‘Victim’ Status Is the New Prejudice ‘Victim’ Status Is the New Prejudice By Victor Davis Hanson ~~ In the latter half of the 19th century and early in the 20th century, as Catholic immigrants poured in from Ireland and Eastern Europe, an anti-Catholic wave spread over a mostly Protestant United States. The majority slur then was that Catholic newcomers’ first loyalty would be to “Rome,” not the U.S. Anti-Semitism grew even more deeply rooted, marked by Ivy League quotas on Jewish applicants and exclusionary clauses against Jews in clubs and neighborhoods. It was no accident that the Ku Klux Klan often targeted Catholics and Jews as well as African-Americans. In the late 19th century, with the influx of Japanese and Chinese immigrants arose the “yellow peril” scare, a racist distrust of supposedly workaholic automatons and unassimilable immigrants whose first loyalty was to their close-knit Asian communities and homelands, not the U.S. Most of these injustices grew from both original prejudices (as evidenced by slavery) and fears of demographic change. An original population that was mostly British, Protestant, and white gradually was augmented by people who were not northern European, often Catholic, and increasingly non-white.… The stereotyped hatreds were battled by the melting-pot forces of assimilation, integration, and intermarriage. Civil rights legislation and broad education programs gradually convinced the country to judge all Americans on the content of their characters rather than the color of their skins or their religious beliefs. And over the last half-century, the effort to end institutional bias against African-Americans largely succeeded. But recently, other ancient prejudices have been insidiously returning. And this time, the bias is more subtle, and it can be harder to address than traditional racism against non-white populations. The new venom, for example, is often spread by left-wing groups that claim victim status themselves and thus, by their logic, should not be seen as victimizers. And what fuels the return of American bias is the new idea that citizens can disparage or discriminate against other groups if they claim victim status and do so for purportedly noble purposes. ~~~~~~ The DNC Agenda says it all: 1. Radical redistribution of wealth; 2. Aggressive climate change initiatives; 3. Complete takeover of health care by federal government plus inclusion of all illegal immigrants; 4. Open immigration policy with full acceptance of all children and relatives; no border walls, entrance requirements, E-verify or penalties for those refusing deportation; disregarding the rule of law and full support for “sanctuary cities”; neglecting national security and allowing George Soros funded anarchy to “crash” our immigration system; 5. Government control over corporate profits; 6. Progressive taxes on the upper middle class and above; 7. Legalization of recreational marijuana; 8. Implementation of comprehensive LGBTQ agenda – including indoctrination of children in schools, transgender initiatives, gender reassignment surgery and removal of any “sexual discrimination” in the workplace and schools, disregarding conscience objections; 9. Taxpayer-financed abortion-on-demand until birth with full-funding of Planned Parenthood; 10. Major defense spending cuts with money redistributed to entitlements;We need to these Marxist Socialist morons Venezuela and Cuba where Socialism is the norm. Let these anti-capitalist fools live in Venezuela for a couple years. I'm sure the Socialistic life will be just grand. In fact, they are so bent on Socialism, I'll bet they'd jump at the chance to go! I say we give them the opportunity. Meanwhile AOC's New Green Deal says it all.... Funny isn't it, even someone like Senator Diane Feinstein has reservations when it comes to confirming Catholics to the courts.