The Triggering is a movement that is taking off in America amongst intellectuals, pundits and everyday folks who are sick and tired of the thought and language police restricting speech in the name of social justice.
While we were all likely taught that if one does not have something nice to say, one should say nothing, this principle has been perverted and twisted into something remarkably ugly.
Our society is under attack. We cannot communicate effectively anymore because social justice warriors believe it is wrong to have an opinion that is not in-line with the rapidly “evolving” set of allowable social standards. It has gotten so bad that in many academic circles, white people, straight people, males and Christians are disallowed from engaging in political or social dialogue as doing so amounts to them exercising their “privilege” and is thus a “microaggressions” against women, homosexuals, non-Christians or people of color.
What is left of American discourse?
To combat this, commentators joined a panel called “The Triggering,” a reference to the demand by leftists that any quasi-touchy topic should be precluded with a “trigger warning” as the subject matter of the free speech might incite bad feelings.
On Monday, conservative comedian Steven Crowder joined Christina Hoff Sommers and Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) to discuss the issues facing free expression of ideas.
Almost immediately, the social justice warriors in the crowd began attempting to disrupt. Luckily, Crowder is good at diffusing such nonsense.
Crowder’s dialoague began thusly: “it’s time to listen-up you silly liberal fruitcakes…”
And then it began to unravel a bit as these special snowflakes tried to take-on the man who quips for a living.
To a heckling social justice warrior: “Do you have any idea sir how pathetic it must be to be you?”
“These opinions that you’re yelling out, they’re not even your opinions, they’re your opinions from your gender studies professor and the real reason you pick it is you thought it was your best chance at getting laid. Only to realize that your very glance in the direction of a woman causes a barren womb.”
When referring to the protestors of yore:
“At least they thought they were fighting the system, they were trying to create transparency, they really thought they were for free speech. You people are openly and completely against it – you’re not fighting for free speech, you’re not fighting for rights, you’re fighting for the right to be a pussy and to not hear opinions that you don’t like!”
After returning to his seat:
“If you only take one piece of advice from this OK, please sincerely – don’t be an asshole your whole life.”
Those are just a few highlights, but please watch the below highlight reel. It’s under five minutes and it’s some of the most politically incorrect speech I’ve heard in quite some time.
Crowder’s comments are both hilarious and precisely the kind of thing these kids needed to hear.
One does not have to like every utterance they hear. However, the modern liberal mindset hinges upon a belief that someone does not have the right to hold a belief that is in contrast to the liberal dogma.
Remember when the purpose of higher education was to be exposed to new ways of thinking and new ideas? Now it’s a breeding ground for groupthink.
Luckily, we have some who are willing to call-out this nonsense when they see it.