Heroes vs Victims

Posted by  $  blarman 4 weeks ago to Culture
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One of the best cultural pieces about core ideology I've come across in a very long time.

Why do we hold up people as heroes? Precisely because we applaud them for taking action despite the circumstances.
SOURCE URL: https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbusler/2019/06/24/republicans-appeal-to-the-hero-democrats-appeal-to-the-victim-n2548796

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  • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    The left chanpions victimhood. They want everyone to feel they are victimized by the SYSTEM and must have the lefts assistance to break free of the system.
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    • Posted by rainman0720 3 weeks, 4 days ago
      I thin victimhood is one of the core tenants of their Identity Politics platform. It's pretty hard to pander to a particular group if you can't convince them that somehow they're victims of something us old evil white guys have done. But single them out by group, and they can be convinced that people like me created the common cold and rainy weekends.
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    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 3 weeks, 6 days ago
      I don't think your skin color makes you a victim! No, no! Not my dad! He mopped up Harrisburg Blvd in Houston with a guy who made that mistake by calling dad a 'Breed'.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Old-fashioned American Constitutional conservative dinosaurs are not victims.
    The real victims just group think look down their long lib noses at such dinos for appearing antiquated enough to deserve extinction.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 4 weeks ago
    Well, the left siding with victims is not exactly correct.

    They are siding with people THEY consider victims, e.g. can be made victims as a result of capitalism, tax reforms, and sane and prudent laws that protect the majority of the population.

    Try to criticize the left's immigration policies for example and see where they will place you, even if you are a black person and otherwise would be "qualified" as a victim.
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    • Posted by  $  4 weeks ago
      The left likes to create victims and then persuade them that their only course of action is to accept their victimhood status and then support leaders who will acknowledge and pander to that status - without actually doing anything to help others get out of this status.
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