Trigger Warnings, Trigger Warnings Everywhere…

I hate the pc culture.

More then hate it, I loathe it.

It’s pretty ironic that the people saying that violence is not the answer, are now all over social media fighting for causes. We’ve moved from actual violence to words, it’s still fighting, but I guess humanity has not grown out of its need to fight something.

Pc culture has perverted the idea of freedom of speech. 

Pc culture is killing humour.

Pc culture is nothing more then censorship, with a fancy new title.

In real life, you have a right to privacy and you also have a right to feel safe. We choose to look away from the tv, put down the newspaper, switch off from the world around us. The internet however, does not belong to you, it is for everyone. When you choose to go online, it is basically like walking through a really crowded shopping centre (mall). In that shopping centre there are a tonne of people spurting obnoxious opinions or walking into you and not noticing. We don’t expect people to bend to our wills in places like that, we accept that we are all there for a reason, to look at the shops, to buy stuff, we coexist with those people while we go about our business. The internet is a free reign place, just like a shopping centre, if you’re triggered by people in shopping centres, it is not up to every person in that shopping centre to not make you feel triggered, you just don’t go, or you don’t stay long.

Why do people expect others online to make sure that they don’t get triggered?

The thing is, I see it as bullshit that freedom of speech has been put into 2 categories now, freedom of speech and hate speech.

To me that is such a backwards statement, considering freedom of speech covers ALL speech, the moment you put something into another category you are basically making the whole concept of freedom of speech void.

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Look, nobody is ever going to agree on everything, and yes it does suck that people still have some bigoted views on stuff. I’m not saying don’t argue back with them, the beauty of freedom of speech is that it’s open dialogue and we all say what we want.

But it just feels like, everybody has this need to be offended by something.

And if you’re a ‘social justice warrior’ who needs to ram your loud opinions down the throats of everyone who doesn’t agree with you, then you’re just as childish as the people you are fighting. Like watching a match of tennis between a giraffe and and a hippopotamus, fucking pointless because neither of them can hold a ratchet and hit the ball, so it just goes nowhere, just a bunch of animals making noise at each other. Because these arguments don’t change shit, they don’t help anyone, it’s just an excuse to be a self-righteous opinionated fuck.

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Think about it this way, you’re prepared to fight tooth and nail from home while you’re behind a keyboard. It’s the safe way to fight. What would you actually do if you got faced with that same bigotry in real life, like in a violent situation? Would you risk your own safety defending a person that you don’t know? Would you actually try and help? Because if you wouldn’t then you ARE just an opinionated fuck who merely uses social media as a way to fight. You don’t stand for fucking anything, you’re just a child who needs validation that you’re right. Don’t pretend that you care about anyone asides from yourself.

But the beauty about the Internet is that you’re free to have those opinions. Free to have them, but nothing is ever free from criticism, this post included.

As much as I’ve put a lot of warnings up in the past for some of my posts, this is going to stop. If you can’t handle what I say, then don’t read my shit, it’s not up to me though to make sure people are going to be ok. We all have issues, we have all been through shit in our lives, what happened to hardening the fuck up? Facing shit head on?

There are so many rules to what’s appropriate and what’s not. Why is it now that if you choose not to talk about your problems, then you’re clearly not dealing with them? Why is there the argument of ending the stigma on mental illness, yet at the same time I’m reading references to people who don’t have mental illness as ‘normies’ or ‘atypicals’.

It’s fucking backwards guys, how do you expect to end any stigmas if you choose to segregate yourselves into the two categories of ‘mentally unwell’ and ‘normal’. It’s hypocritical, don’t whinge about the how fucking hard it is for you while simultaneously shunning the people who can make a difference and help.

I see people using the argument of freedom of speech used to get across opinions and then used again to shut people up in their opinions.

And my favourite one, the people who claim others aren’t open-minded while their own views are one sided. I’m sorry to tell you guys, but being open-minded is a viewpoint that not many people possess, myself included. Because being open-minded means you can see the value in all opinions.

