UC Irvine Students Ban American Flag Because It May Offend Illegal Immigrants
“Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine
When someone does something wrong, but doesn’t want to accept responsibility for their actions, they must find someone or something that is bigger and badder than themselves, so that by comparison, they appear the lesser evil. This is called self-victimization, and it has become the go-to for liberals.
The most prominent use of the self-victimization tactic can be seen among illegal immigrants, and their liberal stokers. Rather than place the blame on themselves for breaking the law by illegally crossing the border and availing themselves of government, and economic resources to which they should not have access (not to mention skipping ahead of the thousands who are waiting in line legally), many illegal immigrants (after much coaching by the liberal sadness and agitation industry) place blame on the United States.
Many illegal immigrant activists routinely disparage the United States–specifically conservatives–because they are not being given amnesty and citizenship—as if Americans are so cruel to want jobs for themselves and their families before employment is given to amnestied illegals. I would clutch my pearls if they weren’t at the jewelry cleaners right now.
Several days ago, Breitbart reported:
“The undergraduate governing body at the University of California, Irvine, voted this week to remove the American flag and all other flags from its lobby, after arguing in part that flags are ‘symbols of patriotism or weapons of nationalism’…[The initiative was] authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, was passed by the Associated Students of University of California Irvine (ASUCI) by a vote of 6-4, with two abstentions.”
The ruling has since been overturned by student officials, and labeled as misguided.
However, the reasoning behind the initial ban goes a bit more deeply into the ranks of the insane. A student allegedly close to the situation at UC Irvine, who spoke to Breitbart on condition of anonymity, claims that the reason the flag was banned in the first place was because it may have “triggered people,” because if someone is an “illegal citizen or [they] have citizenship issues, it makes them feel bad.”
If this is indeed the case, it lines up perfectly with the official reason, which is that the flag is essentially a weapon of patriotic nationalism.
Yes, the flag of the country into which illegal immigrants purposefully entered (simply for a better life, as the meme goes) might make them feel bad. Excuse me while I shed a single, stoic tear for the plight of the poor men and women who illegally enter the United States, only to have their feelings bruised when they glimpse old glory. I mean, men being doused in lighter fluid, and immolated by ISIS have nothing on these guys. So sad.
This is self-victimization at its finest. Condemning the nation into which one illegally immigrated for not rewarding you with amnesty, then being upset that the flag of that nation is displayed at the university you attend–likely with in-state tuition, because why not.
As long as the United States is the “big bad,” illegal immigrants can continue to complain, and agitate until they get what they want. And the left has created the perfect environment for such a plan–going back to the 1960’s. This environment says that the United States is the largest contributor to evil in the world. Every war entered into by the United States after WWII has been condemned by the left as self-serving, and evil. Every corporation larger than a man selling used DVDs out of a van has been labeled as evil. Everything the United States does is bad, so the little guy entering this allegedly awful country simply cannot be as bad. In fact, they’re probably good. It’s David and Goliath—if we want to make this larger than life.
So long as there is a “bigger bad” on which to pin blame, the smaller bad can be seen as the victim. Well, here’s a truth-bomb: the definition of crime is not dependent on how large or small the crime, only that it contravenes the law. What?! Yeah, I know it’s some advanced stuff here, but it’s reality.
Self-victimization is one of the most dangerous forms of political correctness because of its insidiousness. It tricks people into sympathizing with something where there should be no sympathy.
This is America, and the flag is ours. If you have the gall to break into a house, you better not complain about the drapery.