The Dangerous Safety of College

Social Justice Warrior Students

The moral of the recent melee at Middlebury College, where students shouted down and chased away a controversial social scientist, isn’t just about free speech, though that’s the rubric under which the ugly incident has been tucked. It’s about emotional coddling. It’s about intellectual impoverishment.

Somewhere along the way, those young men and women — our future leaders, perhaps — got the idea that they should be able to purge their world of perspectives offensive to them. They came to believe that it’s morally dignified and politically constructive to scream rather than to reason, to hurl slurs in place of arguments.

They have been done a terrible disservice. All of us have, and we need to reacquaint ourselves with what education really means and what colleges do and don’t owe their charges.

When even the New York Times thinks the batshit crazy SJW’s are batshit crazy…

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  • Today’s college campuses are one of the worst parts of the “swamp” that needs to be drained.

    And it can’t be soon enough.

  • Ed

    “…Somewhere along the way, those young men and women — our future leaders, perhaps — got the idea that they should be able to purge their world of perspectives offensive to them…”

    NO! They were taught to think this way. It’s the faculty that’s creating all this shit. The kids, as much as they like to think they’re independent thinkers, are just parroting what the professor told them.

    • Will Quest

      They are an acutely damaged demographics who have been sheltered from any critical thought . Nurtured and pampered to a fault ,SJWs cannot debate , they lash out and scream at their perceived demons .This dystopian future of a society bereft of reason will be with us for a long time , leading Western civilization to the edge of the abyss, and even to the destruction of a marvelously exceptional & enlightened civilization.
      Unfettered critical debate of ideas , including all ideologies, is a cornerstone of Western civilization that saw the west flourish with ideas , that saw the reformation of Christianity, that saw the blossoming of the exceptional Western renaissance , a renaissance that enabled and ennobled our spectacular art, literature, science, medicine, architecture, engineering , universal human rights, etc……. Spectacular socio-cultural Judeo-Christian accomplishments that benefits all of humanity. The West is exploring the solar system and beyond while a vast swatch of humanity reject modernity with a vengeance while baying to a moon-Gawd { on all fours , raising arses westward, banging their heads on the ground …..}

      • Alain

        Well said.

        • Will Quest

          Thanks Alain…..

  • barryjr

    “Anybody whose approach to ideas that they don’t like is just to scream bloody murder has been failed in their education.” It hasn’t taught them that history is messy, society complicated and truth elusive. That’s right and the blame lies fully with the universities themselves, after all who trains the thought controllers that go out and brainwash our children and grandchildren?

  • simus1

    To infer these intellectual pygmies are capable of anything more than just being the palest copycat stooges of their “cool marxist profs” is way beyond the ugly reality.