Re: Victim shaming
Wow, I'm not even sure where to start on a respond. First, I'm not criticizing Jim, I'm agreeing with him. Second, Jim is definitely not victim shaming. He is criticizing others for victim shaming. (:"If a con works it was wholly the victim's fault? Wow."). Your statement seems to refer to Jason Bloomberg's comment. And yes, Jason was victim shaming ( 'the crime' really amounts to suckering gullible fools out of bitcoins), but so were many others and my comment wasn't just a response to Jason's statement.
The assumption in many of these statements is that the victims are just greedy and fools. The reality is, most cons target the elderly and others who are very vulnerable. Having taken for years an extremely low dose of a medication (cabergoline) which can, in high does such as Parkinson's patients would receive, cause people to make risky and irrational decisions (look up the warning label online), I feel confident is saying that medications can also cause people to fall victim to scammers. Even some fairly common antidepressants can affect people's judgement.
But hey, gullible fools it is!