The University of Georgia’s Student Government Association hosted a “dinner and dialogue” to protest the pernicious assault on our values sometimes known as the “success story“:
The event “No More Success Stories: Dinner, Dialogue, Making A Difference” was scheduled for October 23rd (pace the flyer), and listed panelists for the “final event of Raise Your Hand for Equality!” Day at the U. of Georgia. The premise of the forum is that minority “success stories” diminish the stature of other minorities.
Pace some of my commenters, there is an emphasis on Victimhood that permeates leftist ideology. It’s not relegated to only feminism, and it most decidedly does not apply to those who merely want the government to leave them alone.
Lefties who don’t want minorities to even hear about blacks who’ve managed to succeed despite their fascist overlords have much in common with feminists who don’t want women to take concrete steps to prevent their own rapes. For if either women or minorities take charge of their own lives instead of focus on what other people need to do instead, the Victim Mindset vanishes, people actually succeed, and leftism’s appeal vanishes.
Conservatives/libertarians and the Manosphere have a decidedly different emphasis. We’re aware of the obstacles before us; we’re doing whatever we can to reform family courts, prevent some of the harmful effects of false rape accusations, reduce the size of government, etc. Yet our primary focus is on what we can do to change our own lives.
Sure, there’s plenty of bitching about how poorly we were raised. Yes, we want everybody else to change just like the lefties (although our changes would actually improve things), and we’re also pissed about how we’ve been misled.
But more importantly, we recognize that whatever the church/government/pop culture/etc. does or doesn’t do for us, if we don’t get our own asses in gear, our lives are still going to suck. The very fact that there are some happy men out there despite all the crap that’s going on is proof that we can overcome the crap.
On the other side, they disagree. To Victims, a “success story” only calls attention to their own failure. When I hear a “success story” it helps me get over my own excuses for failure. When a Professional Victim hears one, it might actually get them to do likewise.
And if everybody did that, no votes for Democrats.
“Success stories” encourage us to give up our own senses of Guilt and Entitlement and adopt some Gratitude instead. When I hear about a reformed omega or a rags to riches fairy tale, it puts my own challenges in perspective, I realize that as much as I’ve been screwed over I can do it, too.
But when you start thinking that way, you become self-reliant. The horror!
The idea that minority success is “outstanding” means it’s not the norm–we don’t want “success stories.” We just want stories.
“Success” is never the norm. And they don’t “just want stories”, they want sob stories.
Have at it, losers. Just know that with that mindset, no matter how much money you get from me, how much you control the government, or how much sympathy you manage to extort, you’ll always be miserable.