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Marine Veteran Has A Message For College Students And Their 'Trauma' And It's AWESOMESAUCE

Are you sick of whiny little college students complaining about everything under the sun too?

Oh, good.

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.

chicksontheright.com/blog/item…

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Oh Hey! And the soldier in question is not 'white' white. That's GOT to make it worse for the racialists / racists / SJWs / leftists / socialists. Next thing you know, someone will be worshipping che... oh, wait, racialist / racists / SJWs / leftists / socialists already do  <da:thumb id="510121747"/>

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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.

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Scavenger1234567890 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Thank you Sir. The world is not a safe space. The world will not bow to whiny crybabies. These SJWs are just very confused,very idiotic,very pathetic human beings (and I use the term human beings very loosely).
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Having to deal with several of them here on DA, I quite understand your usage of the term!
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Scavenger1234567890 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
It is kind of hard to call SJWs human when they refuse to listen to anyone but themselves and think themselves the authority on anything.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Well there is 'liberal' and there is 'classical liberal.' A classical liberal nowadays would be considered somewhat right of center- which is where I place myself. You come across as a sensible person and that suits me just fine :D
I like your reasoning (and reasoning is something SJWs hate). Consider your comment featured.
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Eureka2000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Thanks, man. :)
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
You might want to consider a different title.  I clicked on this thinking you were going to blast PTSD sufferers.
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Kajm Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're the second person to say that- the first, one of the very people you mention. His / her comment is above yours somewhere, it is very well written!

However the piece was originally titled by the person who used the phrase. I just copied it down.
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Cybergothgalore Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Mind if I repost this to tumblr? I have a feeling this needs to be said.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Go for it!
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Cybergothgalore Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Much appreciated! Some of the shit that goes on there makes the majority look bad.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yeah. And one of those over there, is also over here, unfortunately.
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Cybergothgalore Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I actually joined dA long before I was a tumblrite, so it's been a little rough, but I don't agree with the delegitimization of people who have real issues by idiots.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I have to say that, unfortunately, is the road the most radicalized are going down- demean and damage even those they claim to be supporting, just to 'win' the debate. From what I have seen of late, they are starting to attack their own 'leadership' for not being as radical as they are... while part of me hopes there is a Collapse in that kind of thinking coming, I also fear that it is going to also bring on a couple of bad decades for everyone.
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Cybergothgalore Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it is going down from what I hear. People are starting to realize that most sjws are idiots.
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Well, here it is, three years later, and they've doubled down.
Now we have Antifa.
So how did Tumblr react?
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
*g* Good! In my opinion, SJWs are cyber-bullies. I've been the subject of one of them for several years- I will likely never see an apology from him, but I've fought back hard and he doesn't frequent DA now anywhere near as much as he used to.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
huh, im now more convince that im one of the few liberals who are truly open minded and can take a couple of jokes
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Nah, you're not alone. There are quite a few decent Liberals out there who are open minded and funny.
It only looks bad because it's the shrill, hateful ones that get all of the attention.
The ones who live by the motto, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease".
Their problem is that today we have a throwaway culture: The squeaky wheel gets removed and discarded.
We can only hope.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
thank god.... I was starting to freak out a little

and also, you just describe me with the first sentence XD
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Always glad to help. It costs me little, it benefits you, hey, we both win!
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
yay \(^.^)/
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
You know when I saw the title, I was confused. I thought he was talking against those diagnosised with PSTD. Ha silly me.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well I think (not sure) one of the very group you mention, also commented here, did you see it?
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
No. Not sure what you are talking.
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AerialNavigation Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've got slightly mixed feelings on this but I mostly agree with you.

Personally, I'm someone with depression, an anxiety disorder, and Asperger's syndrome (all of them diagnosed professionally), so I can understand feeling bothered by what seems like trivial stuff.  As for the trigger thing, I feel like I should also note that while I haven't been diagnosed with PTSD, my therapist has done evaluations and agrees that I've pretty much got all the criteria - it's just that my therapist isn't the one who can give the diagnosis officially.  I won't go into what I get those symptoms about because it's kind of complicated and also just something I'd rather not share publicly - but the point is that I can also sort of understand that.  But I'm perfectly willing to admit that my symptoms of PTSD aren't nearly as bad as what the soldier in this article described.

