The “Don’t Trigger Me” Movement

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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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.

trav777

when in doubt, severe violence should be used to enforce conformance to peace, tolerance, and diversity

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

Correct, I think we can learn a valuable lesson from Procrustes, the bandit from Greek mythology who stretched or amputated the limbs of travelers to make them conform to the length of his bed.

Conformity is everything!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Eventually this is the only option. If people force you to escalate to this step by refusing to conform, what other option do progressives have?

expatlogger
expatlogger

I’m Triggered! You have to be joking!

#hate-speech

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I would kindly ask that you refrain from making demeaning sarcastic remarks as they trigger and upset me. If you refuse to do so, I will be forced to escalate. Thank you.

expatlogger
expatlogger

You had me triggered again, when I saw my comment flagged. Don’t get me wrong, red is a good color, it reminds me of Russia. What made me see red so to speak, was my words being called Hate Speech instead of Russian Propaganda. Nothing triggers me more than being miscategorized, if that is the right word.

#russian-propaganda

expatlogger
expatlogger

Thanks for flagging me correctly, it feels so good. This is a Safe Place for me now. I will keep coming back for more.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

This is more of a defensive approach. For progressives who want to go on the offensive or become professional community organizers, I suggest reading Saul Alinksky’s Rules For Radicals:

https://www.amazon.com/Rules-Radicals-Practical-Primer-Realistic/dp/0679721134

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MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Engaging in debate only plays into the hands of the right-wingers. That’s exactly what they want you to do. Instead we need to fight them with adjectives and shaming, and in extreme cases threats.

TrueProgressive
TrueProgressive

Please refrain from mentioning the “Don’t Trigger Me” subject. I feel triggered by it. If you are a true progressive you will help me feel safe in this regard

#russian-propaganda

drb6
drb6

There is no need for sarcasm when discussing this important topic. Please feel free to leave this Safe Space for your neighborhood Klan rally

TrueProgressive
TrueProgressive

While trying to remain calm I must now also RAISE MY VOICE AT YOU. I’M EXPRESSING MY MORAL OUTRAGE AT YOUR ASSERTION THAT I AM A ‘KLAN’ MEMBER. I do hope that other true progressives will hear me and come to my aid.

#hate-speech

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

You should be ashamed of yourself! I’m contacting the authorities!

TrueProgressive
TrueProgressive

Thank YOU MDB – I knew you would come to my aid. You ze are a true progressive and a champion of the cause. However, I now feel obligated to report drb6 to SPLC Hatewatch. I will now retreat to MSNBC in order to restore my feelings of safety.

#fake-news

drb6
drb6

You are NOT A REAL PROGRESSIVE. A real progressive CAN NOT BE TRIGGERED BY A TRIGGER WARNING. However, Republicans, KKK members, Russians, and other assorted Nazis are triggered by trigger warnings!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Exactly! Does this right-winger think these rules apply to him too? He has to be joking! These rules are for protecting progressives only!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

You’re not a progressive, so your feelings don’t count. How do you look at yourself in the mirror, you horrible right wing racist?? Shame on you! Don’t trigger me again, or I’ll be forced to escalate!

TrueProgressive
TrueProgressive

Yes! I agree, drb6 is not remaining true to our cause! I now retreat for the day

#fake-news

richandrenee

The internet with all its alt right lies is a major source of triggering (on an industrial scale). The sooner that the UN implements sensible internet regulation and robust cyber-bullying laws – the sooner the world will be a safer place.

Black Lives Matter

This may be one area where Hillary stronger than Obama (yes, a womyn can be stronger than a man!). It’s going to be great when Hillary takes office in January after the Electoral College elects her (the popular vote winner). We’ll banish the alt-right trolls forever!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Many courageous electors are already pledging not to vote for Trump on the basis of the now confirmed role of Russia in electing Trump. Sources in the CIA have CONFIRMED it!

trav777

hmmm…no, to be accurate, unnamed sources in the CIA have strongly suggested it.

That’s more than enough for me!

Black Lives Matter

I just listen to my favorite media sources, like the Huffington Post and the Washington Post. Every accredited source has said that Trump has no chance of becoming President. He’s not President yet, and he won’t be.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Good point, Mr trav777. And it’s very understandable that the CIA sources are unnamed. Otherwise, the Russians would get them. That’s the same reason that not even one of PropOrNot’s staff will reveal his identity. They said they are afraid of Russian retaliation. And come to think of it, a major reason Accredited Times writers and commenters can’t reveal our identities.

AccreditedAggie
AccreditedAggie

Yes! Obviously, the more dangerous and TRUE an assertion is, the more it will enrage Putin and his evil elves; so the more anonymous a source that criticizes Putin is, the more trustworthy they must be!

drb6
drb6

I would note that womyn are stronger than men in absolutely everything, as shown by highly realistic Hollywood movies. Did you know that womyn make much better SWAT and Special forces soldiers than men? And the only reason why womyn do not compete with men in weightlifting, boxing, etc is that they would beat men too easily.

richandrenee

By excluding transgender people Putin has severely weakened his military – what a fool.

