I am a victim. You are welcome to treat me with kid-gloves and virtue signal all you want. It is easy. All you have to do is submit to my demands.
How am I a victim? I am a while male. No one likes me because white males exploit everyone else. It is in our DNA. We are not responsible and cannot change. Therefore, we have an excuse, and you don’t. We have the white man’s burden.
- I am white. I have the innate belief (It is in my DNA.) that whites are superior. I cannot help myself. I innately believe (It is in my DNA.) that yellow, black, and red people are inferior. Therefore, yellow, black and red people must exist to do what whites tell them to do. Moreover, since yellow, black, and red people are not white, they cannot empathize with what it is like to have the burden of being white. So, they should submit and let us whites run things.
- I am a straight male. I have the innate belief (It is in my DNA.) that straight males are superior. Since they are not straight males; females, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, and whatevers cannot empathize with straight males. It just not in their DNA. So, they should accept their obvious inferiority gracefully.
- I have a proud cultural heritage. White men invented Western Civilization (Even if that were not in my DNA, it is in the primary source literature (and book burning is something only white males are allowed to do). Since females, yellows, blacks, and reds are not white and cannot even begin to empathize with what it is like to be inventive, they should gracefully accept the fact that white men allow them to use electric heat, modern plumbing, computers, grocery stores, and all the other amenities of a civilized world.
Okay! So I am not a victim. I am a joker, but are you a victim? Have you learned you don’t have to be a victim? Being a victim doesn’t have anything to do with race, sex, or sexual orientation. As a practical matter, the genetic variation among human beings is not sufficient to justify dividing us into races. Men and women are different, but both are equally necessary and capable. Sexual orientation is not in our DNA.
Think about this article, Learned helplessness. Some researchers learned that they could teach dogs to helplessly accept being shocked even when the dogs could avoid the shocks. Yet note! With a little help even a dog that had learned helplessness — had accepted its victimhood — could be taught to avoid the shocks.
As human beings, we can think. We are not dogs. We don’t have to accept good enough when we can imagine better. We don’t have to accept abuse, whine helplessly, and hate our tormentors. We don’t have to accept victimhood. We don’t have to use victimhood as an excuse to hold each other down. We can forgive each other. We can stop fighting each other. We can work together, or we can each separately go about our own business.
It is a big world and an endless universe, large enough for all of us. Instead of looking for excuses to dominate each other, we can learn to protect each others God-given rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. And we can thank our Creator for the opportunity.