Friday, December 15, 2006


I know it is getting tiresome to always get the same depressing news about what the Leftists are doing. But this is just too good to pass up, and I would be remiss not to pass this on...

Shining a psychological spotlight on a few of the insanities of life
Thursday, December 14, 2006

Getting It and Keeping It!


Victimhood has, as is usual these days, been in the news recently. From the pathetic heroic attempts of John ("it was only a joke") Kerry to paint himself a "victim" of the "Republican attack machine" for his ignorant brilliant remarks about US military personnel; to the flying imams ongoing claims of oppression and victimhood as they extort money and publicity seek suitable compensation from their terrible ordeal even as they deliberately undermine airport security expose the evils of racial profiling and Islamophobia--the victimhood scams opportunities are neverending.

If you have any doubts about the power and sanctity that can be yours if victimhood status can be officially confered upon you; or of the endless moral benefits of being "oppressed"; just consider that even a mean SOB like Saddam Hussein can be deemed a victim of American oppression--just ask Ramsey Clark how that is done! Or that, for the sake of the Palestinians--the most publicized and creative perpetual victims in all of history-- a group of "experts" are busy right at this very moment trying to prove that the entire world has been bamboozled by a clever Jewish conspiracy regarding the Holocaust! Those darn Jews!

The Holocaust Deniers are particularly noteworthy in the annals of victimhood, and demonstrate a degree of unsurpassable cleverness because they have managed to take the actual victims of a horrific episode in world history and twist that history to turn those real victims into oppressors! Surely one of the most magnificent applications of the new victimhood rules.

In the quasi-religious cult of victimhood that is part of today's leftist dogma, "victimhood" has been identified as the key quality deserving of attention and pity. This is in part because many on the political left have an intense narcissistic need to see themselves as "champions of the oppressed", hence the constant need to find and maintain an oppressed class of people to champion. But it also dovetails nicely into the the Marxist dialectic that underlies that ideology. The world is divided up into two groups, you see: the oppressors (i.e., white, male,heterosexual, Republican, Americans or Israelis) and the oppressed (everyone else).

The political left proudly stands in solidarity with the oppressed victims of the world; and it is worth noting that their stance is particularly ego-gratifying if those they champion are undeserving victims (i.e., similar to Alfred P. Doolittle's "undeserving poor"-- who have needs as great as the most deserving of victims; in fact, their needs are even greater! )

So, for the edification of her readers, Dr. Sanity has decided to reprint the following excerpts from her never-to-be-published book (without permission, of course); hot off the presses of Worlwide Victimhood, Inc. (WWV); a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Sanity Enterprises, a multinational conglomerate:



This brief guide is for those searching for an expedited pathway into the exalted status of Victimhood. Becoming a victim --as we all have learned from famous TV stars, prominent politicians; religions, races, and even nations--is an advantageous state of being in many ways, several of which are:

You are not responsible for what happened to you

You are always morally right

You are not accountable to anyone for anything

You are forever entitled to sympathy

You are always justified in feeling moral indignation for being wronged

You never have to be responsible again for anything

Read on...