Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The privilege card

If you want to argue but cannot be bothered to construct an actual argument, and the race and class cards don't quite seem to do the trick, you can play the privilege card. Certain groups (never individuals) have privilege, or don't, simply because you say so, and privilege-card privilege, unlike privilege in the real world, can be all or nothing, like the Heaviside step function. Also, your opponent's denial of certain privilege counts as conclusive evidence of that privilege.

But beware: People who play the privilege card hate having it played against themselves. The irony, it burns!

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