Anyway - I guess what I'm wanting to say is that it's true that there are a lot of people in the world who are more sensitive and they can't help it.  Personally clapping kind of bothers me, but mostly if it's in a small room that's otherwise quiet - and not because it's offensive or triggering or whatever, it's because my Asperger's tends to make me really sensitive to sensory stimuli - bright lights, loud noises, physical contact, even itchy clothing.  Basically what causes most people vague discomfort can be unbearable for me.

But I would never say we should ban clapping jesus fucking christ.  Like, if I'm in a sensitive mood and I'm in a room with a few people that I know and they're clapping and it's bothering me, I'd probably ask them to stop.  However, if I was in a stadium full of clapping people and I couldn't handle it?  Odds are I wouldn't be there.  If I was feeling in a sensitive mood or something there's this thing called having the sense to avoid places that might set you off.

Not to mention, as was said - the world doesn't have to bend to your supposed 'triggers' (which I'll reiterate aren't even actual triggers, there's a difference between a trigger and just something that makes you uncomfortable).  Like, if someone was 'triggered' by the word 'and,' that doesn't mean people are obligated to never use compound sentences again.  As someone who is legitimately easily set off by a lot of trivial shit (which tbh makes it kind of irritating when people without legitimate problems give sensitive people a bad name) I know that people aren't obligated to jump through hoops to keep my comfortable, that's my job.  Which makes me say that the idea of a little safe room could actually be good for me at least, so long as people didn't start misusing it or something - I mean, it's better for the person to remove themselves from the situation for a short period than demand that the entire rest of the world change their behavior.  But the idea of banning certain people from it is bullshit.  Literally anyone can have an anxiety disorder.  Literally anyone can be autistic.  Literally anyone can have pretty much any issue.  (That's to say, rich people/poor people, black people/white people, even feminists/bigots, etc., not any of that obnoxious bullshit where people start 'self-diagnosing' themselves with things they don't have.)

The thing about mental illness is that in a way it's contagious.  And by that I don't mean other people actually develop it, no - I mean if an idiot knows someone with a mental illness, that idiot ends up thinking they've developed the same illness.  And then you get Tumblr, a bunch of people convinced they have all these issues.  And of course, then they go way too far with them, and give the people who actually have those issues a bad name.  And this isn't even mentioning the fact that Tumblr isn't nearly as accepting as it acts (while they try to be super understanding about anxiety,  all kinds of other issues like autism, schizophrenia, physical problems, other mood and personality disorders, etc., are completely blown off and a lot of times there's really nasty stuff that completely disregard and insult them).

I'm going too long, okay.  Basically what I'm trying to say - while I can totally understand how it feels to be set off by trivial shit (because in all fairness, people can't help what upsets them, so it feels kind of shitty when people start acting like I'm just being a baby when I legitimately have a disorder that makes it virtually impossible to help), that doesn't mean the entire world is obligated to never 'trigger' you.  Now, stuff like putting warnings on things that flash so epileptic people can avoid seizing?  That's one thing.  While being emotionally upset by a stimulus is definitely a legitimate thing, 1) it generally will not cause you any serious damage and if it does you really need to talk to a psychiatrist, or get an appointment with the one you already have, and 2) pretty much everyone with emotional issues has different things that set them off.  Literally everything can be upsetting.  The name Vivian kind of makes me cringe for stupid emotional reasons.  That doesn't mean we should ban the name Vivian along with literally everything else because anything can be a 'trigger.'

Basically to those people - shut up and do what that soldier does.  Do what I do to a lesser extent.  Remember it's your job to adapt, not the world's.  Close friends may be willing to adapt - but the entire world is not obligated to.  So shut up and go speak to a therapist on how you can reduce your reaction to supposedly upsetting stimuli.

