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Jan 23, 2015
On the Corrosive Impact of Victimhood Baiting
Offered by David Apollo

I need to say up front that this posting is a difficult one for me to create and finish. On a number of dimensions. Among all the difficulties, which are all relevant, the one that is most harsh arises from the fact that I too suffer from my own indoctrinations. We all do, of course. But the research on my part going into this one has taken me places that I was more comfortable diminishing as less important in grand practical significance. Or, at least I wanted to believe that the obvious effective solutions were more extreme than better balanced people felt responsible giving higher priority to.

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And, to be sure, if we were not talking about people, but instead talking about weeds, household pests, a toxic pollution, perhaps a deadly biological agent such as Ebola, then the general solution path would be no-brainer obvious.

In fact, for the Islamists on the left, the general solution path IS obvious.

These areas will not become the primary topic of this posting today. Nonetheless, I had to touch them, and balance them, and allow them to be more real. And they create a conflict for people who consider themselves lovers and protectors of people generally, who want to create and nurture and enable, and who instinctively recoil against condemnation and the closing off of opportunity for redemption and reform.

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Entries posted in the past month:

Posted Title Section Topic Area Note

Jan 23, 2015On the Corrosive Impact of Victimhood Baitingthought blog filterPerception / ResponseThe narrative of victimization can lead to monstrous results.
Jan 20, 2015The Main Filter Reference GuidefilterPerception / ResponseUpdated Preface, Intro, Big Picture
Jan 19, 2015The About PageblogSite Introblog
Jan 10, 2015Hell Explainedhumor spiritualityChemistryNow we know
Jan 3, 2015The Indoctrinating Personality Spectrum FilterfilterPerception / ResponseFull introduction released