Following the fashion, I am compelled to share my own difficulties with privileges denied to those of my identity. If there are others like me out there, I have not yet heard their voice. Yes, I am being mildly patronizing, since I quite dislike complaining generally, but there are lessons to be learned in every challenge. Also, importantly, my enemies will always be abstract. Generic categories of human-‘types’ (as opposed to universal principles) cannot encapsulate moral-political oughts and should be avoided. Everyone has their privileges, and everyone is disenfranchised.
What identity am I?
I am, first, Catholic: I am a son of God destined, but not predestined, for the beatific vision; bound, barring my freedom, to perfect and complete body-soul union with God and all human souls who likewise accept salvation. This is the basement level of all human persons’ identities because it is reality as far as I can tell. Those who do notyet know it, assume these second-floor levels of our psyche to be much more foundational than makes sense to me. If you are content with fleeting pleasure, then you have no need of the God hypothesis. If you replace the Catholic God, with a Protestant, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, or Naturalist deity, your god will not be good enough. Either you will lose the body in heaven, victory over evil, equality with God in humanity, individuality, responsibility and reward, or all the above. In my strong opinion, Catholicism has won the competition of religions as the best of all possible ideals, as evinced through a vigorous historical and intellectual experiment resulting, summarily, in the least imperfect of all imperfect cultures. That which nothing greater than can be thought, is the only reasonable foundation on which to build a life. Progress in virtue relies upon taking the highest possible aim in each decision. This is certainly and consistently the most oppressed of all identities.
The last acceptable prejudice is anti-Catholicism.