Tag: Trigger warnings

Ah yes, the stench of Leftist tolerance

The masters of intellectual cowardice and bigotry

A Chicago art professor has resigned, saying a “small cadre of militant LBGT students with an authoritarian agenda” created a “toxic environment” for him.

Michael Bonesteel—a renowned expert on comic books and outsider art who taught popular classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for the past 14 years—explained in an exclusive interview with The Chicago Reader that he resigned after students repeatedly filed complaints accusing him of racism and homophobia because he failed to provide “trigger warnings” before introducing controversial subject matter.

Trigger warnings, yet another crock of BS cooked up by the Left

Citing a “toxic environment” that “feels more like a police state,” Bonesteel alleged that student complaints to administrators resulted in him being told he wasn’t allowed to teach future classes on comic books, causing his teaching-load to be reduced to a level that would have rendered him ineligible for health insurance benefits.

The first complaint, Bonesteel said, arose during a discussion of Henry Darger, a Chicago artist known for depicting representations of young girls with penises in his comic books, whose work Bonesteel has studied extensively.

Bonesteel recounted presenting a theory—which he claims is considered plausible by many scholars—that the shocking images might be related to possible childhood sexual abuse.

According to Bonesteel, a transgender student objected to the discussion, arguing that “there was no proof that Darger was sexually abused, and therefore I was wrong in proposing the theory.”

When Bonesteel defended the theory, he claims that the transgender student filed a complaint with the administration, resulting in Bonesteel needing to meet with a diversity counselor and post an apology on the school’s website.

Oh no, he offended the super duper protected class of trannies. Yes, I know I am supposed to sat “Transgender” but you know what too bad! I also realize I just “triggered” some trannies. Again, too bad! 

This fiasco of trigger warnings and safe spaces is a tragedy that is destroying the university frankly. The only way to stop it is to stop coddling these whiners and miscreant totalitarian bastards!

And, once more if that triggers you then too fucking bad!

I’m a Victim, He’s a Victim, She’s a Victim, Wouldn’t You Like to be a Victim too?

As you watch this, just substitute the word victim for pepper

Why is being a victim, or at least pretending to be a victim, and telling everyone within earshot how big a victim you are, so popular with people on the left? 

If you are a person who partakes in watching, and trying to understand the Left, you have no doubt asked yourself that question. And if you are a person who does the research, and looks at stats, and simply observes people you might have come to the same conclusion I have. The vast majority of people claiming victim status are not victims or racism/sexism/Homophobia/Islamophobia/ Transphobia or any of the dozens of other “Isms” and “phobias” the left has manufactured over the last thirty years.

Victim hood, and the selling of victim hood has become an industry of sorts. People like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and many other leftist activists have found that if they can convince a certain demographic, be it gender, racial, religious, sexual orientation, or socio-economic, that everything about them is defined by their “identity”, they can then convince that same group that they are victims. Victims who can only be helped by the very people, or groups that have convinced them of their victim status to begin with.

Once they have created enough “victims” They may then begin profiting in one way or another, from keeping those victims perpetually aggrieved, and angry. They are, in a way the slave masters of the 21st century. They shackle people with their “identity”, and then with a feeling of helplessness and  victimhood. They then use their power to get elected, sell books, raise donations, or gain influence or power, in short, it is all about the Benjamins, not helping anyone. If they really wished to help they would shut up, and start looking for actual solutions to actual problems. But, again, the Benjamins.

The victim-creating has become such a big business that now the Victim-Pimps are exploiting naive college students, attending very prestigious, and expensive universities that they too are victims. Anyone, anywhere who reads, or hears something that offends them is now a victim too. Even if you are not a victim, you will be!

If your candidate did not win an election? VICTIM!

If you pull a gun on, or try to take a police officer’s gun and get shot, VICTIM!

Someone chooses not to take part in your Gay wedding? VICTIM!

Your school invites someone with whom you disagree ideologically, to give  a speech? VICTIM!

