Why do Holocaust Survivors have such a Victim Complex?

United States
May 7, 2008 7:13am CST
Seriously now, why is it that survivors of the Holocaust think that they're such martyrs? They're only deluding themselves by placing themselves on a pedestal acting like they're the only ones who've faced prejudice and genocide before, when it's obvious that they really haven't. If they want to know real prejudice and genocide, look at the history of American slavery. They can't begin to imagine what it was like, starving on the brink of death, being worked into exhaustion (and death), and being racistly discriminated upon (and killed to death), and yet they blow things dramatically out of proportion to the point of claiming that they themselves have been a victim of such a thing. So where do you get off comparing yourselves to the victims of the World War II genocide? Everyone and their mother wants to compare themselves in that manner thinking they'll get a slice of pie. That's where terms like "emo" come from, from people being unable to control their emotions and keep them in check, and it started with YOU. You and your drama, you and your taking things completely out of context, your inability to take a joke. Instead YOU'RE the ones making the assumption that people are prejudging you, when all along it's been YOU who's been prejudging other people. Nobody cares about your sick perversions; it's just the way you act as though everything you do is motivated by retaliation. Frankly you've got a lot of gall to compare yourselves to millions of victims of genocide. There is no connection whatsoever between your "plight" of being ridiculed, mocked, stereotyped and scorned and the social diseases known as hatred, unacceptance, and discrimination. So as you can see clearly, you're not hated for some prejudicial reason, you're hated on a personal level. Are you through? Then take your psuedo-intellectual "argument" and your emo drama and get out. So as you can see, only CERTAIN people are allowed to be sufferers of prejudice and discriminatory hatred, because today social divisions are nothing but a farce of people's irresponsible personal interests and digital social activity, as opposed to things like race and religion for which people were systematically executed. So I hope you can see and understand the argument that comparing yourself to the victims of the Holocaust is wrong, because being prejudiced, ridiculed, and persecuted isn't at all like being prejudiced, ridiculed, and persecuted if people are aware that they're being prejudiced, ridiculed, and persecuted. Because, y'know, the Holocaust victims weren't prejudiced, ridiculed, and persecuted at all. Choke on the sarcasm of truth.
1 response
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
7 May 08
um why are you bringing this up now? most of the survivors of the holocaust have passed away...i understand your point because of the other horrific events that have happened such as Rwanda, but sheesh, show a little compassion - obviously you have not been forced to face something like this.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
7 May 08
i also think that this is because we are more exposed to what happened during the holocaust than what happened in rwanda (stories of ww2 are everywhere, but not so much anywhere else.)
• United States
7 May 08
I'm not really saying I faced this. My point is that Holocaust victims didn't face being Holocaust victims. Which is pretty much a stonewalling and inarguably correct rebuttal to people who don't like when people who are being persecuted recognize this as an act intrinsically similar to the horrendous atrocities that Holocaust victims did have to face.