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Rockntractor
02-07-2011, 02:22 PM
By Robin of Berkeley

A number of years ago, I was the victim of a brutal street crime. Although I was left with a broken nose and two black eyes, I learned soon thereafter that I wasn't a "good victim."

A progressive friend, Fran, clued me in. When I told her what happened, she said, "What you went through wasn't half as bad as what he has suffered." Fran was referring to the fact that I am white and the assailant was black. In other words, my suffering didn't matter.

Fran's reaction is not at all unique in these parts; here, there are good and bad victims. For instance, a couple of years ago, a middle school teacher was stoned and beaten in her classroom by a vicious mob of students. And yet, because of the racial makeup of the victim and the assailants, the media had little to say, except to imply that the teacher may have been a racist.

When I mentioned my horror about this heinous crime to yet another leftist friend, she responded in the prescribed, politically correct way. Without showing an ounce of compassion toward the battered teacher, my friend blamed "white privilege."

With Obama and the hard left in charge, we see nationwide what I've witnessed up close and personal here in Berkeley. Thus, when a young white couple were beaten unconscious after leaving a GOP fundraiser, the mainstream media did not find their plight worthy of reportage. Similarly, when a conservative had his finger bitten off, or when a frail, diabetic conservative was beaten, the silence was deafening. Sarah Palin's church being torched with children in it didn't deserve even a blip on the evening news.

When thirteen U.S. soldiers at Fort Hood, including a pregnant woman, were mowed down (and thirty more wounded) in cold blood, President Obama didn't interrupt a Native American shout-out to renounce the horror. When Obama finally did speak, he urged us not to jump to conclusions. Since then, next to nothing has been said about the slaughter. The fact that the murderer was a Muslim automatically disqualifies the soldiers from being "good victims."

In contrast, during the recent, also horrific Tucson massacre, twenty people were injured and six killed by an apparently psychotic 22-year-old. Given that the Fort Hood murders involved an internal jihad, doesn't this incident pose a greater safety risk to this country than a lunatic in Tucson? Consequently, shouldn't Fort Hood have been dissected and analyzed for months on end?

However, since the politicos found a way to blame Tucson on conservatives, this latter atrocity has garnered much more publicity. In fact, Obama presided over a huge memorial service for the families and survivors of Tucson. No comparable event was held for the loved ones of Fort Hood. While there was a dignified, military-style Memorial Service for Ft. Hood victims, in Tuscon, Obama presided over a huge, pep-rally event attended by about 30,000 people

The left divides the world into good and bad victims. People who are viewed as part of an aggrieved group are "good victims." Those who suffer at the hands of these protected groups are not afforded this same status. In fact, "bad victims," like the middle school teacher, as well as me, are made to feel responsible for being assaulted. Good victims are showered with attention because they reinforce the leftist party line.

The left needs to control popular opinion by censoring information that's unflattering to its cause. If the populace were fully informed about leftist violence, there would be a mass stampede rightward. New Black Panther leader King Samir Shabazz railing about murdering "crackers" and their babies isn't exactly the best PR for the progressives.

But there's an even more disturbing reason why so many hardcore leftists divide the world into good and bad victims. It is because many of them don't care about human beings.

Think I'm exaggerating? Then why haven't progressives spoken out against the death threats received by Sarah Palin and her family? People on the left relish telling Palin rape jokes -- or laughing at them. Several leftists fantasized publicly about conservatives dying painful deaths. Comedian Wanda Sykes thought it would be a hoot if Rush perished from a kidney disease.

And we're not talking here solely about contempt towards conservatives. Many progressives don't appear to be fans of the human race. Euthanasia for the dying and death panels for the old are discussed with cold, steely indifference.

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich tells elderly people that with government-run health care, "We are going to let you die." Editors at Newsweek Magazine think nothing of splashing a cover feature about "Killing Granny."

Obama himself doesn't seem to be a big people-lover. He's buddies with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, who bombed living, breathing humans. Obama appointed John Holdren -- a man who has advocated forced abortions and sterilizer in our drinking water -- as science czar.

When Obama was an Illinois state senator, he refused to protect live babies who survived late-term abortion. While abortion is a hot-button topic, who among us would not agree that if the baby is born alive, he or she should be allowed to remain in that state?

Another disturbing example: progressives have had a field day blogging about how Palin should have aborted her Down Syndrome child, Trig. Part of the reason Palin resigned her governorship is because of the vicious things said about Trig. Isn't it offensive in the extreme when people wish death by abortion on a fully formed child?

It makes me wonder: what has happened to these people to make their hearts grow so cold? Perhaps it's all the violent TV shows and movies desensitizing people. Maybe it's a result of the left's Alinsky-like tactics that pit groups against each other for limited resources.

More profoundly, in our secular world, people are alienated from the life force, from the Source of all love in the universe. You can see it; the light has gone out of so many people's eyes. And they reveal this darkness by sexually degrading Palin, wishing bodily harm on Rush, or promoting the early deaths of our old people.

For many progressives, their indifference, even hatred, springs from a deep sense of spiritual alienation. Because it is an alienated person, a lost soul, who has forgotten this essential truth: that every life matters, even that of a Down Syndrome baby or a political opponent.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/the_left_and_their_good_victim.html

Apache
02-07-2011, 02:38 PM
We all know this to be true. The Leftist palate includes all colors, except white. Everyone should be proud of their heritage, except white. Everybody has suffered, except white. White is evil and untrustworthy... :rolleyes:



In other news... Fire is HOT.

