I honestly can’t fathom why victims are (relentlessly) counseled to “love”, “understand” or “forgive” their victimizers.
- Such “forgiveness” ensures that the victimizers continue their antics. (“Battered spouse” syndrome, anyone?)
- It destroys any trace of self-respect in the victim.
- (When tied to mere consanguinity (IE: “blood”-kinship), it ensures the victimizer a constant pool of victims to continue victimizing.
- It breeds contempt for the victim – both in his/her own eyes, and in the eyes of the victimizer. (Abject belly-crawling is never attractive to anyone.)
Ironically enough, most of us understand (tactily) that the shiny-happy “forgiveness” bullshit is utterly wrong. (This is why even the most purportedly devout “Christian” typically approves – at least in principle -f such things as police apprehending criminals).
Exhortations to principled injustice ring hollow, when the rest of the culture actively attempts to contain (or rectify) such injustices.