Can someone explain to me the lure of victim status?

if victims were the perps

From Takimag.com: A black woman named Darnell Byrd-McPherson is the mayor of the itty-bitty, teeny-weenie town of Lamar, SC. Last month she claimed to be the victim of a savage hate crime when it appeared that someone had sprayed a yellow substance on her car. In the wake of this heinous incident, she told a TV reporter: “We are grateful the person or persons did not try to take our lives but the culprits will be identified and prosecuted….Love conquers hate and my husband and I refuse to be intimidated by those who perpetrated this act of vandalism which I classify as an act of hatred.” Unfortunately for Mizz Mayor, investigators discovered that the mysterious yellow substance was merely pollen. What kind of country do we live in where even pollen hates black people?

What kind of country indeed? The kind, apparently, where the past oppression sweepstakes competes with certifiably insane self identifications for Most Favored Victim status, next….

Also from Takimag.com: Jareth Nebula is a female-to-male transsexual who describes herself on Facebook as “Trans/Agender, Demisexual/Graysexual, Blue Alien, MisfitGoth, Body Mods, Disabled, J-Fashion, Potato.” I checked it out, and it’s true. Nebula now claims she has grown tired of being transgender and wants to transcend it by becoming a “transalien” and wants to have her nipples surgically removed so she feels less human: “I know I’m stuck in a human form and that’s how I’m perceived by others – but to me, I’m an alien with no gender….After coming out as transgender and believing I had finally found myself, I realized I was wrong – I wasn’t male or female, or even human….I don’t think or feel like humans. I can’t really explain it to others – I’m simply otherworldly….I didn’t feel comfortable as either gender or even anything in between….I know I’m stuck in a human form and that’s how I’m perceived by others – but to me, I’m an alien with no gender.” Well Jareth, or should I call you Nebula, how do you know aliens that have no gender? Didn’t that slime-dripping alien in the movie franchise of the same name lay eggs?

Again, from Takimag.com: In 2012, right after Trayvon, The New York Times went nuts over how an Iraqi refugee woman had been murdered in distant El Cajon, Calif., by Islamophobes who left a note reading, “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist.” In contrast to the gullible NYT, the local California newspapers talked to the local cops and came away with a much less fevered take: Police declined to elaborate, but crime experts said that usually suggests the victim knows the attacker. Ultimately, the Iraqi husband was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. Now I feel like a victim. What kind of country is it when the national “paper of record” (yes, that’s what they call themselves) gets on the bandwagon of assuming a citizen is guilty of the murder of a refugee by her husband? Don’t you just love the NY Times? Their masthead used to say “All The News That’s Fit To Print.” I guess the definition of “fit” is whatever  advances the Perfectionist Progressive agenda. I think it was Mad  Magazine that satirized them by changing the masthead to “All The  News That Fits We Print.” TALK ABOUT CLAIRVOYANT!

Let’s combine victimology for past oppression sweepstakes with victimology for present day weirdness: Nikki Joly, 54, of Jackson, MI., is accused of faking the August 2017 fire–which killed his two dogs and three cats– because he was annoyed there was no prejudice for him to campaign against, disappointed the Jackson Pride Parade, held five days before the fire, hadn’t received more attention or protests. Joly, a transgender female to male-appearing, had married girlfriend Chris Moore shortly before the fire, which prompted a $58,000 fundraising effort for the couple. Police were already turning their attentions to Joly after discovering he had bought $10 of gas at a local Marathon store on the morning of the fire. Joly, whose local paper awarded him ‘Citizen of the Year’ 2017 for his work on advancing LGBT rights, said he had done so to cut the grass. But his version of how he had spent the day meant there was only a five minute window for any arsonist to break into his home, douse it with fuel and set it ablaze. Traces of gasoline were also found on the equality campaigner’s clothes, The Detroit News reported.

In case entrants in the victim sweepstakes run out of ideas, there is even a website tracking “hate hoaxes.http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/