Identifying as a victim in the United States has become a cultural phenomenon. Don’t like the way you are treated by this person or that, claim that you’ve been victimized by sex, race, color, creed, or some other form of discrimination.
The infamous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken the bait. She – a woman (there’s one area of discrimination) – and a Latino at that, has been harping on being almost killed on January 6 when a bunch of fake Trump supporters were let into the Capitol Building by security forces and live-streamed a bunch of video and photographs of themselves posing in the halls of Congress. AOC insists this was a traumatic experience for her, and now is bringing up an old wound to expound on the damage done to her psyche in an effort to make Senator Ted Cruz of Texas look like an unfeeling chauvinist.
“These are the tactics of abusers,” she said during the broadcast to 150,000 or so viewers. “Or rather, these are the tactics that abusers use.
“And so when I see this happen, how I feel, how I felt was: ‘Not again.’ I’m not going to let this happen again. I’m not going to let it happen to me again. I’m not going to let it happen to the other people who’ve been victimized by this situation again. And I’m not going to let this happen to our country. We’re not going to let it happen.”
That is not going to stop women like AOC, though. They see victim status as a means to an end.
AOC recounting her horrifying experience hiding in her office during the insurrection.
“I thought I was going to die…I have never been quieter in my entire life.” pic.twitter.com/t2P6FU3mFU
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) February 2, 2021