The incessant whining of our nation’s millennials has created a dynamic societal shift that threatens to undermine many of our freedoms.
This horrendously misplaced angst and worry has been acute on college campuses across the country, with these institutions seemingly willing to bend over backward in order to capitulate liberal crybabies. These so-called “snowflakes” are incapable of digesting opinions that differ from their own, thanks to years of coddling by parents, teachers, and authority figures, and now their migration to academia has brought this unfortunate reality full circle.
Now, after months of incredibly lopsided political correctness turning our college campuses into liberal breeding grounds, the PC culture has finally taken action that will expose them as complete and utter loons.
“The Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a student group at Southern Methodist University (SMU), recently learned administrators moved their annual 9/11 flag display to ‘avoid messages that are triggering, harmful, or harassing.’
“Since 2015, YAF has organized the 9/11 Never Forget Project, placing small flags on the lawn in front of the campus’ iconic Dallas Hall, a centrally located hotspot where students congregate regularly. Now, SMU says it instituted a new memorial lawn display policy and no student groups may use this area.
“’The University respects the right of all members of the SMU community to express their opinions,’ states the policy in a July 24 email sent to YAF Chairman Grant Wolf, a senior double majoring in finance and music. Wolf received the new policy in response to his grounds request to hold YAF’s annual 9/11 memorial flag display.
“The email continued: ‘The University also respects the right of all members of the community to avoid messages that are triggering, harmful, or harassing. Those rights come with responsibility not to abuse or violate civil and property rights of others, or to interfere in the conduct of University business.’”
The trendy leftists battlecries of “triggered!” and “micro aggression!” began finding themselves in the common vernacular during the more bizarre moments of the 2016 presidential election.
One incident in particular took the American landscape by storm after supporters of then-candidate Trump used chalk to emblazon the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia with “Trump 2016” messages. This simple bumper-sticker-esque phrase was soon deemed “oppressive” to the liberal students on campus, who literally sought counseling after being forced to gaze upon the chalk writing. They were “triggered”, in their own words, and could no longer simply exist on campus without some imaginary fear of the soon-to-be President’s supporters.
It was absurd to the umpteenth degree, but that is par for the course with liberalism. Now, just over a year later, it seems that this sentiment has grown out of control.