Are we there yet?

This past week-end’s pride parade in Ft Lauderdale ended in tragedy when a truck plowed into the group of marchers killing one participant.

The mayor, who was at the event, immediately decried it as a terror attack against the LGBTQ+ community.

The press went wild calling it Florida’s “Charlottesville moment.” Trump was blamed for spreading hate and our Republican Governor was ripped to shreds.. again.

#Deathsantis, the left’s favorite nick-name for Gov DeSantis, was trending within hours.

And then the facts,

those annoying.. inconvenient truths..

bubbled to the surface.

Seems the truck was driven by a 77 year old man who was a member of the men’s choir that was performing in the parade. His leg hurt, so he decided to drive. He lost control of his vehicle and accidentally hit the other participants.

Apologies for the premature blaming of groups and individuals was quick to follow.

I’m totally kidding of course!

One person took to twitter to explain that the people wrongly implicated were basically so awful and the persecution of LGBTs so extreme that the terror scenario was totally “plausible” and therefore the response and blame still righteous and appropriate.

Helloooo??

What on earth is happening here?

Victimhood..once avoided at all cost..is now being sought after, embraced, elevated, leveraged and protected with the ferocity of a sharp fanged, guard dog.

Victimhood is the new back stage pass, passport and get-out-of jail free card..literally. It’ll get you into college, past the bouncers, on TV and out of trouble. Not only is victimhood a new status symbol, but if you play it right, you can monetize your pain and weaponize the blame.

Victimhood is about much more than just collecting ‘LIKES’ on facebook and hearts on Instagram.. this is about power and cash. This is the new generation’s “slip and fallers” only they’re claiming that YOU pushed ’em.

Truth is no longer relevant, in fact it’s an outright impediment.. an irritating typo in the biographies of those who are building their resumes, and bank accounts, as victims.

And the rest of us, at least at this point, seem happy to indulge this trend just to keep the ‘peace.’ We also appear willing to turn our backs on actual victims who are being dragged under the frothy wave of this tsunami of flailing fraudsters.

Imagine a country where truth no longer matters.. where perception, emotion and fabrication are deemed more relevant..where the twisted shape of someone’s dark fantasy becomes the framework on which society builds its future.

Are we there yet?

13 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    Why should we ever let the truth interfere with the narrative….

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    1. Cindy says:

      One of the reasons why I love the story “The Emperor’s New Clothes”… I thought about it last week when I read that Hunter Biden, who picked up ‘painting’ when his dad ran for president, sold one of his pieces for about $500,000 to an anonymous buyer. One of the “critics” gushing over his “work” was impressed by the art’s unique “provenance” ..he included Hunter’s crack addiction. I’m telling ya, the world needs a shot of V8 to get rebalanced.. we keep looking at lies and fakery and keep nodding and smiling.

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      1. LA says:

        I just used the empowered new clothes analogy recently for whatever rant I was on. It’s so apt to so many situations right now. There are things I hear that make absolutely no logical sense, and the fact that people speak but can’t correlate what they say to other situations?? I can’t even….I could go off on a rant about people right now because sometimes I want to say will you listen to yourself?? Hypocrisy. Hypocrisy. Hypocrisy. Ahhhhhhh

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      2. Cindy says:

        And no accountability. You should see what the mayor down there had to say when it became clear this was an accident.. you can just tell he wanted it to be a terror event to shore up his grand persecution complex..which is so odd since Broward is about the most gay-friendly environment anywhere..but why celebrate this fact when you can start a fire instead?

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      3. LA says:

        Because for all the talk about love, we still can’t get past the hate. Hate sells

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      4. Cindy says:

        100%– it is fueling every engine these days in media, politics, entertainment, corporately and personally.

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      5. LA says:

        Exactly. If we didn’t hate or have enemies we’d have nothing to talk about

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      6. Cindy says:

        It is our newest industry..and 2020 was the big IPO.

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      7. LA says:

        That’s a brilliant way to phrase it

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  2. Ann Coleman says:

    Sadly, we’re very close! Last summer, someone I know posted a photo of police beating protesters, with the caption that this was another example of police brutality in Portland. Someone pointed out that the photo was actually from somewhere in the Ukraine, I think it was (but it wasn’t Portland, or even in the USA). But the person left the post up, because “it could have happened here, that’s how bad our police are.” And he left up the caption too. When others pointed out the mistake, he claimed that he’d acknowledged it….by his statement hidden in the comment section. You are absolutely right about victimhood being more important than truth! How in the world is that progress?

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    1. Cindy says:

      Oh, I see no progress in this..in fact I see regression here-hand in hand with repression. I see the evisceration of truth and frankly, anyone who dares speak it. I see China and Cuba and Russia and Venezuela here..not the USA. We are in deep trouble if people don’t start speaking up for truth.

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  3. Ann Coleman says:

    I agree. It’s weird that the people who are busy trying to repress anything they don’t like often refer to themselves as “progressives.” There’s nothing progressive about dictatorship, and I hope we figure that out before it’s too late.

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    1. Cindy says:

      😩..you and me both.

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