Monday, February 22, 2016

University Students Traumatized By Free Speech

                 Students at Rutgers University were so traumatized by Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit to their campus that they had to hold a group therapy session the campus newspaper reported.
According to the paper, students and faculty members gathered at a “cultural center” on campus, where students declared they were “feeling scared, hurt, and discriminated against.” ( is a center-right website). Apparently, these students believe that if they hear an opinion different from their own they are being discriminated against. Or perhaps they just hate people from Greece. Why didn’t they just not attend this event?
                An assortment of organizations and departments were on hand to listen to, answer questions from-and show support for- the addled and coddled students, who had disrupted Yiannopoulos’ speech by smearing fake blood on their faces and chanting protest slogans. These included Psychiatric Services, the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, and the Rutgers University Police. Several students attending the event broke down crying afterwards, and one said he felt “scared to walk around campus the next day.” According to reports, many other students claimed to feel “unsafe” on campus afterwards.  “It is upsetting that my mental health is not cared about by the University,” said one student at the event. “I do not know what else to do for us to be heard for us to be cared about. I deserve an apology, everyone in this room deserves an apology.”
                It’s no wonder that debate has been banished from the academic milieu. If these kids hear something akin to, “the free-market system has historically out-produced socialism in economic output,” or “the United States gives more money to charity than any other nation,” or “thousands of scientists have signed a letter questioning man-caused global warming data,” they feel raped, victimized and assaulted. The truth doesn't matter, is not, in fact, even a factor.
                Even when vandalizing others property, infringing on others First Amendment rights, and generally acting like arrogant but pathetic thugs, the progressive claims to be a victim.
                Yiannopoulos spoke- or tried to- even more recently at the University of Minnesota, along with author Christina Hoff Sommers. Liberal, inclusive, tolerant protesters outside cleverly chanted, “Yiannopoulos, out of Minneapolis!” (That doesn’t seem very welcoming). Inside, protesters blasted air horns when Milo attempted to speak.


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