Friday, August 24, 2018

"Being a victim doesn't make you special. Doing something about it does."

Sarah Hoyt writes at PJ Media,
...the idea that being a victim is somehow the same as being a hero and deserves respect and adulation is one of the craziest paradigms (it applies this time) to infect our civilization.

...Yes, sometimes victims need to be freed, usually by heroes who risk their lives in the process. That makes us wish to help the victim and make them whole. It shouldn’t make them heroes or people deserving of reverence. They can choose to become heroes afterward and go on to save others in similar predicaments, and then they are worthy of some reverence and respect in measure with their deeds. But simply suffering, simply being a victim, doesn’t make you special. Doing something about it does.
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