University of Sensitivity
If you do not think academia has gone mad, you are more than likely apart of the madness itself. Not even two weeks into the semester and I have been once again reminded how loony campus environment has become. Is this still the same environment where people are free to express and be introduced to differing viewpoints, or maybe, just maybe, this is now an environment where the left is trying to brainwash politically undecided students. You are free to choose which is more accurate, but I will choose the latter of the two. If I took a shot (tequila preferred) every time I saw a safe space sticker, heard a professor say “trigger warning”, or had a professor make political jabs at conservatives, I would be drunk enough to believe Bernie Sanders actually hated billionaires and didn’t own three houses, but you know, SPREAD THE WEALTH!
These so-called “safe spaces” are just a nice way of saying that your adult child can’t handle the real world. I think some of you need reminded of what the real world entails. The real world is a place where you might have to work with people who have drastically different viewpoints than you. The real world is a place where not everyone is nice to you and trigger warnings don’t actually exist. The real world is a place where, get this, you have to work hard to be successful. While you are throwing a ski mask on and rioting on your campus over “mean words”, smarter individuals are working hard at a major that will get them a good career. You accomplish absolutely nothing by rioting over something solely because you don’t agree with it. Please, take the pacifier out of your mouth and grow up.
Professors have grown delusional as well, they think that it is okay for them to essentially harass students with opposing viewpoints. A video just surfaced of a high-school teacher going off on two students for wearing “Make America Great Again” shirts, she should be fired immediately. I can’t even trust my own professor to accurately copy-edit my articles, because I know he will hate anything I write. Professors have a job, that job is to teach their students and treat all students fairly.
The delightfully witty Ben Shapiro makes a valid point, “ By giving professors jobs for life, universities create a feeling of unanswerable power among too many. Tenured professors who are uninterested in serving the student body are less likely to respond favorably to criticism, and are more likely to feel the freedom to intimidate or harass those with opposing viewpoints.” Professors are taking advantage of the voices that they have, spewing their bias. I find it funny how one of my professors states, ‘If talking politics or religion isn’t in your career path then keep your mouth shut.” Wouldn’t it be nice if all professors had the same mentality?
We have created this bubble where we are teaching young adults that it is okay to be sensitive, that it is okay to lose, and that it is okay to run around campus trying to shut down a voice that differs from yours. Sweetheart, I might think your viewpoint is dumb beyond belief, but you do not see me trying to silence your voice. Everyone has a voice, whether you agree with that voice or not. The moment we try to shut down someone’s free speech, we are dipping our feet in some boiling hot water.
It is too late for most. College campus’ have successfully been taken over by the hysteria on the left, but young conservatives are pushing back. You see what Charlie Kirk has been doing with Turning Point USA, what speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos and Ben Shapiro have been doing on college campus’, and Tomi Lahren giving a voice for millennial conservatives everywhere.
I will continue to sit back and laugh at the sensitivity I see on this campus everyday. I will continue to laugh at the professors who try to subliminally tell me that supporting our President makes me an idiot. I will continue to laugh at the students who walk out of class because they are offended that someone believes there is only male and female, yes that actually happened.
You are all in for a shock when you leave your safe space and enter the real world.
TRIGGER WARNING: It will not be easy for you.