F. H. Buckley: Beware the incredible “pain monsters” we’ve created at Yale and other schools

“The interesting question is not whether the pain is real. Rather, the question is why we’re seeing more of it today than in the past. And the answer is because we’ve incentivized pain. We’ve let people know that pain, even idiotic, senseless pain, can be weaponized and employed against hated opponents, whether college teachers or local conservatives. And when you incentivize something, you get more of it.

The pain is real. But it is also strategic. What comes first is the desire to justify one’s hatred, for which the pain operates as a permission slip. It makes the protestor think his hatred noble, and lets him hug himself in self-delight for reveling in the most evil of emotions.”

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  • Tooth&Claw

    Life is pain. These special snowflakes don’t understand that. It can’t be escaped, it can only be temporarily evaded, learned from, or endured. It can take the form of physical pain, emotional pain, spiritual pain or mental pain.
    Your only choice is how you respond to it.

    • The world is not the safe space they imagine they can make it.

    • Watchman

      Beware to any corporations who might consider employing any of these special snowflakes. You know it isn’t going to end well when their ‘specialness’ will not be recognised and they will demand that the corporation cater to their every whim that schools and universities previously kowtowed to. Demanding that work roles be allocated on the basis of demographic proportionality instead of ability is going to kill quite a few companies who are too big see the rot coming until it is too late.

  • Clausewitz

    “Remember folks, no two Snowflakes are alike”. I guess this old axiom has been rendered void. Mindless fucking robots, all with the same firmware.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Perfect permanent mediocre comfort is one definition of Hell