Generation Snowflake: Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings And The Wussification Of Our Young People

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Crying - Public DomainWhy do so many of our young people instantly break down in tears the moment anything seriously offends them?  Have we raised an entire generation that has been so coddled and that is so spineless that it is completely incapable of dealing with the harsh realities of the modern world?  At colleges and universities all over America, students are now demanding “safe spaces” where anything and everything that could possibly make them feel “uncomfortable” is banned.  And “trigger warnings” are being placed on some of our great literary classics because they might cause some students to feel “unsafe” because they may be reminded of a past trauma.  In this day and age, our overly coddled young people have come to expect that they should be automatically shielded from anything that could remotely be considered harmful or offensive, and as a result we now have an entire generation that is completely lacking in toughness.  That may be fine as long as you can depend on Mom and Dad, but how in the world are these young men and women going to handle the difficult challenges that come with living in the real world?

 

Author Claire Fox has a great deal of experience dealing with these overly sensitive young people, and she has dubbed them “Generation Snowflake”

Claire Fox, head of a thinktank called the Institute of Ideas, has penned a coruscating critique of “Generation Snowflake”, the name given to a growing group of youngsters who “believe it’s their right to be protected from anything they might find unpalatable”.

She said British and American universities are dominated by cabals of young women who are dead set on banning anything they find remotely offensive.

Some time ago Fox was giving a speech to a group of young women during which she brought up the subject of rape, and she was completely stunned by what happened next

Some of the girls were sobbing and hugging each other, while others shrieked. The majority appeared at the very least shell-shocked.

It was distress on a scale appropriate for some horrible disaster. Thankfully, however, I wasn’t in a war zone or at the scene of a pile-up – but in a school hall filled with A-level students.

What had provoked such hysteria? I’d dared express an opinion that went against their accepted way of thinking.

In the western world, political correctness is often taken to absolutely ridiculous extremes in attempt to keep people from being exposed to anything that could remotely be considered “offensive”.  For instance, just consider a couple of examples from the United Kingdom

This hyper-sensitivity has prompted the University of East Anglia to outlaw sombreros in a Mexican restaurant and caused the National Union of Students to ban clapping as “as it might trigger trauma”, asking youngsters to use “jazz hands” instead.

Could you imagine banning clapping?

But this is actually happening.  Anything that might make someone feel the least bit “uncomfortable” is now being labeled as a “micro-aggression”, and at schools all over America “safe spaces” are being set up where young people can avoid anyone or anything that may make them “feel uncomfortable, unwelcome or challenged”.

The following is one definition of “safe spaces” that comes from Wikipedia

Advocates for Youth states on their website that a safe-space is “A place where anyone can relax and be fully self-expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome or challenged on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person’s self-respect, dignity and feelings and strongly encourage everyone to respect others.

And this is not a fringe movement at all.  These “safe spaces” are being established at some of the most prestigious universities in the entire country, and in at least one case a “safe space” included “calming music, cookies, Play-Doh and a video of frolicking puppies”

At Brown University – like Harvard, one of the eight elite Ivy League universities – the New York Times reported students set up a “safe space” that offered calming music, cookies, Play-Doh and a video of frolicking puppies to help students cope with a discussion on how colleges should handle sexual assault.

A Harvard student described in the university newspaper attending a “safe space” complete with “massage circles” that was designed to help students have open conversations.

Are you kidding me?

The real world is tough, and we need to teach our kids to be tough.

Trying to recreate a kindergarten environment for men and women that are supposed to be adults is not going to help anyone.

Another big thing that students are demanding now are “trigger warnings” on any educational materials that may potentially upset someone.

According to dictionary.com, a “trigger warning” is “a stated warning that the content of a text, video, etc., may upset or offend some people, especially those who have previously experienced a related trauma.”

At Harvard, students are being told that they are now free to skip certain books if reading them would make them feel “unsafe”.  I wish that I could have used this excuse back in my college days, because then I would have had much more time to spend with my friends.  The following comes from the Telegraph

Literary classics are now considered potentially “unsafe” for students to read. Reading lists at some universities are being adapted to come with warnings printed beside certain titles: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (Trigger: suicide, domestic abuse and graphic violence) and Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Trigger: suicidal tendencies).

