The Victim Cult: How the grievance culture hurts everyone and wrecks civilizations

November 1, 2021|
The Victim Cult: How the grievance culture hurts everyone and wrecks civilizations by Mark Milke

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The Victim Cult was a top 100 Amazon bestseller when released in Canada. Author Mark Milke Ph.D. warns of how relentless victim thinking craters individuals, groups, and entire nations. He shows how reflexive victim narratives and misguided identity politics are destroying what's best about America—and what you can do about it.

No one disputes that some people are victims—of others, accidents, and life. But we also all know someone who seems stuck. They make life worse because of an intense focus on the past. On a personal level, the chronic victim-thinker can be toxic. But what happens when victim narratives dominate entire societies?

The Victim Cult tackles this too-easy reflex to take offense and blame others, from college campuses to the heights of political power. It also infects citizens who see each other as victims or privileged but never as diverse individuals with choices.

Victim cults are not new. Some have deep roots and end in disaster.

Many 19th-century Germans thought they were victims of the French, English, liberalism, and Jews. Adolf Hitler later exploited that victim narrative to turn the land of Bach and Beethoven into the nation known for Dachau.
Yasser Arafat viewed Palestinians and himself only as victims. When offered a peace deal with Israel, he cratered it, preferring blame and terror over peace.

Moving beyond victimhood: Examples from Asian Americans

In this wide-ranging look at why societies fail or succeed, The Victim Cult explains how victim cults arise: Relentless blame of others, faulty moral reasoning, and misguided identity politics.

The Victim Cult also details positive lessons from those who were harmed yet succeeded: early Asian Americans who fought prejudice and sought integration, education and entrepreneurship. Their choices built a better America with opportunities for all.

“Mark Milke wears his scholarship lightly. His crisp, polished prose belies the exhaustive research that permits him to speak out so boldly and broadly on what is a sensitive, often culturally weaponized subject.” - Barbara Kay, National Post

Mark Milke. Ph.D., is a public policy analyst, author, and columnist with six books and dozens of studies published internationally in the last two decades. The research director for a think tank, Mark is a Canadian who almost ended up an American—his great-great grandfather was from Wisconsin and fought on the side of the Union in the U.S. Civil War. He is also president of the local Winston Churchill Society. Mark Milke’s website is www.markmilke.com.

Title:The Victim Cult: How the grievance culture hurts everyone and wrecks civilizations
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:November 1, 2021
Publisher:Thomas & Black
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781777543204

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