Skip to comments.‘Victim’ Status Is the New Prejudice
Posted on 02/11/2019 4:25:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In the latter half of the 19th century and early in the 20th century, as Catholic immigrants poured in from Ireland and Eastern Europe, an anti-Catholic wave spread over a mostly Protestant United States.
The majority slur then was that Catholic newcomers first loyalty would be to Rome, not the U.S.
Anti-Semitism grew even more deeply rooted, marked by Ivy League quotas on Jewish applicants and exclusionary clauses against Jews in clubs and neighborhoods. It was no accident that the Ku Klux Klan often targeted Catholics and Jews as well as African-Americans.
In the late 19th century, with the influx of Japanese and Chinese immigrants arose the yellow peril scare, a racist distrust of supposedly workaholic automatons and unassimilable immigrants whose first loyalty was to their close-knit Asian communities and homelands, not the U.S.
Most of these injustices grew from both original prejudices (as evidenced by slavery) and fears of demographic change. An original population that was mostly British, Protestant, and white gradually was augmented by people who were not northern European, often Catholic, and increasingly non-white.
The stereotyped hatreds were battled by the melting-pot forces of assimilation, integration, and intermarriage. Civil rights legislation and broad education programs gradually convinced the country to judge all Americans on the content of their characters rather than the color of their skins or their religious beliefs. And over the last half-century, the effort to end institutional bias against African-Americans largely succeeded.
But recently, other ancient prejudices have been insidiously returning. And this time, the bias is more subtle, and it can be harder to address than traditional racism against non-white populations.
The new venom, for example, is often spread by left-wing groups that claim victim status themselves and thus, by their logic, should not be seen as victimizers.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailysignal.com ...
Victimology or Social Justice
Breitbart News published the 35-year-old activists birth certificate. The form listed Kings parents, both of whom are white.
“Justice will be replaced by Pity as the cardinal human virtue, and all fear of retribution will vanish The New Aristocracy will consist exclusively of hermits, bums and permanent invalids. The Rough Diamond, the Consumptive Whore, the bandit who is good to his mother, the epileptic girl who has a way with animals will be the heroes and heroines of the New Age, when the general, the statesman, and the philosopher have become the butt of every farce and satire.” -WH Auden
VDH is a National Treasure!
Great quote. I always thought Auden was a man of the Left, but he condemns today’s edition of the radical Left perfectly.
“...he condemns todays edition of the radical Left perfectly.”
Sort of like the way we see Orwell now, too. Funny, huh?
Auden puts those words in Herod's mouth.
The Muslim. Rich and sending the money into the political arena, imho.
Perhaps...but he had to see it coming to do so. :)
Sorry, VDH is full of shit on this one.
One of the largest immigrant invasions was instigated by Woodrow Wilson, and it consisted of socialists from Eastern Europe. And they were not Catholics. Wilson opened the gates to red flag wavers (radical socialists and communists) and most came from Eastern Europe, as in Russia, Finland and other eastern European countries.
The immigrant invasion was started in 1900 and continued through 1932. That period of America consisted of major bombings, chaos and murder, which schools don’t teach.
It was much, much worse than the 1960s or today and tested America’s mettle.
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