If someone is helpless, help them. If they are hungry, feed them. If they are naked, clothe them. If they need shelter, house them. If they are sick, nurse them. Such souls are poor. Being truly poor means you are not able to provide for yourself and you are reliant on the help of others. Such souls are not victims. They are simply poor. Love them.
But we live in absurd times where you can be a "victim of old age" or a "victim of traditional notions of gender and identity". The true nature of what a victim is has been lost. The victim was the animal for sacrifice. There is some higher good in such victimhood for over which the victim has no control. It is the very goodness and purity of the victim than makes eveything so solemn.
Environmentalists play out the Earth as victim too. The Earth is seen as a victim of man's aggression and dominance. It is an insidious narrative and it lies at the heart of much of what is done in the name of humanitarian work.
As an example, here is what the UN is feeding Serbia in its attempts to "civilise" the nation. http://www.rs.undp.org/content/serbia/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html
It all looks fairly harmless and it is possible to have a lot of sympathy for the aims of the UN programme. However "sympathy" is exactly the response we should not have. We cannot afford to have a response that puts emotions at the forefront. As with all things UN, this is about building up charters of rights and calling them universal. Many of these rights are senseless. The whole program is in direct conflict with Natural Law, and we must wake up to the fact that it is.
The whole of western civilisation is founded on Natural Law and it is being triumphantly dismantled by the purveyors of victimhood. In Bulgaria this week there was a march for womens' rights. The march was to remember the dreadful number of women who have been killed or injured by their spouses. The march was condemned, rightly so, by the Orthodox Church. But this makes the Church look like baddies. The arguments against the victim culture cannot be heard. The very real help that needs to be offered to those who are affected by domestic violence (and I include the aggressors here too) can not even begin to start.
There are many NGOs working here in Eastern Europe to promote these causes and build up sympathy for these "victims". Here are some of the information boards in Belgrade of a German NGO working in Serbia. Sorry for the quality, I forgot my camera on my last trip and had to use the camera on my low tech Nokia dumbphone. Women's rights soon becomes cheap and safe access to abortions. Sexual rights completely deny the fact our natural state is celibate; it is marriage that is the choice. The environmental goals are based on appallingly low levels of scientific knowledge and literacy.
We have a fight on and I'm not sure we know how to proceed, our own beloved Church is completely awash with the culture of victimhood.
Here is some music whilst you ponder. Headbang and practice your throat singing with Mongolia's The HU, no sign of victimhood here. Love it.