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  •  oooh, I think it's leaking through . . .. (1+ / 0-)
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    Corwin Weber

    his own culture's victimhood meme,

    What's that supposed to mean?  The diarist is Jewish?  I don't see that link anywhere.  Jews play the victim card?  I don't have evidence of that.

    Hill? What hill? No one said there was going to be a hill . . . . Was there a sign?

    by Jersey Jon on Tue Apr 06, 2010 at 03:48:12 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, for god's sake, of course you do. (1+ / 0-)
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      Involuntary Exile

      What do you mean, "I think it's leaking through?"  I married into a Jewish family of Holocaust survivors that I adore, so fuck you very much.

      That being said, c'mon.  Jews HAVE been victimized, and it's used as a moral trump card quite often, especially by the State of Israel, which seems to have a hard time seeing anyone else's victimization other than Jews'.

      Victimhood is a treasured commodity in the world.  Catholics still talk as if they're oppressed by telling themselves stories from ROMAN times.  Seems like every self-identified group of every kind falls into the "poor-us" trap.  

      And you know what?  They're all right.  Because just about every people has been crapped on at one time or another, and if you're good at holding onto your history, you can feel like victims forever, even if you're now living well and safely.

      Personally, I think it's a tremendous human failure not to be able, at some point, to let the history go. More suffering in the world rises out of this than anything else.

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