I think the two greatest problems Western Civilization is now facing are the fetishization of victimhood and the infantilization of grown adults who are fully capable of making their own life choices.
We’d rather look down on people instead of looking up. We favor pity over admiration. And look where that’s led us: We’ve built an intersectional caste system out of other people’s past misdeeds and imaginary grievances.
The barbarians aren’t at the gates. They’re right in here with us. Western Civilization isn’t going to fall to outside invaders — it’s crumbling from within.
My greatest vexation is the “opioid epidemic”. People lack the moral character to take responsibility for their addictions, so they expect the government to step in and relieve them of that responsibility. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are more than happy to oblige for the PR points, which has led to the systemic persecution of doctors who prescribe opioid pain medicines.
The media turns a blind eye to the disgusting tactics being employed because they were largely responsible for manufacturing this “crisis” in the first place. (Hell, they make martyrs of these cretins!)
Nobody gives a shit about the people for whom these drugs (many of which are indeed safe for long-term use) are medically necessary.
But I suppose illness and infirmity are ugly, whereas addiction has become fetishized by pop culture.
Quite possibly the single-greatest Twitter meltdown I have ever witnessed. This thread has EVERYTHING — identity politics, feminism, victimhood, and the word ‘literally’ misused so many times, I finally stopped counting.
I particularly like the part when she contemplates calling her lawyer and receives a response only nine minutes and five tweets later. (She then goes on to complain about white Jews complaining about libel.)
As an added bonus, by the end of the thread it becomes clear that this brave womxn of color doesn’t even qualify a Jew under Jewish law.
You know which *supposedly* protected category is most discriminated against?
Cripples. Reality itself conspires to deny us equity.