Two Quick Video Recommendations: Cultural Libertarian and Trigger Warnings

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
G.K. Chesterton

I’ve recommended Bokhari’s “Rise of the Cultural Libertarians“ before in this posting (seriously, check his article out, if you’re for artistic freedom and are looking for a term, it’s great). Lauren Southern, a libertarian, did an interesting reply video building on his article:

Some good points. Although regarding other countries — I wonder. Sure, the situation for women in many of these countries in dire. But even if those in power are usually men, I get the impression that when women are treated badly, there are usually a lot of men without power who are treated the same or even worse. And a focus on women only might not actually solve the problem (yup, I’m an egalitarian at heart). But that’s a topic outside the scope of this blog, so let’s focus on free expression.

And here, on a funny note, there’s this sketch on trigger warnings by “We The Internet”:

And yup, after having looked a bit into “emergency psychology” (“Notfallpsychologie”), trigger warnings just make no sense. They really seriously don’t. Instead, they are usually instruments for some people to try to control speech. And I wonder whether they face so little resistance by people who actually encountered events that many would consider traumatic (in the actual sense of the word), because many — understandably — don’t want to talk about their experiences with people who try to exploit their experiences for their own goals.

So, sometimes, ridicule is the way to go. 🙂

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2 Comments on Two Quick Video Recommendations: Cultural Libertarian and Trigger Warnings

  1. Jim Bowman // 2015-09-07 at 15:32 //

    Triggering clip triggers me: As the man who came to dinner said in the opening scene, I may vomit. On my trauma pillow.

  2. Daniel // 2015-09-07 at 15:44 //

    I guess you’ve just created the market for trauma barf bags 😉

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