Novaheart
02-07-2011, 02:53 PM
But there's an even more disturbing reason why so many hardcore leftists divide the world into good and bad victims. It is because many of them don't care about human beings.

That's a stretch. Most of these people simply don't know any better because like their right wing counterparts they choose an information delivery which matches their beliefs rather than one which stands up to objective tests of truth.

Rockntractor
02-07-2011, 02:56 PM
But there's an even more disturbing reason why so many hardcore leftists divide the world into good and bad victims. It is because many of them don't care about human beings.

That's a stretch. Most of these people simply don't know any better because like their right wing counterparts they choose an information delivery which matches their beliefs rather than one which stands up to objective tests of truth.

So what is your recommended media outlet.

noonwitch
02-07-2011, 03:17 PM
I was discussing Eldridge Cleaver last week with some coworkers. I've never actually read anything he wrote, but Susan Brownmiller discusses him in her book Against Our Wills: Men, Women and Rape.

He wrote in a book that was actually published that he believed that the best way to get revenge on white men for racism was to rape white women. But he had to practice on black women first. It's misogyny, not racism, but still, what a f-ing pig.

You would be surprised at how few black women know this. Brownmiller's book is a classic, and taught at most public universities in sociology classes.

I loved John Lennon, but he and Yoko went to Africa to visit this prick when Cleaver was avoiding arrest warrants here in the late 60s or early 70s.

John was right about one thing, though, woman is the n------ of the world.

CueSi
02-07-2011, 03:31 PM
I was discussing Eldridge Cleaver last week with some coworkers. I've never actually read anything he wrote, but Susan Brownmiller discusses him in her book Against Our Wills: Men, Women and Rape.

He wrote in a book that was actually published that he believed that the best way to get revenge on white men for racism was to rape white women. But he had to practice on black women first. It's misogyny, not racism, but still, what a f-ing pig.

You would be surprised at how few black women know this. Brownmiller's book is a classic, and taught at most public universities in sociology classes.

I loved John Lennon, but he and Yoko went to Africa to visit this prick when Cleaver was avoiding arrest warrants here in the late 60s or early 70s.

John was right about one thing, though, woman is the n------ of the world.


I mean, I was never a fan of Eldridge Cleaver (black nationalism doesn't blow my skirt up much)... but I didn't know THAT.


~QC

Apache
02-07-2011, 03:34 PM
But there's an even more disturbing reason why so many hardcore leftists divide the world into good and bad victims. It is because many of them don't care about human beings.

That's a stretch. Most of these people simply don't know any better because like their right wing counterparts they choose an information delivery which matches their beliefs rather than one which stands up to objective tests of truth.

Bullshit! With the Left it is who makes the better victim. The Author was very clear on this point. But since you're a perpetual victim anyway I wouldn't expect you to get the point...

Novaheart
02-07-2011, 03:36 PM
So what is your recommended media outlet.

I don't recommend one. I recommend that if you see a report or event which conforms to your beliefs, then you should look for a challenge rather than a confirmation. Then you can compare the two or more sources to see what would seem the most objective take.

Here's an example. An article was posted about dropping water levels in Lake Titicaca and how this is threatening the population as well as the environment. Naturally, this was a three alarm Global Warming alert. The article made no mention of the fact that water levels on the lake historically fluctuate to great degree with heavy rains or droughts. Another case were the articles about the Maldives and "rising sea levels threatening the low lying nation". You had to go looking for the articles which told you that the sea levels haven't risen, aren't the real problem in the Maldives, and that the Maldives is an overbuilt little parasite of a country trying to get first world nations to give them huge money.

Lanie
02-07-2011, 03:42 PM
What people don't realize is that a lot of times, the black guy violating others will very often violate people from their own race. You're not doing black people any favors by excusing the people who rob them.

Rockntractor
02-07-2011, 04:28 PM
I don't recommend one. I recommend that if you see a report or event which conforms to your beliefs, then you should look for a challenge rather than a confirmation. Then you can compare the two or more sources to see what would seem the most objective take.

Here's an example. An article was posted about dropping water levels in Lake Titicaca and how this is threatening the population as well as the environment. Naturally, this was a three alarm Global Warming alert. The article made no mention of the fact that water levels on the lake historically fluctuate to great degree with heavy rains or droughts. Another case were the articles about the Maldives and "rising sea levels threatening the low lying nation". You had to go looking for the articles which told you that the sea levels haven't risen, aren't the real problem in the Maldives, and that the Maldives is an overbuilt little parasite of a country trying to get first world nations to give them huge money.

Disregard everything you know and believe to be true.
Disregard all the experience and lessons you have learned in life.
Disregard history, what we have been taught by our parents and grand parents.
Disregard obvious facts, pictures, text and proof.
Buy into what liberals say, because it feels good, that's enough, the liberal way.

NJCardFan
02-07-2011, 05:16 PM
But there's an even more disturbing reason why so many hardcore leftists divide the world into good and bad victims. It is because many of them don't care about human beings.

That's a stretch. Most of these people simply don't know any better because like their right wing counterparts they choose an information delivery which matches their beliefs rather than one which stands up to objective tests of truth.

Bullshit. The italicized quote above is 100% correct. Want proof? Look no further than the Sudan and Iraq. The left wants us to go into Darfur but didn't want us going into Iraq. Why? Saddam Hussein killed hundreds of thousands of his own countrymen, women, and children. But the left didn't consider Iraq to be a human rights problem. But Darfur, and mind you, they're correct of the atrocities in Darfur, but that was a cause they can believe in so I ask. Why are the people of Darfur worth more than Iraqis?