College was supposed to be fun, I thought.
There once was a time in this country, long ago, when men were men but on occasion, men dressed as women — but it was to get out of the Army, like Corporal Klinger in M*A*S*H.
Also, people had nowhere near the issue of associating with someone who did not hold every view as theirs and were not perpetually offended.
Those were the days.
Nowadays, it seems that your feelings matter more than anyone else’s feelings and those good people must be marginalized and banned for the sin of just having a different view than you. So if you like chocolate ice cream but the mob likes vanilla you need to pay the price by sacrificing your sanity to the spiteful ones.
This crazed mentality is being advocated for by the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as one of my fellow RedState peeps wrote about earlier. From my colleague Nick Arama:
From that article…
As we previously reported, Joe Biden and his team are increasing the tactic of trying to demonize millions of MAGA people. Biden called people who supported “Make America Great Again” “semi-fascist,” said he didn’t respect them, and even called them violent.
“The MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and economic security. They’re a threat to our very democracy,” Biden said at a rally in Maryland last Thursday, referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. “They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace, embrace political violence. They don’t believe in democracy.”
Then his White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down on that.
Now, they’re upping that attack to even another level. They’re trying to criminalize their political opposition calling the “extreme MAGA agenda” a “threat to the rule of law.”
Having a different view is a threat to the rule of law, is it? George Orwell in his wildest dreams could not have imagined this scenario.
Now comes word that this crazy mindset has been confirmed in a new poll of college students and their tissue paper feelings are confirming that they can’t stand any thought that is not their own.
From Professor Jonathan Turley’s musings on this…
A new NBC and Generation Lab study of the class of 2025 showed that roughly half of college students refuse to live with someone who voted for a member of a different political party. That percentage is notably much higher with Democrats rather than Republicans.
According to the poll, 46% responded that they would “probably not” or “definitely not” be willing to share a room with someone from another political party. Of those, 62% of young Democrats refused to share a room with a member of the Republican party while only 28% of young Republicans took that position.
That attitude extended to marriage where 52% ruled out a spouse from an opposing party. So much for opposites attracting. Notably, 62% would not work for a company that does not share their political values. It seems Twitter is going to be busy this hiring season.
The poll captures the rising intolerance on our campuses. When I went to college, there was an excitement about meeting and rooming with people from different backgrounds and values. Intolerance has become an article of faith among many students who seek to cancel speakers and professors who hold opposing views.
What a bunch of babies and I’m not sorry that there is really no other way to state it.
These weak-kneed, adult children are going to crumble at the first sign of any slightly difficult situation in their lives and beg Uncle Sam for care. Of course, it should be denied to all of them but the system is already in place to coddle these mental midgets and they will be taken care of — all the while wearing some face diapers to keep themselves safe from the panic that Fauci infected them with.
When I was growing up, America was a place with people brimming with swagger and rugged individuals and was the envy of the world. Now, my country is a place where not only the youth but many other age groups are not even capable of having a disagreement with people who are not bad people but just don’t see things in the exact same light.
How in the hell did we get to this place?