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Internet Jerks Pledge to Make Internet Even Worse in #TheTriggering


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Determined to maintain social media’s status as a greasy dumpster fire, some internet jerks are coining March 9th and 10th #TheTriggering. It’s basically an attempt to defend freedom of speech, which is “under attack by cultural Marxists who seek to subvert us.” The “us” there refers to the fine folk at the “anti-SJW” website AgeOfShitlords.

How are they going to defend freedom of speech? Glad you asked! The idea is that they’ll go onto social media and post offensive things in order to defend their right to post offensive things. So, basically, it’s the internet on a normal freaking day.

AgeOfShitlords user TheFoolAndTheWorld goes on to explain:

That is why on March 9th and 10th, to fight treating people with respect [sorry, had my “PC2Respect” extension on –Ed.] political correctness, and to celebrate the return of Lauren Southern’s profile, we shitlords around the world will conduct the annual event known as #TheTriggering on all forms of social media.

#TheTriggering is the brainchild of anti-feminist/journalist Lauren Southern, who gained notoriety by showing up to a slutwalk in Vancouver and proudly held up a sign that read “There is no rape culture in the West.”

As you can imagine, terrible internet people everywhere have been rubbing their hands together in anticipation of today and tomorrow, when they finally have an excuse to post horrifically offensive things. I have no idea how that differs from any other day for them, but there you go.

This all being said: take care on the internet today, folks. Moreso than normal, I guess.

(via We Hunted The Mammoth)

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