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Vivek, America First Candidate, on Not Responding With Grievance & Vengeance
You Can't Win By Playing Victim
I don’t know if our country is going to be able to be saved because so many people seem to want to simply dehumanize the other political party as MAGAts. So many view people who want to put America first as “evil persecutors.” But this country is worth saving and reviving.
Vivek Ramaswamy, GOP 2024 Candidate, spoke with Tim Pool for 2 hours in the video below. I think it’s a very important conversation about what needs to be done in order to help unite the country again.
I know that Trump views himself as a “victim” of persecution. And it’s right that’s being politically persecuted. But he can choose to view himself as a victim or just focus on taking personal responsibility instead of simply wanting to get his vengeance. I think we need justice, but I believe it can be done without vengeance.
In the video above, Vivek says, “If you want to get to the end zone, you can't just do it based on grievance and vengeance.” I think that is an important observation. If you feel like a victim and want vengeance it means you are stuck in the stress response and taking on the “fight” stance in the fight/flight/freeze or fawn responses.
When you are in a stress response you cannot think clearly. The stress response constricts the options that your brain will be able to think of. When you are relaxed you start to think more clearly. I discussed that a little bit in my article on why communism can’t work.
Here is a graphic showing what I am talking about. As you are feeling negative emotions your thought processes become closed off from various options. When you feel more positive, and optimistic, you can think of better ideas.
Because people stuck in the drama triangle are always interacting with some sort of threat (the persecutor), they are can’t think of brilliant ideas, but rather make stupid decisions most of the time.
If you want to “win” and make it to the “end zone” then you need to stop playing drama triangle games. Watching the video and checking out Vivek’s writing history makes me want to read his book, “Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence.”
If he understands the Drama Triangle angle, and the importance of choosing personal responsibility, then he is leaps ahead of the other Republican candidates who would choose to go up against the “woke.” Everyone who chooses to tackle the woke problem today will be labeled a persecutor by them. The challenge is to not see yourself as a victim who is always on the defensive or trying to take out vengeance in response to it. The only way to win is not to play games in the Drama Triangle.
Let me know if you watch the video or comment to let us know your thoughts on Vivek’s run.