Everyone believes that sometime in their lives they were a victim of something. But the “victim”/"victimizer” similarities with the self-identified victimhood of the left stop there.
As discussed in a previous blog, the left, inclusive of Antifa, BLM, MeToo, Progressives, Socialists, Communists, and Democrats use their “victim” label as an excuse to demonize and often physically attack those with whom they do not agree. Most recently, these targets of their wrath include Conservatives, Christians, Men, Caucasians, and the elderly. These are all considered the “victimizers” – those who are responsible for the victim’s status as victims.
The point, however, goes well beyond the mere self-declaration of victimhood. It goes to the reaction of leftist “victims” – the words and actions the victims use to demonize, slander, threaten, intimidate and commit violence against the alleged victimizer group.
The overwhelming tactic of Conservatives and Christians, when felt to be victims - and many of us increasingly feel thus – is to write, call, talk, pray, forgive, dialogue, and base our arguments on faith, facts and reason.
Not so with the left. These conservative tactics are but a small pea shooter within the arsenal of tactics used by the left. The left uses the playbook of Bill Ayers, Barack’s and Michelle’s pal, who relished blowing up buildings. They use the playbook of their favorite historical heroes like Lenin, Mao, Che, and Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”
One of my favorites from “Rules” is this one:
“…you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral arguments.”
And that is exactly what we have been experiencing from the left. This “rule” is a rewrite of the Marxist phrase “the end justifies the means”, a Machiavellian concept that describes any crafty or deceitful action used for one's own advantage.
And the left has done this in spades. Every slander (think Kavanaugh); every accusation (think Trump/Russia); every violent, destructive demonstration (think Antifa); every rant against men (think “MeToo”); every demonstration against cops (think Black Lives Matter) – each of these is done under the cloak of “moral superiority.” And such moral superiority is felt to justify ANY MEANS – lie, cheat, steal, rig votes, promote violence, destruction and vilification – to accomplish the purpose of the victim, which is what?
To discredit, overcome and gain superiority and control over the alleged victimizer.
And the labels of “victimizers” are not limited to just the justifiable individual perpetrators. They extend to entire classes of people: all men, all cops, all Conservatives, all Christians, all whites, all patriots. This is called “discrimination”, but far be it from the left to admit that.
The distinction is that the left does NOT take the moral high road in spite of the image they wish to portray. Conservatives and Christians, for the most part, do. We do not believe “the end justifies the means.” The moral high road is sticking to moral means to achieve a moral end. The left believes that any immoral, illegal, or violent means is justified by their end - which completely discredits whatever their purpose and goals may be.