From Jennifer Van Laar at Townhall:
It used to be that one of the goals of higher education was to expose students to a wide range of ideas and teach them how to critically analyze theories and philosophies and debate them with others. For decades conservative theories were frowned upon on campus and in the ivory towers of tenured faculty, but people were still allowed to speak about them. Those days have passed.
Today’s campuses seek to be “safe spaces” for students, where they will never be offended or hear a theory that challenges their worldview. Speakers deemed “controversial” are not allowed to speak on campus, even (especially) on the campus that birthed the free speech movement, UC Berkeley.
This stifling of free speech and free thought has moved from being an annoyance to a threat to the country’s future, argue Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager. They aim to highlight the ridiculousness and “get to the bottom of so much nonsense in America in their upcoming documentary, “No Safe Spaces,” for which they are fundraising on Indiegogo. More.
Reality check: Fifty years ago, these snowflakes and crybullies would be typing and filing and answering the phone at the Bell or the Shell or the Hydro, or the government. But the kind of jobs they could really do are obsolete. Their only use now is as child soldiers in a tax-funded progressive war on reality.
See also: Orwell’s Outer Party