Talk:Persecution complex

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I'm not sure Andy has a persecution complex; if anything, he has the opposite -- he thinks people who are criticizing him are praising him. --jtltalk 22:30, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

Damn, good point. The article was created by user:Vandal, who made it a redirect to TK. Which made more sense. humanbe in 22:34, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Should we have an article on "adoration complex"? humanbe in 11:50, 21 June 2007 (CDT)

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[edit] Lies, all lies

You're just making stuff up now to fcuk with me, aren't you? CЯacke®

Yes, and how come you can't spell "fuck"? humanbe in 11:50, 21 June 2007 (CDT)

[edit] Award

This certainly merits copper at least and I think it merits bronze. Proxima Centauri (talk) 19:18, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Venezuela and NK

Venezuela's regime is as odious as NK's? I'm no fan of Chavez, but that seems hyperbolic to me.Fdof (talk) 04:20, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Obviously, on this wiki it doesn't matter if you're a genocidal dictator or a democratically elected president who is just honoring the old tradition of executive overreach. Not being nice to the US government is what makes you odious and flawed...

[edit] On Christian persecution complex

IIRC, there's some part of the New Testament that says (paraphrased from memory) "Christian will be persecuted". I would think that would have to account for some portion of Christian persecution complex, though I have no idea how large a portion. -- Matthew Cline (talk) 05:37, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

I think the nuttery you're specifically referring to is Mathew 5:10 "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Gets fundies wet every time. In general, the whole NT is all about persecution. The early church was founded on it. And as soon as they got themselves a little power... they've been more than glad to return the favor. --Inquisitor (talk) 05:52, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Expanding on the persecution complex in the far left

There is a short mention of the supposed massively intersecting systems of oppression some leftists claim exist, but the article doesn't go on to expand on exactly HOW these imagined interlocking systems of oppression supposedly oppress the supposedly oppressed. The article also does not sufficiently distinguish these from real systems of oppression, like Apartheid was in South Africa, Jim Crow was in the U.S., Israel's modern tyrannical restrictions to the freedom of Palestinians to even travel from city to city, leave the country, or return to it, North Korea's treatment of dissenters and their relatives, the U.S.'s current policy on Trans people in the military (don't ask, don't tell, right here in 2016), the Church's (IDGAF which one) restrictions on women in ministry, the U.S. and Britain's laundry list of previous anti-gay restrictions, The U.S.'s treatment of FLDS Mormons, Colorado city's treatment of everyone other than FLDS Mormons (good luck getting a job as a non-Mormon or LDS Mormon there), The U.S.'s Japanese internment camps, Arizona's racial profiling laws, etc. It seems like we ought to distinguish the people pretending that a huge international conspiratorial white supremacist capitalist heteronormative protestant patriarchy runs the entire universe and hides the solution to free energy so oil tycoons can make money from the people pointing out real discrimination by someone who actually exists against a group in a tangible way. — Unsigned, by: 70.210.162.133 / talk / contribs

One has proof while the other doesn't. Seems pretty simple to me. If you need examples of real and specific things there are articles available using the search function. Your fictional example is pretty funny though, seems like a hyperbolic word salad strawman from a raving schizophrenic on peyote. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 21:20, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

[edit] A joke/cartoon

... I came across once - the punch line of which was 'I have made discrete inquiries and you #are# being followed.' 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:16, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

I don't get it. Surely I'm not actually as dumb as I look? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:02, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
The subject of the cartoon thought they were 'being paranoid' - but they were actually being followed. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:03, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
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