Subjects — V
Oh, the holiness of always being the injured party. The historically oppressed can find not only sanctity but safety in the state of victimization. When access to a better life has been denied often enough, and successfully enough, one can use the rejection as an excuse to cease all efforts. After all, one reckons, “they” don’t want me, “they” accept their own mediocrity and refuse my best, “they” don’t deserve me.
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
Once victim, always victim — that’s the law!
Don’t agonize. Organize.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
When a man’s life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men’s actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.