.2 million beach front house going to give the proceeds of the sale to a charity that is going to “fight for those without their privilege?” Will they then have lost “their privilege” and ask others to “fight” for them?
Is this anything more than a political sentiment designed to help communicate feelings of moral superiority?
Please educate me.
Regards, Pete Weldon