I have an errand to run before I come back and get some work in before the #Killstream (link will be up here soon), but I wanted to do a short reblog on this story I just saw in The Daily Caller. The reason is because it’s an issue I follow very closely. I’m talking about safe spaces and how that’s poisoning campuses nationwide by making colleges into pussfied politically correct zones where no one is ever challenged with a view that might be outside their comfort zone.
Thankfully, the former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg agrees with me. I don’t really care for the guy very much and never have, but it was quite refreshing to hear him say what he did this morning…
Bloomberg then immediately denounced the steady proliferation of safe spaces and trigger warnings on American campuses.
“The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure groups, and shield students from these ideas through safe spaces, code words, and trigger warnings, is in my view a terrible mistake,” Bloomberg said, winning a big cheer from the crowd. “The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations, not to run away from them.”
As Bloomberg continued, some students began to push back.
“A microaggression is exactly that, micro,” he said. “But in a macro sense, one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is the so-called safe space, because it creates a false impression that we can isolate ourselves from those who hold different views. We can’t, and we shouldn’t try. Not in politics, not in the workplace.”
This time, instead of being met with cheers, Bloomberg’s remarks provoked jeers from some of the crowd, who loudly booed even as Bloomberg was still speaking.
Here’s the video link:
I don’t care what someone’s poltics are or their past history: If you’re taking a dump on safe spaces I will support that to the hilt. So thank you, Mr. Bloomberg. You did a very good thing today. And to all the jeering students, get used to it. You’re going to be in store for a lot more unpopular opinions getting shoved in your faces everyday. That safe space bullshit is over.