Nothing quite says Christmas like the gift of identity politics.

A supposedly hot item among social justice warriors this last Christmas was “Check Your Privilege” cards which are even less exciting than they sound, and a worse gift than a fruitcake.

In a nutshell: Fabiola Lara printed a very bland, uncreative business card that on one side states, “Uh-Oh! Your privilege is showing” and on the other side includes check boxes of the various privileges one might be exhibiting. They were printed on white cards probably because only white people can display “privilege” — and also heterosexual Christian males. The point is to hand them out to unsuspecting individuals who aren’t aware they just “made a comment that others cannot agree or relate to.”

They were sold in a “handy pack” of ten cards for five bucks, according to New York magazine. Lara was the brains behind NY mag’s favorite gift last year, the “pregnant/not pregnant calendar dedicated to a woman’s right to choose.” That settles it; these are the worst gifts ever.

Lara said she donated the proceeds from the card packs (all $5, because surely, she only sold one, right?) to an immigrant youth shelter in Brooklyn. The liberal magazine praised the endeavor, saying, “While a cashmere scarf might keep your family member warm for a while, the gift of self-awareness is forever.”

I’ll take the scarf because I’m well aware that it’s cold outside and it would be a privilege to stay warm.

As Instapundit put it, “This is how you got Trump, left-wing campus crybullies.”


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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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