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This is really getting ridiculous: Special Snowflake Syndrome

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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth

I will wager no... they did nothing about other chalk messages.

But then Im a middle aged cynic...
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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6
Forget the students, I need a safe space from Trump.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:02 AM
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TRUMP 2016

Counselors are standing by.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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Whenever I hear of instances of overly-sensitized young adults demanding the world threat them with kid gloves, I just entertain myself with imaginative scenarios as to how well they would fare in truly real-life situations for which they have been totally unprepared for.

Imagine them in a bar fight. Being punched in the face by an angry drunk for no rational reason would certainly put some of the real world into perspective for them - as it did me when I turned 19.

Or imagine them in a road rage argument, with the other driver hurling verbal abuse at an ear-piercing level. Kids today live in bully-free zones, but the positive thing to come out of my 5 years of being relentlessly bullied in high school is that I don't respond to verbal abuse. I'm immune to it and openly laugh at those who try to hurt me with it.

This latest generation doesn't stand a chance. As soon as they leave their protective zones, the real world will eat them alive and not even belch.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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I read this when I was younger and it still makes sense.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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Sounds a lot like Generation X and previous generations, but fun to brush an entire generation as snowflakes based on a few stories that make national news. Not like that is even a big deal anymore since we have worldwide communication at the tip of our fingers. Hell, any story can become national news within minutes in today's age. Just depends on what sells I guess.

I won't spend a lot of time on this, because it's just the weekly dose of hate on a generation based on cherry picked stories. The following article is a baby-boomer complaining about the whiny and spoiled Generation X. I'm sure if I cared enough I could find a story of the previous generation complaining about the baby-boomers being the same way.

The Whiny Generation

My point is that this has been a reoccuring cycle. But, I'm sure the ignorance will continue on because people don't like facts. They just like to hate on others that don't share their views. I do agree that what these students are doing is absurd, but to say this is how every millennial acts is just complete ignorance.
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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66




This is the exact WRONG use of political power, that any liberal/leftist should be in clear opposition to.


Definitely - and absolutely. Needs to get nipped in the bud right now

But I have to say - especially considering the more tender footed youngsters - it's not that different from our more right leaning friends calling for all kinds of retribution (whether violent or merely punitive) towards ordinary Muslims - or Mexicans, minorities in general, feminists, unions, socialists, homeless folks, the poor. The left

Special snowflakes (as if that isn't a giveaway) are no different from the authoritarian loving right in as much as they are both terrified

Everyone is overreacting lately - not good. Sad

Yes - I'm learning to speak in Trumpisms now - in case I find myself in a formerly not foreign land someday and need to communicate with the locals :-)

More Than Half of Trump’s Retweets Are White Supremacists Praising Him

Nothing you don't know - I know. This is why they see swastikas in those chalkings - it's a ridiculous level of hysteria for sure. And they're not old enough to understand that just because they're afraid they don't have the right demand censorship

I can't support it - but I can't say I don't understand it



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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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Dont forget to blame Trump, everyone, because you know it's coming.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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Dimwitted spineless lightweights. Some blame surely has to go to the parents who have probably raised them in cotton wool and yielded to their every whim and demand. When others and the world at large do not they feel threatened and retreat to their 'safe spaces', how dismally pathetic. Some of them also appear to be little fascist dictators who try to ban anything that displeases them, obviously no understanding whatsoever of basic democratic principles or a free country. Basically just spoilt idiotic little children who have a lot of growing up to do. Don't know how they are going to learn to be independent adults.
A teacher friend of mine was just saying this the other day, they aren't all like this but his theory is modern western parenting and schools result in very fragile weak young people with little resilience... some of them need some kind of boot camp away from the parents but they'd probably start crying at the mention of it.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: ArchAngel_X

No one has safe spaces literally no one.. Stop taking South Park and what you see at some college campuses as 100% truth. You think kids in America aren't being bullied as we speak? You are delusional.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

No.

