I’m a victim too – I Sympathize with Porn-Star Congresswoman Katie Hill

5 November 2019

1.7 MINS

I sympathize with porn-star congresswoman Katie Hill, really I do. The feeble-minded should be protected from themselves.

When you’re caught doing something dumb, dangerous or criminal, you must immediately wrap yourself in the mantle of victimhood.

In her last speech to the House yesterday, to a near-empty chamber, Hill said she was a victim of the notorious double-standard: Men who’ve been accused of far worse (the operative word is “accused”) have gotten away with more. Perhaps, but — except for Al Franken — they weren’t dumb enough to leave photographic evidence behind. If that weren’t enough, she was also the victim of something called “revenge porn,” we are told

In a nutshell (which is probably where the one-term Congresswoman belongs), she allowed her ex-husband to take X-rated photos of herself (one with another woman), which he arranged to have posted online. We’ll leave aside the credible accusation that, as a member of Congress, she was involved in what’s called “an inappropriate relationship.”

Did she disrobe in a hypnotic trance? Was any form of coercion involved? She posed for these embarrassing pictures voluntarily, while she was a sitting Congresswoman – in the public eye. Even a Democrat, a Millennial and a Californian should have known that could easily come back to haunt her, say in the course of a messy divorce. Still, she is a victim, she resolutely maintains.

The flight from personal responsibility is the most dangerous trend in society. Psychologist Jordan Peterson has developed a cult following by telling his readers to stand up straight, pick up their rooms, and take responsibility for their actions.

He’s whistling in the dark.

Except for a declining number of adults, you’re the only one who isn’t responsible for your behavior.

You’re a victim of a sexual double-standard (AKA misogyny, AKA “the patriarchy”). You have a substance-abuse problem. You were raised in poverty (or, alternately, you’re the victim of affluence). You’re a victim of homophobia, police brutality or white privilege. We’ve even created an exculpatory terminology – “victim-blaming.” Instead of criminals, we have “justice-involved persons.”

The decline of personal responsibility fuels the growth of every pathology imaginable – crime, addiction, infidelity, promiscuity, fatherlessness, various forms of bigotry (“If it weren’t for Jewish control of” whatever…), not to mention malpractice litigation with a pot of gold as the end of the rainbow.

It’s all contributed to the stinking societal stew we’re sinking in.

By the way, if you find this commentary objectionable, don’t blame me. I’m the victim of my sarcastic personality, fostered by being raised on Don Rickles and Groucho Marx.
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