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Competitive Victimhood

03/17/2021

Why is necessary to be a victim, in order to be respected or to be fashionable?
I had a conversation with a person demographically like myself, who honestly feels victimized in our culture.
I don’t understand?

I am a man.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am white.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am an American.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am a veteran.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I went to college.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I had good parents.  Therefore, I am a victim?
My mother is dead.  Therefore, I am a victim?
My father is not.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am divorced.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am married.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I have good health.  Therefore, I am a victim?

I am a Protestant.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am not a Catholic.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am not Jewish.  Therefore, I am a victim?
I am not Muslim.  Therefore, I am a victim?

Maybe, victimhood justifies my failures in life?
Maybe, victimhood glorifies my successes in life?
Maybe, victimhood justifies my political choices?
Maybe, victimhood makes me entitled to more of something?
Maybe, victimhood just makes me a member of the Victims Club?

It is a basic tenet of existentialism that each person is responsible for himself and his own choices.
They call it “self-destiny.”
There is no room for victims . . . please go away!

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