In some colleges, professors have been known to tell students that if a book makes them feel unsafe, they are allowed to skim it, or skip it altogether, a Harvard Law professor told this newspaper.

Now that we have defined “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings”, I am going to define a term that I used in the title of this article.

“Wussification” is the act of turning someone into a “wussy”.  And urbandictionary.com defines “wussy” in the following manner…

A person with no guts. A person who whines all day and sits around and cries like a little baby for years over nothing. Will blow anything out of proportion and create drama to forget about their sad miserable lives.

If our young people need cookies, Play-Doh and videos of frolicking puppies to deal with the challenges in their lives right now, what in the world are they going to do when the things that I talk about in my new book start happening to America?

The real world can be exceedingly cold and cruel, and our young people need to be equipped to handle whatever life will throw at them.

Unfortunately, we have raised an entire generation of overly coddled boys and girls that have never learned to become men and women, and as a result society as a whole will suffer greatly.

So what is the solution?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

 
  • rmc9

    “safe space”…where students go to escape studying and doing their homework. They may even receive written excuses to hand to their profs.; as an excuse for non-performance… :)

  • K

    I have a better name, then generation snow flake.Generation Eloi.

  • Atsa4you

    Good article Michael. “Generation Snowflake” might be also be manifested by the overuse of the word “rascism” . For Paul Ryan, the GOP Speaker of the House, to refer to ANYTHING that Trump said that included the word “Mexican” as RASCIST is nothing short of absurd, and diminishes situations where actual rascism exists. Politically and Socially correct pablum. I am Swedish. When somebody tells an off color Ole and Lena joke, am I entitled to sue the joke teller for rascism? Donald Trump is NOT a rascist. I don’t care what the context was. He was referring to obvious bias, not rascism, and because of the judge’s ethnicity. Big deal.

    • Gay Veteran

      that’s rayciss

  • Robert

    I had a “safe” place in Vietnam. It was behind lots of wire and sandbags with on call air strikes and gunships. Worked too. Americans are embarrassing themselves. We no longer understand manhood and womanhood. Doomed society.

    • iris

      Agree. They certainly weren’t perfect, as none of us are, but most of the 18-21 year olds in the 50’s were much more mature than those in the 60s and 70s.

      • iris

        The 35 and under crowd has been so indoctrinated with the pc messages and post modern thinking, that they don’t know up from sideways, or right from wrong, but I do believe they can become responsible and accountable and empowered. Welcome to the brave new world.

  • RTL89

    These are just mere generalizations and nothing more. I live on my own, hold down a job, and live simply by sticking to a very strict budget and never going into debt, which is something a lot of baby boomers haven’t been able to achieve…. and there’s a lot of my generation that are JUST like me… but I suppose we don’t count, right?

    • Jim Davis

      Yes, just ignore it. I’m Gen X and they said we were all lazy and sat around crying like little beetches when Kurt Cobain shot himself. Most of this crap about pidgeon holing and trashing other generations started with certain self-absorbed Baby Boomers in the media who believed they were the end all be all.

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      You are right. But there is one thing I have noticed: Back in the eighties, when I was a teen, the Army would advertise directly to potential recruits: “Be all that you can be” was the slogan. But several years ago, ads started appearing on TV that were aimed at the parents of young adults. They would always present a scenario in which the youth’s decision to join the military seemed to hinge upon the mother or father’s attitude. So what can we take from this? Perhaps rebellion is not particularly stylish among you young people?

      • iris

        Interesting observation.

      • RTL89

        Hmm.. yeah that is interesting and I can’t really comment on it since I wasn’t around in the 80’s so I have nothing to compare it to. However, I’m a little unsure what you mean about “stylish”. We aren’t against rebellion – in fact, I just rebelled against this article’s content, wouldn’t you say? I’d say it’s more likely that what we are actually seeing is a paradigm shift away from the industrialized way of thinking, not just with employment and ways we make money but also through ways in which we wage war. I’d argue that a huge war is taking place right now under our noses that is resulting in tremendous losses in wealth for the average person, and this is being done without firing a single bullet. (There is still traditional warfare and other assorted violence occurring, I’m just speaking in a general context). In short, I think we have entered an age where philosophical thinking is the mainstay for rebellion.

        • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

          Well, I hope your generation won’t repeat the tremendous folly of our foreign and domestic policies during the past 50 or so years. BTW, I was making fun of the recruitment ad; and the notion that young people today won’t join the armed forces unless Mommy and Daddy say it’s OK. True?

      • Rm77

        Perhaps not rebellion, but certainly non conforming is a common attitude amongst my coworkers who are in their early 30’s and 20’s. They do not take instruction well when training and won’t follow the dress code unless threatened with being fired. They push every boundary possible and whine when a customer demands something they do not know how to do, such as make change without a calculator. They do not take challenges well to be that best they can be. They bring drama to the workplace and expect others to praise them to make them feel good at all times. It is a shame and a drain on those who come to work expecting to help and be part of a team that gets things done.

        • RTL89

          I agree AND disagree with you. I know the people you speak of – they are the pretentious “mommy and daddy buy me everything so I’m only at this job because they are making me do it and I feel like I’m too important to stay here long term” types. BUT…. there’s the other side of the coin. And that is – it doesn’t matter WHAT age group you fall under; NOBODY really prefers to be at work, at the sacrifice of a work-life balance. To suggest that you’re doing it with the sole intention of “getting things done” and ‘doing it for the team” is a bit of a half truth. In the grand scheme of things, does the company’s success REALLY benefit you? I mean, it does because you’re on their payroll.. but on a philosophical level it’s very unimportant, and I’d bet that deep down you wish you had more time to invest in things you actually enjoy, with people you really love.

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            Sure, but you do a good job because it’s your responsibility.

    • Andrew Neblock

      It’s not something that’s unique to our generation. Baby boomers had the whole hippy movement in the 60’s the 70’s and our generation has this social justice movement that is charactarized by the safe spaces, trigger warnings, and special snowflake syndrome the article is talking about. Thankfully, the backlash against it is starting to grow as rational minds are starting to see how ridiculous and regressive it is.

    • Rm77

      You do count mightily! I birthed and home-schooled five of your generation who are working their tails off to make it in this world. I apologize for my self serving Baby Boomer “babies” who have taken advantage of a well honed economic machine to earn much money, but have allowed a “runaway” congress to spend much more money than we have. I apologize for those older than me who allowed the US to form the Federal Reserve, Social Security Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. No income taxes in America before 1913. People do know how to manage their own money more than others, politicians. Keep up the hard work, stay in the fight for freedom, and bless you on your journey of life!

  • michael malachi

    I can not wait for the next life, eternity in heaven with Christ. This world is complete puke and the sad thing is that it is just getting worse – all of the time! What will it be next? There is no fixing these problems. Let us just have the patience and faith to make it until that faithful day. The day when I will go to my permanent home, the place where I am from. The life of eternity in peace and harmony, the place where things are good and make sense.

    • Jim Davis

      Don’t sit around waiting for the next life, or you are part of the problem. I don’t think Christ ever said people should be passive and let scum run wild. Look what he did to the money changers!

      • michael malachi

        I never said that I am just sitting around doing nothing.

        • catholics killed millions

          Also eternity won’t be in heaven—it will be on Earth.

          • Dave

            Just mention heaven or our Lord and Satan’s minions come out of the woodwork…..

          • michael malachi

            are you referring to me?

          • Chris Gerber

            That will tell you that you are on the right track.

          • michael malachi

            The earth will be destroyed by fire. The new earth and new heaven is all eternal heaven.

          • catholics killed millions

            The fire is to clean up the Earth and get rid of all the germs, sin, perversion, etc. Later we live here again.

          • michael malachi

            You can believe what you like, but I am quoting the Bible and I believe that it is true.

          • Mike

            You are correct. After the millennial reign, it will all be burned. Satan will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, never to return again and God will make a new Heaven and a new Earth. Praise the Lord!

