Eventually. From Moore:
Employers tell me despondently that millennials are by far the highest-maintenance generation they’ve ever seen. One recruiter recently told me: “They need their hands held; they demand affirmation; they are forever whining about their feelings. We really don’t have time to deal with their petty grievances.”
No matter. Government jobs doubtless await them.
These leftist kids are agitated and angry. This is a hangover effect, I suspect, from the shattered Utopian dreams of “Hope and Change.” I have noticed in recent months that these students attend my lectures not to learn anything — they know everything already — but hoping that I will slip up or say something they can label as offensive or that violates their eight-volume campus speech code.
When I ask them what they want, a typical response is “radical transformation of the economy” to reduce income inequality, racism and sexism and, of course, to end climate change. Government will command these changes to achieve this transformation. These are young Stalinists who are willing to suspend almost every basic freedom and civil liberty for “the greater good.”
They’re on a roll, having already successfully removed university presidents and faculty for the sin of being insufficiently responsive to their latest grievances.
So? They are tolerated, praised, funded to do all that. Maybe more later.
Worst of all are the successful, well-meaning Americans who think they are being charitable by giving their money to the very universities that are indoctrinating these kids with nonsensical ideas. Why? Just stop. Society would be better off if you just burned your money.
No. Society won’t be better off if, as is likely, progressive governments simply step in to fund them all. But those of us who believe in intellectual freedom and inquiry will have cleared our names from complicity.
I admit that people make these complaints about every new generation. But millennials seem seriously off-kilter, and we made them this way. More.
Reality check: A bad popular argument against concern about youth fascism is sometimes phrased as follows: Older people are always complaining about young people.
To which the proper response is, aw, go soak your head.
Older people doubtless complained about baby Hitler, baby Einstein, baby John Lennon, baby John Glenn, baby Margaret Thatcher, baby Mother Theresa, baby Margaret Trudeau, and baby Michelle Obama. So?
All that tells us is that the implicit putdown is a throwaway line only stupid people would use.
But don’t tell them they are stupid. They won’t understand and maybe can’t help it.
Instead, let’s all redouble efforts to deal in facts and evidence, for our own sakes at least.
See also: Some good news re Asshat U USA: Radio host Dennis Prager “gets it”:Stop voluntarily funding the U’s that tolerate student asscrats