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House Democrats Are Going Full SJW With Their Safety Pins

The House Democrats have morphed into full-on social justice warriors, joining in on the wearing of safety pins as a form of protest.

Disgraced former Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent out the following email on Monday:

“We invite you and your staff to join us in fastening a safety pin to your clothing, as a demonstration that we stand for safety, healing and unity against bigotry, anti-Semitism, homophobia and misogyny,” Wasserman Schultz wrote. “Let’s go high by sending a message that we are a safe haven and a bulwark against hate.”

In other words, the House Democrats are trying to create their own safe space.

The absurdity of the safety pin began in June with some Brits using it as a method to protest the Brexit, which they condemned as supposedly racist and xenophobic.

“Unable to come to terms with a referendum unequivocally against liberal governing policies, the Left is attempting to hijack the narrative of populist democracy and turn into it one of racism, rage, and tribalism,” wrote the Daily Wire‘s Michael Qazvini at the time.

That rings especially true for the American left, as they are using the same form of protest against the election of Donald Trump. Actors like Patrick Stewart have donned the safety pin to somehow show solidarity with minorities, whom leftists fear will be harmed under a Trump presidency. Leftist news outlets Slate and Vox have called on their readers to wear safety pins. Precious snowflake college students have also resorted to using safety pins, as if safe spaces weren’t enough.

Naturally, such idiotic stunts have been roundly mocked on Twitter:

Even the Huffington Post finds the safety pins to be moronic. Christopher Keelty wrote a piece in the uber-leftist outlet titled: “Dear White People, Your Safety Pins Are Embarrassing.” Keelty’s piece bemoans how whites voted for Trump–ignoring the fact that it was Hillary Clinton’s fault for being a terrible candidate–but there is a grain of truth in this section:

We don’t get to make ourselves feel better by putting on safety pins and self-designating ourselves as allies.

And make no mistake, that’s what the safety pins are for. Making White people feel better. They’ll do little or nothing to reassure the marginalized populations they are allegedly there to reassure; marginalized people know full well the long history of white people calling themselves allies while doing nothing to help, or even inflicting harm on, non-white Americans.

The main takeaway is that wearing a safety pin is stupid and does literally nothing to help anyone. All it does is artificially prop up leftists’ self-esteem because it makes them feel good, which of course matters more than facts for them. And now, the House Democrats have embraced the absurd social justice warrior mentality of the safety pins, reflecting the further radicalization of the party. It’s only a matter of time before they sit on their butts again to protest Trump’s agenda.

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