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Victimization Nation: Why does America keep falling for politically correct con artists?
National Review ^ | 06/26/2014 | A.J. Delgado

Posted on 06/26/2014 6:22:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: conartists; politicallycorrect; victimization; victims

1 posted on 06/26/2014 6:22:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
It's the American Media who not only fall for it but actively promotes it.

2 posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:04 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind
Simple.

Everyone is a drama queen in their own way. Playing a victim card is easy, that's why its easy. To not be that way takes virtues which a debased and degenerate society does not have.

We'ev stopped seeing the moral quotient as essential to economic and societal success.

3 posted on 06/26/2014 6:27:29 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: BitWielder1

Here’s the problem — even if most Americans don’t fall for it, it doesn’t matter.

They continue to vote for people in Washington who will use this as basis for MORE WELFARE, MORE TAXES, MORE REGULATION and MORE COERCION.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

I’m afraid most voters are NOT vigilant at all.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 6:28:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: BitWielder1

B I N G O!

We have a completely shallow and unprofessional mob of ‘journalists’ who encourage this kind of thing.

They have forgotten how to BE journalists (i.e. RIGOROUS, UNBIASED. OBJECTIVE)


5 posted on 06/26/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind

Although everyone else on the planet has caught on to the scam, Americans are helping to keep those African email scams alive. Low information types.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:30:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is what our politically correct culture has wrought: a pat-on-the-back culture where scammers and con-artists can and do thrive.

The Just-Us Bruthas, Jesse and Al, have made a lucrative living off this kind of thing. I never believed this KFC story from the get-go. Nothing about it even remotely rang true.

7 posted on 06/26/2014 6:35:19 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why does America keep falling for politically correct con artists?

Why does America keep falling for political con artists?

8 posted on 06/26/2014 6:36:31 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind

There is another consequence, whether intended or not: many of us will no longer believe any “victim” story because too many have cried wolf too often. Then, when the actual victim of an actual misfeasance occurs and we turn away because of all the false alarms before, we will be attacked as the cruel and uncaring, which we are always being accused of anyway.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 6:37:34 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually ... it wouldn’t be politically correct to tell that little girl to leave. So that’s how we know it wasn’t true and never happened ... :-) ...


10 posted on 06/26/2014 6:39:48 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SeekAndFind

When I read a story about the black college student with kkk and racial graffiti with a noose on the door,the lesbian who is attacked in her home alone tied up with dyke scrawled on her forehead, or the muslim who has who is cornered by anonymous white guys with no witnesses and told to leave America or else, and even the homosexual waiter with fag written the the receipt I have one simple rule - What a cute PC sympathy fantasy story to gain attention & donations!


11 posted on 06/26/2014 6:42:19 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: BitWielder1

The most recent Gallup Trust poll (there was a thread on it a few days ago) had “big business” as being in the bottom five (along with Congress and the Press) when it comes to trustworthiness.

Con artists know this, know that the gut reaction of the public is going to be to believe the little guy over the big corporation.

But it’s also a reinforcing feedback loop, in that stories like this are accepted as truth (even after being discredited) and serve to further erode trust ...


12 posted on 06/26/2014 6:46:08 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: BitWielder1; SeekAndFind; SMARTY; FlingWingFlyer
the reason is almost all of us have gone through 13 years plus of government education... this is exactly what John Dewey had in mind...

Dewey's educational theories were presented in My Pedagogic Creed (1897), The School and Society (1900), The Child and the Curriculum (1902), Democracy and Education (1916) and Experience and Education (1938). Throughout these writings, several recurrent themes ring true; Dewey continually argues that education and learning are social and interactive processes, and thus the school itself is a social institution through which social reform can and should take place... (Wikipedia)

it has worked beautifully... people are under the impression that we have public education... we do not... it is government education and has been for a long time... the public, local citizen have no say in their children's education... and it baffles me that conservatives hand their children over to the government day after day, year after year...

an excellent but very heavy book on the subject: The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto...

mis dos centavos...

13 posted on 06/26/2014 6:53:18 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: windsorknot
In America, the con has taken the place of politics... Most Americans think the ‘con’ IS politics.

So.. the most accomplished and successful CON is the best choice!

That is their view and that is why we get creeps like “O” and the Clintons in the WH.

14 posted on 06/26/2014 7:01:33 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just more “Slouching Toward Gomorrah”.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 7:11:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

To be honest, a lot of people here fell for it.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 8:26:26 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: SeekAndFind
Many of those who donated are now hoping Go Fund Me will refund their donations.

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Chortle!

17 posted on 06/26/2014 8:29:51 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bayard

Well said.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am happy to say I never fall for these anymore. Every sob story that comes down the pike, I think, “Mm hmm.”


19 posted on 06/26/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SeekAndFind

Because the stories are just so fun to share on Facebook! Then read all the witty replies..


20 posted on 06/26/2014 8:43:57 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: SeekAndFind

Everybody likes a story with a bad guy, and we like to feel superior. These stories feed both those needs.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 8:45:42 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Go Fund Me is the first clue.

I have been offended! Gimme some money!


22 posted on 06/26/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT by Tx Angel
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To: SeekAndFind
I think we live in a time where all the heroes are victims. When I was a kid, the heroes were brave people, firefighters, cops, cowboys in white hats going after the bad guys, etc. Now who are considered heroes? The black, the gay, the feminist, someone who overcame horrible discrimination and prejudice. Therefore, everybody wants to be a victim. People who are not already in a victim group will do something to make themselves a victim, somehow. I know a woman who got a bunch of tattoos and now complains that people "stare" at her. "They're judging me just because I have tattoos! How dare they judge?! I know I didn't get that job because of the tattoos. People are so hateful and bigoted!" She chose to get the tattoos and totally enjoys being a victim, though she pretends to complain.

Also, I think people fall for these stories because it makes them feel superior. "I'm not like those evil people who complained about the little girl in KFC! If I had been there, I'd have hugged her. I'm such a wonderful person!"

23 posted on 06/26/2014 9:05:16 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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