I've noticed a trend in politics. Both sides of the aisle tend towards this, but it's particularly prevalent in the right wing right now - Where does the need for victimization come from? Rhetoric from the right seems to constantly imply victimization: They're coming to take our guns! They're coming to take our talk radio! The Muslims are coming, the muslims are coming! Sharia Law! The implication seems to be that all "real" Americans are being persecuted by a massive government-media conspiracy, and it's time to "stand up and fight" against the evil "liberal" conspiracy. Where does that rhetoric come from? Is it necessary to create such a deep divide? Discuss.