Did you know that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham's GOP primary Tea Party opponent, Det Bowers has publicly stated that "...in about 95 percent of broken marriages, though the husband's the one that ran out on his wife, the wife loves her children more than she does her husband." (see http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/lindsey-graham-det-bowers-south-carolina-senate-2014-elections-106007.html?hp=l17). So virtually all cases of men cheating in their marriages is because their wives made them do it? It has nothing to do with men loving themselves more than their wives and/or children? Oh, victimhood!
I bet you all heard about faux patriot (and Federal Moocher) Clive Bundy actually stating "Negroes...They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I've often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn't get no more freedom. They got less freedom." (see http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/04/24/greta-let-me-make-plain-i-condemn-what-cliven-bundy-said-about-african-americans). Now that the fact Bundy is a racist has been established, some on the Right still defend him when he claims he was just "wondering out loud" about "Negroes" and somehow to some folks that makes him less racist. "Say What?" Again Bundy is just a misunderstood "victim." Can you also believe members of the Right Wing Media have made excuses for the guy, claiming his age has something to do with his attitudes towards African-Americans, as if he is from another era? Last I checked, Bundy was born in 1946, not 1846! Clearly, Bundy and his supporters have no idea what slavery was about and how it impacted "family life" for "Negroes." And Supreme Court Justice Scalia opines racism is not a factor in efforts to suppress voting when he publicly states the Voting Rights Act of 1965 instituted an "Entitlement" for minority voting rights? Say what? (See http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2013/02/voting-rights-act).
I bet you also heard the outcry over movie star Scarlett Johannson's endorsement of SodaStream, an Israeli-owned carbonation machine manufacturer that maintains a factory in the Judean Hills (aka The West Bank) and how those fixated on destroying Israel demanded a boycott of both Johannson, SodaStream and Israel due to their obvious exploitation of the "Occupied Territories." Without investigating the facts, folks around the World, led by a charity known as OXFAM, have made it their primary goal in this world to destroy Israel for, well, any reason they can come up with. But, did anyone notice that the SodaSteam factory actually employs Palestinians? Did anyone even bother to ask the Arabs working in the SodaStream plant if they would prefer to have the plant closed due to a boycott to "protect" their national interests? Of course not. According to a recent article in The International Business Times, someone actually asked the Arabs how they felt being "exploited" by the Israeli's and SodaStream. Their answer?
Palestinian Nabil Bashrat, 40, from a village near Ramallah, has worked for SodaStream for four years and is now a shift manager. He supports his wife and six children on an income he says is high by both Palestinian and Israeli standards. About the Boycott, he said it came down to protecting worker's ability to earn a fair wage. "We understand their (BDS and OXfam's) opinion, but they need to understand what the factory gives the Palestinian workers, and there are a lot of factories in this area doing the same thing." An unemployed youth near Qalandiya checkpoint, who gave his name as Yasser, said the minimum wage in the Palestinian Authority made it impossible to live. "We need more factories like SodaStream. It's hard to get a job there." To be fair to OXFAM, their spokesman, Alun McDonald responded to the article by saying,"the charity does not oppose Israeli-owned factories in the West Bank - once a peace agreement has been reached." Say What? Again, victimhood is the easy explanation for misleading rhetoric that requires little to no thinking skills.
Like the folks supporting Graham's primary opponent, Mr. Bundy and his hypocritical and racist "musings" or the institutionalized irrational hatred of Israel, very few care to actually think about what these folks/"victims" really stand for, making them eligible to fall into the "Say What?" category. As President Abraham Lincoln once wrote; "Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong." I guess Mr. Lincoln would agree, we need to always question and oppose simple wrong-headed thinking. Have a great week.