Yes, I hear you. The problem is not that I can’t hear you; I’m not deaf. I can hear you, and I do hear you. I just don’t care about what you’re saying. No, I am listening. I fully understand what it is that you’re arguing for and trying to accomplish. The fact is simple and quite plain. I don’t care, and honestly, why should I? Your problems do not affect me, nor do they even include me. I am not a woman, nor am I a minority in this beautiful land of the free, home of the brave. These things about which you constantly continue to complain have nothing to do with me or people like me.
I worked hard to acquire everything that I have, all of the accomplishments I’ve garnered. What do you have to show for all of your hard work? If you worked half as hard as me, you’d be half as successful. Ha! Instead, you expel all of your energies in blame and finger wagging at me, at us, who work the hardest to attain, as you put it, “unfair ranks within society.” Oh, and you think that no one and nothing has ever stood in my way? Of course things have stood in my way, but when something hinders me from my goals and/or aspirations, do I simply roll over and give up? Fuck no. I kill the beast that attempts to take me down or stand in my way! Oh, and that’s what you’re saying that you’re doing now? Standing up for yourself, taking a stand against all those who will or do stand in your way? Well, great. If you think that we who are in power, at the top of this hierarchical food chain, are going to simply move out of your way or make your climb easier, you’re kidding yourself.
If you want a change of power, a new dynamic, a new color or gender for societal-, consumerist-, world-dominating rule, then you’re going to have to take it from us. Kill us if you must; fight to the death. Cause you know what, you may want a more civilized, conversational, agreeable standard in power structure, but for now, you’re still living in the world of men, and kings do not merely concede their kingdoms. A king dies at the hands of another or they die and are succeeded. Power only changes hands by death. So, if you want to dethrone us, you have to play by our rules. And if you succeed, then the next era will be subjected to your rules, your dominion, your ideals.
End this daydream that the powers that be will simply step aside because it’s the right thing to do. Shut the fuck up with all of your blame and complaining. Pick up a sword and fight to the death! Those are the rules of men, and for now, men still rule.