A fourteen-year-old boy, Royce Mann, wrote a poem about white privilege. He talked about what life is like at the top of the ladder. He suggests that he was born for success. In his poem, he basically says that he’s sorry for being a white male but there’s nothing he could have done about it.
Popular radio host Ben Shapiro responded to Mann’s poem. On his show, Shapiro pointed out that we are all born into different circumstances. Some of us are born into money, some into poverty, but it doesn’t matter where we start, it’s what we do that counts. According to Shapiro, if you think that where you end up in life is in the same place you started, then you’re living in tyranny. Shapiro said that it’s your job to succeed, not the government’s job to take care of you.
Watch Mann’s video at Young Conservatives. If you were his parents, what would you do?
Young Conservatives reports:
Let me explain something to you, stupid 14-year old child. Everyone in life–everyone–is born in a different circumstance. All the people are born in different circumstances. Yes, some of those are better, yes, some of those are worse… But it matters where you end up in life and what direction you’re going, not where you started. If you think that where you started is where you end up, then you’re living in a tyranny.
If you think that where you started should not determine where you end up, then you’re in favor of freedom and you should get out of the way, instead of just wandering around talking about how lack of privilege is an unalterable burden that you can’t overcome, that you’re just stuck. If you’re born without privilege, then you’re just stuck.