Skip to comments.America Has The World’s Most Predatory “Victims”
Posted on 04/23/2016 4:38:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
"Bullying isn't cool. Bullying is lame.
Bullying is ugly and has a stupid name.
For a healthy world, bullying's unfit.
And I think I know what we should do to i-it.
Do do do do do to i-it.
Let's all get together and make bullying kill itself.
Bullying's an ugly thing
Let's shove its face in the dirt and make bullying kill itself.
Woah-oh. Woah-oh. Woah-oh." -- From the song Make Bullying Kill Itself on South Park
Whats the difference between a bully and a victim? It seems like a simple question, but in Americas victim-obsessed culture, the bully is often the supposed victim. As Voltaire said, To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
Here in America, we have certain groups that have been unofficially designated as victim classes by the Left. Theyre not held to the same standards as the rest of us; criticism of them is considered to be out of bounds and theyre supposed to get special treatment.
So for example, more than a few times weve had gay couples looking to get married whove obviously searched out Christian bakers or florists who wont work at their wedding because of their religious beliefs and they have tried to turn that into a profit-making venture. They put up a GoFundMe page; they get fawning articles in the press and poor business owners are often fined and sued out of business while were told the gay couple are the real victims. Theyre not victims. Theyre bullies
Similarly, were now told that women who dont want men who claim to feel female in the bathroom with them are obviously terrible people. These awful women are supposedly victimizing all these poor people who just want to use the bathroom they feel like using and worse yet, were not supposed to tell transsexuals the truth. Gender is not a social construct; it is biology and a man can no more change into a woman than a woman can change into a fruit bat. So apparently, were expected to put half our population in danger at worst and make them extremely uncomfortable at best because what -- .1%, .2% of the population will say they feel victimized if we dont? Im sorry these people are mentally ill, but their mental illness should be their cross to bear, not everyone elses.
Of course, race is another area where this happens. Any non-liberal white man who disagrees with a non-conservative black or Hispanic person is immediately presumed to be racist. Decent people are incessantly called racists just for disagreeing with liberal policies. Were told black Americans are such victims that they must be helped out with Affirmative Action. But whos really getting victimized when the son of a white cop is passed over for the son of a black CEO purely because of the color of his skin? It has gotten so bad that illegal aliens, who broke the law KNOWING that the penalty for it is deportation, are now considered to be victims. Enforcing the law against illegal aliens? Were not supposed to do that because theyre a protected victim class that has to be allowed to break the law with impunity. -- victims of what? Their own disregard for the law? Meanwhile, there are millions of poor Americans out of jobs because they cant afford to work as cheaply as an illegal alien who cheats on his taxes to make extra money via the earned income tax credit and doesnt have health insurance. Not only are they out of a job, but those poor Americans who want to work are falsely stereotyped as lazy because they cant compete with the financial advantages illegals have over them. Illegals arent victims; theyre criminals that are breaking the law and making life worse for poor Americans just by being here.
Weve even gotten to the point where college students have started believing that theyre such fragile little flowers that they cant possibly be expected to even listen to an alternative viewpoint inside their precious little safe spaces. Yet, on the rare occasions when a conservative speaker is allowed on campus, many of those same fragile little flowers go to the speech just so they can scream, throw food and try to shut the whole event down. Yet, were supposed to feel sorry for poor offended college students who act like spoiled brats instead of a speaker who has to put up with their obnoxious behavior.
The way we deal with Islam is probably the most bizarre example of this phenomenon. Every time Muslims murder people in the United States, the first reaction is to always criticize anyone who thinks Islam has something to do with it. Silly us! Just because Muslim terrorists keep telling us that theyre going to kill people in the name of Islam doesnt mean it has anything to do with Islam. When all those Southern Baptist members of Al-Qaeda show up, wont we all feel foolish? You cant state the obvious truth without having people freak out and accuse you of hating every Muslim on earth because you think we should take common sense steps to prevent another 9/11. There are literally Americans who are dead because of this and we can be sure that more will die, but were still supposed to pretend Muslims are the victims every time theres a terrorist attack.
It has gotten so bad that fake hate crimes are now a semi-regular occurrence. In other words, there are so many people just DYING to be victims so they can drown in acclaim, attack their enemies or just make a few bucks that theyre faking it. If theres a claim that some unknown person left a noose sitting around, scrawled a racist message somewhere or wrote something nasty on a check for a waitress, you have to take it with a grain of salt because theres a decent chance youre being scammed.
