I’m No Victim

I’m puzzled at the lack of reading comprehension by internet pundits.  There are a few stories popping up – in The Advocate and one or two on HuffPo on a recent Google alert — claiming I’m playing “the victim card” over here on my blog. However, anyone who actually read my post would know that I simply made two claims:

1.  Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.

2.  But despite their efforts at name-calling and even their threats, I won’t be deterred from speaking out.

Here’s what I said:

“Here’s a news flash, guys.  Your hate and bullying don’t work.  People see through it, and they don’t like to be pushed around.  You think it’s completely obvious that you’re right, but this younger generation is more pro-life than their parents, and voters just keep defending traditional marriage.  Why?  Why would we if you’ve been telling us what to think for all these years?

Because we think for ourselves.  And we’ll keep thinking for ourselves no matter what you call us.  So keep sending the hate, but realize that hate doesn’t win arguments.”

So, this is what professional pundits are calling “playing the victim?”

To paraphrase The Princess Bride: that word does not mean what you think it means.

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  • Tom Murphy

    Bristol, you are to be admired both for standing up and for being a courageous young woman in this day and age of whiners and crybabies. I have a daughter that is older than you by several years but she has always done exactly what you are doing, standing up for herself and for what is right and I love her sincerely for it every day. Sometimes she has to stand up to me, but even then I admire her, and more often than not, she is right at those times as well. You just keep on doing what you are doing and let the whining, lying, biased news media play their games. They will eventually be shown as losers like they always are once their heroes are gone from D.C. and they have nobody to kowtow any more.

  • Tim

    If you disagree with the leftist world view, they want you to shut up.
    To achieve that they will vilify you.

    Keep up the good work Bristol!

  • http://yahoo.com john norton

    Keep on truckin… ~ !

  • http://www.artfulcynic.org Artfulcynic

    People hear what they want to hear; and most reporters write stories fitting the narrative they WANT you to hear. I know what you said, and ‘they,’ of course, made your post into something it wasn’t. We politcally would probably disagree on lots of things; but it’s wrong to quote someone out context — adding things that were never implied or said — for the intent making someone into something they are not, just to score a political point.

  • Georgia

    Well done, Bristol. Those who love and support you know well that you are hardly a victim. Consider the sources, which spew the venom towards you. The Advocate seems to forget that a middle-aged homosexual hater, for no reason, attacked you and your mother viciously, in the most disgusting ways, at the restaurant/bar in CA, and it was he who ended up looking like a disordered fool, while you stood your ground. He could not back up one comment that he made against you and your mother and the questions you asked him, in a polite and respectful manner, were never answered. He babbled and cursed you instead, showing that he was defeated. Be who you are, Bristol Palin. We are all so proud of you.

    • blueniner

      Thats right Bristol you made that Homo hater at the Saddleback Bar look like the outraged fool that he was, he couldnt give you an answer when confronted. Just keep on doing what your doing Bristol, we got your back.

  • Surly Curmudgen

    From witnessing the courage, fortitude and character of the Palins this nation might be well served by keeping a Palin in the oval office into the 2050s.

  • LeAnne Kilman

    Keep it up, Bristol! They know you are not playing the victim, they just don’t want you to be heard bc you are honest and you keep them from being able to spew their lies and hatred, uncontested. They don’t like to play fair, never have. They expect to say what they want and shut out the people who speak the truth. The Internet is a thorn in their side. It shows their true colors and they sure don’t want that.

  • Nova

    We’re all victims of the main stream media.

  • otlset

    We’re all victims of Obama’s slick-talking prevarications and incompetency.

    • Georgia

      Hear-hear, otlset!

  • Misty

    Oh, those sites know exactly what they are doing. It’s what they always do with the name Palin attached. Twist and blow things out of proportion to make you and your family out in a bad light and get hits on their sites.