Belial wrote: Especially not in the US. We're all white people now, rocking the white privilege.
Check, so subcultures cultures/religions or groups which have been successfully wiped out or subsumed into others are game for caricaturing.
Jessica wrote:Wanting to "play at being native" is extremely privileged.
Or wanting to play as a chinese soldier, never mind that it may be a mishmash of different dynasties and groups never mind the crap the west put china through.
Or wanting to play as a samurai, never mind that the movie samurai never really existed as anything like they were portrayed and the crap the west put japan through.
Or wanting to play as a roman style gladiator never mind the crap the subjugated cultures around rome went through .
Or wanting to play as a soldier in a historical war, never mind the kinds of deprivations that the real soldiers went through and what atrocities were commited in the wars in question.
Or wanting to play as a Scottish highlander never mind inaccuracies and the centuries of oppression by the english.
and so on and so on and so on unto infinity.
broken_escalator wrote:HungryHobo, you don't seem to understand what privilege even is. It's obvious you bristle at its use, so I'm guessing people have used it against you before. Are you even capable of intelligent discourse?
Oh it has a meaning but you like most who use the term use it as nothing more than a magic "I'm right" automatic win argument which has no counterpoints which don't automatically confirm it.
You on the other hand seem utterly ignorant of how many European people and cultures were systematically oppressed or in some cases wiped out entirely.
it is possible to be European and from such cultures and such ignorance on your part does make me bristle.
My ancestors language was almost wiped out,(some would was it was, now it only exists in a corrupted form with it's old alphabet and even original names turned into badly translated versions in another language) millions upon millions dying due to an oppressive neighbours mismanagement and oppression, religion systematically suppressed and people pushed into the least hospitable areas or killed to make way for settlers from the conquering power.
but I'm white(though not American) so I'm automatically privileged. (or at least I am if I in any way disagree with you since that appears to be your only criteria for applying the label)
Give a man a fish, he owes you one fish. Teach a man to fish, you give up your monopoly on fisheries.