[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

There's no point in being a victim



-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1



On 05/31/2016 07:10 AM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/miss-judgement/index.php/heraldsun/
comments/victimhood_does_not_equal_moral_superiority/
>
>  There's no point in being a victim Rita Panahi 2016-05-30 
> HeraldSun.com.au
> 
> Where do you rank in the Oppression Olympics? Are you floundering
> at the bottom of the table among the privileged white, Christian, 
> heteronormative cisgender males with no moral authority to speak
> on any issue? Or are you going for gold as a transgendered
> pansexual Muslim woman of colour?

This little polemic illustrates a classic political warfare technique
I call "rebel as you are told."  One of the most effective ways to
combat social/political reform movements is to create and promote
front groups that co-opt movements and factions with legitimate
grievances by presenting vindictive, divisive, self defeating versions
of same to the public.  This method is expensive but worth it, because
when it works an independent, self sustaining, self funding and self
defeating fad displaces a potentially effective reform movement - and
whoever is profiting from the abuses of power the original reform
movement sought to remove can rest easy for a decade or more.

I believe this tactic evolved from the simple black propaganda
technique of creating bogus advocates to stand up strawmen in the name
of various real-life reform campaigns.  Someone noticed that these
strawmen can be taken at face value by naive people whose interests it
pretends to speak for, and ran with it.


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v2.0.22 (GNU/Linux)

iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJXTYkrAAoJEECU6c5XzmuqwREIAJfha+uz0OkJk4nAkNiSBj30
1DomI3HJY2Z9U0JLXLspcCn5hDwMqt0SZIClFW7E2tjt1uhzNqVGpxxl86zCMDBm
r2Rdft3VTakn+I8V6Kp5cxkp78QMADGrhW7eN7+Xq2KXa3Qtsp+QCIrbEBKa9UjW
IPNkosAhFRrWiSnEJh2iSEyqKyJpiIB7dEcL/+sHSf/V4RNIjsxl/XgdwrK67fIH
ETVetGmCAxktqo4IyBMnBk2r3vlbcbO0vzgWk1zWcTrteUTr7HZ8qmlIAMYFyHuz
V3ogbpUCsFG4fT/mNcs8UY8q5600tO2kzi/0mQe3PorqmmtYxpDnKySFrD3EOfY=
=1m2A
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----