When reader V the K e-mailed a link reporting that “75 percent of religious persecution being carried out against Christians,” I sent back a hasty response, edited for clarity:
Shhh. . . don’t tell the left. It’ll upset their narrative. Remember, white male Christians are responsible for the most persecution in the world.
One day, someone will have to examine why so many on the left have decided that the only oppression that matters is that done by white Christians or Jews. Why do so many in the West, those with a European Jude0-Christian background, assume the victim always be the “other”?
Well, it seems one of our readers has. Writing on his blog, he looks at how these Westerners have turned out society’s tradition of self-correction against itself:
Part of the trouble with this noble self-criticism, based as it is on the multiculty prescript that one may critique one’s one people but not another’s (especially if brown), is that the other groups are not doing this. While Westerners flagellate themselves in this ongoing and interminable White Lent, the other tribes are flexing their muscles, singing their virtues and heartily agreeing with us that we do not deserve to live. This is a part of why Obama’s repentance and apology tours provoke me so much.
A lot of liberal behavior reminds me of two particularly female psychopathologies: bulemia and self-cutting. Liberals, especially the comfortable classes, alternately gobble up the pleasures of the West and then, guilt ridden, vomit them out. And it seems that they are happiest when they are cutting up their own bodies.
Read the whole thing.