The absurdity surrounding our nation’s coddling of college students has reached epidemic proportions in recent years, with the latest affront to common sense coming from Duquesne University.
While English language dictionaries were busy adding the ridiculous terms “micro aggression” and “triggered” to their lexicons, college liberals the nation over began a mighty assault on our First Amendment. Whereas this most important of parables is meant to protect the American people from censorship and discrimination based on their opinions, leftists have taken this erroneously to mean that they shan’t be subjected to differing opinions that could leave them offended.
Yes, it really is that petty. The left is blatantly legalizing the concept of persecuting, and possibly prosecuting, those involved in so-called thought-crimes. If your opinions would cause uncomfortable thoughts or emotions to manifest in another person, you will be accused of “triggering” that precious snowflake, and be subject to not only a disagreement or scorn, but also subject to real-world consequences.
This concept is so prevalent on college campuses nationwide that college administrators are now being forced to investigate any claim of “micro aggressions” by these unfortunately childish students. The latest unfathomable incident involves a popular chicken restaurant from the south and Duquesne University. One Duquesne graduate and Army ranger named Sean Parnell appeared on Fox News to set the record straight.
“As TheBlaze reported last week, students at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania recently proposed a resolution urging school administrators to reconsider a plan to bring Chick-fil-A to their campus next fall. They allege the restaurant chain’s stance on same-sex marriage will make LGBTQ students feel ‘unsafe’ on campus.
“But Parnell, a Duquesne graduate, said on ‘Fox and Friends’ the reasoning behind the petition is absurd.
“’They’re a bunch of babies,’ he said. ‘College is suppose to prepare you for the real world, not shield you from opposing opinions, and safe spaces do exactly that.’
“’My message is toughen up,’ Parnell explained. ‘There are no safe spaces in the real world. If you’re going to be successful in this life after you leave college, you’ve got to learn to embrace diversity and open yourself up to a litany of different opinions.’”
“’Safe spaces don’t prepare students for the real world,’ he continued. ‘That is fascism cloaked in free speech. That is not what America was founded on.’”
Parnell’s point rings true on any level. The sliding scale for what is considered appropriate or in good taste has moved significantly to the left in recent years, as students demand that their university experience be free of conflict, pain, discomfort, or argument. It’s an absurd demand to be made of anyone at any institution, but thanks to the bizarre liberal leanings of the media and academia, the wussification of American children continues.