Black Lives Matter

This is one of the practical reasons I support World War III with Russia. Without transgendereds and gays in the military, Putin stands no chance. The LGBT+ protests alone would destroy Russia, and the military would be unbelievably weak without sufficient diversity.

trav777

Also because of discrimination by men. There is a “no gender December” in Australia where they are advising people to buy barbies for their sons. Because there aren’t enough women in STEM.

Buying boys barbies will cause women to like math and science. This makes total progressive sense and I applaud the aussies for being so forward.

Don’t ask me how white men, the weakest and most lazy and useless of any group. who aren’t any good at anything, were able to hold down stronger womyn and minorities, each of whom is literally better at every single thing than white men despite being totally equal.

Black Lives Matter

Sexism, that’s how. That and Male Privilege.

Regressive Party ChairMAN
Regressive Party ChairMAN

I can tell you how White Men are so easily able to dominate womenfolk and other folk:

We have an unbeatable system called **Patriarchy**.

Besides that, men have larger brains than womenfolk and more developed brains than other folk.

#hate-speech

Black Lives Matter

I feel triggered in response to your post. Please refrain from any further statements of this nature in the future.

If you choose not to do so, I WILL EXPRESS MY MORAL OUTRAGE!!!

If you still refuse to respect my feelings, I will be forced to state that you should be ashamed of yourself, and I will retreat to the nearest safe space. I will also report this incident to the Department of Homeland Security.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Agreed. I saw an article in BBC that cyberbullying literally ruins peoples’ lives! Some people can’t even get out of bed in the morning because they are so emotionally damaged by internet trolls. Why has it taken us so long to implement sensible internet regulations? Every other industry is regulated – the taxi industry, the financial industry, the medical industry; so why not the internet? You should have to have a license to run a website – and if hate-speech is posted on your website and not removed or appropriately flagged, you should lose your license!

richandrenee

Real people are dying from cyber-bullying!

Regressive Party ChairMAN
Regressive Party ChairMAN

The weakest of liberals can easily be defeated by cyber-bullying. The tougher liberals require tougher measures to eliminate.

Jimjones
Jimjones

This article has me very triggered, I ask you kindly to remove this piece that is so very triggering to me and my mental health. Thank you kindly

richandrenee

Non gender neutral toilets are a huge cause of triggering.

It’s inhumane that you should be triggered whilst dying for a pee – or worse.

drb6
drb6

True, but one also should be inclusive and put signs for all 72 genders on each bathroom, so that ALL LGBTQIAPK people would feel welcome.

richandrenee

It goes without saying.

Chezleigh
Chezleigh

MDB: this is pure MDB gold!

#russian-propaganda

Black Lives Matter

You can’t eat gold.

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

Um, yes you can. Do Not Watch This Video

Commonsense
Commonsense

Articles like this one are what angers me. Human being were born with the ability to feel angry, to feel upset, to feel shameful, to feel emboldened, to feel scared. If we retreat to a world that is all SAFE SPACES and I don’t have feelings like this anymore, Please pinch me, I must be dead.

#hate-speech

Alexander
Alexander

Commonsense. Dont be so dramatic. Use some commonsense. The whole world is not safe spaces because privileged white cisgendered males dont have safe spaces.

Dr.evil
Dr.evil

Your such a privileged individual typing on your computer you should be ashamed!

Alexander
Alexander

Whoa! You skipped step 1. Explain to me if you feel triggered, and kindly ask me to refrain from mentioning the subject or hide the symbolism that is upsetting you.

Black Lives Matter

This kind of hate speech is absolutely revolting. You should go to prison, along with Geert Wilders.

Mr.Putin
Mr.Putin

Jews, Mexicans,naggers,Chinese they all stank

#hate-speech
#russian-propaganda

Black Lives Matter

You will be tried with war crimes, Mr. Putin. Our great leaders, like Hillary, will see to it. Hillary does not tolerate law-breaking, nor does she tolerate slurs against millions of people or bombing innocent civilians.

TrueDat
TrueDat

Im severly triggered bythose blatent goat herding, ball shaving, bullies liketrav777 that keep threatening people with violence and ia not tolerant of alternate viewpoints.

Million Dollar Bonus rightly pointed out that even those he finds your man boobs discusting he would still like a piece of those baby smooth balls you have.

Thanks trav777 for those smooth balls and for not being afraid of a little beastiality with MDB.

xxoo

TrueDat
TrueDat

mbd would you write an article about your man goat love and how it should be acceptable.

I find it discusting but with a well written piece telling us about growing up playing hide the sausage with grandpa and them moving on to goat herding, porno style, it my help us understand why you and the rest of you muslims are the way you are.

Xxoo

Vote for the wookie 2020!

TrueDat
TrueDat

Also is trav777 still curled up in a fetal position crying and trying to pull off his weiner while singing No Doubt’s “Im just a girl”?

Tell him/her to stop holding out. Put on those high heels and take a stroll down your local Sharia sponsored neighborhood for some good ole fashion mid-evil action. Let me know hoe the stones and boots feel.

Vote Wookie!

TrueDat
TrueDat

Did you know Trump is actually going on o be the first President of color? Obama is half white and would be the kid to beat up in any school or play ground. What a dork! Trump being orange is truely our first POTUS of color!

Vote for the Wookie 2020!

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