Are you sick of whiny little college students complaining about everything under the sun too?
College students (the liberal ones, anyway) are really good at finding things to be offended over. Apparently, everything is psychologically damaging, whether it's a speaker they don’t like or the American flag being displayed. (Because that’s hate speech, FYI.)
These days, students experience such “trauma” that they demand “safe spaces.” And in case you didn’t know, these come in one of two forms. In the first, students can go to this distinct area where they won’t get their precious feeeeeelings hurt. It's equipped with "cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets, and a video of puppies."
The second “safe space” I’ve heard about is one that bans people (aka white people) who haven’t been “racialized.” Because the presence of people with “power” and “privilege” is too much to bear. Because segregation is just cool like that.
Obviously, it’s a bunch of crap. But then I read this article on The Federalist by Chris Hernandez, who’s a police officer and Marine veteran, currently serving as a National Guard soldier. According to his bio, he’s a “combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan with over two decades of military service.”
He wrote a fabulous piece about REAL trauma and psychological damage. He concluded that our definition of “trauma” (to the fragile liberal flowers) is WAY off.
I’ve experienced trauma myself. I don’t know how many murder scenes I’ve worked as a police officer. I remember the shock I felt when I walked up to a car after a seemingly minor accident and saw a two-year-old’s head lying on the floorboard. I stood helplessly outside a burning house as a 92-year-old woman died inside, while her son screamed hysterically beside me. For years after my time as a soldier in Iraq, I’d have a startle response if I unexpectedly saw a flash, like from a camera, in my peripheral vision (it reminded me of flashes from roadside bombs). Soldiers near me were shot, burned, or killed by weather in Afghanistan.
Yet our fragile snowflakes experience “trauma” when someone disagrees with their worldview. For crying out loud, feminists experience “trauma” when someone claps their hands.
However, I’ve recently discovered my definition of trauma is wrong. Trauma now seems to be pretty much anything that bothers anyone, in any way, ever. And the worst “trauma” seems to come not from horrible brushes with death like I described above; instead, they’re the result of racism and discrimination.
As Hernandez points out, colleges are liberal cesspools of manufactured sensitivity. A white teacher touching a black student’s arm? Trauma. Professors expecting grammatically correct papers? Trauma.
So what’s a fragile flower to do? Hernandez has the best answer I’ve ever heard.
F*** your trauma.
Yes, f*** your trauma. My sympathy for your suffering, whether that suffering was real or imaginary, ended when you demanded I change my life to avoid bringing up your bad memories. You don’t seem to have figured this out, but there is no “I must never be reminded of a negative experience” expectation in any culture anywhere on earth.
If your psyche is so fragile you fall apart when someone inadvertently reminds you of “trauma,” especially if that trauma consisted of you overreacting to a self-interpreted racial slur, you need therapy. You belong on a psychiatrist’s couch, not in college dictating what the rest of society can’t do, say, or think. Get your own head right before you try to run other people’s lives. If you expect everyone around you to cater to your neurosis, forever, you’re what I’d call a “failure at life,” doomed to perpetual disappointment.
BOOM. God bless him for his service, speaking the truth and being an all around badass.
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I honestly don't know what my situation is at the moment. The last few weeks have been very bad, and I don't know what the next few weeks will bring. It all started with a rotator-cuff tear in my left shoulder...
I will continue to post from time to time, but the articles I have long intended are going to be weeks in the working. Needless to say, as always, there is a LOT more going on than the 'man-made' crowd wants you to know- and that includes the ever-compliant MSM. Hell, the MSM is more and more making a Point of not telling you the truth.