Software for the finest computer – The Mind


Posted by Tim Bryce on May 11, 2021


– The “haves” or the “have nots”?

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I recently came across a video from television reporter John Stossel which was recorded in 2015. It was titled, “Playing the Victim,” whereby he examined how politicians cultivated “victims” as supporters, particularly among Democrats. To illustrate, he showed how Hillary Clinton painted her supporters as “victims” while on her campaign trail for president. For example, she insisted all women, particularly those of color, are all being suppressed and victimized by others. Make no mistake, victimhood is an integral part of the Democrats’ platform.

Actually, this is a trick Democrats have used for many years and is a part of identity politics. They contend only their party can correct the situation on the victim’s behalf, that the people cannot do it themselves, which is why politicians need their support. Over the years, we have heard politicians promise “two chickens in every pot,” “a car in every driveway,” and even “40 acres and a mule.” The message is clear, their lower station in life is due to others, not themselves, and only the Democrats will protect them.

Taking such a position can be quite harmful to egos, and establishes a master/slave relationship. Instead of encouraging people to work harder and try to prosper, they simply pit “the haves” versus “the have nots,” thereby unfairly creating animosity between the classes, sexes and races.

Think about it, I’m sure we are all aware of people who know how to play the victim card. They adamantly believe someone else is always at fault for their problems and never assume responsibility for their own actions. In their minds, they are never guilty, never at fault, and never wrong. In reality, it is just the opposite. Such a mindset denotes a severe inferiority complex and hinders motivation and ambition. Therefore, they rely on others to tell them what to do, if for no other reason than to have someone else to blame when things go awry.

I have also found such people to be socially maladjusted, tending to act on perceptions as opposed to reality, something they have trouble coping with and explains why they are easy prey for politicians.

The antithesis are people who assume responsibility for their actions and try to improve their station in life. These are the people Democrats point at in terms of causing the problems for the “have nots.” Interestingly, it is the “haves” who ultimately pay for the “have nots” through taxes.

So, who are the real victims here, the “have nots” who have been taught to feel entitled to freebies, or the “haves” who work and pay taxes to care for the “have nots”?

This explains why the “haves” want smaller government, and the “have nots” want bigger a la Democrat promises. All because they have become convinced by the Democrats they are victims.

Keep the Faith!

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5 Responses to “WHO ARE THE TRUE VICTIMS?”

  1. Tim Bryce said

    A J.N. of Tampa, Florida wrote…

    “When you know how the “Drama Triangle” works, you know how victim-hood is leveraged to manipulate to gain tremendous power when others buy into it. It becomes extremely profitable when you have others with resources willing to invest in your game. It becomes extremely costly when others victimize those with resources who have nothing to do with the situation caused by the person playing “victim”.”


  2. Tim Bryce said

    A C.M. of Tampa, Florida wrote…

    “Well said, Tim. It is very disrespectful to treat people as victims. There are too many people who identify as victims or think it is a good thing to treat people like victims. Sadly the politicians just want to keep people down, shower them with pity and make them believe that government is the answer.”


  3. Tim Bryce said

    A J.P. from Endicott, New York wrote…

    “As long as the powerful have us pointing fingers at each other, we run out of fingers to point at them.”


  4. nprc2012 said

    You know Tim that this is all about “Identity Politics” and how the Democrats (and other socialist/communist parties around the world) plan to control all populations. First by trying to get everyone siloed into tribes. Then those tribes are bribed to keep the elites in power. Look at the Biden administration. They are not legislating to help people in general, they are legislating to reward all the groups that helped them steal the election while the general population gets less that 1% of the benefits.


  5. Tim Bryce said

    An A.B. of Tarpon Springs, Florida wrote…

    “The real victims are us, the ones that work to pay our taxes and they are all wasted by the liberal DEMS and never trumpers on what they want. yes, the never trumpers take our money spend it on war to make money for themselves, especially people like Dick Cheney who made sure W went into a war so he could make billions in Iraq. Yes, usually DEMS but occasionally a Rep, not making victims of Americans but saying we must fight back for what was done, when now we know the TRUTH of 911.This is why Liz Cheney is such a lying jerk, as she hates that TRUMP hates war and its cut off the family gravy train. Also it doesn’t hurt that her husband , Phil Perry is an attorney whose firm has got connections with China, even offices. Sounds like DEMs to me. Glad she lost power and will be happy if, if America can survive this next year and stop voter fraud that DEMS are out and she is gone also.”


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