If you are a woman Feminist and attractive, and a man notices you, VICTIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If a historical statue, monument, song, or holiday notes that at one time Southern states, for varying reasons, seceded and fought a war for that right? VICTIMS!!!!! VICTIMS EVERYWHERE!

If millions of Americans choose to legally buy, own, or carry firearms for self-defense? VICTIMS!!!!!

If you are transgender and anyone dares use a pronoun that refers to a specific gender? VICTIMS!

In fact there are so many victims now, that well, you likely are one, even if you do not feel victimized. Here are a few warning signs

If you are of any skin color, except White! YOU are a victim.

If you are of any gender, yes any of the 57, except male of course, unless of course you are Gay, or a male trying to become a female, then you are a victim.

If you are of any sexual orientation, VICTIM! Well, unless you happen to be straight of course, you sick freak!

If you are told that anyone except those that completely agree with you has a right to express their views………Oh yeah!

If you are triggered, by anything, VICTIM!

If you are a woman, well, then the Patriarchy is victimizing you every time a man looks at you, talks to you, asks you out, compliments you, treats you nicely, or well, breathes in your direction!

I wonder why anyone would want to be like these folks. Seriously (language warning) but this guy gets it!

The saddest thing is that these wannabe victims fail to see who their real victimizers are. They, for some inexplicable reason prefer pretending to be victims, than about throwing off the chains their actual victimizers are tying them down with.

Just another example of how Leftism destroys everything it touches

Odd how the Left defines the word free

To the Left the word free should describe certain things, free healthcare, free daycare, free college, free this, free that. Basically anything the left desires should be “free” although of course someone is paying for those “free things” But actual freedoms such as freedom of speech and thought and association? Not so much

Even freedom of thought is under attack at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, where students recently proved that they cannot, in fact, take a joke.

Student Chris Wand had sought recognition from student government for a student organization called Students for Free Thought, but WBAY reports that the group’s application was rejected Monday, just days after it held a screening of the 2015 film “Can We Take a Joke?”—which some students found “triggering” because of its support for freedom of speech.

But of course, the cowardly college president, Lewis Berger, blamed technical objections. Sure, sure. The real objection? The little Totalitarian Snowflakes

In a campus-wide email two days earlier, however, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Kimberly Barrett supportively acknowledged the “understandable anger” that students felt, adding ominously that she was “certain” that the issue would affect the prospective club’s application.

Is it understandable to be angry at the idea of others having a right to express their opinions? 

“We received several bias incident reports including some related to an interaction between two students which resulted in one student being asked to leave the event by a member of the sponsoring group,” she wrote. “Each of these reports will be reviewed and acted upon. I am also certain that LUCC will take all of the feedback they have received into consideration as they deliberate as to whether or not to recognize this group.”

Turns out the poor triggered student asked to leave was another social justice warrior trying to stamp out speech she does not like

Student Sabrina Conteh outlined her objections to the film, which features comedians discussing the difficulty of performing on politically correct college campuses, in a letter to the editor of The Lawrentian, calling it “sloppy white supremacist propaganda” and claiming that she was asked to leave the event after being “verbally assaulted” by a white male she suspected of being intoxicated.

“Without any regard for content warnings, these white terrorists on training wheels began their invasive claiming of a supposed community,” she recounted. “Offensive comedy is one thing but telling black and brown bodies and that our lives don’t matter under the guise of ‘free speech’ is white nationalist rhetoric.”

Oh good grief could this miscreant be any more melodramatic and over the top?

She later admits to having attempted to disrupt the screening, saying that “throughout this movie I, and others in the audience, chimed in our two-cents,” but then takes umbrage at being told to “shut up” by students wishing to view the film.

Well Sabrina, when you are being rude, and acting like a brat, you should be told to shut up! You have every right to disagree with the film, and to speak out. But do not act shocked when people call you out for your boorish and bullying behavior. 

Safety? More like naked tyranny

Beware the “Trigger Warning Zombies”

A teacher at a posh private school in British Columbia was fired last month after making an innocuous comment about abortion to his Grade 12 law class.

Some topics are not to even be broached, lest a Leftist take offense, and well….