      • michael malachi

        You’re gay, Jim Davis.

        • michael malachi

          Use your own name wuss.

          • michael malachi

            again I did not write this above comment.

        • michael malachi

          Someone has listed this and a few other comments in my name. I did not write this above comment.

        • Mike Garland

          Yes, that’s going to get you into heven!

    • Chris Gerber

      In other words, your “safe space”. If your going to sit this one out, your part of the problem, not the solution. Christ called Christians to be active against secular mores and worldly desires. Witness to others and to His glorification of the other world you so admiringly speak of.

    • ROBO_SPARTAN 300

      Afterlife? Don’t make me laugh.

      • zac48

        Not for you, there’s not….Even ‘enlightened’ scientists will tell you “we” create our own individual reality, micro-second by micro-second as we pass through this reality, therefore some people are “able” to realize a power greater than themselves while the lesser evolved simply aren’t able to.

      • michael malachi

        I am sorry that you are so deceived. May God open your eyes.

  • Jed

    If our young people need cookies, Play-Doh and videos of frolicking puppies to deal with the challenges in their lives right now, what in the world are they going to do when Hillary dumps half a million Jihadists on our soil!!!

    • JB

      My thoughts exactly.

    • jaxon64

      Unfortunately, we found out in Orlando last night what happens when androgynous, western effetes come in contact with the Jihadists that they always apologize and openly welcome. If Hillary wins, expect these events to become routine.

    • VigilanteCaregiver

      The Jihadist’s hit today! Over 50 killed in homosexual bar in Orlando. Safe spaces don’t work!

      • vaccines autism

        Exactly! It was a gun free zone.
        “And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
        Genesis 16:12

        • Isabel Luecke

          No, we must fix the problems. We can’t hide in a closet until judgment day, if we want something to happen we must make it happen.

          • vaccines autism

            There’s a saying that a fish rots from the head down but sadly very few know who the head is. To me it looks like GEORGE SOROS. The solution is to get a GPS guided drone, use Google / Bing maps to get coordinates for his house. Learn his schedule and drop stuff. Or wait till all the Bilderberg elite are in 1 hotel and then do it.
            Unfortunately I can barley afford to eat healthy, so the most I can do is basic stuff like not supporting powerful corporations like Big Pharma.

          • Isabel L

            Is that an insult or a complement?

    • P>Hopkins

      They are going to do just what they are doing in Europe. If I was a foreign invader, I think that I’d attempt to invade the U.S. Wussies don’t fight back

  • TC

    It was Ben Franklin who said: “We are all born ignorant but it takes a lot of work to stay stupid.” You can’t fix stupid because stupid is terminal. These kids will learn that lesson but it will be the hard way which will be extremely dangerous to their health and longevity.

  • Preacher62

    Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. No fear = No wisdom. No wisdom breeds gross stupidity.

  • Letfreedomring

    Cookies, Play-Doh, calming music, massages, and videos of frolicking puppies cannot compare to the safe space Jesus offers.

  • FVS

    Somtimes I can’t help but thinking that these emotionally stunted nit wits never got enough hugs from mommy and spent their formative years in daycare where total strangers gave them more attention and affection than they got at home. So now they get to college and they want to crawl back into those daycare cribs and demand protection from anything that might intrude into your delusions. Once was such a time that people were administered large doses of thorazine, electroshock treatments and the occasional straight jacket and padded helmet. College was a place e to help prepare people for competing and surviving in a hostile world. Now they are little but extended day-care facilities, for the emotionally retarded that still think the world revolves around the last time they pooped in their diapers.

    • .

      I think you receive too many hugs from your mother.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    A sissy pansy society. By design. Men are more feminine and women are opposite. Hormones, BPA ( hormone disruptor) in plastic food wrappings and containers in our food are making things even worse. Europe is even more politically correct and sissy than society in US. And bringing those young aggressive male refugees from Middle East and Africa to Europe where young men are mostly no longer men.

