The fragile generation

Worrying things have been happening on US campuses of late. While most of us are now familiar with the campus censors’ vocabulary of ‘trigger warnings’ and ‘microaggressions’, authoritarian student behaviour has recently taken an even more sinister turn. At Middlebury College, Vermont, protesting students assaulted an academic who tried to protect speaker Charles Murray, because they considered Murray racist. In video clips Yale students were shown screaming at a professor who dared to suggest that Halloween costumes should not be policed for offensiveness. And at Evergreen College, Washington, when a professor refused to participate in a day of absence in which white students and staff were asked to leave campus for a day to raise awareness about race and equity, a student mob occupied the college president’s office and the campus ended up on lockdown.

  • canminuteman

    The professors and the institutions made them, the professors and the institutions can deal with them.

  • Alain

    Although the marxist infiltration of educational institutions had begun prior, it was in the 60s that it scored a huge victory. That was caving in to marxist demands to establish student unions, which in reality is nonsense. Nonsense because students are not workers, they do not produce anything of value and therefore there is no justification for forming a union. We are now reaping the results where basically we have the inmates running the asylum. At this point the only thing would be to withdraw all public funding and grants and let them die on their own. They are already in the last stages of dying. Hopefully some new real establishments of higher learning will arise where courses are taught instead of indoctrination and of course no student union.

    • Tooth&Claw

      As a young person I never understood the whole student union schtick. Far as I was concerned I was a paying client for a specific service.

      • Alain

        All my children strongly resented it, in particular when the university forced them to fund something they disagreed with.

  • Minicapt

    Looks like leopard spots on those blankets … triggering?