Simply, the art of victimology is creating a moral authority through the manipulation of the virtue of sympathy. Creating moral authority, the foundation for victimology, is also what I call self-righteousness.
Although unlimited in its application, victimology has seen its greatest ‘American’ success with minority groups. For example, in order for a ‘particular’ ‘minority’ ‘subset’ of people to possess special cultural rights, they must begin by presenting ‘themselves’--not their cause--as having suffered unjustly. They present the pain of their ‘personal being’ in the form of images before the masses. The visual imaging of suffering creates an automatic sympathy toward the victim, while simultaneously creating a revulsion toward the aggressor. For example, what does the image of a man abusing a kitten or a puppy do to you?
One of the greatest examples of the use of victimology is Adolf Hitler, who used it to gain control of Germany and destroy Europe.
1.In 1933, the Nazis set fire to the Reichstag(German government building) and subsequently blamed the Communists. One day later, President Hindenburg signed the Reichstag Fire Edict which suspended individual liberties and civil rights so that, according to Hitler, he would possess the legal authority to keep the Communists from destroying Germany. Just a few days later, this lead to the passage of ‘Enabling Act’, which gave Hitler full dictatorial powers.
2.One week after the Enabling Act was passed Hitler declared a boycott of Jewish stores in Germany. The purpose was revenge against the international press for printing lies on the Nazi regime…which of course was, according to Hitler, controlled by Jews. Thousands of Jewish owned businesses were boycotted, and began the increasing attacks on Jews, ultimately landing them in the concentration camps where millions were systematically murdered.
3.Because victimology worked so well, Hitler unofficially began World War II on March 11, 1938, by marching into Austria. In 1937, Hitler began financing and inciting the Austria Nazis to violence—bombings and thuggery occurring almost nightly. The Austrian police broke into the headquarters of a group called ‘Committee of Seven, whose ‘public’ goal was to bring about peace between Austria and Nazis, but secret papers were found with the signature of Rudolph Hess stating that open revolt was to be maintained until the Austrian government intervened to quiet the fighting, at which point the German army would enter Austria to prevent “German blood from being shed by Germans.” German troops annexed Austria without a shot fired.
4.In 1938, at the same time Hitler was annexing Austria, plans were being made for Czechoslovakia, where over three million Germans lived in what was called the Sudentenland. Although doing well compared to the minority Germans in other countries like Hungary, Italy, or Poland, at times the Czech Germans complained about unfair treatment. In order to attack Czechoslovakia, Hitler used their ‘supposed’ unjust treatment claims and ordered: “demands should be made by the Sudeten German Party which are unacceptable to the Czech government.” Publically however, Hitler said, “It is not my intention to smash Czechoslovakia by military action in the immediate future without provocation, unless an unavoidable development….within (emphasis in the original) Czechoslovakia forces the issue, or political events in Europe create a particularly favorable opportunity which may perhaps never recur.”
Hitler determined the Sudetenland Germans, who were previously part of Austria, needed to return to the Reich although they had never been part of Germany. The end result is that ‘The Great Appeaser’ ---Neville Chamberlain, the English Prime Minister, broke his covenant of protection with the Czechs, ironically in order to avert World War, and agreed (The Pact of Munich) to divide Czechoslovakia among the Germans, Hungarians, and Poles! In one day, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist! I stop here only because of space.*
The demon of victimology did not die with Hitler, I use him only to show the horror of its consequences (Col2:8). On the contrary, victimology is alive and well in America! It is the greatest tool of liberal success! Take abortion for example. How is it that Planned Parenthood can withstand the most recent undercover videos of selling baby parts? Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood leader--with help from President Obama**--simply appeals to the service they provide for women. In spite of the fact that the services PPF provides can be found elsewhere—their appeal to Americans is that, to defund PPF is to hate women! In other words, forget the murder of infants, AND selling their parts--Planned Parenthood is the victim!
Victimology is not some insidious methodology hidden from all but the most keen, observant eyes! It is in the wide open for all to see! Liberalism used it to achieve gay marriage! The appeasers in the media present gays as victims of mean-spirited Christians!
Furthermore, victimology literally dominates the liberal black community! Liberals, white and black, have joined together to create blacks as the target of whites! Their express purpose is to institutionalize and memorialize racism as ‘white’ America’s original sin in order to destroy America’s Christian roots, supplanting*** those roots with socialism!
Yet, I am not ignorant of the devil’s schemes! Even if I have to be the lone voice crying in the wilderness! Victimology is exactly opposite of much of the Bible. How about the following two verses as an example:
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes
that Jesus is the Son of God? -1John5:4,5
One cannot be a victim and an overcomer simultaneously!! You are one or the other! There is no middle ground!! Allow me to conclude by plainly spelling out victimology’s pathway...
No overcoming equals no faith! Yet, without faith, it is not only impossible to please God (Heb11:6), it is impossible to be saved (Eph2:8,9)! Therefore, victimology is a direct attack on Christ’s salvation!!
* The attack on Poland, Hitler’s next target, probably the greatest case of victimology, officially began World War 2.
**The President simply declares the videos fraudulent—he means edited!
***President Obama calls it “change”
"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." -Warren Buffett