    • Traci

      Hey Max, good points made. My husband is in his early 60s and still looks virile and muscular. We eat only organic-and grass fed. Detoxify with infra red sauna and zeolite. Both of us have amazing thru the roof energy and work a small hobby farm in addition to full time jobs. My husband still has very high testosterone. However in my work as a nurse, the young men I see at work are in their 30s and 40s look soft and like dough. They already need ED meds, have high BP and cholesterol and look like they are more feminine than masculine. Lots of toxins in our food supply and environment is playing havoc on the hormone systems of us all and causing serious problems with the physical and emotional health of the younger generations. At this point I wonder how we will even be able to raise a standing army in a few years. I think of the amazing resistance armies across Europe during WW2 when their countries were invaded and the young people rose up in power and took their countries back with the help of the allies of course. But all is lost if we had to depend on our young folks

    • 123vbe

      Eunuchs average around 14 to 19 years longer than testosterone-filled males and they’re very feminized so maybe feminization is a good thing sometimes.

      • Mike

        Haha!

  • A.S.

    The solution if to fire those professors, hire new ones with iron fists, and tell the students, “read the book or get an F in the class.” And if you read the safe zone definition carefully, the word “religion” is not there. What if a Taliban members walks in? Will that offend them? Probably not. But what if an Orthodox Jew with beard, kippah and fringes walks in, wearing an Israeli flag T-shirt? I bet a million bucks everyone will feel offended. Some safe zone! More like an anti-American, anti-Bible, anti-human soul, filth zone.

    • RageHard84

      I imagine many would feel offended either by an Orthodox Jew with beard, kippah, and fringes, and the same would go for an Amish Christian with beard and Amish garb, or an Evangelical or Protestant Christian with garb advertising a belief in traditional morality.

  • The_Body

    If you talk to most of these idiot’s parents you you will quickly figure out where they picked up this crap.

  • wideawake1

    Be with the Lord and Fear Nothing !

  • MNCM(SW/SS)

    I was born in 1954. America was barely recovered from WWII and the Korean War. Things were good, I Love Lucy and Kids Say the Darnedest Things were popular on the new TVs. The 1960’s took away a couple of freedoms, due to unconstitutional overreaches by the judiciary. Things started to lean very left in that decade and came to a horrible conclusion, amidst other unconstitutional decisions, that someone should be able to kill their child in Roe v Wade in 1973. Might as well toss the fetuses into a burning idol of Moloch or Baal. How did they pregnant in the first place? It was a choice to fornicate.

  • Kent Harris

    Hard physical work is good for the body and soul. This week I worked 72 hours and next week more of the same. Sitting at a desk I believe does a lot harm. Along with that I have worked on my house and fixed my sidewalk using 80 lb bags of concrete and used about 1500 lbs altogether. I tore out several bushes and replaced it with marigolds, hydrangeas, and a climbing rose.
    Our Father, our Son and our Holy Ghost are always working so by working hard we honor those that love us because we are an example of them. When we breathe our last we can say we ran the good race.

    • Alexis Jones

      What do think god does day to day? Sit on throne? Watches television? YouTube? He must do something; what do you think it is?

      • Alex Jones

        If you’re so inquisitive, read the Bible.

        • Alexis Jones

          It’s tempting; I do like good fiction.

    • 123vbe

      Studies show that that much work too often is bad for your health.

  • Dr. D

    Quotation by idiot author:

    “Why do so many of our young people instantly break down in tears the moment anything seriously offends them?”

    Can you show me the statistics regarding the number of young people who instantly break down in tears the moment anything seriously offends them? What is your source?

    • Frank

      Click on the hyperlinks Dr. Dummy and you can read the original sources.

      • Dr. D

        I did click on the links, you presumptive idiot. None give statistics for “the numbers of people who instantly break down in tears the moment anything seriously offends them.” So, where did they author get his statistics and source to make such a claim? Very clever, by the way, how you made “Dr. Dummy,” from “Dr. D.” But you missed greater opportunities, like “Dr. Dildo.”

      • Dr. D

        Interesting, how all three photographs in the first link depict young women crying, very suggestive, no?

