In the past, America could look to the future. The older generation of Americans would do their best to help their children and grandchildren have a better life than they did. They also knew that America would be left in good hands for future generations.
Sadly, this is no longer true.
One incident recently is just one example of how the generation coming up is totally lost and America may be lost with it.
This year, many college campuses posted warnings telling students not to wear constumes that could be considered offensive. Like communists everywhere, school bureaucrats want to take all the fun out of life.
At Yale, things got worse. The special snowflakes that make up the student body at Yale are demanding two college professors be fired. What was their horrible crime? They did not speak up against “offensive” Halloween costumes.
That’s right, they did not speak out against them. They did not encourage those costumes. They just didn’t immediately mouth the politically correct party line. Now the privileged little brats at Yale don’t even want to bother with a Stalinist show trial. They just want to drag the two out and give them the academic equivalent of the firing squad.
The administration at Yale immediately went into the fetal position and apologized before even knowing what they were apologizing for. Then a video went viral. A group of students at Yale cornered one of he offending professors and one student in particular began screaming at him.
The real crime this student accused the professor and a school administrator is, creating an “unsafe” space. That’s right, the students have the right to a “safe space.”
Safe space is liberal speak for not forcing a student to see anything that they might disagree with or might offend them.
Oh the horror!
One would probably ask what these little children are going to do when they reach the real world but the answer is they probably never will. The obvious question is, what are they going to do when they are in business and their Chinese competitor is creating an “unsafe space” that is going to bankrupt the American company they work for?
But these children aren’t going to have to worry about that. Ten years from now, they will still be working part-time as coffee baristas, wondering why their Women’s studies degrees is unemployable and crying because they cannot pay back their student loans.
This story is simply a microcosm of what is happening in American academia. It is funny to watch left wing professors being eaten by their own left wing progeny. But the truth is these little babies are throwing temper tantrums so that they can avoid being confronted by positions they disagree with. Why the hell should they think when they can just exclude contrary positions?
Unfortunately, this thinking is not limited to Yale. It is prevalent through out academia.
The children who are screaming today that they must have “safe spaces” are the same children who fifteen to twenty years from now will be moving into positions of political leadership. After all, if they can’t make it in the real world, what other job is left for them but politics?
This generation that is coming up does not believe in the right to think, the right to believe and the right to speak and act on someone’s beliefs if those thoughts and beliefs are in disagreement with the left wing’s political orthodoxy.
That is a dangerous trend for America. The right to think for yourself and the right to offer you opinions, even if spoiled little Ivy League children don’t like it, is a fundamental part of liberty. Without it liberty fails.
But then again, these children only believe in liberty for themselves. That is dangerous for the future of America.