I JUST WANT TO REASSURE ALL OUR FRIENDS ON THE LEFT: Trump is not going to put you all in camps and install a Nazi state. He can’t, because George W. Bush already put you all in camps and installed a Nazi state. Oh, wait, he never got to do it, because we were already all dead in the nuclear war our cowboy president, Ronald Reagan, started by talking tough to the Russians … I’m sure people who’ve been here longer can explain to you how other republican administrations already destroyed everything, ALL THE THINGS WITH ALL THE DRAMA, in the most terrible way.
— Sarah Hoyt
Tweet from John Schindler (@20committee)
“Barack Obama is a smart man who’s been educated in our finest universities to a high level in things which are simply not true, indeed false”
Yes, but true of almost all of the Leftist intelligentsia.
Notice how the author conflates the anxiety over the election of a President with a “major mental illness”. From the article,
“It appears, however, that such a presumption is not entirely groundless. According to a survey by the American College Health Association, 17 percent of students nationwide were diagnosed with or treated for anxiety problems during the past year, and 13.9 percent were diagnosed with or treated for depression. And a 2012 survey of college counseling center directors found that 75 percent of respondents thought that the number of students with major mental health problems had increased over the prior year.”
The ‘presumption’ referred to above is that the criticism – of student’s requiring “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” that serve to protect them from ideas that conflict with their world view – has some validity.
Up until the advent of the snowflake student, young adults learned to handle anxieties of the sort brought on by ideas with which they disagreed. The very idea that these kids need counseling is a very stupid and dangerous one.