Today’s College Unrest


Doing some housecleaning here… the below is a draft that I threw together — brain dump -style — in about five minutes a couple of days ago. I was going to flesh it out and send it off when I got back from trying to make the world safe for democracy in my current Third-world hellhole. Then France happened. More thoughts about that supersede these thoughts in priority.


 

  • Looks like nothing more than crybabies demanding the right to be sheltered from any and all of life’s ups and downs. Well, from life’s downs, anyway.
  • You and I used to consider life’s slights and minor bumps and bruises to be opportunities to build character. Today’s  college children consider them traumatic “microaggressions.”
  • Yale’s pampered millionaire children say they’re “suffering.” For anyone with any understanding of life and the world that should be more than a little bit stomach-turning. In my life, I’ve been laid off half-a-dozen times, and worked in three companies who winked out of existence nearly overnight (internet bubble and mortgage bubble).
  • The campus crybabies are demanding “safe spaces.” Safe spaces? Safe spaces?!?! What on earth does that mean?!? When was the last time you believed that you had “safe spaces” in work, in public?
  • I don’t say that it’s wrong to have “safe spaces,” but let’s not pretend that these pampered, spoiled urchins mean anything but a place where they can escape from reality.
  • And…I don’t say that it’s wrong to have “safe spaces,” but let’s not pretend that these pampered, spoiled urchins mean anything but a place where they can exclude those who might disagree with their political views.

— xPraetorius

4 thoughts on “Today’s College Unrest

    1. Lol! You’re one of the best! One of my favorite spots to visit, and read, and enjoy serious intellectual stimulation.

      Unfortunately, in my current Third-world hellhole, I’m not in a geographical position to do that without compromising a bunch of things that I hold dear — like my life. 🙂

      However, I can respond, I’m pretty sure, to my own blog without fear of repercussion.

      It’s the reason for my lengthy absence.

      Please, please, please keep in touch.

      Best,

      — x

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