I Am Not A Victim?

An oft-heard objection to confronting leftist attacks, especially well-meaning ones, with the damage their schemes inflict on traditionalists is that we would then be playing “the victimization card.” Many talk-radio hosts have claimed as the motto for their shows, “I am not a victim,” to separate themselves and their audiences from the left, which relentlessly preaches how hidden, malevolent forces hamstring the members of their electoral coalition. 

We can’t be like that, we are told. We have control over our lives, agency. We have hope. 

Funny, isn’t it, that the people who are losing a country and seeing a great civilization, culture and their very skin color demonized are instructed NOT to see themselves as victims — by their ostensible defenders.

A stiff upper lip may not function well politically, but it does have the advantage of quelling the sound of righteous rage. 

Whose advantage, however, is the irony.

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5 thoughts on “I Am Not A Victim?”

  1. Damocles:

    I should think no one who has listened to much talk-radio over the years could fail to be aware of the relentless positiveness of that medium, and of the disdain with which Rush Limbaugh, Mike Gallagher, Bill Bennett and many, many others decry the “Cult of Victimization,” strongly preferring a neo-Horatio Alger-like, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade” personal philosophy. However… 

    Michael Medved: “One of the slogans of our show has always been: “I am not a victim.” I affirm – and embrace – that sentiment more than ever.”

    “Victim Culture is Killing American Manhood” by David French, NR September 29, 2015

    Fred Lynch, author of The Diversity Machine: “I’ve watched the ‘diversity machine’ roll through one institution after another largely because…conservatives and moderates became obsessed with the ‘anti-victim’ mentality that suppressed complaints of working-class white males.”

    Professor Lynch, associate professor of government at California’s Claremont McKenna College, says this “macho attitude particularly inhibited talk radio, the white male’s natural champion.” 

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  2. Used to be when someone was such an obvious ass, you popped them in the mouth. It usually silenced the silliness or brought out some smarmy, “Might makes right, huh?” To which the only rational answer was, “Yes, when you’re such an obvious ass.”

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