The demagoguery and toxicity of today’s victim culture and its attendant grievance industry have a stranglehold on the West. Citing several recent examples of the surreal depths to which victim culture has descended, Black Pigeon asks what is at stake for a society in a race to the bottom, fighting over who can and who cannot be a victim?
These points were first raised in the 1992 book, ‘Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America’ by Australian-born TIME magazine art critic, Robert Hughes, which many say is even more relevant today than when it was a bestseller nearly 30 years ago. Hughes lambasts the exaltation of the victim and advocates for an elitism in both art and public life, based not on social class, race or economics but on skill, intelligence and vision.
Victim culture would not be a problem if it weren’t so pervasively marshaled by the Socialist Globalists to fascistically infringe on Free Speech and to enact the ultimate form of de-monetization that is the de-platforming by banks and payment processors. Over the past year, this has been done to Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Jordan Peterson, Sargon of Akkad and to the Gab social media platform by financial entities including Chase Bank, VISA, PayPal and Patreon.
Imagine being a non-violent, law-abiding person and receiving a notification letter from your bank, that they are ending their relationship with you, as did Conservative performance artist, Martina Markota. Big League Politics reported that ever since she came out as a Trump supporter, Markota’s former co-workers from her days as a burlesque dancer have been on a crusade to make her life miserable and it’s possible they contacted her bank.
For its part, Chase Bank has refused give their reasons, stating that it’s their prerogative as a private corporation to choose to terminate their client relationships for no reason whatsoever. Chase Bank sent the same letter to Enrique Tarrio, the Afro-Cuban-American Chairman of the Proud Boys, a men’s group that promotes “Western chauvism” and who the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), one of the most important enforcers of victim culture has dubbed a “general hate” organization.
This is what it looks like when brainwashed Snowflakes are in control. It will be very interesting to see whether maturity brings some perspective to these people and if they eventually walk themselves back from the edge. Let’s hope so, for the sake of cultural sanity.
What’s sad is that the SPLC was founded in the wake of the Civil Rights Act to defend oppressed communities with legitimate grievances but their disaster-capitalist business model requires that they constantly declare new “threats” in order to justify their continued existence. Incidentally, the SPLC is a major contractor of YouTube’s to help create algorithms that police hate speech.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin and racial segregation in schools, employment and public accommodations. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination and it investigates complaints of violations.
Free Speech does not come under the aegis of Civil Rights laws but in a world where an increasing number of people are self-employed and earn their living online, could the de-platforming of Conservative speech be argued to constitute workplace discrimination?