Any time someone sees themselves as a victim, you inhibit their initiative to change that status and their belief that the status can be changed. The nature of victimhood is such that someone else is responsible for their state. If someone else is responsible then they can’t do a single thing to change it. (Read This: A Man Cannot Be a Victim)
That in and of itself is a lie. Especially here in the west and especially in America, people can change their lives. The evidence exists for every race, religion, and sex, that each and every one of us has the chance to improve our lives if we choose to do so.
However, when you begin to fabricate victimhood, creating victims where they statistically don’t exist, you remove their ability to see what’s really going on, to see the opportunity that exists within every crisis. And when you’re backed by the media and your logic-missing, fact-free beliefs become ‘common knowledge’, that person or group is then given an excuse not to be all they can be and a reason to be much less than their potential would dictate.
If they don’t accomplish their goals, they can blame this make-believe victimhood. It doesn’t rob the perceived oppressor of a single thing, but it can completely ruin the lives of groups who shouldn’t feel like victims in the slightest.
Political correctness is one of the worst developments of the 20th century. It’s a totalitarian ideology in that its way is the only way, and to disagree with the radical-left, you’re evil, racist, a bigot, or ‘privileged’. (Read This: A Man Cannot Be Politically Correct)
The PC movement creates victims where there should be none. It creates enemies where there should be allies. It is weakness and evil personified and it can’t be reduced to a group of over-sensitive students or brushed off as ignorance, it has to be seen as something far more dangerous and evil, a social answer economic Marxism.
The social justice warrior (SJW) movement is filled with contradiction and irony. They’re extreme-leftists who claim to preach acceptance, but are about as accepting as the KKK. If you differ in any way from their line of thinking, a thought-process completely devoid of fact and logic, you’re pigeon-holed and viciously hated, especially if you provide a sound argument.
In this article we’ll cover specific groups that have been singled out and made victims based on false evidence, lies, and the most hyper-sensitive society that’s existed to date.
If you’re in one of these groups and you feel victimized, have a closer look at your oppressor. Is it an outside entity, or is your pursuit of happiness, greatness, and success being destroyed from within?
1. Black people at the hands of cops.
Not all of the blame for the first one can be pinned on SJW’s. The blame for this fallacy rests heavily on the media. If you watch the news you’ll think it’s a fact that black people get shot and killed more by cops than white people.
Somehow it’s become a black versus white, an oppressor verses the oppressed battle when the battle actually shouldn’t exist at all.
This is what led Roland G. Fryer Jr., a black Harvard economist who was so disturbed by the ‘evidence’ on the news that he wanted to find out just what that evidence was. What resulted was, in his words, “the most surprising result of my career”, in a study that found officers were 20% less likely to shoot at a black suspect.
This isn’t a face value study. They went into detail about how the suspect was treating the officer, and what they found was that though a suspect may have been unarmed, the shooting still could have been justified.
Other studies went even deeper. They sought to find if those killed by cops were a harm to the officer.
The truth? An officer’s job is incredibly difficult, and when you have communities that immediately think they’re going to be mistreated by an officer because of what they see on TV, you’re going to have belligerence which may escalate to violence, which may escalate to a life taken out of fear for a life.
We know that Black males make up approximately 6% of the American population, yet they’re responsible for 50% of the murders. That stat should, logically, make an officer more leery of that demographic, but it doesn’t seem to be doing that at all from a shootings standpoint.
The Marshall Project, non-profit journalism about criminal justice, took a much deeper look at the numbers in this article. The criminal system is far from perfect, filled with many very good officers, but like any profession, it has it’s bad employees. The numbers, however, show not only more white deaths but possibly more unjustified white deaths. They also show a movement to demonize the police as something that’s taking all of the attention away from the incredible homicide rate in the black community, with 6,095 homicides in 2014, 90% of which being committed by black civilians even though they’re 13% of the population.
Numbers like these offer a kind of explanation for the tense situations that exist in many primarily black communities between civilians and cops.
The message cannot be to point the finger at the cop. That’s a position of weakness. It’s a group looking to someone else to solve their problems when they have the power, intellect, and ingenuity to solve their own problems.
2. Women in the workforce.
The radical left like over-simplification. It means control. It gives them control. When you ‘know what you’re talking about’ it’s easier to feel in control and it’s far easier to create a victim and an oppressor when you don’t care about deep thinking.
The best example of this is the ‘gender wage gap’, a gap that stupidly looks at all wages across all jobs yet pitches the gap as if it exists with two humans of opposite genders working side-by-side yet getting paid radically different wages.
On a per job basis, the gap doesn’t exist. Any gap has more to do with choices from either sex than it does with discrimination.
