Well hello again or for the first time! Season’s Greetings.
Isn’t it strange we only say that during the Winter?
All seasons have their time of showing up and greeting us. Yet “we” don’t acknowledge them for the doing of this.
That in and of itself isn’t miraculous. All words have been constructed for use since language became necessary and I like that. Noticing the mystical in the mundane is the majesty from which we will find equilibrium. Existence is simple in its complexity. Masterful in its neutrality. Profound as a manner of the circumstances that complete it, which is everything and anything. The nature of Existence is to exist after all. That’s all it does and is doing. We couldn’t ask for better leadership as conscious beings in creation. We couldn’t be a part of anything more powerful as a collective.
Yet the current invention of humxnity looks to the opposite.
Privilege means “private law” according to its etymological source words. And it represents the concept of legalized and privatized access to necessities (water, shelter, food, health, warmth, sleep, companionship, one’s body) or resources (how the necessities are constructed or formed into socially designated valuables).
What we have decided about privilege on this planet is that it is a globally accepted “permission slip” to commit any manner of violations against others without being beholden to either sanctions or responsibility for it. Thus, money—a “having” currently designated as valuable—allows individuals to violate others in ways they would never want done to themselves without societies doing anything to respond collectively as a result.
The same can be said of those who are given privilege because they are pale or light on pigment, have a penis, are able to use their 5 senses easily or at all, are youthful, are thin or otherwise associated with being “fit,” or who are attracted to or identify as what is claimed to be a binary of genders along what is actually an infinite spectrum of possibilities and identifiers.
It is inherently non-inclusive re: “private law.” And it is founded upon the denial of others or most for the allowance of some or few. Otherwise known as systemically prejudiced and negating. But for some reason privilege is not treated as taboo. It is not considered IN AND OF ITSELF as something that should only be used for the sacred or not at all. Rather, there are always qualifiers in front of it; as if the qualifier is what causes privilege to be dissociative and segregative.
That which is sacred, especially marked, forbidden, devoted, prohibited, holy, consecrated, unknowable, or of untrusted origin.
That which is high, distinguished or apart from something perceived of as, or made, lower.