Snowflakes get hurty feelings

Caption: Someone said “No” to them.

The fragility of the millennial generation – those born in the decade or so up to 1992 – is legendary.

My parent’s generation grew up under the shadow of the worst economic depression in recent history, closely followed by the most devastating war in human history. They were a pretty resilient bunch. My generation grew up under the shadow of The Bomb and came of age in an era of oil crises, stagflation, recession and high unemployment. We dealt with it.

Millennials can’t even lose an election without dissolving into tears. Quote:

A quarter of students found the 2016 [election] so traumatic they now report symptoms of PTSD, according to a new study.

Researchers surveyed Arizona State University students around the time of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017, and some had stress scores on par with that of school shooting witnesses’ seven-month follow-ups.

Twenty-five percent of the 769 students, who were an even mix of genders and races and socioeconomic backgrounds, reported ‘clinically significant’ levels of stress. End of quote.

What is especially telling is that the sample group – college social science students – is probably among the most “liberal” in America. Quote:

Most (56.4 percent) of the students, who live in a state that voted for Trump, said they were not happy with the result – 20 percent somewhat dissatisfied, and 38 percent completely dissatisfied. End of quote.

So they’re unhappy their side lost? It happens. Get used to it. Quote:

In terms of how the election impacted their lives, 65 percent said there was no impact. Ten percent said they saw a positive impact.

But a quarter were so crestfallen their symptoms would be deemed a medical condition, severe enough to interfere with their work, social activities, and personal relationships. End of quote.

Once upon a time, Thomas Jefferson could remark that “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend”. Today, writer Bret Easton Ellis – a rich, gay New York literary darling who describes himself as generally left-liberal – wonders at the Trump derangement of his own circle. Quote:

Polls had Clinton winning with a probability of somewhere between 70 and 99 percent, according to Pew Research. On the night, outsider Trump took key states Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as the map went red.

The election also came amid soaring rates of stress and anxiety among young people, the generation who have grown up with social media.

Most of the students in the study said they consumed their election coverage via social media, which psychologists and pediatricians warn is usually the driving factor for millennial anxiety as it fuels extremist, angry pockets among like-minded groups. End of quote.

There are many entertaining YouTube clips compiling the smug certainty of the left leading up to the 2016 election. When their anticipated candy was unexpectedly snatched from them, the left screamed like babies – and they haven’t stopped.

For the millennial generation, war has mostly become an abstract notion. Despite their unusual longevity, the wars in the middle-east have resulted in a fraction of the casualties of, say, Vietnam, let alone WWII. The number of Americans in the armed services is less than half what it was in my childhood.

Prosperity has also been the rule: the GFC was roughly as bad as the late 70s/early 80s; but much shorter, and preceded by unprecedented growth.

Social progress has also been remarkable: millennials have never known a world without civil rights, women’s rights or gay rights.

Despite – or perhaps because of – growing up in what are indisputably the best of times for humanity, especially in the West, these cotton-wool kids are so coddled that they literally equate words with physical violence. Worse, they equate losing an election to fighting a war or being raped.

This isn’t genuine trauma, it’s attention-seeking tantrums. The thing about people who’ve genuinely suffered trauma is that they don’t like to talk about it. “Dad never talked about the war” is a familiar refrain amongst both mine and my parents’ generation.

Snowflakes, on the other hand, just can’t shut up about how hurty their widdle fee-fees are.

Leftist cry-babyism is not only a threat to civil order and democracy, as they form gangs of black-shirted thugs wreaking violence and mayhem, it’s also an insult to people who’ve suffered real trauma.


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