Will 'Trigglypuff' get Trump elected?

A straight right-winger, a gay right-winger, and a professor faced down leftist protesters and went viral. What's the election connection?

Guy Cohen ,

Milo Yiannopoulos at UMass
Milo Yiannopoulos at UMass
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It happened four months ago: Two talented young spokesmen for the conservative right and a professor who refers to herself as the "factual feminist", and thus opposes radical feminism, participated in a joint speech and panel-discussion event at the University of Massachusetts (UMass).

An old story, on the face of it, except that the YouTube videos showing the event have gone viral, with two videos garnering over a million views, and a third coming up fast on a million. This means that the ideas conveyed in the event, in the context of the conflict it manifests, are resonating with the general public in the US, and are also influencing the election campaign, as shall be elaborated upon.

What made the event so interesting was that the intelligent and witty speakers greatly "triggered" the rage of the politically correct coalition of radical feminists, militant gay-rights activists, and others that the left has created on campuses across the west. These are the people who are derisively referred to as the "Social Justice Warriors" (SJWs) by conservatives and many classical liberals. The UMass SJWs came to the event in order to blow it up, attempting - and failing - to silence the three speakers.

Most conspicuous among the SJWs was a heavy-set girl who shrieked "You're not wanted here!", "Get your hate speech off this campus," and other such things at the speakers. The girl quickly earned the nickname "Trigglypuff" on the internet. The name is a play on words, combining the name of a rotund Pokemon named "Jigglypuff" and the term "triggering", which is used by the far-left SJWs when the expression of unacceptable opinions "triggers" their anxiety, eliciting what they claim is a reaction that is beyond their control.

The gay speaker was Milo Yiannopoulos, an extremely popular right-wing pundit who spares no one, and was recently banned from Twitter for that reason. Yiannopoulos ended his speech with his oft-repeated motto: "Feminism is cancer."

The second speaker was comedian Steven Crowder, host of a popular politics and comedy podcast, who abandoned his plan to do some normal stand-up comedy at the UMass event and instead spent his allotted time pacing around the stage mocking the loudly protesting SJWs to their faces in a passionate impromptu "speech."

The third speaker was Professor Christina Hoff-Summers. Her "factual feminist" YouTube videos in which she investigates and debunks various radical feminist talking points regarding issues such as domestic violence, campus rape culture, and the gender wage gap have gained her widespread appreciation among conservatives. She defines herself as a feminist, but of the pre-"3rd wave" type.

The Trump connection

How does this all affect the election campaign? The UMass event demonstrates that in the US - unlike Israel - there is a very vibrant movement opposing radical feminism and political correctness, and that this movement even extends into college campuses, the strongholds of the left.

Feminism was exported from the US to Israel in the 70s. Today there is widespread awareness among conservatives in America of the fact that radical feminism is the tool used by the left to win over young women to their side, and that it was these young feminist women who voted for Barack Obama in the last two elections, and who may take Hillary Clinton all the way to the white house in November.

At the UMass event, the speakers attempted to explain to the gays and feminists in the audience that it's Islam oppresses women and gays, not American conservatives. Thus, anyone who is truly concerned for the rights and welfare of women and gays should vote for a conservative government in the US, because only such a government would fight radical Islam. The more this message is received by the general public in the US, the higher the likelihood that Trump will beat Clinton in the upcoming election.

Trump's popularity stems first and foremost from his outspoken opposition to political correctness. One of the most important moments in the primary process occurred during a televised debate when Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly asked Trump about statements that he had made which she claimed showed disdain for women. Trump told Kelly he "has not time" for political correctness, and thus won over many voters.

(Warning: May contain strong or explicit language.)




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