Want to raise your Victim Value Index? Blow something up

The Sultan of Knish explains how to trade your ability to modulate the violence of a slice of your rainbow for a seat at the political table.
Progressivism is a revolution in slow motion, and revolutions need revolutionaries. Disruption is more than just grievance, it's violence. Those who are willing to ruthlessly attack the status quo clearing the ground for revolution are the ones who go to the head of the line and the dais of honor on top. A little murder and mayhem, and progressives will trot out "moderate" versions of the murderers and mayhemists, usually linked to them, and offer to represent them and tamp down the violence in exchange for meeting their demands.
Anyone who is shocked that the left would make common cause with Islamists has forgotten the Black Panthers. From the left's point of view they are doing the same thing by bringing on board a group with some revolutionary energy and a willingness to overthrow the system. Associating with them gives the left some revolutionary cred and the supposed ability to turn the violence on and off.
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September 11 and its aftermath is why Muslims have gone to the top of the Victim Value Index. The left may swear up and down that they are interested in Muslim civil rights, but if the Muslims were Sikhs, they would merit a place somewhere in the back. Before Muslims began prominently blowing things up in the United States, the left barely paid any attention to them. Once they did, they began outweighing every other group in the country because killing 3,000 people is the gold standard of revolutionary mayhem.


Elise said...

The Victim Value Index places the most disruptive groups at the front, the somewhat disruptive groups in the middle and the least disruptive groups at the back. [snip] Women are, and have always been, in the back.

Yup. And it's not that I want to be more valued as a victim. I just wish other groups' victim status didn't trump some basic stuff like women's physical safety.

Grim said...

It’s that concern with safety that’s holding you back.

The good news is that this augurs well for heavily armed white men once we develop our victim narrative.

Ymarsakar said...

Which is why I have always said that the solution was to kill them. But Americans didn't figure that one out in time.

Ymarsakar said...

The good news is that this augurs well for heavily armed white men once we develop our victim narrative.

Not a problem for Confederates that says they lost the war because the North had more industry, Butcher Sherman and Tyrant Lincoln.

Also not a problem for Alt Right or Men's Rights activists.