Out of Control College Political Correctness Gets a Surprising New Critic: President Obama


The last few years have been rough for truth-tellers, especially on college campuses. The new fad of “trigger warnings” before hearing speech that might offend our precious snowflakes has reached farcical levels. Colleges have had to create “safe spaces” outside of speaking events for students that are so traumatized that they have to physically flee ideas with which they disagree.

But this week such insane political correctness found a surprising new critic - in the White House.

“I’ve heard of some college campuses where they don’t want to have a guest speaker who is too conservative, or they don’t want to read a book if it had language that is offensive to African Americans or somehow sends a demeaning signal towards women,” Obama said Monday while speaking at a town hall meeting at North High School in Des Moines. “I’ve got to tell you, I don’t agree with that either — that you when you become students at colleges, you have to be coddled and protected from different points of view. Anybody who comes to speak to you and you disagree with, you should have an argument with them, but you shouldn’t silence them by saying you can’t come because I’m too sensitive to hear what you have to say.

The Millennials currently in college and responsible for this new nadir of hypersensitivity were born in the 1990s amid the Oprah-spawned self esteem craze. They are the Participation Trophy Generation, constanly showered with praise throughout childhood and adolescence simply for showing up. It is a small wonder they were even hardy enough to survive puberty and make it to college. But now it should be no surprise that they arrived at institutions of higher learning where ideas, experiences, and worldviews are challenged and are now falling to pieces.

President Obama is right. If we want these full-grown toddlers to evolve into functional adults, they must not be coddled. They worship diversity, but not of thought, which is much more important. They must be challenged, even from their ubiquitous mindset of entitlement. It’s said that every generation is looked down upon by their elders as a threat to the fabric of society. But man, these kids really are the worst. #getoffmylawn

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