The concept of “triggering” has been made into a mockery by the Social Justice Movement. A term once used to describe an event that could evoke trauma in an individual (such as a soldier suffering from PTSD) has managed to lose any meaning it once had.
To today’s young college cupcakes anything that could possibly offend their uber-liberal sensibilities could “trigger them.” The prominent atheist blogger Melody Hensley claims to have gotten PTSD from mean tweets on Twitter. There are even some who’ve become “triggered” by “trigger warnings,” because the term is apparently offensive to victims of gun violence. You can’t make this up.
In mockery of the left’s obsession with faux-trauma, conservatives Steven Crowder and Milo Yiannopoulos, and Democrat Christina Hoff Sommers held an event at the University of Massachusetts this past Monday titled “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?”
As is common with any event where Yiannopoulos has a presence, the audience was packed with liberals bent on disrupting the speakers. As you can see by the video below obtained from The Blaze, the liberals showed up to an event called “The Triggering” – and were promptly triggered.
The incident occurred when the female protester interrupted the event over a comment Yiannopoulos made about feminism. Instead of caving and retracting his remark, Yiannopoulos doubled down and said that he viewed the ideology as a “cancer” on society.
“F*** you! F*** you!” the protester shouted in response.
When asked to quiet down, the unidentified student accused the speakers of trying to suppress her free speech rights.
“Stop talking to us like children!” she told a speaker when asked to quiet down.
“Then stop acting like a child,” the speaker shot back.
As Greg Gutfeld once observed, Milo Yiannopoulos’ events are essentially a form of performance art. He holds events claiming that liberals are trying to silence freedom of speech, which are more often then not disrupted by liberals. There’s nothing more effective than having your opponent prove your point for you.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]