This is difficult for me to write even this short essay. . . my cognitive dissonance in reviewing my own pathological altruism.
I have been very sympathetic to Jews, blacks, women, to nearly the point of voluntary self-flagellation. Yet I hadn't realized (the painful part) that my beloved nation, my society, was demanding I beat myself . . . to accept my guilt based on my heritage alone. This itself is a pathological sickness which has infected western societies comprising mostly white, European ancestry.
Victim signalling is not when you call 911. It is not when you use the legal system to justly acquire social remittance. It is not when you speak to your spouse and plea for marital correction.
I don't know a better term to describe a ploy to generate social sympathy, allowance, and special treatment for a minority, from the majority. A method to sway public opinion for political advantage.
Victim signalling is an individual or minority calling to the public to recognize their plight. To gather and generate empathy. If a person or group can gather enough social empathy, a majority, then that person or group has virtual control over a democratic society. That's it. That is the goal . . . a blank check to excuse any and all future actions by the victim or their compensation . . . albeit direct cash or form of recompense.
Victim signalling employs a pathway for justice never intended by founders of this Great Experiment.
This form of justice is not blind, not impartial, and has a wide open flank exposed to any perversions of justice
Hitler used victim signalling. This was one of his first actions to generate a movement for his cause, "we are victims of the Jews". We see it turned out to be completely the opposite.
The western world is doing this today. Nearly every minority group is saying,
"We are victims of white people. Mainly white men. We are victims of white law".
The democratic party did it yesterday at the DNC by parading mothers of social anarchists in front of the public as victims of the law. And I'm not saying there aren't any victims of the law. There are. I'm pointing out the victim parade and the ethics of victim signalling by a premier political party.
Adding to this our ever increasing feminist cultures. Women, to their credit, are more compassionate and empathetic. In our feminized cultures today, we have become pathological empathisers. We are allowing people to serve their interests, as victims, to the detriment of the majority. Essentially, victimization along with pathological empathy turns a democratic society on its head where the minority can become rulers of the majority. A garden variety community lynching obfuscating the legal process. This, a bane and primary weakness of democratic societies. Possibly thee fatal flaw.
As our culture continually downgrades the value of men in society, those who are typically less empathetic, this slippery slope can only lead to all-out madness and eventual anarchy. There are no yellow bricks leading to a new utopia in a victimization culture fueled by unbridled empathy.
If victim signaling is a path to Oz, can someone please rescue my lost hope? Explain this western madness.