The power of victimhood is no longer an oxymoron.
Frank Elliot, who has undoubtedly observed (through his Elton John pink glasses) the success of the left’s victimization movement, tried pinning a crime on “gay hate.” Elliot owned Velvet Rope (the mind doesn’t need to wonder what he was referencing there), a gay bar in Oak Park, Illinois. He then told authorities he believed his business was targeted by haters…which were only real in his fantastical and likely colorful imagination. Hey, we all need hobbies.
And for a while, Elliot got away with the ruse.
Oak Park Police Chief Rick C. Tanksley lauded the “tenacity and focus” of investigators who worked closely with the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney to actively pursue the case for more than a year.
“This incident was a troubling one for our community, which prides itself on being open and welcoming to all. A hate crime just didn’t make sense,” he said.
And why wouldn’t he? So what if this story of hate was as real as the faux leopard print jacket in his closet? Elliot needed to burn his gay bar, and he knew with our culture of “it’s the seriousness of the charge” that matters, he had a chance of getting away with it.
Elliot is just one of many self-imposed poor, put-upon minorities who sees the power of playing victim. It didn’t matter that he lived in a community that “prides itself on being open and welcoming to all.” What mattered was slipping on the narrative like a slimming pair of pantyhose. Elliot is gay. Right-wing extremists–in Elliot’s mind–supposedly hate gays, what with not wanting to bake cakes for their stylish weddings and all (eye roll). Therefore if Elliot needs to steal from his insurance company, what better way to do it than blame those hateful heterosexuals?
With the UVA rape story that never happened (among countless other rape stories that never happened), and now this The Gay Haters Burned My Bar story just now receiving greater attention, is it time we start asking as a society if these supposed Goliath-sized liberal windmills of intolerance and violence actually exist? And shouldn’t we perhaps stop giving so much credence to people who whine, complain, bitch and moan about how hard they have it because…well just because?
Bottom line: we need to start asking ourselves who the victims of this victim culture really are.