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  • We Are Not Victims unless We Choose to Be: It's time we accepted a hard truth: we're in this mess because we let it happen. Now let's fix it.

    01/23/2023 9:09:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2023 | John Green
    I get a lot of email along the following lines:The Dems have corrupted our elections — our vote will never matter again.We'll never see justice from our DoJ — the system is rigged against us.We can't fight the federal bureaucracy — it controls everything.We'll never get out from under all of this debt — collapse is imminent.A return to founding principles is hopeless — poor, poor, pitiful me.Granted, it isn't all conservatives saying these things, but an alarming number are starting to sound as though they're accepting victimhood. The left is quite happy about that. Leftists want us to accept...
  • Social Justice is Not Justice: If equity entails making everyone a victim, then "social justice" reforms are moving in that direction

    11/22/2022 8:05:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2022 | Keith Risman
    Socrates defines individual justice as “What is good for the individual soul.” He defines justice for the community as “Each person doing their part in a way that others do not interfere with their societal roles.” Social justice as applied in the United States fails to meet either definition of justice. Social justice policies have caused massive property destruction, increased crime, increased inequities, and increased racism. Rather than meeting Socrates’ definition of justice, they embody injustice by their very nature. These policies cause both individual harm and cripple many of the essential functions of society. In 2020, businesses and neighborhoods...
  • Narcissistic Abuse and Victim Aggression

    10/25/2022 7:48:22 PM PDT · by struggle · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/22/2022 | Sam Vaknin
    Watch this for 4 minutes if you have the time. It's a very poignant psychological explanation of Naziism/Communism I've never heard before and it's quite a stunner to hear. God Bless
  • Pallywood update: fake "Palestinians" - fake victims]: Detained, "passed out" and immediately laughing in front of the police | This is what Arab propaganda looks like in Jerusalem

    10/09/2022 8:16:16 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    0404 ^ | Oct 9, 2022 | E Maman
    Yesterday, partial and trending documents were distributed on social networks in Arabic and English from an arrest carried out at the Nablus gate. One of the documents that was circulated is of a woman who was detained yesterday evening (Saturday night) after violently attacking police officers. Later, for some reason, she was released in the field in a short time and made a show of fainting under the auspices of medical teams of the Red Crescent who were there and allegedly cleared her for medical treatment. A few minutes later she was seen laughing with another woman in front of...
  • Two Girls Accused Of Writing Racist Graffiti On Wall At Rosemont High School [The graffiti read: “All n******* should die.” ... video surveillance footage showing two African-American female juveniles clearly writing the graffiti on the wall]

    04/03/2022 2:34:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    CBS News Sacramento ^ | March 29, 2022
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office has identified two students, who, they say, are responsible for writing racist graffiti on s wall at Rosemont High School. The incident happened on March 22 near the end of the school day. The graffiti read: “All n******* should die.”It was referred to detectives who worked closely with the school district and administrators, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday. Rosemont High School administrators say they obtained video surveillance footage showing two African-American female juveniles clearly writing the graffiti on the wall. From the video, school officials and sheriff’s office detectives learned the identities...
  • Victimhood: Favorite Status of the Left

    02/01/2022 5:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 1, 2022 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    America was founded and expanded from sea to sea by rugged individualists, freedom-loving men and women who believed in personal responsibility, self-sufficiency and independence. Our pioneering ancestors had a no-excuses attitude toward life. They believed in working hard, smart and long to build better lives for themselves and their families, wanted opportunities not handouts, would accept only what they earned and preferred a government that stayed out of their way. For decades, this approach to life carried over from generation to generation, making the United States the most productive and prosperous nation on earth, a nation where being "self-made" and...
  • Researchers identify a new personality construct that describes the tendency to see oneself as a victim

    10/13/2021 5:51:09 AM PDT · by Salman · 28 replies
    Psy Post ^ | December 9, 2020 | Beth Ellwood
    A new personality construct has been defined that describes people who persistently see themselves as victims within interpersonal conflicts. The research was published in Personality and Individual Differences. Study authors Rahav Gabay and team describe how the social world is satiated with interpersonal transgressions that are often unpleasant and seemingly unwarranted, such as being interrupted when speaking. While some people can easily brush off these moments of hurt, others tend to ruminate over them and persistently paint themselves as a victim. The authors present this feeling of being the victim as a novel personality construct that influences how people make...
  • An Honest Book Review: ‘Black Victim To Black Victor’

