We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Who knew that Indians were so hypersensitive?" It seems like they are actually offended by this but lets face it this is really about the grievance industry and the power and profit being offended can offer.
Regarding triggers: A collegiate very liberal (still) friend said: "Life sucks, then you die." A little downer perhaps, but much more realistic than thinking life should be no more challenging or offensive than an episode of "Barney" or "Sesame Street." People, mostly men, younger than these whiny college students died on the beaches of Omaha and sundry other places during the Revolutionary, Civil, World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East. And, sadly, the tribal leaders are, IMHO, not much more trigger adverse.
Anyone recall the Scholastic Books of Italian, Polish and other jokes you could buy from your school. Gems such as these were sold in books at school: "How do you tell who's the bride at a Polish wedding?" "She's the one with the braided armpits." Rude, yes, funny, somewhat, but I learned to grin and bear it. I also learned the world didn't revolve around little old me. Not a bad lesson to learn.