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Left-wing writer gets skewered for saying ‘white men’ have been acting like ‘victims’ ever since the Vietnam War

Progressive magazine New Republic last week published a book review titled “The White Men Who Wanted to Be Victims.”

The reviewer, Chris Lehmann, heaps praise upon Joseph Darda’s tome, “How White Men Won the Culture Wars: A History of Veteran America,” calling it “eye-opening” and an “original and persuasive revisionist study.”

Lehmann also gleefully declares that when it comes to “cancel culture, wokeness, and the like,” the “loudest and most visible partisans in these battles are aggrieved white men, insisting that they’re scapegoats in unhinged identity-driven witch hunts and eagerly putting themselves forward as martyrs in ugly confrontations over free speech.”

The central argument is that beginning with the Vietnam War “aggrieved” white men have been playing “a discriminated-against minority” — and among the pop-culture examples is Sylvester Stallone’s John Rambo character, particularly in 1985’s “Rambo: First Blood Part 2” in which the “aggrieved” Vietnam veteran issues bloody payback against all of his overseas opponents.

Here’s how Lehmann puts it:

Stallone’s title character is dispatched back to Vietnam on a POW rescue mission and delivers his signature catchphrase in reply to the officer briefing him: “Sir, do we get to win this time?” The movie script also goes out of its way to give the character of Rambo a new ethnic identity that hadn’t been referenced in the franchise’s debut film or in the novel that formed the basis of the Rambo series: He’s made half-Native American. As Darda notes, Rambo’s manufactured Indigenous backstory gave a character played by a white actor a way to co-opt a narrative of discrimination: “The white ethnic revival had made white minorities the most American thing of all.… In the 1980s, that meant a white actor starring as a half-Indian soldier—a minoritization that, as simulated rather than embodied, allowed all white men to see themselves reflected in it.”

Reaction is brutal

In the aftermath, New Republic posted a tweet Wednesday noting Lehmann’s “The White Men Who Wanted to Be Victims” review — and the backlash and ratio-ing has been severe so far. As of Thursday afternoon, the tweet has attracted 964 comments compared to only 42 likes.

Here’s what some of the commenters had to say to Lehmann — and in fairness likely to Darda and the New Republic:

  • “How dumb and ideology-possessed do you have to be to write something like this?” one user asked. “To even look at the world through this lens? ‘Minority.. victim… minority.. victim..’ ‘Oh you think you’re a minority?? You think you’re a victim?’ They build their whole identity out of it lmao.”
  • “What is your endgame here? Do you somehow believe that printing negative article after negative article about a group of people that’s based on their skin color & gender is going to bring social justice?” another commenter wondered. “Could u imagine writing an article that read ‘How black women played victim’?”
  • “Ah yes draftees with permanently broken bodies and minds. The truly privileged,” another user sarcastically replied.
  • “Attacking wounded vets because of their ‘whiteness’ to own the cons,” another commenter observed. “Classy.”
  • “Because The New Republic believes that white people are so inherently superior they can’t be discriminated against or wronged in any way?” another user remarked. “Wow, that’s awfully white supremacist of you there guys. And here I thought men of all races were human and capable of suffering.”
  • “Stupid article based on a false, Hollywood-generated stereotype of Vietnam veterans,” another commenter declared. “The facts is, Vietnam veterans don’t see themselves as victims. The vast majority lived responsible, post-war lives and were as a group more successful in life than the average American.”
  • “Hey @lehmannchris

    More than 2 million young Americans — white, black, brown — were called to serve. Thousands of these brave young men died.

    You have spit on them, their graves, and their heroism,” another user wrote. “F*** you and f*** off.”

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This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends. 

Domestically, major strife and internal division often end in revolutions and major paradigm shifts. On the international scene, there is no such thing as revolution; there are ONLY WARS.

Looking at the United States and the path it took, it seems more like a corporation than a country. Think about this sentence – America produces wealth, but doesn’t focus on the country’s financial health – its market boom, its government bankrupt.

I want to show you a BIG-PICTURE, bird’s-eye view of the history of the world’s largest economy from inception to present day and then explain why the path out of this problem IS TRICKY. Unlike many crises before, it doesn’t seem like anyone has said the SAFE WORD YET.

Courtesy: Ray Dalio’s amazing LinkedIn page

Let’s follow the BLUE and RED lines first since we view these as the catalysts for how the other categories have developed over time.

In the beginning, nothing prepared the world for the fact that the United States, comprised of just the colonies, would one day become 25% of global GDP activity.

This is a financial miracle, but who is gaining and who is at a DISADVANTAGE?

The blue line shows that the defiant ones, those early pilgrims, adventurers, and pioneers who sought to live in the land of the free, didn’t RELY ON ANYTHING external and were thirsty for education.

Starting in 1760 and running through the formation of the country in 1776, education BOOMED.

Remember, the people that began migrating here in the 1600s were the poorest bunch of them all, 97% of them illiterates and from violent, feudal backgrounds – those with NOTHING TO LOSE, for the most part.

They were willing to risk their lives traversing the Atlantic Ocean just to reach no man’s land, a journey that took months and resulted in many casualties.

I get excited just thinking about the entrepreneurial aspect of it. These were SPECIAL men and women who came to the “new world.”

There’s no denying that education PEAKED around 1870 and that in the past 150 years, compared to its own history, most Americans are VERY IGNORANT, while a relative few are INCREDIBLY WELL-EDUCATED, so much so that they are able, via technology and other means, TO OFFSET the collective lack of thirst for knowledge, education, and IQ. The gap between those that have access to the most in-depth perspectives have an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE over the masses.

Roughly 40% of children living in poverty aren’t prepared for primary schooling. By the age of 10, African-American/Hispanic or pupils of low-income backgrounds read and write like 8-year-olds. By graduation, their level is only that of the 8th grade.

Notice in the chart that while education PEAKED in the late 1870s and has since been in FREE-FALL, technology continued to be the STRONGEST TREND of American capitalism.

It helped the country build the biggest military in human history, gain control of the reserve currency system, and become a financial center, but it also made the country less competitive and rely less on trade, resulting in LESSENED OUTPUT.


We can VISIBLY SEE how, in the 1960s, following the murder of JFK, MLK, and the entrance into the Vietnam War, the public had a “MOMENT OF TRUTH” and decided the government had become TOO BIG and too corrupt.

In a way, Kennedy was the last great president that the public wholeheartedly embraced.

Go back to the top of the chart and you can see that the reserve currency status peaked in September 2001, following the 9/11 attacks.

Also, notice how 2008 marked the top for technological innovation, as China and India began to TAKE AWAY from America’s perfect track record.

I don’t want to say that it’s all downhill from here, but it SURE LOOKS LIKE IT based on hard data.