Welcome to Snowflake Justice! If you have been involved in the political discourse during the last year regarding Brexit and/or the 2016 US Presidential election, then you have certainly heard the term “snowflake” being thrown around. Right-winged baby boomers have used this term without abandon to describe millennials and progressives for showing “sensitivity” around justice issues. People such as Janice Atkinson, kicked out of Ukip (a right-winged populist political party in the UK) for expenses fraud, and Donald Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon have publicly used the term in a derogatory manner. However, as delicate as snowflakes may seem, they can certainly cause quite the uproar.
Every winter, roads close across the country and children wake up to a dream come true when billions of snowflakes force a snow day; this is the kind of turmoil we snowflakes are trying to stir up. Inconvenient and dangerous commutes come along with each snowflake that falls from the sky, and one wrong move could cause a deadly avalanche to cascade down upon whoever stands in its way… So why should any of us left-winged warriors be offended? May our protests block city streets and may our legislative powers allow children of all colors to wake up safe and happy in their homes!
Keep calling us snowflakes, but we will not be hindered until our storm brings JUSTICE.
This blog is your hub for social justice news (reliably sourced: NO FAKE NEWS), local activism, and ways for you to join in on the storm. Winter is coming, and it will be here to stay until the United States of America can stand united once again.
Nicholson, Rebecca. “’Poor Little Snowflake’ – the Defining Insult of 2016.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 28 Nov. 2016, http://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/28/snowflake-insult-disdain-young-people.
Featured image: Picketing sign (created by me) used at the Trump Impeachment Rally on July 2nd, 2017 at Denver’s Civic Center Park.