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I went to a UCLA seminar on triggering and was triggered by a MAGA hat
latimes.com ^ | January 16, 2020 | JOANNA CHEEK

Posted on 01/16/2020 5:23:51 PM PST by lowbridge

I circle around UCLA’s Moore Hall for the third time. Security officers block each entrance. Police in riot gear patrol the streets. Metal fences wall off the building from protesters, and barricades separate protesters on the left from those on the right. Everyone prepares for Donald Trump Jr.’s arrival to promote his new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”

As a trauma therapist who works with women and refugees — and who practices on Canada’s west coast — I admit that I live in a progressive bubble. I’ve never met a Trump supporter in the flesh and the psychiatrist in me is curious: What puzzle pieces of life experience could come together to produce a world-view so opposite to mine? I hope to chat with a Trump voter to try to understand.

But then I see my first MAGA hat.

My mind floods with images of climate activist Greta Thunberg crying “How dare you?” and white men marching in straight-pride parades, wielding swastikas, guns and Confederate flags. I envision immigrant children warehoused in cages and online comments that scream, “Go back to where you came from.”

I tense up and glare at the man in MAGA. I want him to feel unwelcome, unsafe and, mostly, to feel shame.

I’m at UCLA to attend a psychotherapy course to learn about these kind of moments — when big emotions short circuit our mind’s higher functions so we can’t think or behave skillfully. The professor playfully called it “boom time.” In other words, we’re triggered.

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1 posted on 01/16/2020 5:23:51 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Note to self. Wear MAGA hat everywhere everyday.

L


2 posted on 01/16/2020 5:25:51 PM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: lowbridge

Her brain has short circuits.


3 posted on 01/16/2020 5:27:06 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: lowbridge

4 posted on 01/16/2020 5:27:50 PM PST by dontreadthis (A TIMELINE OF TREASON on Profile Page)
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To: Lurker

Guy sounds like a real p*ssy. Hope he doesn’t try to reproduce.

Triggered by a hat?

Gee.. wonder what he’d do if I gave him the middle finger while wearing a MAGA hat?


5 posted on 01/16/2020 5:28:20 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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Then she speaks of higher functions.


6 posted on 01/16/2020 5:28:28 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: lowbridge

Grow up you overeducated idjit.


7 posted on 01/16/2020 5:28:33 PM PST by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: lowbridge

Joanna Cheek

8 posted on 01/16/2020 5:28:40 PM PST by Troublemaker
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To: lowbridge
Wow.

I was almost tempted to click on the link and read the whole article but then I remembered by New Year's Resolution.

Does it get any better? And by that I mean, did she recognize that she needs to seek professional help?

9 posted on 01/16/2020 5:29:39 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: lowbridge

She wants me to feel shame? I certainly can’t claim to be proud of everything I’ve ever done but one thing I’ll be forever proud of is my admiration of,and respect for,President Trump.


10 posted on 01/16/2020 5:29:49 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election)
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To: lowbridge

“I’ve never met a Trump supporter in the flesh...”

Talk about a person living in an insulated, self imposed impenetrable echo chamber.

That entire scenario is just plain creepy.......and scary!


11 posted on 01/16/2020 5:30:12 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: lowbridge
As a trauma therapist who works with women and refugees

To what? Perpetuate the trauma?

12 posted on 01/16/2020 5:30:55 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NFHale; Lurker

Oops.

It’s a “her” not a him.

Comment still stands otherwise. Especially the part about not breeding. We have enough snowflakes to be dealt with right now.


13 posted on 01/16/2020 5:31:07 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Texas Eagle

She is the “professional” she has been waiting for.


14 posted on 01/16/2020 5:31:28 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: Texas Eagle

I’m impressed—an actual resolution to follow the unofficial FR protocols on commenting.


15 posted on 01/16/2020 5:31:32 PM PST by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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To: Troublemaker; Lurker

Yikes.

Triple bagger. Not even with Beer Goggles....

I wouldn’t even put a flag over her head and “do it for my Country”.

Some sacrifices are too much to make.


16 posted on 01/16/2020 5:32:18 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: lowbridge

” I want him to feel unwelcome, unsafe and, mostly, to feel shame.”

Maybe it’s just me, but I get triggered by people that react like that to hats or to people with different opinions.

But we don’t have to concern ourselves with offending the likes of me, do we? Only the feelings of approved persons matter. Kind of like royalty, they are.


17 posted on 01/16/2020 5:32:53 PM PST by rightwingcrazy (;-,)
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To: Hieronymus

Yeah, low hanging fruit. It’s the only resolution I’ve been able to keep since 1996.


18 posted on 01/16/2020 5:32:59 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: lowbridge

She has the confused type of demons.


19 posted on 01/16/2020 5:33:17 PM PST by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: lowbridge

I’m at UCLA to attend a psychotherapy course
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Sounds like she really needs it.


20 posted on 01/16/2020 5:33:48 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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