Compare and Contrast

There are two political movements going on, on America’s college campuses that are dominating the news: campus carry and safe spaces.  There is no better illustration of the difference between the Left and Right in America.

The Safe Space movement is pusillanimous and infantilizing.  Colleges are creating rooms where college students can hide from ideas that differ from their own, challenging thoughts, or heresy against the liberal orthodoxy.  Safe spaces are adorned like day care centers cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma.

Trauma.  Trauma?  Trauma!?! WTF!?!  Is this what passe for trauma in modern Liberalism?  Forget getting shot at or having limbs blown off with IEDs, Liberals can be emotionally damaged by having an invited speaker hurt their feelings by telling them their facts are wrong.

The Safe Space movement is an offshoot of the trigger warning movement.  Trigger warnings are warnings put by professors on texts and/or subjects that might cause students anxiety if they read them.  Again, we’re not talking about some combat veteran jumping at the sound of a car backfiring.  We’re talking about pampered, middle class kids flinching at the sound applause.  This is so absurd that when The Onion makes fun of it, it reads like every other article I’ve cited so far.

The Left treats American college students, young men and women who a generation and two ago were old enough to be sent off to South East Asia, the islands of the Pacific, North Africa, and Europe to defeat Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, and defend freedom, and treats them like spoiled kindergartners.

On the other side of the aisle, the Right wants campus carry.  We look at the these young men and women and have the audacity to believe that they are just that, men and women, who just might have the capacity to take care of themselves.

What is the Left offering as an alternative?  Pee on yourself.

How has the Left responded to campus carry?  By acting like children.  Professors are having temper tantrums, taking their ball and going home.  Liberal kids are responding with the unbelievable petulance.  I’ve written about this before.  The Left, always expecting the least of people while projecting their shortcomings onto others, whines that students will use their guns to intimidate their professors into inflating their grades.

There you have it.  Left vs. Right.  Children vs. Adults.  They want to wrap themselves up in a blanket and suck their thumbs, and hide from anything and everything that makes them feel even slightly challenged.  We want people to rise to the challenge of adulthood and take responsibility for themselves.

 

 

 

10 Replies to “Compare and Contrast”

  1. “If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.” —
    Jeff Cooper (1920–2006)
    6. Ruthlessness, “Principles of Personal Defense”, 1989




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  2. I was in college about 15 years ago, and it was bad then, but man….something has gone horribly wrong nowadays and the ship is sinking.




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  3. If you wrote about this in a science fiction story 50 years ago, it would have been rejected by editors as being too ridiculous and implausible.




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  4. The trigger warning hysteria reminds me of our California Proposition 65. We have these stupid little placards that says there may be cancer-causing chemicals on site.

    Well, since no one wants to be liable, they are posted EVERYWHERE. They are simply useless and meaningless. These trigger warnings and the safe spaces are likewise ridiculous. Those who support them are unworthy of being educators.




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  5. There’s a long term effect of this childish nonsense. Oh, some may think that by infantizing the students we’ll get a bunch of frightened wusses looking for a strong leader to protect them.
    Nope.
    What is happening is the Left is wussifying themselves right out of being able to possess power.

    Power always goes to those people willing to use force- empires and kingdoms are won only by those willing to put their own buts on the line. Say what bad things you want about the Bolsheviks (and they deserve all of it), at least they weren’t cringing in a “safe space’ waiting for someone to hand power to them.




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  6. I participated in open carry protests a few times during my college years at UConn. We were protesting not being able to conceal carry by wearing an openly visible and empty holster. The experience was eye opening for me. In 3 years of doing that 1 person asked me what I had on my hip. I even wore a camo holster that stuck out against my blue jeans while doing a presentation in front of the class and no one noticed, cared to ask me what I was wearing, or freaked out about it. My take away was I could have been marching around with a gun on my hip from day 1 and no one would have questioned it, concealed and no one would really ever know.

    Now contrast that with the groups leader who had a professor do a major freak out like these people here. The police were fully aware of our protest and it was not illegal but this professor didn’t like it and decided they wanted to interpret the group leader wearing a holster against their wishes as a threat and caused as much grief as they could for him on the process.

    I’ll also add I studied in the humanities and met many progun professors in the liberal arts.




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