People on the political left have been characterized by those on the political right as bleeding-heart liberals and snowflakes. To
conservatives, these terms mean weakness and a flawed value system. Yet, it's the conservatives whose delicate sensibilities are constantly triggered, and their
rationalizations can be logic-defying.
In 2013, Republican Governor of Lousiana, Bobby Jindal, speaking to the Republican National Committee, said,
“We must stop being the stupid party.”:
The problem is, the conservative base is happy with the direction the stupid party is taking.
Here are some examples of the things that triggered conservatives, their representatives in Congress, and right-wing media in recent years.
The right-wing has been focusing on M&M colors for years now, trying to associate the colors with sexual deviancy. The animated purple M&M spokescandy in their TV ads
is supposed to represent inclusiveness and acceptance.
A few right-wing talking heads said that this spokescandy
“might be transgender.”
Tucker Carlson was disturbed that the revamped female candies were “less sexy” and disturbed that he no longer wanted to have a drink with them:
This caused someone on Twitter to ask, “Does Tucker Carlson know you don’t actually have sex with the M&Ms?”
Many conservatives see the Barbie movie as left-wing, toxic, anti-man feminism.
Right-wing hero Ben Shapiro lit Barbie and Ken dolls on fire in a video on Twitter. We wonder if Shapiro purchased the dolls just before incinerating them or if they were already in his closet.
Perhaps conservatives would be happier with the Klaus Barbie movie?
Fighting against wokeness is core to today's conservatism, yet when asked to define wokeism, some can't do it. Here's Bethany Mandel, the author of a book on wokeness,
being asked to define wokeness by interviewer Brianna Joy Gray:
Conservatives hate Crocs footwear. Why? They're worn by gays...and women...and children...and...
Anheuser-Busch sent a few cans of Bud Light to trans woman and Tik Tok star Dylan Mulvaney. The right-wing went nuts when Mulvaney drank one on Tik Toc. They called
for a boycot of Bud Light. There were videos of cases of Bud Light being destroyed by AK-47-wielding lunatics like Kid Rock.
The beer company was happy that their beer was purchased, even if the buyers didn't drink it.
When Americn Doll Company published a Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image book that included language that was a bit woke, conservatives claimed that the book (and perhaps the dolls) would corrupt their children.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
forced electric lighting to be 25 percent more efficient by 2014. It was passed by the Democratic majority in Congress.
Naturally, Fox News made a big deal about this injustice, so many conservatives bought a lifetime supply of the old inefficient bulbs before the law took effect.
Given that newer LED bulbs last far longer and now cost about the same, this was a silly move. Here's Neil deGrasse Tyson explaning why LED bulbs are so much more efficient:
Conservatives don't like that police must read Miranda rights to anyone they arrest. “Criminal suspects shouldn't have Miranda rights. They're criminals.”
Football players who protest the murders of unarmed black men by taking a knee during the national anthem makes conservatives crazy. They think that protest in any form is unacceptable
regardless of the injustice.
Jade Helm 15
Many conservatives believed that military exercises in the U.S., such as the Jade Helm 15 exercize, was really an Obama plan to round up dissidents in preparation for Martial Law.
Some conservatives believed that FEMA has death camps, which explains FEMA's stockpiles of body bags and coffins. The first phase will be
the rounding up of law-abiding U.S. citizens and imprisoned at one of hundreds of military bases. The second phase will be...well,...think
Many conservatives don't like when Black Americans enjoy their benefits of citizenship. This famous photo is of a woman who phoned police when two Black
men were barbequing in a public park, in an area designated for barbequing. She was apparently calling to report the crime barbequing while black.
We're waiting for a ruling on whether barbequing while Asian is also a thing.
Saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas makes them very unhappy. Apparently, it's insulting to Christians to have any other religion recognized.
It's because they believe the United States is a Christian nation, and that the founding fathers created it to be a theocracy, regardless of what the First Amendment to the
The First Amendment was adopted in 1791. The founding fathers wanted religious freedom and no state religion.
Starbucks' Coffee Cups
Look closely at this Starbucks coffee cup. See the "Happy Holidays" in the upper left? To conservatives, this apparently means that there is no God and is an attack on the baby Jesus.
The conservative war on the poor is never-ending. They don't like poor people getting a free-ride on their tax dollars. They equate being poor with being lazy.
“Once you give lazy poor people food stamps, they'll be back for more.”
“We need to be able to force people who use food stamps to only buy foods that we think they should eat.”
Back in 2013, conservative gun owners complained that the government was buying too much ammunition, and there wasn't enough available for them to purchase.
They were afraid that they would be outgunned when they had to battle U.S. military troops to take back the country.
Outgunned? By a military funded with over $700 billion a year?
Many conservatives don't want schools to provide milk and lunch to poor students. Some think the students should get a job before or after school to pay for it. One Congressman suggested that schools should fire
their janitors and use student labor instead.
GOP Congressmen were the heros to conservatives when they brought back polystyrene cups to the Congressional cafeterias. A previous woke Congress had replaced the non-recyclable
cups with ceramic cups to better protect the environment.