A new movement is taking college campuses by storm, and transforming the world of politics and social justice. The “Don’t Trigger Me” movement is a set of rules for dealing with hate-speech, fake news and fascist political ideologies, which is empowering progressives to take the fight to the alt-right.
The premise of the movement is that every human being is entitled to feel safe, and be free from external stimuli which trigger feelings of sadness, anger, jealousy or fear. Practitioners teach progressives to explore their negative feelings and emotions, and identify people, events and concepts that cause them to arise. Students are then provided with a series of simple steps to apply when faced with these stimuli:
- Explain to offending persons that you feel triggered, and kindly ask them to refrain from mentioning the subject, or to hide the symbolism, that is upsetting you
- If this does not work, raise your voice and express your moral outrage so that others in the area can hear what is going on
- If the offending persons still refuse to respect your feelings, tell them that they should be ashamed of themselves, and promptly retreat to a nearby safe space without giving them time to respond
- Report the incident to any available authorities, such as university boards, anti hate-speech organizations such as the SPLC, or the Department of Homeland Security
Through repeated application of this process, progressives are finding that conservatives and people with hateful views are less likely to engage them in debates, and are more likely to bow their heads in shame and tread quietly in their presence. The “Don’t Trigger Me” movement is helping progressives dominate university campuses, work environments, public spaces and politics, and is significantly reducing hate-speech and right-wing extremism. Social activism is the key to changing the world, and it is through movements like this that progressives continue to dominate the political landscape and ensure that progressive ideals remain front and center in global politics.