For years, the left has pounded it into the brains of our children: victims are a protected class and victimhood is the highest form of honor. The message is that if you want to obtain justice, you must be a victim. Social justice, that is.
Now an entire generation of kids has grown up with that leftist indoctrination. Many of the young people now attending our universities literally grew up under just three presidents: Bush (the war president), Obama (the hero) and Trump (the enemy). The culture of victimhood has finally infected even our nation’s most elite military academies. On Tuesday, the Air Force Academy announced the results of its investigation into racist messages found on campus.
The messages were written by one of the five “victims” of racism who reported being targeted.
“The individual admitted responsibility and this was validated by the investigation,” academy spokesman Lt. Col. Allen Herritage said in a statement to the Associated Press, adding: “Racism has no place at the academy, in any shape or form.”
The motive? The cadet candidate (who was not identified) “committed the act in a bizarre bid to get out of trouble he faced at the school for other misconduct,” the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. That’s right. He did it so he could be the victim, because victims are a protected class.
That perfectly frames the lessons he learned growing up: “If you’re a victim, you can’t get in trouble for other things.” Of course, he’s finding out the hard way that the leftist “truths” he was led to believe are in fact lies. Just like the lie of “only white people can be racist,” or “Christians can never be persecuted.” The message of privilege and victimhood only perpetuate damaging racism and bring shame to our institutions.
Racist messages at Air Force Academy were written by student who claimed to be targeted – Chicago Tribune
The racist messages roiled the academy in Colorado Springs, prompted the school to launch an investigation. The person responsible for the racist messages, the academy said, was, in fact, one of the cadet candidates who reported being targeted by them. There is even a website called fakehatecrimes.com committed to listing hate crime hoaxes.