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Conservatives just as likely as liberals to play the victim

Conservatives just as likely as liberals to play the victim

April 14
00:25 2016

Morgan Sullivan | Staff Writer


Most conservatives believe liberals to be whiny individuals always looking to play the victim. Left-wingers incubate themselves into “social justice warriors” hidden behind their laptops, finding reasons to be upset over every little thing possible. However, conservatives are just as quick to get up in arms regarding their gun rights — no pun intended — as well as their religious beliefs. In short, everyone seems to be a crybaby these days.

Liberals – especially young liberals – are typically perceived as those who don’t understand politics. Quick to blame authority, they lose their minds the minute something goes wrong. They expect the worst out of law enforcement, the government and any other kind of institution seen as imposing.

On the other hand, conservatives just as easily find themselves out-of-sorts. Uttering the words “regulation” and “guns” in the same sentence warrants a reaction much the same as if one dropkicked a newborn baby into a vat of acid.

Seriously, if you want to get a bunch of people more riled up than the fans at a Cowboys-Eagles game, ask an open-ended question about gun control. Or abortion. Or the federal government.

Both tend to stand steadfast for their beliefs and find themselves unable to comprehend why anyone could or would ever disagree. This limits intelligent discourse and starts political conversations off with such a bad taste in everyone’s mouth that they never get much further than “How could you be so blind?” before ending with “What an idiot!”

In reality, though liberals bear the brunt of the blame when it comes to being incessant victims and propagating a culture of people downtrodden by society, conservatives are just as likely to cry foul without just cause.

This is hindering our ability to find reasonable solutions and furthering the divide of an already gridlocked country. While this is obviously not representative of every individual in the United States, it rings wholly true for those who represent them.

At the end of the day, we should all learn to be a little less sensitive to those who disagree with us, and realize that this outcry is not exclusive to one political party, ideology, or group of people. We live in an age of unremitting self-victimization, and it’s time to let it go.

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