Serious miscalculation: Thinking the student asshats just want it easy

No, they want so much more than that. They want someone to crush. Law student Ben Shapiro explains:

The American university system has become Ground Zero for the anti-free speech movement. That’s because young people always look for a cause for which to fight, an oppressive force to crush. Young people aren’t looking for comfort; as George Orwell wrote in 1940 regarding the appeal of the Nazis, “Nearly all western thought since the last war, certainly all ‘progressive’ thought, has assumed tacitly that human beings desire nothing beyond ease, security and avoidance of pain. In such a view of life there is no room, for instance, for patriotism and the military virtues. Hitler, because in his own joyless mind he feels it with exceptional strength, knows that human beings don’t only want comfort, safety, short working-hours, hygiene, birth-control and, in general, common sense; they also, at least intermittently, want struggle and self-sacrifice, not to mention drums, flags and loyalty-parades.”

How can today’s young people enjoy such struggle?

Since America is the freest country in the history of humanity, the only oppression to be found is self-oppression — and the only way to free people from that is to shackle everyone else. The old rule of politics stated that your right to wave your fist ends with my nose; the leftist perspective is that your right to wave your fist ends with that waving fist generating feelings of unease. So stop waving it. Anywhere.

The real danger here is that the would-be oppressors will win. More.

Reality check: Wars on “inequality” must end, eventually, in a war on excellence.
The progressive wants to destroy those whose life and witness create unease in him, and typically anyone he senses is just plain better than him. Especially if that person started with the same hand in life or worse, but played it better.

He attracts legions of people looking for someone to blame for their own shortcomings and bad decisions. We probably can’t prevent most of it at this point. My plea is simply for the decency to stop voluntarily funding it through alumni donations or other expressions of support for the sell-out U’s.

See also: The Ottawa U war on yoga (“cultural appropriation”) makes global news Such student asshat victories will end up with: Any fusty bonghead is “just as good as” the diligent student who cultivates talents — and that is precisely what such campaigns are intended to do.

  • They are Mao’s children.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Called it!
      They are not against injustice per say, they just want their turn at the whip.

    • mobuyus

      I remember the “cultural revolution” and “the great leap forward” like it happened only yesterday. Who will be our gang of five, and when do we get to hang them?

    • canminuteman

      I have wondered how the collective insanity of various communist regimes could happen. Now we are living it.

    • Jabberwokk

      I agree with Mr. Shapiro. He’s absolutely correct.

      I remember Mr. Whittle making the case that when there is no adventure left to be had in a society the only adventure is to destroy said society.

      I think that’s why “White Christian males” are under the gun so often. I don’t know about anyone else but I was raised on G.I.Joe, Transformers, and Batman and on Sundays Samson and King David. There were good guys and bad guys and the good guys won in the end. There were Christ-like father figures like General Duke and Optimus Prime who I wanted to be like. Nowadays kids have Spongebob and Miley Cyrus, None of which have filled the gap and now they keep retelling the old stories even though they seem to have no idea why people liked them. Something went horribly horribly wrong especially amongst men in what I see as a two front war between a feminized church and a Christophobic world. Despite that were still here, knocked down but not crushed.

  • Gary

    A neighbour near me has two healthy children in their mid 20’s that are still living at home with no motivation to make them a self-reliant adult get ready for marriage or commit to the same job to progress at for 25+ years.
    It’s the free rent and food along with part time jobs for cash to buy stuff that has them caught in this sad example of a life as if the parents won’t die or lose THEIR jobs to keep up their fun and buy pot .

    I had to start working at 14 and had my on place at 17 while in High School. I paid cash for my 3 motor cycles and 3 cars by the time I was 22 .
    Sadly, many new employees fresh out of school had no respect for my management Position in my early 30’s from experience which I assumed was from their example at home where their Parents were in charge and looked old .
    A few new workers right from University acted as if the entry job was below them and they should be making over $40,000.00 while one of them was late one day and told me that his Mother didn’t wake him on time to which I told my Boss we should hire his Mother since she manages to get early all on her own .

    Try to imagine what the children of these asshats on Campus will be like which should be fun because THEY will make their parents live hell to whine and ban things at home for an even safer safe space.
    They’ll ban the radios and TV’s to keep out the bad News out of their Space .

    • Jabberwokk

      Your right!

      I’m curious though if you will forgive some ‘devils’ advocate’ questions.

      One thing I thought of was that what good is it to works so hard when the end result is a joyless existence? Maybe your not but do you show it?

      Another thing I came across was the mood of parenting in the 80’s and early 90’s was of the Dad saying things like “I put a roof over you head!” and “my way or the Highway”. In short I’m the more powerful therefore I make the rules. So In many cases I think we took the lesson to heart and became Crats on campus and Politicians. And since your values dictate a respect for the authority you will obey even of you hate me. So in the end love does conquer all, but it’s a toxic love that weaponizes empathy and virtue.

  • Bruised Orange

    I quit Uni , one reason was their socialistic dogma shoved down my throat by the professors day and night, the other reason was the overwhelming entitlement and victim hood of my peers.

    I am 23 and have not found many I can relate to. The good news is that those same professors now have their prodigies coming back to eat them using their own SJW crap they were taught.

    • Jabberwokk

      And Bill Maher complains who created these monsters and I’m screaming at my TV “YOU DID!!!!”