Skip to comments.Snowflakes: Vexed Too Much, Or Not Enough?
Posted on 02/08/2017 6:45:10 AM PST by NOBO2012
Wow, just WOW.
Remember when Free Speech was uniquely American? When we were the only country with a First Amendment right to speak our minds freely? When all comers were given quarter whether we approved of their ideology or not? Even Nazis - the real kind, not the made-up post-modern Nazis created by sitcom writers and other linguistically challenged liberal activists who dont know their Left-wing National Socialists from their Left-wing Fascists.
But now it is important to distinguish intellectual diversity from hate speech on college campuses because the really big brains at Harvard and other elite colleges in the formerly Land of the Free and Home of the Brave have adopted Europes No Platform policy in order to contain dangerous ideas on campus. All this to accommodate the badass believers in human rights concept of equity, empathy, goodness and love - in other words, snowflakes:
H/T Francinepink, who really must spend less time on Facebook
Generation Snowflake seems to live in fear of actual free speech, requiring safe spaces from microaggressions, trigger warnings for potentially upsetting concepts and words, and strident no platforming of anyone they disagree with. Many have proffered theories as to why this cohort is so fragile and committed to being epically offended on behalf of both themselves and others. None has done it better than Claire Fox in I Find That Offensive in which she cites several root causes for their constant vexation. The first is an education/culture that fills their skulls with the dogma of ethical relativism, a theory that holds complicated issues like multiculturalism must not only be tolerated but embraced as superior to white privilege. Interesting how liberalism is nuanced about everything except where nuance might prove useful.
The second reason Fox cites is the rise of narcissistic identity politics which raises victimhood to the level of sainthood. In this miasma if youre not oppressed enough (i.e. born into white privilege) you need to adopt the victimhood of others and bear it as your own.
Rachel (Racial?) Dolezal: Poster Child for Victimhood is the New Privilege Movement
The third factor contributing to Generation Snowflakes epic melt down is none other than good intentions: specifically therapeutic educational interventions such as the self-esteem movement and anti-bullying campaigns. Its hard to know how to deal with disagreement, adversity and defeat constructively when youve never been exposed to any of them.
Hence we find ourselves in battle with people who honestly believe their nuanced superior viewpoints should take precedence overall others, and that viewpoints contrary to their own present a source of serious harm to victims everywhere and therefore need to be outlawed. Hearty congratulations to the Department of Education and the NEA! Youve created a generation (or two) of solipsists who actually think they are empathetic - having confused that nuanced concept with sympathy. But as they say, close enough for government work.
Todays Post Dedicated to Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education: DRAIN THE SWAMP! And Godspeed Betsy.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
My kid once got a trophy for 14th place In a BB gun league.
He did well and beat 300 other kids, but a trophy for that is kind of ridiculous.
Of course, he beat me. I’ve never gotten a trophy for anything.
I did get a nice glass trophy kind of thing for being employee of the year. Of course, I got shuffled out in a reorganization the next year.
My kids wanted to find out what happened when a hammer hits glass so I gave the award to them to find out.
Winter is coming? Pfft. I got me a nice set of chains.
Sure hope Betsy DeVos has a good security detail. The Walking Liberal Dead are out of control.
And a broom and wet/dry vac?
The smiling young boy, proud of his LOSING trophy is the prime example of today’s SNOWFLAKE.
He is a youngster who has been CHEATED, by our school system of the lesson learned by FAILURE. Do poorly on the test, fail to make the team, don’t have lots of friends, get turned down by the class pretty girl, don’t get asked to the prom.
When growing up not “allowed to fail”, one never learns the lesson of overcoming disappointment, thus ever unable to cope with the things that inevitable do and will go wrong (such as your favorite losing the election)
My example——Ton Brady. WHO? A last round, last chance draft pick who was absolutely NOTHING is college. Those of us in Patriot World were heartsick when Tom Brady (WHO???)
took the field when the STAR was injured. This was no snowflake, and he became TOM BRADY. I rest my case.
“Sure hope Betsy DeVos has a good security detail. The Walking Liberal Dead are out of control.”
Yeah, agree. It’s a good thing for Soros funded liberals that Trumpies have jobs, families, etc, to attend to. Otherwise, they would get a good lesson in civil disobedience.
After getting let go, I found another job in my field but we had to move 600 miles away.
It took 8 months to sell the house so they were at the old place and I was at the new town for quite a while.
Just after we moved back together, the boys asked about breaking glass and my wife called to see if I still wanted the award.
She posted a photo of them busting the award and my mom freaked out. She thought the kids were so upset about getting uprooted that they were lashing out.
We had to talk her down from the ledge about that one. It was just another fun homeschool experiment using something I no longer cared about.
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