An ideal storm has conspired to create a tradition of victimhood in America.
The definition of social hardship, trauma and victimization has tremendously expanded in recent times. In consequence, extra people than ever now eagerly determine as victims.
At present, progressives have concluded that it’s socially acceptable and rewarding in lots of circumstances to denigrate others — usually even themselves — for merely belonging to a sure ethnic or socioeconomic group. That is generally completed whereas concurrently elevating these so-called sufferer classes to larger social, ethical and even religious standing.
Some individuals have come to be taught that enjoying the function of the social sufferer will get them favors. Virtuous victims — those that broadcast their morality alongside their victimization — have found they’re extra prone to achieve sources from others. That is dangerous enterprise for perceived victims and society typically. The extra you play the sufferer, the extra of a sufferer you will change into.
This will finally bind the sufferer to his victimization by linking his energy to his standing as a sufferer. This in flip can result in a metamorphosis of victimhood from an issue to be solved into an identification in itself, and as an identification to be nurtured.