We’ve had a crazy couple days here on the site. Almost all of my time has been taken up with the “GamerGatePros” thing lately, but I’m definitely moving on from that today. Things are fine, and my only goal was to see that plan soundly defeated, and I think it’s safe to say that’s happened. It’s done on my end, and I’m taking up new business. First order of the day? Talking about President Obama’s recent comments on the way politically correct culture has taken over many college campuses here in the United States. In short, he’s not a fan of it.
Here’s an excerpt of Obama’s statements on the matter, followed by a video clip:
It’s not just sometimes folks who are mad that colleges are too liberal that have a problem. Sometimes there are folks on college campuses who are liberal, and maybe even agree with me on a bunch of issues, who sometimes aren’t listening to the other side, and that’s a problem too. I’ve heard 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 has language that is offensive to African-Americans or somehow sends a demeaning signal towards women. I gotta tell you, I don’t agree with that either. I don’t agree that you, when you become students at colleges, have to be coddled and protected from different points of view. I think you should be able to — anybody who comes to speak to you and you disagree with, you should have an argument with ‘em. But you shouldn’t silence them by saying, “You can’t come because I’m too sensitive to hear what you have to say.” That’s not the way we learn either.
I know Obama is probably not the first person you think of when it comes to challenging SJW thinking. But he’s not as far gone as some campus activists and administrators. Maybe that’s because he used to be a college professor himself. Whatever the reason, it’s certainly good to see him call out these policies, and make it clear that they are a detriment to students nationwide. We need to spotlight these trends before they become too hard to reverse.
The way you learn is by taking in views from every type of thinker. Shutting yourself off from dissenting opinions is one of the worst things you could possibly do. Keeping controversial speakers away is ridiculous. For one thing, today’s outliers are oftentimes tomorrow’s mainstream. If we don’t allow all sides and theories to be represented, we will surely stifle intellectual growth. The SJW mindset will also spread to another generation. Plus, this shelter from reality can only last for so long. The real world doesn’t give a fuck about safe spaces or trigger warnings, nor should it.
When did you become such a nation of coddled pussies? How can anyone in their right mind think that this sheltering of our youth is in any way beneficial? They need to be prepared for the real world, and this is leaving without the tools they need for that task. This PC trend on campuses is a disgrace and it should be reversed as soon as possible.
Lemme know what you think down below, while I go write-up the South Park episode from last night that has everyone talking.