(Headline Wealth) The mayor of Bloomingdale, Georgia has a message for malcontents who are demanding more free handouts: check your privilege!
In a post published to the Facebook group “Gossip Bloomingdale GA,” Mayor Ben Rozier stated:
Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.
Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.
Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.
Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.
Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.
Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.
Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before school programs and breakfast and then keeping them there for the after school program… all at no cost to you… paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! … you know, us so called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!
Unsurprisingly, Mayor Rozier is facing backlash from the easily offended over the since-deleted post. He is also the subject of racially charged hit pieces from the local media and national media.
He reportedly plans to resign over the controversy.
If calling out the privilege of being entitled to government benefits is a career-ending move, then voicing political opinions is itself a special privilege — accorded only to those with establishment-approved views.