        • Dr. D

          Some might say sexist, or stereotype. Maybe the author suffers Pavlovian conditioning or is too dumb to notice what she’s implying by the photographs, which were just pulled from the interenet (probably Google) and aren’t directly related to the story.

      • Dr. D

        “Why do so many of our young people instantly break down in tears the moment anything seriously offends them?”

        How much is “so many?” What is his source for “so many?” My questions are not complicated, you should intuitively ask such questions when people make such summary claims, especially without readily evident proof. Generally, poor people don’t mock other poor people. Ugly people don’t deride other ugly people. So, I presume that by implying other people are stupid (Dr. Dummy–again, clever), you consider yourself if not smart, at least not dumb. But how can you make such a claim when you don’t intuitively challenge the author’s claim?

  • Mike

    I like the wussification term. I also thought of calling the safe zones “romper rooms” when you referred to the them as kindergarten rooms. So we have hardened criminals and wusses that make up our society. What a combo. Too busy wondering if they boys or girls these days in the college romper rooms instead of dealing with the real issues of life and death.

    • Mike

      But I’m pretty gay.

      • Mike

        At least you’re pretty, I guess.

        • Mike

          …and gay.

  • FVS

    Same for me. Carrying a double major and two jobs to pay for it there was little time for being offended and if I was I just put my head down, bit my tongue and remembered that getting past the the struggle was why I was in school tomorrow n the first place.

  • gordy

    in 1944 we had teenagers storming the beaches and charging into almost certain death, now they cry for safe spaces so their feelings don’t get hurt.

    • Dr. D

      Almost certain death? What percentage of soldiers who engaged on DDay do you think died? Hint: more lived than died. Teenagers? The average age of DDay soldiers was 26. From where did you cull your incorrect information?

    • ROBO_SPARTAN 300

      Shut up old man, no one loves you and you will die alone.

      Man trolling this thread is easy.

  • Andrew Neblock

    I wouldn’t call it “an entire generation”. It’s the regressive, authoritarian social justice movement that happens to be the currnent social science flavor of the week in colleges and universities. Thankfully, the backlash against it seems to be growing from more resonably minded people.

  • Dan Jones

    They don’t make adults like they used to…

    Always be a light that is .shininginthedark.

    • Dr. D

      So what, beyond posting on message boards, have you done to correct your perceived ills of the world? I’m genuinely curious.

      • Dan Jones

        Served in the military, take care of widows, orphans, and the homeless and you???

        • Dr. D

          So you say. But how does that “make you an adult.” You’re not very articulate; you just seem to agree with the author without reasoning.

          • Dan Jones

            Goodbye…

  • amongoose

    “strongly encourage everyone to respect others”.
    Unless of course they are conservatives.
    It’s OK to hate them.

    • jeffydiver

      Stop with your negative waves.

    • Isabel Luecke

      That is awesome!

  • DJohn1

    The rumor is that the Decline of the Roman Empire was caused by excessive lead in the water.
    In our case no one thing is the exact cause. One cardiologist thinks we mutated the wheat which in turn has caused flabby bellies. Since a good portion of this “wheat” is on the shelves in various forms in our main source of food that is very possible.
    The development of video games that are very addictive is another cause of much of the problem. IF subliminals are in the games that children watch then a good portion of those children will be brain washed into whatever the subliminals say.
    War games can and will in a small number of those children produce homocidal maniacs.
    We have a culture of mores that people obey semi-automatically. Our clothing choices in society are often governed by those mores.
    Do you eat with the knife in the right hand or the left? That is a choice governed often by the way you were taught by your parents as a child.
    We, as children, have phases of learning that we go through as we grow up. Often that is governed by the material we input into our minds. What you watch on TV enters into it.
    Your language phase is often governed by what your parents use as language. So a child born into a home that is bilingual will often learn more than one language growing up. If it is Spanish it is the one spoke in the family, not the one taught in the books.
    If it is from a poor family it is often a lower class English learned from parents including whatever form is used. Including the bad habits as well as the good. That in turn governs the class of job that those children eventually go into.
    So what exactly has changed in the child development that was not there in previous generations?
    For one thing we have children raising themselves as both parents go out in the world to increase their standard of living. It does not work.
    The sliding scale of taxes keeps it from working. Where this is deceptive is the actual value of money has changed so without changing one stroke of the tax laws people are in the “rich” bracket of years ago. Before this sliding scale most people were in a 3% tax bracket vs a 10-20% bracket today.
    Child deductions, house deductions, and other things designed to bring this down have changed for the worse.
    This all enters in as factors in contributing to the wussification.
    No parents means no one to copy when growing up.
    I think all of this is planned not an accident. It is planned long term over a good number of years. It is planned to form the herd that is non-thinking, in a mind-numbing state that allows those in charge to control things without opposition.
    This article calls attention to this planning.

