“As long as you can position yourself as a member of a ‘victimized’ group, your actions will be justified and vigorously defended.” — me, See, I Told You So, 1993
“Always blame someone else for what thou doest — even so far as to blame the entire society.” — me, “The Commandments According to the Religious Left,” The Limbaugh Letter, August 1994
So when I tell you being a victim is the highest status in the modern liberal cosmos, and that victimology is the engine of the left’s claims to moral authority, do not doubt me.
The primary objective of the left, the Democrat Party, is to manipulate groups of Americans into believing they are victims of America. Shaming and blaming the nation as founded is the left’s mission. So, nothing is ever the victim’s fault. It’s always caused by some nefarious element of America.
This has been the source of Democrat Party power for generations.
The leftist victim cult — spread far and wide by Marxist university professors, liberal high school teachers, Hollywood, and the media — centered, historically, on economic class, with “the poor” accorded instant virtue. But Democrats grew tired of the tiresome problems of poverty, as it became obvious their big-government war-on-poverty “solutions” were a colossal failure.
So they have moved on, finding it much more productive to exploit race and gender identity. Which is why the string of lib-mantra insults, “Racist! Sexist! Homophobe!” has become such a cliché. But now the list is expanding to include illegal immigrants, the “culturally appropriated,” transsexuals, transgenders, the “gender fluid” who refuse to be “binary,” and so on. Fortunately for the left, they have a big new word, “intersectionality,” which ties everything together into one big U.S. victimization pool.
The message: America is evil, and oppresses everyone except white males. It’s a message that was perpetuated and amplified by Barack Obama and his corrupt Department of Justice. Today you see it in the Black Lives Matter movement, the vagina-hat-wearing feminists, the pro-“refugee” airport protesters — “The Resistance.”
Victimology is the glue that holds the left together, and it is victim-constituent-groups that comprise the modern-day Democrat Party. Every leftist believes he, she, or ze is a victim of American atrocity. The triggered ones can choose: Victim of racism, traceable to America’s original sin of slavery. Victim of sexism, traceable to the males-vote-only Founders. Victims of homophobia. Victims of bigotry. Victims of xenophobia. All traceable to the original oppressive institutions of the American nation.
The Powerless.: And the left is delighted for you to be dependent on them, so they can snap up all that power to control your life. The left has created a culture of crisis and fear, and many people are totally convinced that they won’t be able to navigate life without government help. This is what happens when people are so willing to accept victim status establishing that they can’t succeed, blaming it on others. This is why California spends $100 billion a year on legislation to “ensure fairness” — which is impossible — and nothing on their crumbling dams. As Shelby Steele wrote in The Wall Street Journal on 3/5/17: “Today’s liberal marchers are marked by incoherence and downright lunacy — hats designed to evoke sexual organs, poems that scream in anger yet have no point to make, and an hysterical anti-Americanism.” This despite genuine and measurable progress in America. As Steele points out, “I grew up black in segregated America, where it was hard to find an open door. It’s harder now for young blacks to find a closed one.”
- The Miserable. Here are just a few examples of the distorted lens through which the troubled left views U.S. life : . Re-raped by a political system that ordains a clown, really bad.” — Ashley Judd, Huffington Post, 1/20/17
- “Violence against women … is domestic violence, but also the violence of the market, of debt, of capitalist property relations, and of the state; the violence of discriminatory policies against lesbian, trans, and queer women; the violence of state criminalization of migratory movements; the violence of mass incarceration; and the institutional violence against women’s bodies through abortion bans and lack of access to free health care and free abortion … [we]oppose the institutional, political, cultural, and economic attacks on Muslim and migrant women, on women of color and working and unemployed women, on lesbian, gender nonconforming and trans women.” —The [UK] Guardian, reasons for the Day Without a Woman, 3/6/17
- “Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based painter, launched a ‘Stop Telling Women to Smile’ The dream Ronald Reagan invoked in 1984 — that ‘it’s morning again in America’ — meant nothing to the inner cities, besieged as they were by decades of redlining policies. . A black President would always be a contradiction for a government that, throughout most of its history, had oppressed black people.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, January/February 2017
“Let this be a wake-up call to all Americans that trans people and trans youth are under attack in this country and that we must all stand with trans folks … [People [must] stand up for each other — in the face of everything that immigrants and Muslims and women and black folks experience. “I unapologetically demand that men & white womxn pay me because they consume [my] intellectual, emotional, & creative labor 24/7 w/o my consent.” — Nazly Sobhi Damasio. truly empowering women is not what they’re after: “We do not want a world where women become ceos, we want a world where there are no ceos and wealth is redistributed equally.” By the left, of course.
source–rush, wsj, ashley judd, uk guardian, wash post, the atlantic, nehisi coates, laverne cox, instyle, tithi bhatacharya, nyt,