Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.

Barry Switzer, former football coach for college and professional teams, giving what I think is a marvelous definition of privilege. 

I thought of this quote while watching Rick Perry dodge questions about the wealth inequality between white and black families within the U.S. Perry talked about working hard being the key to success, then blamed Mexican immigrants implicitly for Texas’ last place in high school graduation rates. He repeatedly praised himself for working hard as a kid and going to college. Essentially, he’s a gentleman ‘D’ student claiming he did it all himself. 

Filed under Privilege bootstrap myth politics Barry Switzer silver spoon

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