It’s such a broad thing, like saying I don’t judge anyone. Fuck off you do, that’s a bullshit statement and you know it, we all judge, but that doesn’t mean that we act on those judgements.

The thing is, pc culture will never work properly, cutting out hate speech is not going to help anything, censoring everything that may offend people even a little is petty. We need to allow it so that we as people will always be challenged in our own morality. So that we learn to be better, to make changes in our own ways of thinking.

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If you think that changing the world is cutting out all the shit that is unpleasant to you, then you need to think about what world you want to create.

I’d rather live in this supposed ‘corrupt’ world then a world created through pc censorship.

But this is just merely my own obnoxious opinion.

 

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3 thoughts on “Trigger Warnings, Trigger Warnings Everywhere…

  1. WOW! What a great, scathing post!! And you hit it right on the mark.

    Been loving/hating South Park right now for very similar reasons. The new story line with Kyle’s dad being this two faced person. It addresses both freedom of speech issues and social hypocrisy that is now so prevalent.

    As the saying goes, these are interesting times we live in. There’s been an explosive backlash to the pc culture. That’s what I’m seeing, anyway. Lines are being drawn. Lines in the sand, lines in speech, lines in thought. As soon as you start doing that you create a ‘them or us’ situation. And that means fighting in one arena or another.

    While this is sad, I think our history shows us it shouldn’t be unexpected. Humanity will always divide and squabble. Sociological studies showed long ago that a duo can work pretty well, but as soon as a third element is introduced it is INEVITABLE that a 2-against-1 situation will occur. Inevitable. Magnify that study by the millions involved in nations, and you have our current problems. It’s also well known historically that the only thing to override this natural tendency in humanity is a common threat. Problem is, no one can quite decide what the common threat is. Terrorism? Global warming? Super bugs? Everyone has picked up a cause, and if real life causes are too much to handle people tend to pick up an intellectual cause, like ‘freedom of speech’ because it makes them FEEL like they’re doing something even tho they’re not.

    Frankly, I’m just waiting for some aliens to come down and blow a few things up. I think it would help.

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    1. Yeah, South Park has definitely been interesting lately, it all seems like Trey and Matt have just stopped trying to be subtle and it’s all just their own social commentary.
      I think there needs to be lines drawn, before it gets out of hand. I think the problem is the fear tactics that get used to keep people scared and needing to fight. When you start censoring everyone who disagrees with opinions and may actually bring light to situations then that’s not really great.
      People need the other side of the coin on everything to be able to think properly.

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      1. Mm. Unfortunately, there are those who wish to manipulate things just to make money. If it was simply a matter of free speech, we’d be in a different arena entirely. But it isn’t. It’s about certain factors – people, businesses, governments – who WANT to whip people up into a frenzy in order to manipulate them. As long as these factors are allowed to continue there will never be free speech NOR complete and truthful information. Everyone has an agenda. Everyone has their own take on things. Watch CNN and believe that Russia is the bane of the world. Watch RT and believe that the US lies incessantly. Most people end up ‘believing’ one or the other based not on facts, but on instinctive feelings: they like one presenter over another, they feel one reporter is doing a better job than others. It clouds the entire issue, because then people begin to gobble up everything given to them by one source as THE TRUTH.

        They are ALL presenting different sides of their own “truth”.

        And the argument can be made that trolls do the same: they simply offer their version of “the truth”. That they say what others think but are too afraid to say.

        I know I’m old fashioned in many ways. But I believe a better balance can be found than this mud slinging that’s currently become all the rage. I believe we can learn to speak honestly to each other without using derogatory terms. I believe that we can work to find common ground no matter what our differences.

        This collective lowering of the bar humanity has experienced (another South Park episode) is, I believe, at the root of this issue. Trey and Matt use their humor. In my own small way, I do my best. This isn’t something you can fight your way out of; you’ve got to LEAD the way out of it.

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