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Another Term to Combat: Snowflakes

One way to do this is to come up with an alternative term to combat those who use it to degrade us.
I am currently thinking of a term that can be used toward reactionary provocateurs who throw out verbal firebombs to show how much of a conservative "rebel" they think they are. These are the kind of people who think they are standing up for free speech and fighting the so-called culture war, all while ingratiating their own egos. I distinctly remember one from when I was in college who kept on saying things like "Why don't they stop blowing up things?" in response to the professor showing a documentary about how Muslim people are treated by the media. When he made a remark about all Native American Indians supposedly living off the government, the professor remarked that this was a huge generalization. I am sure that after class, he immediately went to a blog to complain about unfairly he was being treated by "liberal academia". What cracked me up was that after one remark he made, I turned around and saw him looking eagerly to see what the classes reaction was. Some kind of term needs to be created for people like this. It's a long time coming.

A New Idea to Label Trump

Trump keeps on calling all news outlets he doesn't like "Fake News". Has anybody considered calling Trump the "Fake President"?

Trump Launches Attack on Unnamed Press Sources

This is the name of the NBC News article by Ali Vitali on Feb. 24, 2017. Trump has publicly come out and said that news stories based on anonymous sources, I assume by this he mostly means anonymous government or White House sources, should be banned. To me, this sounds like the most serious break with the First Amendment and our traditions of freedom of the Press since the Nixon Administration.

Elizabeth Warren Silenced.

While Elizabeth Warren has been silenced by Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate, she still speaks volumes, and can be heard loud an clear across the country. According to CNN, Mini Mitches maneuver backfired. Go, Elizabeth, Go!

Culture Warriors

Yes, conservatives have made it clear that they find "social justice warriors" annoying. But their culture warriors are every bit as annoying as our social justice warriors are to them. It's be a good idea to start using the term "culture warrior" as a negative in our own media outreach.
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