I'm a very vocal dissenter toward Mr. Trump and his policies, his behavior, and just about everything he seems to stand for (except I agree with him on Free Trade).

HOWEVER.

The fact that he is a Presidential Candidate, and that others support him, is NOT cause to try to bring the full force of the government (in this case the University administration) down on whoever had the cheek and the chalk to write something as innocuous as:

"Trump 2016"

... this response is not even some liberal/leftist action ... this is PURE RIGHT WING AUTHORITARIANISM ... use the power of the University to punish, expel, or incarcerate someone who said NOTHING wrong but merely expressed an opinion that these kids don't like.

This isn't leftism or liberalism ... this is pure fascism and unmitigated BS.
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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: LesMisanthrope



This isn't leftism or liberalism ... this is pure fascism and unmitigated BS.


It's pure fascism from liberal leftists.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: LesMisanthrope



This isn't leftism or liberalism ... this is pure fascism and unmitigated BS.


It's pure fascism from liberal leftists.


No it's not. What these students are espousing is neither left nor liberal.
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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

My overall point is that this major chasm between right and left and center too I suppose is that neither side is oppressing the free speech of the other. Only the govermment can be guilty of that. This is a long drawn out argument... Thats all.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Right-wing? I'll need a little more convincing. I just don't see it. The reasoning of the students alone puts this in the realm of left-wing authoritarianism.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Sure it is. They don't want to shut down and round up people writing 'Feel The Bern' or 'HILLARY 2016'...but 'TRUMP 2016' sends them into apoplectic fits and fear.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Gryphon66

Right-wing? I'll need a little more convincing. I just don't see it. The reasoning of the students alone puts this in the realm of left-wing authoritarianism.


Not having the argument again of what right-wing and left wing really mean.

Also, not trying to convince you of anything.

You claimed that people would come in an "blame Trump" implying that anyone opposed to Trump is in favor of authoritarian crap like this.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: aorAki

originally posted by: burdman30ott6

and yeah, I posted that with every hope that someone, somewhere read it and ended up under their desk, quivering in fear and pain.




Wow big guy, you're real nice.
Hopefully dinosaurs like you become extinct soon. your whole post was full of macho crap that continues to be part of the problem.



I think I would rather have 'big guy' at my back than six of those college pussies.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

No I meant what I said, and after reading a few posts, it is clear that I was correct, if not a little too late to the party.

I agree with you it definitely isn't liberal (in the traditional sense), and I hope liberals stand up to this nonsense. But it definitely isn't right-wing authoritarianism.

There is a point, however, that this is no longer about right and left. This is about freedom and unfreedom, Liberty vs. Authority.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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originally posted by: amicktd
Sounds a lot like Generation X and previous generations, but fun to brush an entire generation as snowflakes based on a few stories that make national news. Not like that is even a big deal anymore since we have worldwide communication at the tip of our fingers. Hell, any story can become national news within minutes in today's age. Just depends on what sells I guess.

I won't spend a lot of time on this, because it's just the weekly dose of hate on a generation based on cherry picked stories. The following article is a baby-boomer complaining about the whiny and spoiled Generation X. I'm sure if I cared enough I could find a story of the previous generation complaining about the baby-boomers being the same way.

The Whiny Generation

My point is that this has been a reoccuring cycle. But, I'm sure the ignorance will continue on because people don't like facts. They just like to hate on others that don't share their views. I do agree that what these students are doing is absurd, but to say this is how every millennial acts is just complete ignorance.

You are right. Every generation thinks that the newest batch of kids have it easy and are spoiled. While I do agree that kids seem to be spending more time with games and technology than playing outdoors, is this necessarily a bad thing? They are able to access and learn things that weren't as easily reached (or even existed) when we were young. Society constantly changes and so do the ways people learn.
Here is a good read about why every generation thinks the one before it sucks.



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