Want a really egregious example of pseudo-Liberal privilege scratching? Here is an app calculating how many slaves work for you worldwide. It must be so delicious to wallow in sweet quasi-progressive feelings of guilt as you contemplate your good fortune in comparison to all those miserable, pathetic Third World folks. As you pass through the cute survey listing your belongings (and what’s more fun that counting everything you own?), juicy little tidbits about the suffering of those less fortunate than you keep popping up on the screen.
Seriously, it’s a Liberal feel-good product of the year.
And the best thing is that it’s a game that can be enjoyed for quite a while. After you download the app, you will be able to
Earn Free World points when you get the app and use it to counteract your slavery footprint.
See? You can earn points while playing on your Android and, in the process, help all those pathetic creatures out there. Because they totally care how many points you have won on your app. It like totally will like change their lives to know how much you care. Isn’t that neat?
You can also put up posts about how many slaves work for you and complain that all your Fair Trade purchases weren’t taken into account when counting your slaves. Has one been so good and benevolent, buying all that expensive Fair Trade coffee, for nothing?
And where does the app get off counting all items of clothing one owns indiscriminately? What if one only buys shirts with progressive slogans that decry privilege? Doesn’t that count for anything?
Well, maybe the next version of the app will give out special rewards to the most righteous among the privilege-scratchers.