Note - using 'trigger' in quotes most of the time because being mildly upset by clapping or touching or anything like that is not a trigger.  And calling them one is ridiculously devaluing to actual triggers and people with them, like that soldier.
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MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Preach it! 
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AerialNavigation Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
hell yeah
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Thanks for add in a more balanced view point.
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AerialNavigation Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy to.  ^^
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is Excellent. Thank you. I'm having a hard time finding the right words to respond!

I quite agree, a lot of people do have various issues that can and do cause problems. That is very definitely One situation. These people the soldier is referring to... they are another. They are using 'triggers' to achieve some level of 'power' over those they disagree with, usually for all the wrong reasons.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I believe this one shall be Featured *g*

I shall withhold comment until I hear more.... what was the other person's response to that?
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
He thanked and complimented me.
Nobody else responded.
It's the seventh one down:
unwanted-deviants.deviantart.c…
Hey, you might like this exchange:
comments.deviantart.com/1/5130…
imwalkingwithaghost never came back, either. Liberals generally don't have the stomach for an extended discussion with me. Do you think that I am too offensive? Is being too offensive even possible?
Or maybe logic and reason are the DEET(tm) of the emotional world...
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No, I think you did fine. My only quibble might be the suggestion that 'all blacks' hold the POV that guy does.

I'd like to link you to a comment by another person here, to BlameThe1st, on one of his journal entries- he's a black college student and a damn good guy. He basically told Blame to F off for some of his views on the Ferguson situation- because he sees the whole thing as black racism in action.
Unfortunately I can't quite find my way back to it.
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I like and respect BlameThe1st. He's good people.
I guess that I could have been more clear in my comment, i.e., saying "some" or "many", but am getting tired of carefully vetting what I say in response to people who don't.
Like that one who claimed all sorts of things based only on the color of my skin.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Trust me, I know Exactly what you mean.
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Wait-
BlameThe1st is black? I didn't know.
Still don't care.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No, masterofThardus :P The view from his college window encompasses Ferguson.
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
You know, sometimes I really hate you. I came online today to write about this marine's artical, and you beat me to it.
Getting bored with the climate, are we, Kajm?
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
*lol* sorry about that. There's a person I just started watching recently, desertstormvet.deviantart.com/

He posted a piece which was attacked by the SJW crowd (well, Hatetheists, anyway), and when I saw this only a day or so later, I Had to do something with it.

Not bored with climate yet, although the stupidity being flung at me lately is wearing, especially with the shoulder damage coming at me from behind, so to speak.
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FlipswitchMANDERING Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
There has to be something causing all this, things were never this bad or insane.
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I believe it started as a legitimate effort to protect children from unnecessary harm, then snowballed with successive generations.
People who wanted to see themselves as heroic found all of the great dangers had been dealt with, so had to stray far afield to find dangers to fight for the sake of the children.
And for the sake of their own self-image.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is something like 3rd- or 4th-generation liberalism, pushing the extreme boundaries. I could Hope it won't get any worse, but not betting on it. I'm not sure where I heard it- might have been on Tom Baurele (WBEN)- but apparently liberal students are now even turning on their liberal teachers.
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Try this link: www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/c…
I've said it for years, Liberals eat their own.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent, Thanks, bookmarked for closer attention!
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FlipswitchMANDERING Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
"but apparently liberal students are now even turning on their liberal teachers."

Sounds like Maoism.
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Robotic-Mind Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
OH DEER I GOT TRIGGURED WAH SOM1 CALLD MEH SMELLODY
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
"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.""

Kind of sounds like My Little Pony, doesn't it? Jenn oughta know about that. ;P

"Soldiers near me were shot, burned, or killed by weather in Afghanistan."

When a soldier says "weather", do they mean bombs?

The first thing that came to my mind was: What, were they struck by lightning!? :P

"It all started with a rotator-cuff tear in my left shoulder..."

I didn't know you played baseball! =P

No, seriously, how did this happen?
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Cat-man-dancing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I believe he meant weather. In Afghanistan, it can change drastically and rapidly, posing a real danger to helicopters and wheeled units on the narrow mountain roads.
Of course, having RPGs raining down from above a mountain pass can be pretty unpleasant, as well.
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