    07/28/2021 8:50:12 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 1 replies ^ | 07/27/2021 | Thomas St. Thomas
    With so many “rules” around who can talk about what and when, reading Black Victim to Black Victor was incredibly refreshing in its no holds barred approach to any and all subject matters. You will find few accounts more honest and personal than this as he takes you on his intimate and international journey from victimhood to being a victor. “Why am I told to distrust the white man when I couldn’t even depend on my black father?”
  • Ghislaine Maxwell’s prison conditions ‘fit for HANNIBAL LECTER,’ lawyer claims, decrying ‘sexism’ in repeated bail denials

    04/01/2021 6:00:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 4-1-21 | RT
    A lawyer defending Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell is arguing that she should be treated as well as Harvey Weinstein and other wealthy men who were granted bail after being charged with sex crimes. “The truth is that wealthy men charged with similar or more serious offenses, many of whom have foreign ties, are routinely granted bail so that they can effectively prepare for trial,” lawyer David Oscar Markus said on Thursday in an appeal of US District Court Judge Alison Nathan's denial last month of the British socialite's latest bail request. Markus argued that the 59-year-old Maxwell, who is...
  • Boulder shooting suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was short-tempered, violent (He'd talk about being Muslim & if anybody tried anything, he'd file a hate crime)

    03/23/2021 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Marinario · 56 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Mar.23.2021
    He said he did not like spending time with Alissa, and Alissa was not close with anyone on the wrestling team. Another teammate, Angel Hernandez — who lives in Arvada and graduated from Arvada West in 2019 — said Alissa got into a fight in the parking lot after the match. “(The other wrestler) was just teasing him and goes, ‘Maybe if you were a better wrestler, you would have won.’ (Alissa) just lost it. He started punching him,” Hernandez said. Hernandez said Alissa frequently appeared to be paranoid about perceived slights against him, and Marvel said Alissa was often...
  • There’s something peculiar about the vandalism at Pelosi’s house

    01/03/2021 5:03:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 Jan, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    An ugly story emerged on New Year’s Day: Vandals had attacked Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco house, leaving behind graffiti on her garage complaining about the stimulus bill, along with a pig’s head in a puddle of red paint. People less credulous than the media, though, noticed that the vandals were kind enough to do their dirty deed without touching the brick facing on Pelosi’s house. These may have been polite vandals, or there may be more here than meets the eye. People quickly noticed something peculiar, though, about the graffiti. If you look at the upper right side, where the...
  • These Famous 'Disadvantaged' Individuals Never Saw Themselves as Victims

    07/20/2020 5:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | July 20, 2020 | Rainer Zitelmann
    In left-wing circles, being a victim is considered a badge of honor and anyone who is not a victim must be a “perpetrator.” The latter group, of course, includes “old white men.” A term which, incidentally, is always used with condescension, but should never be regarded as an expression of racism or sexism.  But does encouraging people to see themselves primarily as victims actually help anyone at all? Doesn’t it just make them feel helpless and remove their sense of agency? The message is: “Your life situation is the way it is for structural reasons, so you have no chance...
  • Shaun Robinson Calls Out Ex-Access Hollywood Co-Anchor Billy Bush for 'Pain' His 'White Privilege' Caused He

    06/03/2020 10:35:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 3, 2020 | Michael Ausiello
    Ex-Access Hollywood staple Shaun Robinson is taking former co-anchor Billy Bush to task for arriving late to the Black Lives Matter movement. Responding to Bush’s Extra Q&A with colleague Nate Burleson about the George Floyd protests, Robinson harrumphed on Twitter, “I appreciate you being an ally now. But, if you want to talk about the pain White Privilege causes African Americans, you should probably also talk to the Black woman who sat next to you on the set of Access Hollywood for years.” TVLine has reached out to Bush’s rep for comment. Robinson and Bush’s tenures at Access Hollywood overlapped...
  • Bubble-Wrapped Americans: How the U.S. Became Obsessed with Physical and Emotional Safety

    05/06/2020 12:21:44 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 31 replies ^ | 5-6-20 |
    It’s a common refrain: We have bubble-wrapped the world. Americans in particular are obsessed with “safety.” The simplest way to get any law passed in America, be it a zoning law or a sweeping reform of the intelligence community, is to invoke a simple sentence: “A kid might get hurt.” Almost no one is opposed to reasonable efforts at making the world a safer place. But the operating word here is “reasonable.” Banning lawn darts, for example, rather than just telling people that they can be dangerous when used by unsupervised children, is a perfect example of a craving for...
  • Elizabeth Warren lost by copying Hillary’s victim act

