Yes, says radio host Derek Hunter:
Memories fade, but the Internet is forever.
Any potential employer who doesn’t Google the names of prospective hires is a fool; and any prospective employer who finds a probable hire took part in these campus hissy fits would be a moron to hire them. Why would you hire a lawsuit waiting to happen? Or an all-purpose client repellent? Or someone likely to require “me days” when not properly cheered for making it out of bed in the morning? … It’s their lives to ruin, so who cares? It means less competition for real jobs for people who went to college to learn. That is, after all, supposed to be the purpose of it. More.
Reality check: Hunter makes a good point, but he is assuming that the only available market is private enterprise. In the growing bureaucratic state, there will be a huge market, surely, for government contract jobs, farming the unemployed and unemployable. The junior jackboots may well get preference there.
See also: Dartmouth prez investigates student asshat invasion of campus library An assault on the intellectual life is not a crime. But the university that tolerates it is unnecessary to the intellectual life.
Unbelievable: One university that isn’t a daycare for junior jackboots