Micro-aggression goes mainstream as Colleges set up “safe spaces” to protect students from “trigger words” like “President-elect Donald Trump”. Boston Public Schools offers therapy to students trying to “process” the election. Tufts University offers post-election playdough and arts and crafts to their traumatized students. While families flee Aleppo as ISIS advances, well-heeled liberals ask Canada for “refugee status.” This must mean that our society has progressed. Now leftists need to take out a microscope to find racism.
The crackpot term Micro-Aggression was first used by Harvard Professor Chester M. Pierce in 1970 to accurately describe the subtle insults he experienced as a black man. Since then Micro-Aggression has blossomed into its own crack-pot pseudo-science as practitioners launch a proverbial anal probe of anyone who dares to not goose-step to the drum-beat of the authoritarian left. In this topsy-turvy subjective tyranny “Israel” becomes a trigger word and a burka becomes a symbol of feminist empowerment.
One of the reasons why Trump won is because he shattered this tyranny. You could say that he broke the glass ceiling. While Trump might have at times strayed too far in the other direction, he nevertheless made it possible for the rest of us to come out from the cold and stop cowering in our boots in the face of ugly and hateful smears and assaults. All Americans, whether they realize it or not, owe him a debt of gratitude. Maybe now we can finally begin to approach the real causes of racism and inequities in our society which would be decades of failed leftist policies.
Now that Trump has won, the left has been reduced to sending death threats to electors and harassing entertainers who might dare to perform at Trump’s inauguration. While Islamic terrorists drive trucks into crowds of Christmas shoppers they fight for Trump free zones. While drug gangs as brutal as Isis roam the inner cities, they rail against the word “Christmas.” They don’t want to admit that Trump has reminded us of the potential of being an individual and the virtues and blessings of being an American.