Hilarious: NY Times editorial comes out against the politics of victimhood

In an act of unconscious self-parody, the New York Times editorial board at long last denounces the “stifling sense of victimhood” in politics.  Charles Lipson delightfully savors the irony:

The NYT has changed its tone after many decades of encouraging political movements built on the core concept of victimhood and the related notion that many groups in modern America (racial, gender, and ethnic) are kept poor and exploited by rich, powerful oppressors, against whom they should rise up as exploited victims. Bravo to the Times for attacking a political and university system fueled by a relentless sense of collective victimhood. The NYT has finally singled out what it considers such a group and written a tough editorial attacking what the Times call its "snarling sense of victimhood." Congratulations to the Times for its clueless self-parody in overlooking every other group, from Al Sharpton to the Palestinian movement, all of which they have supported over the years, and finding one they can condem: yep, the New York City police.

Hilarious.

In an act of unconscious self-parody, the New York Times editorial board at long last denounces the “stifling sense of victimhood” in politics.  Charles Lipson delightfully savors the irony:

The NYT has changed its tone after many decades of encouraging political movements built on the core concept of victimhood and the related notion that many groups in modern America (racial, gender, and ethnic) are kept poor and exploited by rich, powerful oppressors, against whom they should rise up as exploited victims. Bravo to the Times for attacking a political and university system fueled by a relentless sense of collective victimhood. The NYT has finally singled out what it considers such a group and written a tough editorial attacking what the Times call its "snarling sense of victimhood." Congratulations to the Times for its clueless self-parody in overlooking every other group, from Al Sharpton to the Palestinian movement, all of which they have supported over the years, and finding one they can condem: yep, the New York City police.

Hilarious.