Guest Post by Tony Oliva
It’s disheartening to see what has become of college campuses around the nation in the few years since I left the hallowed hall of the Cathedral of Higher Learning.
Universities used to be, though mostly run by those tilted left, bastions of ideas and the ability for thought provoking discourse and challenging of ones ideas.
Now, thanks to liberal intolerance and the coddling of students so that they never are presented with anything that challenges their indoctrinated beliefs or sense that liberal ideology can even HAVE an opposing view, college campuses around the country are establishing “safe spaces” so that liberals don’t have to face the fact that there are people out their with differing opinions.
Even at my Alma Mater in conservatively blue Pittsburgh I recently read a story about how the College Republicans invited outspoken Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos only to have liberals gnashing their teeth about how scared they were at the things he said.
According to the University of Pittsburgh’s paper, The Pitt News:
“During his talk, Yiannopoulos called students who believe in a gender wage gap ‘idiots,’ declared the Black Lives Matter movement a ‘supremacy’ group, while feminists are ‘man-haters.’”
Apparently having different beliefs sent many of the students wetting their pants and calling for heads to role. Marcus Robinson, student and president of the Pittsburgh Rainbow Alliance had this to say:
“So many of us shared in our pain. I felt I was in danger, and I felt so many people in that room were in danger.”
Danger from one person talking about not agreeing with your life choices? Give me a break. Robinson would also blame the University for not providing counselors in another room for students who felt “traumatized” by Yiannopoulos opinions.
Honestly millennials…GROW THE FRACK UP. No one FORCED you to go and listen to Yiannopoulos’s presentation. And if someone’s differing opinions are enough to make you feel like you are being physically threatened then toughen up. You have been coddled in this sound vacuum where only your opinion has been heard that you can not even accept another opinion could be had without having an emotional breakdown? That’s a YOU problem and YOU need to take your milquetoast thin skin and put in some work on improving yourself.
Basically, safe spaces are the segregated drinking fountains of today. I would make a reference to non liberals being sent to the back of the bus…but liberals in today’s colleges don’t even want non liberals on the bus.
The most ironic part of the whole Pitt debacle was this:
But ALL people AREN’T welcome…people who aren’t lock step with the liberal movement don’t get the invite. They use the drinking fountain down the hall out of sight. That’s ok though…most non-liberals aren’t crybaby pantywaists who come down with the vapors the second someone disagrees with them. Non liberals are made of sterner stuff.
Liberalism is the most liberty denying, rabidly bigoted ideology of today. Sure, they say you can think what you want and do what you want…so long as you think exactly like they do and what you want isn’t a gun or to pray in public or to not pay for someones repeated abortions or sex change operation.
If you do, then you are to be ostracized, shunned, harassed and ridiculed until you either give in and toe their line or they banish you for not assimilating.
So yes, liberalism is killing free speech on college campuses.
Not surprisingly, liberals want to blame guns.
A faculty working group at the University of Houston offered the following advice for the upcoming school year:
- “Be careful discussing sensitive topics.”
- “Drop certain topics from your curriculum.”
- “[Don’t] ‘go there’ if you sense anger.”
What prompted these suggestions?
Come August 1st, Texas will be allowing Campus Carry and the liberal academia is crapping their pants with irrational fears and unfounded distorted views.
From the Atlantic:
The situation to which these recommendations are alluding—gun violence in response to controversial or otherwise difficult classroom discussions—is at this point only a hypothetical worst-case scenario. But critics of the legislation are still appalled: To abide by the law, and keep everyone safe in classrooms with armed students, faculty may ultimately have to resort to self-censorship.
So no safe spaces for us? As I said earlier you can keep your safe spaces…I like living in America.
This is just another example of how twisted the liberal psyche is as they just assume that since their ideal student is some weak kneed, emotionally stunted, foot soldier for the liberal cause, that EVERY student is like that.
While there are some liberals who believe in the 2nd Amendment (though I have always believed they are mislabled libertarians because liberals truly CANNOT believe in an armed populace) the majority of gun owners are Conservatives, Libertarians and Right Minded Moderates. These people don’t oppress opposing views, they engage them. They don’t fold up into the fetal position when someone says something they don’t like, they stand tall against it. And they don’t throw wild tantrums and shoot up places like the “ideal indoctrinated liberal” would.
I mean, seriously, the main stream media doesn’t like to report this but the vast majority of mass shootings are done by liberals and Democrats.
Some in academia have all ready hit the proverbial trail because the mere notion that law abiding citizens wouldn’t have their rights stripped from them simply for going to school is intolerable.
Such a man is School of Architecture Dean at the University of Texas, Frederick Steiner. Steiner has quit the school and taken a job at an Ivy League school. Steiner went out spewing the same nonsense that gun controllers have been spouting for years:
“I grew up hunting. I don’t see a bunch of quail or pheasant running around the campus.”
Once again, another “gun owner” who thinks the 2nd Amendment has anything to do with hunting. He continues on:
“Firearms in my view have their place in the world, and the university campus is not one of those places, except for law enforcement and campus police.”
Like you just mentioned Dean Steiner, you think that citizens should only have guns to hunt and that we should give up our rights to self defense to the government so that police can arrive on the scene AFTER the body count as amassed. Thanks but no thanks.
Steiner doesn’t stop their and his arguments go from the ironic to the absurd.
“I think that’s one possibility, that we start censoring ourselves because we’re afraid of upsetting someone with a firearm. Faculty or deans often are put in a position where we’re responsible if somebody misbehaves, we tell them to stop misbehaving. If you think of this famous scene in ‘Animal House’ where the dean is telling the fraternity guys to behave themselves, imagine the guys in ‘Animal House’ with guns.”
Ironic that he wants to start censoring now because he’s afraid of upsetting someone when the modus operandi for schools is to censor EVERYONE and EVERYTHING that might offend someone.
Then to go to Animal House as some type of legitimate argument is the height of absurdity. He does realize that that was a fictional movie right?
Long story short, Liberals are the ones who like to see rights infringed, curtailed and eliminated. They are vocal about the 2nd Amendment and insidious about the 1st. But they are nonetheless determined to eliminate both so they can have their ivory towers where everyone agrees with them…or are punished if they don’t.
Guns aren’t killing the First Amendment…Liberals are.
Cross Posted From Bullets First