In brief: We’re beginning a second transition of moral cultures. The first major transition happened in the 18th and 19th centuries when most Western societies moved away from cultures of honor (where people must earn honor and must therefore avenge insults on their own) to cultures of dignity in which people are assumed to have dignity and don’t need to earn it….
…Campbell and Manning describe how this culture of dignity is now giving way to a new culture of victimhood in which people are encouraged to respond to even the slightest unintentional offense, as in an honor culture….
…On top of that, the incentives created by the culture of victimization give rise to competitive victimhood….
You mean Progressive Stack? The reason OWS was a stellar success?
Oh… of course. Hello Gawker http://www.critical-theory.com/gawker-literally-hosting-oppression-olympics/
…victimhood culture causes a downward spiral of competitive victimhood.
Good. For us. Let them get progressively more useless until the collapse hits. Just stop everyone else from taking them seriously and swallowing taxpayer funds.
Haidt’s post: http://righteousmind.com/where-microaggressions-really-come-from/
Victim Culture. Heard it here first. Really the inverse of honour, so a Coward’s Culture.