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Trigger Happy

TRIGGER WARNING!!!
I want my safe place!!!!
The ultimate earner of a Trigger Warning is
having to read a column that mocks trigger warning addicts and others dependent
on post-adolescence pacifiers.
Doxing and dwelling on the progressive
gangrene of Western society, the topic here is “trigger warnings.”
There have been so
many reports lately of the implementation of “trigger warnings,” especially in
universities, that one might well ask oneself: Why bother putting police scene-of-crime
tape around a particular animus? Why not declare everything off limits, reality in fact. Everywhere a
snowflake turns anymore he seems to encounter something troubling, unsafe, and
perilous to his piece of mind – or did I mean “peace” of mind? No sooner is the
issue raised, then some industrious guidance counselor or an academic can be
heard hammering and sawing as he or she builds a “safe space” for the uninitiated
college snowflake.
What?? No trigger warning?? I feel violated!!
Cashing in on their
prenatal Progressive upbringing, and on their potty-training, modern educators
patronize and encourage the bewildering universe of the modern college student,
who learn that nothing is real and that therefore reality is anything you want
it to be and if you think it’s dangerous or offensive, you deserve a “safe
place” from it, and more, that you should be warned of its proximity and that
steps should be taken to expel it from reality.
But is there a “safe space” from reality,
from facts? From “A is A”? but that statement is racist. “A” standing for a
dead white male, Aristotle. Snowflakes must be protected from it.
No. You may as well
try to find fresh air on Titan
or Mars.
The cultural hypochondriacs
have nowhere to hide, nowhere to cower and lick their wounds, hug their puppies,
and open their Cry-on Crayons

An absence of trigger
warnings

will trigger a swarm of
moon bats
Don’t say trigger in front of snowflakes! Guns
have triggers, and guns make them nervous, they make them feel unsafe! Trigger
was also the name of Roy
Rogers’s horse
, and they’re against animal exploitation, too; it makes them
feel queasy and nauseous!
Don’t expose them to depictions
of the crucifixion
! It’s so depressing! It’s only tolerable if the
narrative is that Christ died for our “sins” against Mother Earth, and against
Muslims, and against oppressed minorities. And then they can feel something
about it. They might even weep. They’ll put up with it and not gag if the
narrative is that Christ has been made an honorary member of Black Lives
Matter, even though he isn’t black! Graham Grant writes:
University
students
studying the death of Christ are being given trigger warnings
before being shown images of the Crucifixion. Theology undergraduates studying
an introductory Bible course at the highly-regarded University of Glasgow are
being warned that the execution may distress them.
They are given the opportunity to skip lectures entirely if they are
too fearful that the Biblical imagery may upset them.
Those triggers also extend to such worrisome
things as forensic evidence, dead animals, and urban rioting.
Warnings are
also given to the university’s veterinary students who work with dead animals,
and those studying ‘contemporary society’ who will be discussing illness and violence.
Students of
forensic science at Strathclyde University in Glasgow are given a ‘verbal
warning… at the beginning of some lectures where sensitive images, involving
blood patterns, crime scenes and bodies etc are in the presentation’.
To a correspondent
I remarked that the crucifixion trigger is one of the most laughable trigger
warnings I’ve ever read about. I wonder how many of these snowflakes watch The Walking Dead. Maybe TWD should have
a trigger notice. WARNING: SIMULATED BLOOD SPATTERINGS, GUTS, BEHEADINGS, DECAYING
ZOMBIES
, AND MUTILATIONS AHEAD! NOT
TO BE CONFUSED
WITH ISIS VIDEOS OF
THE REAL THING
! STEEL YOURSELVES FOR NAUSEA AND OFFENDED FEELINGS! Not to
worry! You will get credit for this course anyway if you become uneasy and can’t
continue to attend it.
But make sure you
secure a note from the school mental health counselor excusing you from the
class.
Muslim students demonstrating for a safe place

Muslims,
of course, will be granted dozens of mandatory “trigger warnings.” In fact,
they are demanding that the whole country – or all of Europe – be converted, in
conformance with Sharia, into a “safe space,” which now goes under the appellation
“no go zone,” where they can express their outraged hurt feelings. Barring
that, they’ll exercise their right to riot and stab and rape and set fire to
their own mosques and call it someone else’s “hate crime.”
What on earth will
happen to the disciplined professions if trigger warnings are regularly
established as preambles to taking a college course? Here’s a preview.
In
May,The
Daily Mail
reported in its article, “Oxford law students too ‘fragile’ to hear about violent crime:
Undergraduates given ‘trigger warnings’ before traumatic material”:
They are destined to be barristers and
judges – but undergraduates studying law at Oxford are being told before
lectures on cases involving violence or death that they can leave if they fear
the content will be too ‘distressing’.
The revelation marks the arrival from the
US of ‘trigger warnings’ – the politically correct notion that students should
be warned before they encounter material that could elicit a traumatic
response.
Lecturers have been asked by the director
of undergraduate studies for law to ‘bear in mind’ using trigger warnings when
they give lectures containing ‘potentially distressing’ content.
Even Indiana Jones needed trigger warnings: about snakes
Nor are “lovely
bones” a draw to archeological students. They might make them tremble and so
they’re in need of trigger warnings. John Petre of the Daily Mail reports in
his article of September 2016, “Warning
to archeology students that ‘bones can be scary’ sparks fresh fears over
cosseted generation of students
”:
For archaeology students, the opportunity to dig up important
historical remains is an enticing prospect.
But astonishingly, students at one of Britain’s leading
universities have been given permission to walk out of classes if they find
dealing with the past too traumatic.
Do I have a “safe place” for you! It’s called a grave.
“Forget the bones, mate! I’m only
interested in digging up pottery shards and stuff like that! I’m not into finding,
touching, and cleaning old bones. They give me the willies. I can’t even watch
an Indiana Jones
excavation without barfing up my breakfast! Can I get full credit?”
The move at University College London (UCL) is the latest example
of controversial ‘trigger warnings’, where academics caution students about
some potentially disturbing material. 
Trigger warning
mandates and “safe places” insulated from the real world are a distinctly American
export. They have proliferated in virtually every American university campus.
American students
are now “trigger happy,” and their minds and cognitive faculties are as dull as
butter knives.

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2 Comments

  1. Tom

    If I recall correctly, these "trigger warnings" began in the universities as a way to morally discredit certain authors of whom the Left disapproved. They seem to have evolved, as you point out, into a complaint against reality itself. The mind boggles.

  2. Edward Cline

    Tom: As soon as I finish "Saving Athena," I'll be composing a follow up to Trigger Happy on just that subject.

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