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.