SCRAMBLE THE SOCIAL WORKERS AND THE SHRINKS, HELPY PEOPLE AND PHARMACIST, STAT!!!!!!!
Dalrymple on "pre-traumatic stress disorder".
We saw this phenomenon, just a reminder with the Fort Hood Jihadi, "workplace violence", if you recall:
"Major Hasan is a Virginia-born army psychiatrist and a recipient of
the Pentagon’s Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, which seems fair
enough, since he certainly served in it, albeit for the other side. Most
Americans think he’s nuts. He thinks Americans are nuts. It’s a closer
call than you’d think. In the immediate aftermath of his attack, the
U.S. media, following their iron-clad rule that “Allahu akbar” is Arabic
for “Nothing to see here,” did their best to pass off Major Hasan as
the first known victim of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “It comes
at a time when the stress of combat has affected so many soldiers,”
fretted Andrew Bast in a report the now defunct Newsweek headlined, “A
Symptom of a Military on the Brink.”
"What is most interesting from the cultural point of view about the
preposterous nonsense of trigger warnings for Victorian books is the
obvious thirst or desire for victimization that they express. Victims
are the heroes of the politically correct; their victimhood confers
unique moral authority upon them ex officio. And since many would
like to be a unique moral authority, it follows that they would like to
be a victim. The fact soon follows the wish, at least in their own
estimation; and this, of course, provides much work and justifies much
power for the self-proclaimed protectors of victims. University teachers
become the curators of figurines of the finest porcelain, which only
they are allowed to touch"
"This is a case in which caricature is the best way of capturing truth."
I don't think mocking really does anything to change things, but it's certainly a step up from not doing anything. If you mock something then you're not afraid of it, so that's a positive step.