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What University ‘Snowflakes’ Are Really About

America’s privileged students at elite colleges and universities continue to be traumatized by speech they find “hurtful” and “threatening.” Last November at Yale it was a faculty email suggesting that students should lighten up on policing Halloween costumes for racial insensitivity. At the University of Missouri, some students were offended by the administration’s failure to investigate and punish alleged racial slurs. A Harvard student recently told FOX News’ Meghan Kelly that displaying the American flag in a dorm room or just being in the same class with a pro-life student is hurtful and insensitive. Now students at Emory University are experiencing “pain,” “fear,” and “frustration” over messages supporting Donald Trump that were written in chalk on campus sidewalks. At Scripps College, #Trump2016 written on a dorm whiteboard was called “racist” and “intentional violence.”

  • Dana Garcia

    Pol-Pot-style indoctrination has gotten very expensive for the victims.

  • Ed

    Well, perhaps. But as the North American car manufacturers found out, if you build shit, people won’t buy. So pack the academy with increasingly useless courses and programs, and see if they sell any better than rich corinthian leather did.

  • canminuteman

    They are not really offended at all, it’s just a push for power a la Mao’s Red Guard and the Khmer Rouge. Be aware, we all know how those two episodes in history worked out.

  • ontario john

    I’m offended that people get offended. Or perhaps I’m offended that I’m offended. That would make a great university course.

  • Surele Surele

    I AM offended, therefore I is.

    • Shebel

      I am not offended , therefore I am nothing.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Good one!

      • infedel

        You are not offended; therefore you are a normal functioning citizen; and not someone that our elites think must be drugged with rx lobbyist pills for better control.

    • Justin St.Denis

      In the future, everybody will be offended for 15 (COOSE ONE: minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, millennia).

      • Surele Surele

        don’t forget the weather. THE WEATHER!

  • Brett_McS

    They call mere speech “[micro]-aggression” in order to justify actual physical aggression against the speaker.

  • seaoh
    • What a bunch of pansies.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Hey, I’m offended. I like pansies. The flowers, that is. Don’t be giving pansies a bad name now. 😉

        • I apologise without reservation.

          I will put on a hair shirt as a sign of contrition.

          It’s angora.

          Is that okay? 🙂

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            Okay for your part, but I’ll be on to Justinian’s people re: my truth and reconciliation $$$ courtesy the jolly taxpayer. 😀

          • You need a stay at a four-star hotel to forget that residential school you never went to.

  • Gary

    I watch one recent video from NY U about Trigger warnings by the prof’s. This fragile girl said that it’s not her job to warn people about what offends her or causes a panic to wan ta safe-space. The professor and others should be aware of the people around them and think before they speak that they may hurt someone.
    Funny how she didn’t want anyone to stop her from speaking as if nothing she says ever offends people. She’s mommy’s snowflake that can’t do wrong .

    With 7,000,000,000 people on the planet I don’t have time to listen to each one whine or give me their list of banned word that send then into a fit of tears crying out for mom. I don’t have time for her either and don’t care if she’s hurt by what i say , just wait until she on a plane and is offended and can’t get the pilot fired. Then she may go to some nation where she’s flogged for offended them , or maybe beheaded.

    These kids had helicopter moms always there to run to so now when they are hurt they don’t deal with the person but just run to a adult figure to get the person fired and arrested.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Ask yourself this: Are you offended?

      If the answer is in the affirmative, please be aware that:

      nobody actually gives a fuck,
      nobody has ever actually given a fuck,
      and nobody will ever give a fuck

      whether or not you feel offended. Indeed, when you share your sentiments about being offended, most will likely say something like, “Holy shit Do you think I actually give a fuck? I don’t, and I doubt anybody else does, either. Well, maybe your mommy……”

    • infedel

      Ha!…and true

  • Leftism, communism’s pansy cousin, permissiveness, weakness and the slow dissolution of Western values might explain some things.

    • infedel

      Indeed…frankfurt school infiltration into our schools when the marxist realized the proletarians would not unite.

  • Lupus

    Al gore made his fortune selling Global Warming. I’m printing up billions of Victim Cards (*Patent Pending) and only charging $10 each. With today’s special brand of snowflakes on the rise I expect to make Al Gore look like a pauper!

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ““intentional violence.””
    Exactly wtf is that, really? Get serious, kids. Someday you’re going to have a gang of muzzies kicking the shit out of you and *then* you’ll know what “intentional violence’ actually is. :rolleyes

  • Shebel

    Pretty soon we will all have to be put in little cells where we will be SAFE from interacting with the perpetually offended , who will also have to be put in little cells because they perpetually offend ME .

    • Justin St.Denis

      Nah. It’ll be cheaper and easier to just kill the perpetually offended. Efficiency is going to make a big comeback!

      • Kell

        lets hope!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Good luck to these students in finding a decent job.

    • Bernie

      Hope they never find a decent job so that they can slip into Obscurity and disappear altogether. Their Education is a waste of time and does not need to be passed on to the next generation!

  • Clausewitz

    I’m lecturing for a friend for his Modern German History 2nd year University course. One of the little snowflakes came up to me to tell me she really objected to the course material concerning the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. My reply was, “Well what the fuck did you think a Modern German course was going to deal with?”. She dropped out. Think she took a humanities basket weaving course instead.

    • What did she object to?

      • Clausewitz

        Basically the three lectures on the rise of the Nazi Regime from the Beer Hall Putsch till 1938.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          Hideously offensive, of course. One must never speak of such things (or else they won’t be able to do it again).

    • infedel

      Ha…well done!

  • infedel

    being in a class with a pro-abortion person is hurtful and insensitive to life…so there asshat

  • Kell

    “hollow men”….as CS Lewis describes them. this butthurt crap is a scam, like little babies learn by crying loudly and long enough will get them their way…you fix that by denying the child everything it demands and the occasional REAL butt hurt!
    How sad for the US, once18 and 19 year old ran into certain death on the beaches of Normandy, today they require safe spaces because their little feelings are hurt?
    Feel bad for any of them that runs into the ME’s out here, former hardcore military (US Airborne Infantry) who will tear their heads off and shit down their necks for simple shit like this! Grow a pair or plan to live in mommies basement forever!