Just as the media was kicking around the tackily ethnocentric (to be charitable) alt-right as Trump's campaign manager Steve Bannon getting named to a high White House post in the new administration, I saw this story on the CBC's 10PM newscast last night.
Someone had put up a batch of alt-right recruiting posters in a Toronto park with the header "Hey, White Person" and goes on to list a string of grievances against PCness and multiculturalism, then list a string of allied web sites.
A recent Zits cartoon came to mind, where a "microagression" arc was in progress. Mom asked teenager Jeremy if asking him to take out the trash would be a microagression, to which Jeremy agreed. Mom grabs a broom and says that she prefers macroagressions anyway.
There's been a ongoing theme in certain quarters of the right (for at least a couple of decades or so since PC became a term) that since they're going to be deemed insensitive by certain powers-that-be, they might as well be really insensitive; "If you can't live it down, live it up." Like Jeremy's mom, if polite statements are going to be sneered at, they cut to the chase and make impolite statements.
"Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us" goes the passage from the Lord's Prayer. Both are important. A lack of forgiveness can lead to a feedback loop of hostility and retaliation, while we (unlike our incoming President) also need to fess up to our own sins.
Using an dated term to describe a demographic group or merely saying something that conflicts with someone's world-view can be enough to have the offended person going to their higher-ups to complain. The "fragile snowflake" isn't all that forgiving.
Too often, the response to that PC-ness is to double down; "if I'm getting ragged on for saying black rather than African-American, I'll go nuclear and drop an N-bomb." That's just responding to a cry of microaggression with full-on bullying aggression. Not only does that over-the-topness lack in forgiveness for the PC police, but it creates true trespasses of its own.
Note that this isn't just a alt-right thing. There's quite a bit of it in the more animated wing of the BLM movement, where the theme seems to be that if a MLK-style appeal to the better angels of white nature isn't working, calling for a pig roast might.
Transgression gets attention, especially if it taps an aquifer of resentment. Average white bands who don't see any fruit of "white privilege" and see everyone else's culture get honored but not theirs can relate to the alt-right's frustration, while a frustrated black youth who's been given the eagle-eye at a store one time too many and been subjected to a driving-while-black pullover will start to be frustrated with whites in general and cops in particular.
Turning the other cheek is another Gospel concept in short supply. For too many folks, their application of that is that of William Wallace mooning the English.