  • Carl77

    I’d never heard about “safe spaces” until people started bitching about them.

  • Potentate of Omnipotence

    These delusions of entitlement to mollycoddling that these naïve college students possess is astounding and, quite frankly, appalling. This world has become vagabond, criminal, and sobbing millennial galore! The odium emanating from my generation to the enlightened–old and young–is worthy not of detestation, but of sincere pity, for they are helpless. Are they deserving of material assistance? I say, despite being Christian, no. I can say, even when going to a school with intellectual requirements, that many students are socialistic practitioners of savagery. The evils of communism are rampant, the progress of capitalism absent, the morals of good downtrodden, the grace of God ridiculed.
    Many laugh hysterically at libertarians, capitalists, and those of religion. How could we have declined to such a lamentable condition. Violence has become commonplace in school–against none but the aforementioned enlightened students. When I go to college in three years, ignoring the possibility of a cataclysm, should I fear for my life? With such opinions, I say it is prudent to defend. I have the resources to purchase an armored car, which may prove life saving. One would think only animals are capable of such wanton violence and verbal tyranny, which is unfortunate. Any optimist would be greatly mistaken, which is a shame. The degradation of our fallen world has begun, and contrary to the illusions of positivity in others, not much can be done.

  • braindiseasecalledliberalism

    I just turned 56 years old and I disdain {and pity} these modern day wussies.

    Back in the day – my family lived in Newark, NJ – and although Newark was much safer back then – my Italian born grandfather used to say (after our 8 hour 30+ portion Sunday family dinner) – to “not get killed and come back by 10 pm.”

    We used to play quite rough games of Ringolevio (it was a kind of kid’s game of war with no time limits, no intermissions, no “time-outs”
    if you scrapped your knee, etc.) and it would almost always result in either bloody noses, arms, legs and the occasional broken bone or two, but we loved the game and our parents were okay with it!

    Most of my siblings and cousins are still alive, well adjusted, quite happy and successful adults – albeit we too have had our collective share of broken bones and – OH NO – God forbid – scrapped knees! We didn’t wear helmets, knee or elbow pads – nothing!

    These kids nowadays are pathetic – and it’s mainly because of the pathetic parents that – somewhere along the line – were brainwashed
    – and subsequently brainwashed their children into thinking that they had to be parent friends (not disciplinarians as parents were meant to be) and coddle their youngsters.

    This is so very sad, as these poor, coddled, entitled children – now becoming adults – haven’t a clue as to what the REAL WORLD can (and WILL) deal to them – they’ll be so unprepared, it will be laughable – and not in a good way.

    Imagine once our heinous government (and the foreign forces that will be imported – in addition to radical Muslims that the Obama administration is importing as fast as possible) – tell an attacking
    radical nutcase Islamist that they need a “time out” because they cut their finger!!!

    What a joke – and – WHAT A HORRIBLE SURPRISE these wussified “adults” are in for once the SHTF!!!

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Mike, can we take this discussion further down the road?

    You’re absolutely right; these adult children are not capable of building up, much less sustaining civilization. Many today have no real ability to parent children much less be inclined to sire and birth ’em. Business is cutthroat; both in the marketplace and office politics – more businesses will continue to leave or close. We are in demographic winter and we cannot exit it until enough folks mature mentally and emotionally.

