My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, October 09, 2006

Is anybody not oppressed?

I'd like to see this analysis done here....this study is from the UK.
The spread of a victim culture now means that more than seven out of ten people claim they are oppressed.

Huge chunks of the population have been racing to join the ranks of the officially disadvantaged, a report found.

Belonging to a victim group means the opportunity of financial gain and promotion at work, and the chance to denounce enemies to police or in the courts.

The ranks of those given special rights because of their victimhood have now swelled so that they outnumber their alleged oppressors.

The analysis by criminologist Dr David Green said that Government recognised victim groups now take in 73 per cent of the population.

Official victims, all with their own state apparatus to advance their claims and prosecute their enemies, include all women, all ethnic minority members, and all disabled people. They are represented by the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality, and the Disability Rights Commission.

However, from next year two more big groups will be added to the list of victims.

The new Commission for Equality and Human Rights will have powers to act for pensioners and for homosexuals, bringing the numbers of official victims to more than seven out of ten of the population.

But Dr Green said victim culture had now become so popular that, if the claims of some victim groups are taken seriously, there are more victims than people in the country.

He said this is because of 'multiple discrimination', in which some people are said to be victims on more than one count.

So gay lobby group Stonewall, for example, says that a black gay man experiences prejudice from blacks because he is gay, from gays because he is black, as well as racism and homophobia from everyone else.

On this reckoning, the number of victims amounts to 109 per cent of the population, Dr Green said.


Blogger SUZANNE said...

Well, since the Charter was created to protect minorities, maybe it will now protect us non-oppressed people from the victims!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reminded of the statistic I once read which stated that over 104% of British Columbia was under a native land claim.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people mostly oppressed in Canada now are young white males.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Violent Muslims should be oppressed.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Martin Luther King who said that a man should not be judged by the color of his skin, but the content of his character??

I think our Charter needs a challenge. Or perhaps Canada needs a new Charter.



10:50 PM  
Blogger jw said...

There are few REAL cases of oppression in Canada. Sadly, since the few that do exist are include white males ... Well, nothing can be done. (NOTE: Not exclusively white males! There are real oppression cases involving some of the smaller Native tribes and the actions of police towards minority males in the larger cities cross the line into real oppression.)

There are some 100 odd men in Canada ordered to pay more than 100% of their take home pay in child-spousal support. There are another 100 odd men in Canada who REALLY need spousal and child support but cannot get it because they are male.

Think about it ...

5:12 AM  
Blogger Suricou Raven said...

Im in the UK. We call those people Izzits, from the steriotypical expression "Iz it 'cos I is black?" But it can apply to anyone who either has or claims minority status, and uses it to their advantage.

5:29 AM  
Anonymous simoncat said...

Talk about the victim society. However, as is pointed out, once the victims outnumber the "oppressors", it all becomes a bit silly.
Matt Lucas in the British series Little Britain lampoons this beautifully in his portrayal of Daffyd, "the only gay in the village"..who is always trying to provoke anti gay sentiment, and becomes outraged when anyone tries to suggest that he is not alone, his little Welsh town is actually quite filled with gays :)
Sounds like this is becoming quite close to reality in the UK...

7:19 AM  

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