In early 2019 I posted an article number 311 on this site with the title, ‘“Hey! I’m The Victim Here!” The Curse Of “Victimhood” In Today’s World.’ Little did I realise that a very deep sense of victimhood would become so quickly imbedded in so many people groups around the world. I pointed out in that article that all of us are victims in life in varying degrees, but one does not have to adopt or maintain a victim mentality as an ongoing attitude of mind throughout life. One can have a much more positive attitude to life even in the midst of challenging situations.

In the next article number312 I wrote about a dangerous cocktail that comes from adding bitterness to a victim mentality. Part of the article contained these words, “Bitterness contaminates individuals, groups and even many in political parties. That is obvious as we look at our TV screens and see there those who have drunk the toxic cocktail of bitterness mixed in with their victim mentality. Many who have done so have lost any sense of proportion. They no longer think rationally. Their faces are twisted with bitterness and they fail to see any good in people or even good policies in another political party. They play asinine infantile political games while ordinary people [for whom they seem to have no compassion, concern or respect] suffer terribly. The trouble is that corrupt leaders corrupt others and many beautiful precious “run of the mill” folk [in the eyes of such people] are ignored and badly disadvantaged as a result! Only the “enlightened elite” like themselves matter!” That is becoming even more obvious every day.

A Modern Triumvirate

I thought that when I came to write article No. 360 that I should take a 360 degree look at what is happening in the world today and comment on a modern triumvirate. There is a third element in the triumvirate, joining Victim Mentality and Bitterness, and together they are exercising a powerful influence in the world, causing it to cease to think rationally and binding the peoples of the world to their damaging ways of thinking [and behaving.] It is a difficult element to come to grips with but when I address it in the next article, you may recognise how dangerous it can become, when blended in with the other two elements of Victim Mentality and Bitterness. 

Till next time!

Blog No.359 posted on Thursday 18th June 2020.

About Jim Holbeck

Once an Industrial Chemist working for the Queensland Government but later an Anglican minister in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. Last position for eighteen years before retirement in 2006 was as the Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney.
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