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.
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?