    03/09/2020 7:15:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2020 | Miranda Devine
    There’s a moment in the new Hillary Clinton hagio-documentary on Hulu when the former presidential candidate complains that it took her an hour every day to have her hair and makeup done during the 2016 campaign. “It’s a burden, believe me,” she says in Episode 2 of ‘Hillary.’” “I calculated it, and I spent 25 days doing hair and makeup, and I knew that the men I was running against don’t have to do any of that. Get up, take a shower, shake their head, they were ready to go.” But no one forced her to endure high-maintenance grooming. She...
  • Ethnic Studies 101: Playing the Victim. An aggrieved Harvard professor exemplifies how a fast-rising academic field injects paranoia and hatred into American culture.

    01/17/2020 6:26:56 AM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    On November 27, 2019, Harvard University denied tenure to an ethnic-studies professor specializing in Dominican identity. Students and faculty at Harvard and across the country sprung into protest mode. The failure to tenure Lorgia García Peña, they said, resulted from Harvard’s racism. NBC Nightly News, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other outlets covered the controversy from the same angle. In fact, García Peña had been catapulted into the academic firmament with a speed that most non-intersectional professors can only dream of. She has been showered with benefits. Thirty-one percent of Harvard’s tenure-track professors lost their tenure bids...
  • The left’s constant victimhood olympics is a gift to anti-Semites

    01/01/2020 11:08:42 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 31 2019 | Abe Greenwald
    Police have arrested a 38-year-old black man from Orange Country, NY, for stabbing five Jews in the home of a Hasidic rabbi in Monsey on the seventh night of Hanukkah. If you’re a New Yorker or a Jew or both, you’re asking why. Why has yet another African-American attacked Jews? Why has black-on-Jewish assault become a continuous feature of life in and around New York? Why now? The answer: Because the country is seized by the politics of victimhood, and there’s nothing that self-pitying “victims” find easier than blaming Jews for their misery. The names given to the bogeymen of...
  • Trump mocks 'crazed & stumbling lunatic' Tom Steyer, after billionaire rips president's rhetoric

    10/28/2018 3:59:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2018
    President Trump derided rival billionaire Tom Steyer as a "wacky" and "crazed & stumbling lunatic" on Sunday, after Steyer -- who was one of the prominent liberals to receive a threatening suspicious package last week -- said he "absolutely was blaming" Trump for creating an atmosphere in which "anything can bubble up, and anything is bubbling up." Steyer fired back quickly, writing that Trump's comment was "unthinkable ... in the midst of the horrible political violence." The Twitter conflagration erupted after Steyer's wide-ranging interview with CNN's "State of the Union," in which the hedge fund manager called Trump "corrupt," and...
  • Idaho’s public colleges’ “inclusion” efforts promote victimhood

    06/15/2019 6:27:14 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 14, 2019 | Wayne Hoffman
    Idaho’s post-secondary schools have joined the legion of left-leaning institutions that are using their campuses as state-sponsored platforms for intolerance, division, and victimhood. Hurt in the process are students, taxpayers, and donors to college scholarship funds, all whom are misled in believing they’re paying for “higher education.” Witness Boise State University’s interim president, Martin Schimpf, whose most recent newsletter offered up a buffet of braggadocio about the school’s reinforcement of the “otherization” of students and staff. Schimpf noted the school’s expenditure of thousands of dollars for “Rainbow Graduation” and “Black Graduation,” new staff to aid “students of color,” and more....
  • Some Valdosta State students unhappy Gov. Kemp is delivering commencement speech

    05/03/2019 9:22:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    WCTV ^ | May 2, 2019 | Emma Wheeler
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Valdosta State University seniors are taking their last steps across campus, but some students are having second thoughts about walking across the stage at graduation. Next weekend's commencement ceremonies at Valdosta State are bringing some controversy with them. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will be speaking, and that isn't sitting well with some students. VSU administration has told students they planned to invite the governor to speak at commencement, regardless of who won November's election. Last month, the university announced Kemp would deliver the commencement address, and it's been stirring up a lot of controversy on campus.