What does it say about our society that we spend so much time celebrating victimhood? Does it seem healthy that the best thing that could ever happen to someone is to be jokingly called a slut by a talk radio host (Sandra Fluke) or to have a Christian refuse to take pictures at your gay wedding? Thats a sign of how deeply unhealthy our culture has become -- because the more time you spend trying to figure out whos a victim and how to reward him for it, the less time you have to focus on winning, merit and free expression. The United States would have never become a great nation if we had obsessed over victimhood like this all along and it wont remain a great nation if we continue to do it.
You got that right.
The author makes many good points.
The leftist “victims” have cried wolf so many times anything that comes out of their mouth is assumed to be a lie. They’ll only wake up after they let all the Muslim infiltrators in and they don their black robes and start the free flying lessons for homos. Maybe they WILL have some legitimate claims as they are being tossed of the buildings. I’m sure the MSM will jump to their rescue though. They’ll create a new reality TV series - Killing Infidels for Allah where they follow them around all day and film them tossing homos off buildings, teaching kids how to wear suicide vests properly, and constructing underground bunkers in their mosques at night so the infidels won’t know.
They are waking up now as more and more areas are devoid of WASPs to pay the bills and maintain everything; that is why Obama has to farm out the urban livestock to those places that still have populations that can “administer” (read: provide free housing, school, and food for) them. The death spiral of the worst pockets can’t be reversed as there is no tax base left - no homeowners, private employers, etc.; falsely propping them up with non-taxable (non-profit) entities like hospitals and schools doesn’t help.
The Asians and Hispanics replacing the WASPs don’t give a hoot about the “victims of WASP aggression”...
Pithy and well-stated. There is immense power in being a victim these days, even if you’re simply a victim of your own folly. Look at Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Attack someone, get shot, and it’s someone else’s fault. Meanwhile, you’re a martyr for “social justice.”
When someone designates speech they hate as hate speech and hate speech as an attack, now anyone disagreeing with you is bullying you and bullying becomes rampant.
California is actually starting to see push back via its large Asian populations where their kids have to get 100-200 points higher on tests to get into colleges and now suing and legislating against affirmative action because of bias against them due to their higher average merit.
Because liberals imbue victim and minority status with morality. As if the Muslims who are economically backward aren’t to blame because their religion put merchants on the lowest strata of society, raiding was more honorable than trading, and no texts or research that contradicted Islam was allowed among people who killed if you didn’t handle a Koran right.
That is the problem with “victim” politics; blacks now want white women removed from the “preferred minority” rolls because most have been raised with “white privilege”. The “free sh!t” coalition will collapse if any of the main groups is switched from a beneficiary to a target, so I don’t see white women losing their “victim status” any time soon. They been 60% of college classes for years without raising any eyebrows, so I guess they are recognized as a key part of the anti-WASP coalition.
Imagine this scenario...
A gay couple seeks out a Christian bakery to make their “wedding” cake. The bakery makes the cake as requested and delivers it on time. It’s delicious. Everyone at the reception loves it.
The horror! The horror!
With no evidence of discrimination, how can they start a “GoFundMe” page and pay for their honeymoon? They are reduced to putting inane posts about average everyday wedding planning on their Facebook page and getting far fewer “likes” than they need to make them feel fulfilled. And whatever will they discuss with their friends at the reception? Now they will even have to pay for a wedding announcement to get their pictures in the paper.
What to do now? Fear not, brave gay couple! You can still sue that bakery! Just claim that their “overly accommodating” policies have infringed on your “Constitutionally-protected right” to “express your outrage”! Attention will be paid, an perhaps you can still turn this sad situation to your financial benefit.
I write this tongue-in-cheek, but just wait for it...
Excellent article on victimhood
Islam is a pretty near perfect raiders religion
It allows men the moral authority to do quite a bit in the name of their primitive elemental God and absolves the leaders
To many people (losers) are left behind when merit is used as a measure.
The left loves their quotas. The result is reflected in incompetence in business and government.
I went to a VA clinic this past week and encountered a Black female who was certain that I was there to serve her.
And their response is that it was racist for the whites to leave those areas.
Of course if gentrification of run down areas these folks have let decay occurs, and white folks are persuaded to come back, thats racist too.
And if you are white and stayed, blaks intimidate and say get the eff out of our neighborhood, cracker.
The Terrifying Brilliance of the Islamic Memeplex
And I’ve read the Koran, as well, so everything here is totally in like with the Muslim religious text.
And it perfectly reinforces Islam over all religions and incentivizes the most violent and vicious to kill or convert by threat of the sword in order to spread the faith. Limit of four wives, but unlimited sex slaves ... and the girls don’t get into heaven unless virgins or their master is happy with them.
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