November 12, 2015
David Cole: Rise of the Victim Conquerors
David Cole writes:
Those who boast about coming to conquer will usually claim that far from being bullies, they’re providing “a voice to the voiceless” and “empowering” those who are disenfranchised. But let’s be honest…if you can force a rocket scientist, celebrating the accomplishment of a lifetime, to cry and grovel and beg forgiveness on international TV for wearing a shirt, you are not unempowered. If an entire nation cowers before you as you burn cars, behead shoppers, and establish no-go zones in a country in which you are a guest, you are not unempowered.