Victim chic: self-declared victims
The Forbes' author describes expats as refugees, when in fact they aren't. (They chose to leave.) They are not victims, but are described that way by the author for one reason only: that we sympathize with self-declared victims and their cause. It's a political move.
' "victim chic"...erodes self responsibility, demonizes so much of life's unavoidable messiness, and, saddest of all, trivializes the real victims of real oppression.' Source
"The role of victim is very convenient because it frees the self-declared victim from any responsibility, while providing a posture of moral superiority. It also obscures certain inconvenient facts that might suggest a different explanation." Source: A Culture of Victimology
A descriptive term for liberal, radical, or revolutionary political views, particularly the view that there are unacceptable social inequalities in the present order of society. Communists and socialists, as well as moderate liberals, come under the term left-wing. Left-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Left. (Compare right-wing) Source
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