AOC, PTSD and the time a violent mob tried to attack me
I've been surrounded by a mob trying to attack me while the police struggled to hold them off. It gave me PTSD too. Of course the victims of the Capitol Riot are traumatised.
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There’s a certain sort of smug satisfaction that delights in belittling the trauma of others. At times, that smugness turns political. “Triggered, snowflake?”, gleefully thrown at sad, scared or traumatised opponents, practically became a slogan of the alt-Right in 2015-16 and spread more widely to the whole Conservat…