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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  • BobbyJoe

    Bristol, you and your mother are professional victims. That’s how you make your money. The two of you say and do crazy things, get called out on it, then whine and complain about the “lamestream media.”

    You made your money from being so called “victimized and bullied.” Not a great way to become rich. Kind of sad actually. Now you will be exploiting your son in a reality show to make more money. You are a sad, sad little girl Bristol. And all the money in the world won’t get you respect.

    • http://non82 Millie

      Did someone take your joy away at some point in your life?? You are one of the haters. I hope
      you will find peace in your life soon. Will be praying for you.

    • otlset

      BobbyJoe kindly provides us with a prime example of what Bristol is talking about! Liberals just can’t help themselves, they self-righteously step in it every time, especially when it comes to irrational vitriol and ad hominem attacks.

  • http://www.artfulcynic.org Artfulcynic

    I viewed some of the comments below the link you provided (Advocate.com), and here are a few of them.

    “Dumb fat cow ! she set standards of a un married wh*re with a b*stard child getting nailed in a tent ! now thats love” (Classy, huh.)

    “I find it amazing that being a slut that has a baby without being married is just fine but somehow being Gay is just Evil. This apple truly didn’t fall far from the mind numbingly moronic Tree.” (She never said being gay was evil.)

    “You know what you STINKING SL*T, I REALLY don’t care about you or your problems. You’re a good for nothing B*TCH just like your mother, and if YOU can’t take the heat, stay the PHUCK out of the kitchen. In other words keep you totally STUPID mouth SHUT! (Anger problems.)

    Gee, intolerant much?

    • otlset

      Hey I think I saw that one on the CNN board once! Oh well, if you’ve seen one hate-filled ignorant diatribe you’ve seen them all I s’pose.
      Heh, the left always out themselves, their character, and who they are with what they write.

      • http://www.artfulcynic.org Artfulcynic

        Pretty much. Yet, they think they are so witty with the insults.

  • Marvin

    You are not a victim, you have taken the lemons in your life and created lemonade.

  • julie

    i am a young married 24 yr old mother of 2 daughters and i just wanted to let you know i find what youre doing with your blog very admirable. Everything you speak of is right on the money for a lot of our generation. You are giving young conservatives a voice that seems to be unattainable in the mainstream media, including fox news. Have you ever considered being a contributor for them like your mother is? i think its an ideal position for you to put the young conservative movement to the forefront. Lets face it everyone out their talking about our problems with the economy and lack of a moral compass will not actually feel its repercussions the way our generation and our childrens’. We need our voices to be heard and you have the means to do so. Keep up the good work

  • SuzieBB

    I don’t see victim here at all. I see a woman standing strong and speaking out against hateful ignorance. Keep on doing what you do. I am always impressed every single time I read your blogs on how amazingly smart, articulate, firm in your beliefs and strong you are. Your parents must be extremely proud.

  • Hillary

    Bristol, I may not agree with some of your stances but I can tell that you are a very smart girl with a good head on your shoulders. You are by no means a victim. In today’s world if you don’t agree with the media you are wrong, or an idiot. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and there is good and bad all across the political spectrum. I for one believe in Gay marriage, does that make me wrong? No. Because you believe in traditional marriage does that make you wrong? No. The world is full of opinions that differ, but we shouldn’t be name calling and driving hate towards one another just because they have a different opinion.

    P.S: Love that you quoted Princess Bride.

  • http://jeremylundmark.wordpress.com Jeremy Lundmark

    It’s not a “playing a card” when you’re actually the victim. That’s like saying little Susey is playing the victim card after mean Ashley punched her in the face. She’s not playing a “card” she actually IS the victim of assault.

    It’s only “playing a card” when you are NOT what you ARE pretending to be.

    The weird thing is, you weren’t playing the victim card, even though many times you actually ARE the victim. When the victim punches back… they’re still the victim, it’s just not as fun for the victimizer. When mean Ashley runs to mommy crying and says “little Susey punched me.” THAT’S “playing the victim card.”

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Bristol, your right on, Why? No we are not victims for we have a victory through Christ Jesus! All that they say will go right back on them!

  • Whitney Bonin

    If We all take a second to exam our lives there is a common similarity for all of us and that is we are attacked when we are threatened. You and your blog are obviously threatening to a lot of people today. As a devout Christian you and I both are subject to unwarranted attacks for standing firm in our beliefs as well. Keep standing firm in your beliefs and you will keep being attacked but as long as you maintain your faith that attack will be met by the ultimate army and deflected time and time again by the ultimate truth. Love conquers all.

  • http://crayfisher.wordpress.com votermom

    So by standing up to the bullying you are a victim? Up is down with these haters.