If you’re the kind of person who gets offended over a sweater that’s being sold at Target, I can’t rightly know what to say. Thankfully, a wounded veteran did, and his brilliant (if slightly vulgar) words are a reminder of why snowflakes desperately need perspective.

The kerfuffle over the sweater began during the 2015 Christmas season. As Target shoppers are probably aware of, the chain sells a lot of kitchy holiday sweaters with quasi-humorous slogans on them during the festive months. One of them, however, triggered the left.

It said “OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder.”

You can probably guess what happened next on Twitter:

@Target as someone with OCD I'd really appreciate it if you didn't sell my illness as a fashion statement

Iraq War vet Derek Weida, who lost a leg from injuries suffered in the conflict, decided to put complainers in their place. He had a perfect — if slightly vulgar — response to the anger:

“Shut up, p****. You’ll be fine,” the Instagram caption read. Weida took the picture next to a gingerbread man with a leg snapped off, proving he could take it as well. And, as Weida’s personal website pointed out, he’s been through a lot more than most snowflakes ever will be.

“On June 23, 2007, I was shot side-to-side through the right knee during a nighttime house raid in the Shaab Ur district of Baghdad,” Weida’s website read, according to America Now.

“I fought hard through 18 months of surgeries and physical therapy to rehab my knee so I could return to my unit. Sometimes things are just out of our control and I was medically retired from the Army in June 2009. I spent 2008-2010 angry, depressed, drunk, and suicidal. All of my dreams and aspirations revolved around being a soldier and I felt like since that part of my life was over, my life was over in general. In December 2011 I had my leg amputated, something I had fought to have done since 2007. Once I was freed from the shackles of my busted up leg I began to thrive.”

The veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division is now a bodybuilder and a prominent social media personality.

Now, I haven’t been through anything like what Weida has seen. However, I’m not coming at this from a positionality of ableist privilege, as the left might say. I’ve had relatively severe generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks since my teens, two fun little conditions that have landed me in urgent care and/or the emergency room on more than a few occasions.

Would I be offended if Target made a Christmas sweater about GAD or panic attacks? Heck no. In fact, I’d encourage it, although the best I can come up with at the moment is something involving a Christmas tree and “pine-ic attacks.” (The idea is available for just a small royalty fee, Target! Hit me up if you guys are interested, although I hear you’re kind of short of money these days.)

Humor is part of how people deal with these sorts of things. Getting offended over a shirt that has a little fun with obsessive-compulsive disorder is absolutely ridiculous, and Derek Weida is proof. If he can laugh at himself, so can you.

Thankfully, Target made the right call on this one (for once). “We never want to disappoint any of our guests and apologize for any discomfort,” a company spokeswoman said. “At this time, we have no plans to remove this item from our assortment.”


I don't care if he was vulgar, little miss snowflake deserved every bit of it...

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This whole affair smacks of OCD... obsessive and compulsive.

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BREAKING: Hillary Admits She Was Wrong About ‘Deplorables,’
White Nationalists Only ‘0.15%’ Of U.S. Population

(TeaParty.org) – Hillary Clinton, the failed liberal presidential candidate who sealed her fate by slamming half of U.S. voters as a load of racist, sexist, xenophobic “deplorables,” just came out and admitted she was wrong, Breitbart reports.

Speaking with Hugh Hewitt on his radio show about her book “What Happened,” he asked her if she actually believes that half of the American population are white nationalists and racists.

“Of the 62.9 million people who voted for President Trump, do you have a number in your mind that you think are actually white nationalist racists of that 62.9 million, a real number?” he asked.

“No, I don’t,” she said.

Still have any doubts? Later in the conversation, Hewitt asked the same question again. “Do you think there are more than a half million, you know, honest-to-God white nationalists running around the United States?”

Clinton: “Probably not, no.”

A white nationalist would like to establish a sovereign country for people of white European heritage, an idea everyone across the political spectrum finds unspeakably intolerable and offensive. Now, the woman who declared that this was the desire of more than half of Americans is saying that virtually nobody wants it. On both counts, she’s completely wrong.

There’s no doubt that Clinton is probably going to try running again for president in 2020 – if she’s even alive that long – and might be trying to absolve her guilt and pander to all those “undecideds” who instantly went MAGA the second she blasted them as no-good racist deplorables for not voting Democrat.

However, Clinton did later admit that there were more white nationalists in America than she had thought. Expressing her worries that the internet and the presidency of Trump is giving them a voice and a platform, she hinted that under her iron scepter, she will attempt to silence them.

“Unfortunately, their views, which used to be quite beyond the mainstream, you know, have a much broader audience now, because you know, of being online and having outlets and media presence that can promote those attitudes,” she said.

How many white nationalists are there in the United States? That’s a question with troublingly few answers, since for some mysterious reason the liberal mainstream media – even though it claims all the time that white supremacy is on the rise – hasn’t actually bothered to take polls and just ask people whether they are white nationalists.

Actually, there’s a simple answer to that. If such a poll were to be taken, our bet is that liberals would be very disappointed to discover that almost nobody is actually a white nationalist, and so there would be no way they could continue scaring people with those fears. A tactic Clinton has apparently given up on.

Left-wingers are entirely convinced that some vague but large majority of people who say they aren’t racists or white nationalists, actually share a lot of views with them – which is why Nazi and white supremacist have become interchangeable with Republican and libertarian.

An article by Newsweek, which polled around 5,000 in order address this very question, came up with this response:

About 70 percent of respondents strongly agreed that people of different races should be “free to live wherever they choose” and that “all races are equal,” and 89 percent agreed that all races should be treated equally. At the same time, 31 percent of respondents said they strongly or somewhat agreed that the country needs to “protect and preserve its White European heritage,” while 34 percent strongly or somewhat disagreed and 29 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed.

Reality is, it’s a little true that some Americans do have overlapping views with white nationalists, but the overwhelming majority of respondents STRONGLY believe that the races should be free, are equal, and should be treated equally. Sounds like none of these respondents would be joining a lynch mob or waging a second Holocaust any time soon – trying to equate the preservation of white heritage with support for slavery and genocide is obviously one of the Left’s biggest lies, and the very reason why 39 percent of people in this same survey believe white people are under attack.

So Clinton changes her mind, and now says she believes less than one percent of the American population are white nationalists – did she believe there were even LESS than that during the campaign trail? Either way, she’s either just lying or plain stupid.


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