Daily Kos has published a piece
about the recent shooter in California, who, as you know, was a sickie who couldn't deal with women. The content of the article is not what I want to talk about. What bugs me is this
It's real. These freaks are actually doing it. They're giving us trigger warnings
They offer these patronizing and insipid warnings under the theory that liberal women are such weak sisters, such wilting daffodils, that they must be protected from any news stories that might offend them or give them the vapors.
Fer chrissakes, even the Victorians
thought that women were made of sterner stuff!
The same writer, in a comment appended to his own post, thinks that this image
of the shooter's car is so "graphic" that it deserves a trigger warning of its own. Look at it. I dare you. How close did you come to fainting?
It seems that Kos writers have been engaging in this nonsense
for months now.
Why are liberals choosing this election year to personify every foolish red stater stereotype of what liberals are really like?
First, you had the Mayor of New York telling people what size soda they can drink, thereby putting a smug told-ya-so
smile on the face of every conservative who thinks that liberals demand a "nanny state."
Then we saw many liberals applaud the removal of Brandon Eich from Mozilla, simply because he had supported Proposition 8 -- a measure approved by the majority of Californians. No, I did not
vote for that nonsense. Nevertheless, I'm still outraged by the dictum that the majority of Californians may now be removed from their jobs solely on that basis. There's a difference between gay liberation and gay McCarthyism. Or maybe we should say "gay Stalinism"?
More recently, we had the sad case of an 80 year old rich fool who spewed some bigotries in the privacy of his living room. He was secretly recorded, the recording was publicized, and now the public demands his head, or at least the sale of his sports team.
Sorry, but a man's home is his castle. Yes, a woman's home is her
castle too. Hope I didn't trigger anything by repeating that still-useful cliche.
(Trigger warning: The writer is about to opine that some things trump political correctness.)
I have a right to say anything I like -- however foolish, wrongheaded, or even downright evil -- in the privacy of my home without fear of being recorded.
You think Donald Sterling is bad? My late grandmother said a lot of terribly bigoted things, and she got worse with age. (Trigger warning: Accurate quotation of a racist insult uttered decades ago.)
She even trained her miniature poodle to "bark at the niggers" on TV, a sight which remains the most ludicrous image stored in my memory.
(Sorry, but I never use asterisks to hide profanities, even the really bad ones. If you're a delicate daisy who requires that level of puerility, you should switch to another blog.)
Of course, my grandmother was also the type of person who thought that she could see Nikita Kruschev in TV news footage of Vietnam protests, egging on the hippies: "See? The guy with the bald head and the shoe! Right there in the corner!" (Actual quote, sweartagod.)
So we simply stopped visiting her. Her loss. She was lonely, but she brought it on herself.
That said: If anyone had recorded
her inane private tirades and then played those recordings in public, I would have (trigger warning: violent imagery)
walloped the miscreant. Private sins are just that: Private
. Frankly, I feel a little guilty quoting her in this post, even though she died many years ago.
Do the (trigger warning: judgmental language)
dimwits who write for Kos understand that they are turning themselves into laughingstocks? That they are making the Democratic brand seem asinine and silly? That they are actually helping
the conservatives? Are they so caught up in their own world that they can't see what kind of impression they are making on everyone outside that world?
These self-destructive liberals should (trigger warning: Simply awful language
) vigorously fuck themselves in the ass with rusty barbed wire coated with red ants and some sort of Mexican hot sauce with lots of capsaicin in it.
Here's my question for the Kossacks: What about those of us who find the phrase "trigger warning" to be infuriating? In deference to our dainty sensibilities, shouldn't that phrase have a warning of its own? "Trigger warning: Use of the term 'Trigger warning.'"