Claudia Goldin, a Harvard professor, took down the gender wage gap myth on the Freakonomics Podcast. She noted that the gap may exist in certain pockets, but overall any gap between the genders has more to do with choices made by one sex verses choices – especially career choices and college major choices – made by the other.
Women take more time off than men, they also work fewer hours a week than men on average. Goldin’s data does a better job of explaining it:
Among those who received their BAs around 1990, a 10 percent hiatus in employment time 15 years after the BA, thus amounting to an 18-month break, was associated with a decrease in earnings of 41 percent for those with an MBA, 29 percent for those with a JD or a PhD, and 15 percent for those with an MD.
In a look at other statistics, we can see that men choose the higher paying careers, not because they’re in an office or a boardroom, but because men and women have very differing interests.
Where women gravitate to care professions, men opt for tougher professions, like mining and work outdoors, but also things like engineering, tech, and law.
To look at an overall stat is silly, stupid, and simple. To delve into the ‘why’, as in men and women like different things, we pursue vastly different careers, and while there may be a gap in pockets, it’s not what these SJW’s claim it is.
Forbes does another good breakdown of the gender pay gap myth. The point is that it’s looked at not with intelligence, but with emotion.
Women, you’re not victims. There are jobs you dominate, like psychiatry, nursing, and other caring professions. You can work in whatever field you want. However, work in the field you want, don’t measure yourself by male standards. Don’t feel the need to enter a profession simply because it’s dominated by men simply to be seen as equal. It’s silly. Women aren’t rushing to enter the coal mines to show they want equality.
3. ‘Poor people’.
Being poor isn’t a source of victimhood. It’s either where you’re born or what you’ve gotten yourself into.
Somehow poor people have become a victim in a land where poverty is simply somewhere you’re born, it doesn’t have to be where you die. This isn’t the untouchables of India. There is no war by a nation to keep people poor unless you’re talking about social programs, which is actually what SJW’s want to increase.
A victim gets without earning. When you have enough people dependent on the state, enough victims requiring money that others have earned to survive, you have a large voting populace who will always vote to keep the social programs that keep them down in tact.
Poverty is a lack of initiative. It’s poor spending habits. It’s a lack of skill. It’s an avoidance of what must be done at all costs in pursuit of what one would like to do. You cannot be a victim if you’re poor unless you allow yourself to be a victim. It’s still your permission to give.
Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty, for example, which has since cost over $21 TRILLION, has actually contributed to poverty more than it has ratified it. How? It didn’t see the poor as people. It didn’t see their initiative nor talent nor potential. A policy like that either saw votes that could be bought or an entire class of victims that could be created from thin air, and so it did.
And now, SJWs not only pity the poor, they hate the rich even though many of these goofballs come from rich families and they think they’re going to end up with more money than their parents even though their only prospect from acquiring wealth can be found in their folk’s will.
4. Black people in general.
All black people are poor and can’t afford ID. That’s the view held by many white liberals who want black people to feel and be victimized because it fits their narrative.
They want an oppressor versus an oppressed battle and blacks fit their idea of a group of oppressed people. So, they pity them. It’s enraging. The condescension. The pandering. SJWs are a group of people who want to feel good about themselves so they create victims, pat them on the head while patting themselves on the back for ‘fighting for the oppressed’.
This is even too stupid to comment on from a victim standpoint. It just shows the ignorance and arrogance of these little SJWs and their destructive ideas.
Here’s a hilariously eye-opening video into the minds of condescending white liberals:
5. Illegal immigrants.
The whole notion of working for citizenship, of earning it, is useless if illegals are protected and given the same luxuries and rights as legal immigrants.
Broken down by some of the primary offenses, illegal immigrants represented 16.8 percent of drug trafficking cases, 20.0 percent of kidnapping/hostage taking, 74.1 percent of drug possession, 12.3 percent of money laundering, and 12.0 percent of murder convictions.
To say that illegal immigrants are without sin – which is what sanctuary cities in America that refuse to prosecute illegal immigrants do – is ignorant. To say they’re all criminals is insensitive, but if illegal immigration is illegal then it fits, does it not?
The problem with illegal immigration isn’t that it exists. It actually works fine so long as the immigrants aren’t granted the same rights and care as citizens of a nation. Are these good people? Of course the majority, by far, are good, often hard-working people who want to live in a nation like America. They want to earn their citizenship and become a part of the fabric of a free nation. So treat them like adults. If they work, pay them and tax them. If they commit crimes, send them to prison or send them home.
To pander to them, to pat them on the head and see them as though they’re without sin is silly and incredibly destructive, especially to the innocent lives that are lost at the hands of the lot that are not good, nor will they ever be.
About The Author
Chad Howse: Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.