Below are a series of tweets by @Ransom_Stoddard on Twitter regarding the so-called “victims’ issue” in the north of Ireland. I do not think I have read it argued so eloquently or succinctly:

When the spokespeople become the story then the message is weakened. I think more progress occurs from the…

work that individuals and groups do each and every day. My personal opinion is that by pigeon-holing….

people as victims we abrogate our responsibility as a community as a whole. People feel that if we…

can classify a group by giving them a name then we can pass responsibility for that ‘problem’ to a…

distinct body or group. As a society we should embrace the concept of victims rather than setting them…

aside with competing definitions or who deserves that status.

What do you think?

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