Days of Change

Trigger Whoring | July 15, 2015

I’ve been developing a post about stupid people, self-centered people and generally nastier people in the world. Yesterday, I read a post in Hillbuzz about a writer for PJ Media and the scorn she got for having a child who cried for a few minutes on a plane. That kind of got scrapped when the big enchilada fell about Planned Parenthood making money by transporting the human remains of the babies they execute. Ultimately, it’s part of the same problem.

Apocalypse dramas are becoming more popular all the time. There are zombies, (World War Z, Walking Dead, iZombie) biological disasters (Planet of the Apes, The Last Ship, Netflix’s Between) and various other extinction-level events, like Shark Tornadoes. There are also shows about surviving in Alaska, surviving naked or surviving being Amish. All these stories have one thing in common. The world we live in, where we can expect a new can of soda to come out of the machine every time, is over.

Societies at a certain level of advancement are not taken down by enemies, but by decadence. Living high off the hog isn’t the problem as much as the expectation that living high off the hog is a right. People in the Western world have been provided so much by politicians trying to stay in power that they have few struggles in their lives. Now, the newest generations have been so free from the stresses of life that the stresses of just being alive are haunting them.

These people are trigger whoring. The idea that information or an opinion was so powerful that it needed to be quarantined used to be abhorrent. Books were written about the megalomaniacs who would propose such a thing. Much of the world has already physically atrophied due to the lack of struggled to live day-to-day. The idea of trigger warnings for complex thoughts will likely lead us to mental atrophy as well.

Things like anger over a crying baby on a three-hour flight as if the very sound damages you forever, or the need to avoid pregnancy so badly, the most natural thing in the world, and still have unprotected sex are examples of a world where inconvenience is now torture. Tomorrow, I’ll write about the solution, but progressives are not going to like it.

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2 Comments

  1. Well said. “Trigger whoring” indeed.

    Comment by insanitybytes22 — July 15, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

  2. the need to avoid pregnancy so badly…and still have unprotected sex

    Abortion seems to have become the preferred method of birth control for the women’s movement.

    Comment by Mary — July 16, 2015 @ 3:32 am


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