By Gregg Re | 4 August 2019
FOX NEWS — The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this weekend came to a screeching halt when one delegate formally complained of “sensory overload” from “guys” whispering in the room — prompting another “comrade” to grab the microphone to angrily demand an immediate end to the use of “gendered language.”
The back-to-back moments of impassioned hypersensitivity at the gathering of the largest socialist organization in the United States led to bipartisan mockery from commentators, who compared the scene to something out of the sitcom “The Office” or the sketch comedy group Monty Python.
“Uh, quick point of personal privilege, um guys,” began one delegate, who identified himself as James Jackson from Sacramento, and specified that he uses the “he/him” personal pronouns.
As soon as Jackson said the word “guys,” an individual in the audience could be seen becoming visibly irate in a livestream video of the convention posted online.
Meanwhile at the Democratic Socialists of America conference… pic.twitter.com/fT0GfHIFFI
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“I just want to say, can we please keep the chatter to the minimum? I’m one of the people who’s very, very prone to sensory overload,” Jackson said. Several other delegates could be seen waving “Jazz hands” in the air, instead of applauding, as he spoke. (Jazz hands are considered less “triggering” to those sensitive to loud sounds.)
“There’s a lot of whispering and chattering going on. It’s making it very difficult for me to focus. Please, I know we’re all fresh and ready to go, but can we please just keep the chatter to a minimum? It’s affecting my ability to focus.”
“Thank you, comrade,” the chair responded.
But the situation would not end so easily for the approximately 1,500 socialists gathered at the convention. […]
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