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.