Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Enough With The Victimhood
Here is that petty little man, Mayor Bloomberg, speaking at the American Irish Historical Society:
"I live in the neighborhood, right around the corner, normally; when I walk by this building, there are a bunch of people that are totally inebriated hanging out the window. I know that's a stereotype about the Irish, but nevertheless, we Jews around the corner think this."
Now I know the thing to do is to feign outrage, to grab the reins of victimhood and hold on tight, and to demand apologies and teachable moments from the three-term midget.
But if you do all that, you are playing the game on the liberal side of the field. Where everyone has a grievance, a cause, a sense of entitlement. The side of the field where you need to be "sensitive to the community."
At the end of the day, is that how we want to live? In a perpetual state of grievance based on group- think?
Please. Whatever you think of what the vertically-challenged Mayor said, it did not negatively impact your life. You still had to get up, go to work, and if you're a Republican, pay taxes.
The whole thing reminded me of a Sopranos episode where Tony's crew took up the Italians-Are Discriminated Against cause. The scene above is where Tony finally lays down the law with a great speech: Enough of this victimhood bullshit, whatever happened to Gary Cooper, and the strong, silent type?