There is nothing holier than a Victim. No person holds a more exalted place in our culture than the Victim. Rules which must be followed by the ordinary are allowed to be broken by Victims. Indeed, we insist on this. There is no other way to remain on the right side of the law than being on the wrong side.
I read your article, appreciated it, stared at my computer screen for several minutes trying to conjure up a positive comment, decided that I should say nothing because too much is wrong nowadays and I'm worn out complaining about what's wrong, that incessant complaining about what's wrong has sapped the creative energy of America, drained us of hope and caused an epidemic of clinical depression, and, as Forest Gump said, "That's all I have to say about that."
Wait a minit.....you are attempting to apply logic?? I thought logic has been declared to be a systemic white supremacist trick designed to create victims.
Actually, carried to the ridiculous extreme (which is exactly where this is all headed) this constant addition of sub-groups to the Official Victims List will eventually form an Ouroboros of victimization as sooner or later, the purported victimizers will be able to claim a victim status of their own. Then, we'll all be able to stand around, point fingers at each other, and say "ain't it a shame" while waiting for someone to come level our playing fields.
The "Civil Rights" movement of the 1950s and 1960s may turn out to be very successful and very long-term 3D chess maneuver by the Soviet Union. It interrupted the post=World War II boom, introduced the virus of marxism into the American body politic in the way that Leninism was injected into Russia by Germany in 1917, allowed the country to become mired in one of the most militarily, economically and socially catastrophic wars in history and triggered the first revolution against the founding and the Constitution in the 1960s, of which we have been experiencing a much more severe and violent relapse since 2020. Lyndon Johnson, one of the great evildoers of history, told skeptical democrats that the Civil Rights Act "will have the n-----s voting for us for two hundred years", but he was wrong; we may have as little as two years left.
Good piece. One thing that it made me think about is how these systems always favor the larger firms over the smaller. The smaller a company is, the more onerous these regulations are for them, which is why they are always popular with any group large enough to have a lobbying presence.
The 'Law of Large Numbers' lubes us up so that that sainted 'Invisible Hand of the Market' can screw us all again in its pursuit of the efficiency and low risk of monopoly.