These days, there are so many threats to American values and our democracy that the news of what the left is up to be pretty doom and gloom. Luckily, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) just held their National Convention in Georgia over the weekend, producing a little humor for us to lighten the mood a bit.
Any aspirations the DSA had at being taken seriously ended up going right out the window when the convention descended into triggered, hyper-inclusive, language-policing madness.
While the ideas that they support and hope to see become policy in America are scary, fortunately, this particular group of people is certainly not very threatening. One of the big themes of the convention seemed to be the appropriate usage of “gender pronouns” and the controversial employment of “gendered language.”
Trouble in the progressive ranks!
First up was James Jackson, from Sacramento, who then clarified he goes by the pronouns “he/him.”
“Uh, quick point of personal privilege, um guys,” Jackson began after his introduction, “I just want to say, can we please keep the chatter to a minimum? I’m one of the people who’s very, very prone to sensory overload.” At this point, a few “delegates” from around the room can be seen throwing up “jazz hands”. For the hearing impaired, this is the American Sign Language alternative for clapping. For the folks at this convention, however, it’s meant to be less triggering for the senses.
Jackson continued, “There’s a lot of whispering and chattering going on. It’s making it very difficult for me to focus. Please, I know we’re all fresh and ready to go, but can we just keep the chatter to a minimum? It’s affecting my ability to focus.”
Meanwhile at the Democratic Socialists of America conference… pic.twitter.com/fT0GfHIFFI
— Young Americans Against Socialism (@YAAS_America) August 4, 2019
If 3-year-olds could form complete sentences, I imagine they would sound an awful lot like James Jackson from Sacramento. This wasn’t the scariest part, though. That came when Jackson had concluded his plea for a more sensory-friendly listening environment.
During the video above, while Jackson is talking, you can see a red-haired individual become visibly upset and clearly triggered at Jackson’s use of the word “guys” when addressing the crowd.
When the red-haired individual got to the microphone, he used the Democratic Socialist code for “I have something to say.” In a loud, aggressive tone he declared, “Point of personal privilege! Point of personal privilege!”
Then it came: “Please do NOT use gendered language to address everyone!”
Even the lady running the meeting seemed to be flustered, perhaps realizing that her group was never going to get anything done if this is what they were so terribly concerned about.
She responded with a strained “OK” and moved on. Nonetheless, Jackson had committed a serious faux pas by using the gendered term “guys” to address a room full of gender-ambiguous people. For shame!! How could anyone concentrate now?
But wait, folks, there’s more!
Jackson came back to the mic again, and this time he seemed to better exemplify the mindset of today’s liberals, especially those who advocate for the LGBT agenda.
In a much more frustrated tone, clearly on the verge of apoplexy, he again addressed the unruly crowd:
After going through the “point of privilege” routine and declaring his pronouns, again, he threw a bit of a tantrum:
“I have ALREADY asked people to be mindful of the chatter of their comrades who are sensitive to sensory overload, and that goes DOUBLE for the heckling and the hissing. It is also triggering to my anxiety. Like, being comradely isn’t just for like, keeping things civil or whatever. It’s so people aren’t going to get triggered, and so that it doesn’t affect their performance as a delegate.”
To top it all off, Jackson triggered himself when he proceeded to explain that the need for personal expression is important but that it shouldn’t “trump” the needs of others. As you can hear in the video, his brain just about implodes upon inadvertently uttering the “T-word” in such a sacred safe space!
While Jackson’s outburst is downright comical, this truly is is the crux of the problem with the progressive left. They believe that their need to “express themselves” is of utmost importance and they are not willing to give anyone else’s needs the time of day. For example, the relatively common need of living in a reality, truth-based world. Should that be your need, you will not find sympathy with LGBT advocates. Just the opposite, actually. You will find your needs will be suppressed so that their needs are better served.
The fact that these people think the rest of us sane, normal people should be required to forego any “gendered language” in favor of terms like “comrades” is completely self-centered and unrealistic. The same goes for this push to declare our preferred pronouns and then expect everyone else to play along.
They have no problem telling us how to better accommodate them, but there is never any effort made to return the gesture. The “it’s all about me” mentality has consumed the next generation—the Democratic Socialist National Convention merely put it on display for the world to see. The expectation that others should have to change their behavior to accommodate your feelings is insane, but here we are.
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