Extreme Stockholm's Syndrome

I guess this is what Americans call a "heads you win, tails I lose" scenario:
A student at Georgetown University wrote in an op-ed piece that he was 'Not at all' shocked that a recent mugging he suffered at gunpoint took place.

Senior Oliver Friedfeld said in his piece, 'I Was Mugged, And I Understand Why,' that he questioned his own ability to criticize his attackers, citing his 'perch of privilege.'

The op-ed was published November 18 in Georgetown's student newspaper The Hoya - and picked up by several media outlets this week. 
As of this writing, Friedfeld's piece has 142 comments on the student newspaper's website - a number of which debate whether or not the author is victim-blaming for the crime, while others debate the idea of privilege. [Didact: Hey, here's an idea- how about we prosecute the dips**t that actually committed the crime?!]
Friedfeld wrote of the encounter 'Last weekend, my housemate and I were mugged at gunpoint while walking home from Dupont Circle. The entire incident lasted under a minute, as I was forced to the floor, handed over my phone and was patted down.' 
He continued 'And yet, when a reporter asked whether I was surprised that this happened in Georgetown, I immediately answered: "Not at all." It was so clear to me that we live in the most privileged neighborhood within a city [Washington, D.C.] that has historically been, and continues to be, harshly unequal.' 
Frieden revealed in the op-ed that he did not view the muggers as 'bad people' - and that instead of the various opportunities he'd received in life, wrote that, 'I'd venture to guess that our attackers have had to experience things I've never dreamed of.' 
'Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as "thugs?"' he argued. 'It’s precisely this kind of "otherization" that fuels the problem.' 
Friedfeld wrote that though there is always the possibility of choice, 'it's a lot easier for me to choose good than it may be for them to.'

The college student also dismissed the idea of an increased police presence being helpful; he wrote 'Police protect us by keeping those "bad people" out of our neighborhood, and I’m grateful for it. And yet, I realize it’s self-serving and doesn't actually fix anything.'
So... much... FAIL...

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There are quite a few different ways to look at this story, all of them depressing and all of them standing as stark indictments of the balls-out absurdity of what the Left fancifully calls its "philosophy".

If you look at this through the lens of r/K selection theory, you will be hard-pressed to find a finer example of a defective psychology than this young man.

As Michael Trust Anonymous Conservative once explained, in quite considerable detail, a liberal or Leftist psychology is markedly similar to the behaviour exhibited by monkeys whose amygdalae are damaged through surgical means. Because they have defective brains, their ability to recognise and react to threats is severely compromised; as a result, instead of reacting naturally and aggressively toward potential threats, or fleeing in response to severe danger, the Leftist instead thinks that he is the problem, and that it is his behaviour that has caused some sort of aggressive response in the very antagonist that is pounding his face into the concrete and yelling at him to hand over his money.

There is a decent list of appropriate responses to a mugging. Some will keep you alive, such as handing over your money and valuables without a struggle. Some will end up with at least one of you in the hospital, such as going immediately and viciously on the offensive through the use of hard-won street combat skills. Some will end up with one or both of you dead, especially if firearms are involved. All of these are, depending on the situation and the circumstances, perfectly acceptable and natural outcomes.

Even the one where one of you ends up in the morgue- as long as it's the other guy, and as long as you understand when it is, and when it is not, appropriate to use lethal force.

One response that is laughably inappropriate is to claim that, simply in the act of walking around and not engaging in any form of aggression whatsoever, you are to blame as the victim of a mugging because of something called "privilege".

This brings us to another rather depressing aspect of Leftist thinking. This concept of "privilege" is the mirror image of the Left's self-loathing. Once you understand that the Leftist hates all that is beautiful and good, and worships all that is evil and foul, you will understand that his psychology forces him to embrace ideas that to a reasonable and rational man are simply insane.

The Left's self-loathing is expressed in multiple forms. It is expressed, for example, through the covetousness that drives their belief in the myth of "equality"; because they loathe themselves and feel inadequate in their own eyes, they are especially incensed by the idea that another might rise above him, and therefore seek to tear that better man down through cowardly means.

It is also expressed in this rather nebulous concept of "privilege". This term has many meanings- like all Leftist double-think, it has no fixed definition, hence no Leftist can ever be pinned down and forced to confront the sheer vapidity of his own thinking- but if you have to come up one, it simply means that because you have something and someone else doesn't, you are obligated to give that which you have to he who does not have it.

The act of giving is not a charitable act, however; hence, it is robbed of all validity under any sane set of moral rules. It is an act of expiation, of shame, of deep self-loathing. It is an attempt to justify one's existence by debasing oneself and one's sense of worth.

It is, in short, an attempt to elevate the barbaric over the civilised, the evil over the good, the wicked over the just.

Now, if you've ever had to suffer through the so-called "teachings" of the modern Western university system, I'm sure that none of this is news to you. These institutions are now fever-swamps of cultural Marxist indoctrination. They spew out the bile and waste of more than fifty years of Frankfurt-School filth, and they cover all of their graduates in that noxious stink to a greater or lesser degree.

(Yours truly is a graduate of not one, but two of these institutes of higher so-called learning. I was saved from the lunacy of the Left by virtue of the fact that I was studying subjects that actually required me to think about causes and consequences; as a result, I did not then have much time for liberal pabulum, and I have even less now.)

As bad as young Mr. Friedfeld is, he's just a symptom of the cancer eating through the organs of higher education, he's not the cause. The actual foetid, gruesome source of this disease is that same twisted ideology that has reared its ugly head through so many different incarnations across all of these centuries.

It is the same faithlessness and fecklessness that was written of in the Book of Exodus, when the Jews repeatedly questioned the power and providence of God, to the point where the Lord Himself was so sorely vexed that He very nearly destroyed humanity once more, and was only stopped from doing so through the timely intervention of His prophet Moses.

It is the same cardinal sin that drove Man to enforce liberte, egalite, et fraternite through a reign of terror that bathed the streets of Paris in blood and fire.

It is the same lunacy that drove intellectuals the world over to support mass-murdering Communists and denounce the righteous defenders of the Judeo-Christian West as out of touch and economically moribund.

It comes down to the belief that Man is somehow perfectible- that if only we could be moulded a little bit better, if only we would heed the commands of our betters, if only we could be forced to be different, the world as a whole would be a better place.

It is utter madness. It is a philosophy that has unleashed horrors almost beyond human imagining upon us. It continues to wreak havoc and devastation upon our culture and our society even now; its latest ugly mutation, the "social justice" movement and its attendant Social Justice Warrior foot-soldiers, is but the latest in a long and hideous string of Chaos-spawn that litters our blood-soaked history.

Man is what he is, and there is no point whatsoever in changing that, as Mr. Friedfeld discovered. Man is an animal with the instinct to survive, and if this hapless young fool wants to survive himself, he's going to have to confront the very difficult reality that there are men who wish him harm simply for the money in his wallet, and all of his liberal pieties will not change that fact one iota.

So, Mr. Friedfeld, instead of flagellating yourself while wailing about "privilege" and "social justice" to your perverted pagan gods, here's what you should do. Lift some weights- you look like you could use a bit of muscle. Learn how to shoot a gun- and get a concealed carry license, since the Supreme Court did what was right for once and overturned Washington, D.C.'s laws against buying weapons for personal protection. Learn a street defence art like Krav Maga or the Keysi Fighting Method- or hell, some muay thai or BJJ.

Learn how to protect yourself from the world. Your pathetic mewling about your "privilege" will not endear you to the savages with whom you seek to ingratiate yourself; when the time comes, you will bleed before them long before they will ever renounce their evil ways and learn to love you.

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