Who hasn’t had a good chuckle over our liberal friends “hurt feelings”? The latest laugh we’ve all had is the ridiculous “trigger warning’s” that Columbia University’s liberal students now demand from their professors if content is too disturbing for them.
This makes them an easy target to be mocked. Chicago University stepped up to bat in the ‘laughing at liberals arena’. Their letter to incoming freshmen was…refreshing.
Chicago University is known for their defining characteristics and commitment to our freedom of inquiry and expression. They take our first amendment very seriously.
“Once here you will discover that one of the University of Chicago’s defining characteristics is our commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression. … Members of our community are encouraged to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn, without fear of censorship. Civility and mutual respect are vital to all of us, and freedom of expression does not mean the freedom to harass or threaten others. You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement. At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort.”
Starts off pretty mild, but then, wait for it….
Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.
University of Chicago gets it.
Imagine that. A college campus allowing a free exchange of opposing viewpoints. The true meaning of “diversity.”
What the University of Chicago did was a brilliant marketing move, yes, but methinks they’re also trying to spare themselves of Generation Snowflake which may as well be locusts, destroying college attendance rates and tainting college reputations, both of which result in a negative impaction of colleges’ bottom lines. See Mizzou Enrollment Drops Like a Stone Following Ridiculous Protests.
It’s also a not so subtle slap at colleges which revoke speaker invitations of individuals some student groups deem “triggering.” Read Tolerance? Ben Shapiro BANNED From Speaking at Liberal University…
They are entitled pieces of crap who think the world is their oyster, they can tell everyone just how they think things should run, and then we have to bow down and obey. Not this time, you see, conservatives have this little thing we like to call a brain, and we use it. Our decisions are based on logic and not emotion.
For now, it may just be one college and one letter. But it signifies a major shift. Our entitled buddies are getting put in their place, and it’s about time. A grown adult should not be coddled, if you dislike someone’s opinion or even feel they may have wronged you, calm your temper tantrum down and SUCK IT UP. Welcome to the real world, it’s about time.
Sense we were on the subject of destroying safe spaces…here’s your Trigger warning:
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