    Leftist-controlled Government is a major part of this problem. Government must return to what it was intended to be; government. Not a business; that’s not governing. It’s not their mom’s food pantry; we do that ourselves. It’s not a replacement rich influential daddy for misandristric feminists and LBGTQGQWERTYMOUSE..etc (equal rights for all people is called Equalism, not feminism). It’s not a church for the pseudoscience anti-Christ’s that call themselves atheists (if they were true atheists they would denounce all gods in their own lives; not create new one’s based on faked science). It’s a government; one of many necessary branches of civilized society with it’s own specific function and authority, but is not hostile towards the other parts of civilization. Until this is fully understood and these narcissistic adults grow up to fulfill their duties we will continue to decline and collapse until those who still embrace civilization are left to rebuild it.

    Can only hope some adversity will teach ’em some civility and sober them up. Worked for me!

  • JackerRaabit

    Yet, these are the same people who watch all the Saw movies, all the Hostel movies…

  • Mike Garland

    Mommy’s boy’s! Fatherless families is one big problem! Its the same mentality that feels a need to award even those who lose.

  • Ryan Lucas

    I’m 37, I watch some of these videos of campus protesters and it makes me laugh. They live in such a bubble they don’t even realize how sad and pathetic they are.

    The really sad/pathetic part is that this is being enabled by faculty and administrators. These people need to be fired, physically thrown off campus and banned from ever returning.

    We gave you one job, to educate, and you blew it.

  • BeenThere

    All great empires eventually go soft and “wussie” and then collapse. eg Rome etc

  • JTR

    Truth. Just tell the truth. People find comfort in the lies they tell themselves until it is exposed which creates a temper tantrum. These young people have been lied to their whole lives. The world as it turns out does not revolve around them. They’re not the smartest, not the fastest, not the prettiest. The have no manual skills and can’t even determine the difference between male and female. Their opinions don’t matter because the chosen out of a hat as well as their causes. All they want is attention which is likely the core of the problem because they are the product of parental neglect. So rather then ask what society should do about it. Just put them back in their baskets with their tuition bills and drop them at their own front doors with a note. “Please feel free to return your child after you have finished raising them”.

  • Ray S.

    There are lots of great verses in the Bible that go into the importance of having discipline in your life, especially in your youth, which is what this wussified generation lacks. Learning the lessons in one’s youth is a lot less painful than learning it when you’re older. And that’s where they are headed.

    Proverbs 12:1: Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

    Hebrews 12:11: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

    Proverbs 29:1:5 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

  • Colleen

    In 1974 the federal government created Child Protected Services. Causing parents to become afraid of spanking children, bruses on them means they could be investigated for child abuse. Therefore our parents was forced to manipulate by emotional and verbal abuse. This is a product of the opening the can of worms the government created.

  • winrob

    Maybe “Soylent Green” for them? Something useful? (Just making light of these 5- or 6-foot adults who are emotionally children.)

  • Brian Dougan

    I guess that the Navy SEALS won’t be recruiting this bunch of cry babies.

  • TPB4Life

    We need not get butthurt over every little issue! There are plenty of scientific facts out there, and if we only executed a little common sense when troubles arise our future would be much brighter. I mean I just realized how lucky I was to go to college and not safe space for four years. i’m recently a mom and I just realized that I’m not raising my daughter for this culture, nor will I. Gen-Y 1991 here aka I remember 911, but I don’t hate all Muslims for it, like I don’t hate all christians for some of its follower’s wrongs. Perhaps trigger zone would be more appropriate for my next bit here, but who knows and who the F really cares? Honestly! Back to the point, some warped humor here: I’m lucky to be the last of the millennials to experience divorce, bullying, sexism, just to name a few. It sucked but I’m tough for it now! We can all use common sense to solve problems and that’s what I’m going to teach my children to do.

    • Isabel Luecke

      Well said!

  • SOF

    No worries. The coming collapse / economic reset will clean up this problem very quickly.

    Watch any GoPro videos of Iraq and Syrian forces storming Islamic state positions with the cameras recording bullets whining overhead to get an idea of what it will be like.