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  • 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
    Wrongspeak.net ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Ammo.com ^ | 5-6-20 | Ammo.com
    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.
  • Leftism Eradicates Character

    03/13/2019 2:38:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Every year, many thousands of American parents find that the son or daughter they sent to college has been transformed by college into a leftist. For left-wing parents, this may be a blessing, but for parents who are not leftist—not to mention conservative—it is often painfully jolting. It is jolting because their beloved child now holds America in contempt; prefers socialism to capitalism; regards all white people and police as racist; believes the Bible, Christianity, and Judaism are not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense; no longer believes men and women are inherently different—or even that male and female objectively exist;...
  • Keep Hate Alive!

    02/21/2019 9:36:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
    Race provocateur extraordinaire Jesse Jackson made famous a slogan in his run for the Presidency in 1988. It was Keep Hope Alive. Thirty years later the American Left has replaced the word hope with another four letter h-word: hate. They hate Republicans, they hate white male conservatives, they hate Trump, they hate the unborn, they hate the American flag, and they hate the police. The Left sees so much potential in using hate as a political weapon that they have built a hate industrial complex. If they don’t keep hate alive, the bottom of their identity politics strategy collapses. Enough...
  • ‘Victim’ Status Is the New Prejudice

    02/11/2019 4:25:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 07, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    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...
  • The Feminist Cult of Victimhood

    09/24/2018 12:09:57 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 15 replies
    fpm ^ | 09/24/2018 | Dawn Permutter
    Christine Blasey Ford is the latest poster child in the feminist cult of victimhood. She achieved that status by claiming she was physically attacked at a high school party by Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh three decades ago. She immediately became the perfect useful idiot whose false memories and false allegations are being fully exploited to postpone the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. She is the latest symbol of oppression among anti-Trump women activists. Instead of characteristics like honor, integrity and courage, feminist heroines must first and foremost be victims, real or imagined.
  • On Not Being A Victim [Rabbi Lord Sacks and Jordan Peterson]

    08/08/2018 1:06:28 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 5 replies
    Covenant & Conversation (Rabbi Sacks's blog) ^ | August 8, 2018 | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
    On Not Being A Victim Re'eh 5778 Making a series of programmes for the BBC on morality in the twenty-first century, I felt I had to travel to Toronto to have a conversation with a man I had not met before, Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. Recently he has recently become an iconic intellectual for millions of young people, as well as a figure of caricature and abuse by others who should know better.[1] The vast popularity of his podcasts – hours long and formidably intellectual – suggests that he has been saying something that many people feel a need to...
  • 'White people can be exhausting': How black dignity perseveres in a world made for whiteness (vomit)

    05/20/2018 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 136 replies
    White people can be exhausting. “It’s work to be the only person of color in an organization, bearing the weight of all your white co-workers’ questions about Blackness. “It’s work to always be hypervisible because of your skin — easily identified as being present or absent — but for your needs to be completely invisible to those around you. “It’s work to do the emotional labor of pointing out problematic racist thinking, policies, action and statements while desperately trying to avoid bitterness and cynicism. “Quite frankly, the work isn’t just tedious. It can be dangerous for Black women to attempt...