I’ve reviewed these reports of “trauma”, and have reached a conclusion about them. I’m going to make a brief statement summarizing my conclusion. While I mean this in the nicest way possible, I don’t want victims of Microaggressions or supporters of Trigger Warnings to doubt my sincerity.
F&%$ your trauma.
Yes, f$%# your trauma. My sympathy for your suffering, whether that suffering was real or imaginary, ended when you demanded I change my life to avoid bringing up your bad memories. You don’t seem to have figured this out, but there is no “I must never be reminded of a negative experience” expectation in any culture anywhere on earth.
Please read the whole thing…it is heart-felt and dead-on. I think 2015 should be the year we call bullshit on this flood of victimhood spewed by the progressive/socialist/fascist clowns presently in control in D.C., the universities, and rat holes like Chicago. One of my key take-aways from this great post is the reinforcement of the idea of what we "owe," or "don't owe," other people we interact with.
I'm Old Skol Southern born and raised, and I had politeness quite literally beaten into me as a kid. But I'm polite because it's important to me, not you. I don't owe you that politeness…hell, I don't owe you anything. Whether it's because we believe in the Biblical injunction of "Do unto others…" or just classic honey-tongued Southern Scots-Irish "honor" (I used to explain to puzzled New Yorkers that just because people in Memphis or Atlanta smiled, were relentlessly polite and asked you in for ice tea didn't mean that said people either liked you or wouldn't rearrange your face for the wrong transgression), we once believed, and operated, in a civil society.
We no longer share that common ground, and in fact, our blood enemies are using that civility as a weapon against us. Why should be be forced to acknowledge the false "victimhood" of what may be the most privileged group of people in the history of the planet? Do we all need to mumble tearful apologies for wearing the wrong shirt?