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Flipping the Triangle is about Wanting Revenge
It's also a sign of laziness
In the following video, Tim Pool discusses some racist people who have an eye toward gaining power. Most people perceive that there is an “elite” class of people who have power over the rest of us. I write “the rest of us,” because I don’t feel as if I have any power over others. Of course, some racists would say I am part of the “elite” simply for having white skin, that supposed “white privilege.”
He discusses how many of these people simply said they were against the power structure where “elites” ruled as if they were on the same page as the poor or disadvantaged. But their motives were not to make it so that everyone was equal. They wanted to flip the power structure over, so that they were on top.
It’s easy to see that many people who claim to be disadvantaged really are vying for power. Well, it’s easy to see for my readers, I’m sure. Of course, people who still see the “disadvantaged” as “victims” in their own drama triangle may have no clue what I’m writing about here.
The flipping the pyramid structure that he discusses is exactly like trying to flip the drama triangle that I discuss. People who say that power should not belong to people who are too male and/or too pale clearly view men and white people as oppressors, which means women and “People of Color” (their term) are the “victims.”
If men are persecuting women, women (those in the drama triangle) want revenge. When you are in the drama triangle, it’s not about getting equality. It’s about flipping who is the oppressor (persecutor) and who is being oppressed (the victim).
I have said this before, but for anyone new, if you are in the Drama Triangle it is because you don’t take personal responsibility and/or don’t expect other people to take personal responsibility. It means you blameshift problems onto a scapegoat (the persecutor).
First, that means you always feel powerless because the power lies in whoever is responsible for solving the problem. If it’s not you, then you’re a slave to whoever’s job it is to solve that problem. The environmental people who think there’s a “climate crisis” are a great example of being slaves to their governments, waiting for the government to solve the crisis that never was.
Second, since you feel powerless, you desire to feel powerful again, and since you don’t think it’s your fault that you’re powerless you want to take the power back from whomever you gave it to but this time by force (which never works by the way).
Here’s an example of that. Imagine a woman afraid of gun shootings. The woman believes that the responsibility for her fear is with politicians (or her fellow voters) who should pass “common sense gun laws.” If they pass, she thinks, she will feel safer.
If they pass, does she feel safer? No. The fear just moves around to something else. But she doesn’t realize that.
She could have taken responsibility for her fear personally. She could go to therapy, meditate, learn Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and do some mindfulness exercises to get to the root of her fear. She could have taken self-defense classes, and/or gotten herself a gun and training so she knows how to protect herself and others from other shooters. There is a wide range of options for her to deal with her anxiety and fear. Instead, she chose to enforce laws against other law-abiding citizens.
People can always take back their power by choosing to be responsible for their feelings. But I think they’re lazy and want someone else to do it for them. What do you think?