Tag Archives: victim-blaming

It’s time to stop blaming Trump supporters.

Credit: Chicago Tribune I consider myself progressive politically, but I have a bone to pick with some people on the left.    Unlike the modern GOP and their wealthy backers,  we’re supposed to care about the “little people” — the … Continue reading

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“The War on Unhappiness” (Harper’s Magazine/PDF)

Meme with a victim-blaming (gaslighting) sentiment typical of the “war on unhappiness” movement. Following is a PDF file of an excellent (and long) article from the September 2010 issue of Harper’s Magazine tracing the rise of the positive thinking movement, … Continue reading

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Victim-shaming and blaming.

Credit: Healing from Complex Trauma and PTSD

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So tired of the poor being blamed for their “bad choices.”

I just read an article that isn’t really news. It was about how SNAP (food stamp) recipients tend to eat as many calories as higher income people, but those calories tend to come from prepackaged, prepared, and less healthy food … Continue reading

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Where I stand on “positive thinking.”

Positive thinking taken to extremes is deluded thinking. I’ve seen several blog posts about the problem of forced positive thinking lately, and since this is an issue that has concerned me for a long time, I thought I’d add my … Continue reading

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