[LMB] Pizza Call Too Re: OT: Victims and Victim groups

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Mon Jun 10 02:51:19 BST 2019

Me too. Grilled ham, olives, and roasted peppers.


On Sun, 9 Jun 2019, quietann wrote:

> I'm preemptively calling pizza on this one.
> Learn the difference between "punching up" and "punching down."
> Ann
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 9:16 AM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
>> This post may not be sent. There is a trend to designate groups as victims
>> no matter the individual’s circumstances. That way the “victim” (quotes
>> intentional) can claim all sorts of special privileges. They can force
>> people to change language and the meaning of words. The latest is to
>> attempt to ban the word owner as racist. Before that to ban the word
>> violation in law school because it was too triggering. (BTW: The legal term
>> violation has a specific meaning.)
>> Groups have asked for and received special conditions for testing because,
>> as a member of a victim group, they were busy protesting an could not take
>> the scheduled test.
>> Groups are told that anything bad that happens to them is not their fault
>> but because they are oppressed. Other groups are told that nothing they do
>> is an accomplishment because were “born on third base.”
>> For many people, victim hood has status.
>> Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can
>> do no other. God help me.
>> William A Wenrich
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Alayne McGregor
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