If You Can't Stand the Heat...

By Deejo | Thinking-Out-Loud | 5 Feb 2022

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. How many times have we heard that over the years? I think there has never been a time in history (or at least recent history) where this sentiment has been more relevant. One example is Jim Acosta. He was the most obnoxious "reporter" during the Trump administration. Many reporters were accusatory and reported false (or fake) news. But none were more rude to a sitting president than Acosta. 

Whether you like a president or not, the person who legitimately holds the office should be treated with respect. Acosta chooses not to treat others with respect, and he also couldn't handle it when the Commander-in-Chief stood up to him. Many of today's politicians and reporters (and actors too) can't handle criticism. I have never seen so many "cry baby" public figures before.

A job that has you in the public eye will bring criticism no matter who you are or how well you do your job. There will always be critics. If you can't handle that, then it's time to find a different profession or retire. Too many public figures are displaying signs of a "victim mentality" and Jim Acosta is no exception.

What is this "victim mentality? Victim Mentality: Signs, Causes, & How to Escape It. This article gives an example...

"When someone feels that the world is out to get them, that they’re totally helpless and have no control over what happens to them, they’re in what’s known as a victim mentality mindset. "

This article, How To Deal with the “Victim Mentality” in Others defines it as...

"A habitual way of looking at life — an automatic orientation towards the events in ones’ life as unfairly getting the short end of the stick or being taken advantage of. This mindset leads one to feel powerless in confronting circumstances. It also ensures that no matter what, it is never their fault (to include personality traits that they don’t have the capacity to alter in themselves). Because humans be and act consistent with the way they see the world, a person with such a mindset will be and act as a victim."

If you want to know more about victim mentality, both of the above-linked articles are a good read.

How many times have we heard in the movies a killer telling their victim, "it's your fault, you are making me do this". They are telling the person they are about to murder that it's their fault. That is a victim mindset. When the criminal doesn't get what they want, in their mind, it's always someone else's fault.

When people begin to take responsibility for their actions, then they can figure out how to get out of their "mess" (whatever that may be) and their lives begin to change for the better. Sometimes it's hard, but it will be better in the long run, both for the individual and society.

The more the victim mentality is accepted and pushed, the worse society gets. It causes people to stop taking responsibility for themselves and just blame others. This makes them dependent on others and/or the government. Even worse than that, it can cause people to attack a particular group. We've seen this in recent years with people attacking police officers. Indeed, there are a few bad police officers, but it is certainly not the majority. Blaming and attacking police officers is bad for society and just causes more crime. (As we have seen.)

This is being caused by the hateful rhetoric being spewed by those in charge of the messages we all hear. It's also causing some to hate white people and some to hate men. Some may hate Chinese people because of COVID. (It's not the fault of the Chinese people.) 


To be clear... the "victim mindset" is not the same as when someone is a victim of a situation. Things happen and there are actual victims. I am not trying to minimize someone's experience at all. In this article, I am only referring to the people that choose not to take responsibility for their choices. These people continue to blame everyone else for their problems.

Democrat-Fascists politicians have made quite the effort to make people feel (and act) like victims. Too many people have embraced this mindset unwittingly. These politicians (mostly Democrat) tell them to blame others AND if they vote for them the democrats will "rescue" them. This is only a ploy to get their vote as you can see, have the democrat run cities improved over the years? NO! 

I am by no means saying that all republicans are good. I don't believe that. Most politicians in both parties seem to be working for themselves or their friends instead of "we the people".

This victim mindset causes people to rely on others and depend on the government to get by. People who are and want to remain dependent on the government will vote for the Democrat-Fascists because they promise to "take care of them". 


The Democrat run communities refuse to hold most of the actual criminals responsible for their crimes. Many crimes (some violent) are going unpunished in these liberal "woke" cities. This attitude creates more problems and more real victims. Reflecting on this I concluded that, not only do they want to persuade people to have a victim mindset but that they also act like victims themselves.

Even though many (if not most) Democrat politicians have received money through corrupt and immoral means, they still act like the victims. They steal from "we the people", make millions behind closed doors, and still act like victims. When will people wake up? These corrupt politicians are not the victims, they are the problem.

People who are having a difficult time need a hand up, not a handout. They need to be encouraged to do what's good for them and not be shoved into a system that's almost impossible to leave.

Thanks for reading.



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