The 44-year-old teacher, who has asked that he not be identified to protect what’s left of his career, was teaching “the criminal law unit, a lesson on vice, ethics, morality and the law” to his small class in the Vancouver-area school in late November.

“I was working my way through examples of how some people’s sense of personal ethics was more liberal than the letter of the law,” he said in an email.

“I find abortion to be wrong,” he said, as another illustration of this gap, “but the law is often different from our personal opinions.”

That was it, the teacher said. “It was just a quick exemplar, nothing more. And we moved on.”

No, you, and any normal person moved on sir. But, a young Stalinsit starter kit took grave offense, and well……….

A little later, the class had a five-minute break, and when it resumed, several students didn’t return, among them a popular young woman who had gone to an administrator to complain that what the teacher said had “triggered” her such that she felt “unsafe” and that, in any case, he had no right to an opinion on the subject of abortion because he was a man.

Ah, he “triggered” her. By simply using his personal opinion to make a very valid point about the law and personal feelings. How dare he! ESpecially in a school indoctrinated by QMUNITY, an organization for LGBTQQ2S. What exactly are LGBTQQ2S you ask………

Before classes even started last fall, teachers underwent serious “gender training” given by QMUNITY, an organization for LGBTQQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and two-spirit) people. Teachers were told in no uncertain terms, for instance, that “no one is 100-per-cent male or female” and that everyone is somewhere on the “gender spectrum.”

Good Freaking Grief! No wonder this teacher felt the wrath of the spoiled brat

Immediately after the student complained to the administrator, the teenager came, with a teacher at her side as support, to confront him in a public area of the school.

She pressed for an apology, but the teacher resisted, because, he said, it would set a dangerous precedent for a teacher to be reamed out in the presence of a colleague.

“When I didn’t show contrition,” he said, “I was summoned upstairs and grilled by two administrators who told me my job was on the line.”

I wonder, how many more years until teachers like this are jailed for their crimes against Leftism

Now panicking — he has a family to support and had just recently returned to teaching after several years in business with a relative — he apologized profusely and promised to apologize the next day to the offended student.

Instead, the school had an administrator take over the class for a day, whereupon, he was told, they would all discuss what went wrong in his absence. He would be invited back to “hear the grievances and offer an apology. It was clear I must do this successfully or I would be terminated.”

He repeatedly asked what he’d done wrong or if there was an allegation of misconduct.

“The answer I got back was that I was recognized as an outstanding teacher, but student ‘safety’ was the school’s primary concern.”

It was exactly the horror show he’d imagined: His boss sat among a crowd of students, ran through a list of what had gone wrong and “what I needed to do to change.” While most students appeared to be on his side, the offended girl was still furious.

He apologized specifically to her, but then made what was apparently a fatal error: He said he liked her, that she was a bright and engaging student, and said he’d told her father just that at a recent parent-teacher night.

She stormed out of the class in tears, and he was again castigated by his superiors, this time for having been “too personal” in his apologia.

This is the danger of placating students, or anyone frankly, with deep emotional issues, which this girl clearly has. Instead of dismissing the girls baseless complaint, the school railroaded the teacher for, well, nothing.

When Special Snowflakes Melt Down

When I say you can no longer parody the Left…………..

A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm.

A Harry Potter mural upset him? Awwww, how pathetic

The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself.

Allow me to pause there. Try, just try to imagine how such a mural could possibly upset anyone. Not getting anything? Well, here you go

The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our ideal society and everything I am trying to fight against,” wrote the offended student, whose name is redacted. “It represents white power. Man power. Cis power. Able power. Class power. ECT [sic] ect. I am angry that I know the people who put this mural up, and I am anger [sic] because I know the people who let this mural be put up. Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel. This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?”

OK then, crazy much? It seems the student is aggrieved by White people, especially White men who are Heterosexual, able bodied, and of some monetary standing. So, I suppose if the mural depicted a Bisexual Black man, preferably one seeking gender reassignment surgery, who was in a wheelchair AND poor, that would be OK?

Like I said, it is no longer even possible to parody the Left.