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British ThinkTank Boss Rages Against "Generation Snowflake"

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posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:01 AM
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A Synapse of Chaotic Reasoning. I enjoyed this article, it got to the nitty gritty of how GSM (General Snowflake Madness) has spun out of control, and has regurgitated itself unbeknownst onto those of us who wish not to be regurgitated upon.


Claire Fox, head of a think tank called the Institute of Ideas, has unleashed a crushing 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 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. ‘Generation Snowflake’ is the term for these teens, one that’s now used frequently in the U.S. and becoming more common here.

It describes a fragile, thin-skinned younger generation that can’t cope with conflicting views, let alone criticism. Being faced by a roomful of weepy teenagers certainly isn’t the only example of such behaviour I could cite, but it’s the most dramatic I have experienced.

It happened when I was taking part in a debate at a North London school as director of the Institute of Ideas early last year.


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by Tyler Durden - Jun 9, 2016 6:05 PM


I found this article to be a great analogy of what others are calling 'The Snowflake Generation'.


You are Not Special, You are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake. You are the same decaying Organic Matter as Everything Else. - Fight Club.



No matter where you go in life, someone will be there to offend you. Maybe it’s a joke you overheard on vacation, a spat at the office, or a difference of opinion with someone in line at the grocery store. Inevitably, someone will offend you and your values.

If you cannot handle that without losing control of your emotions and reverting back to your “safe space” away from the harmful words of others, then you’re best to just stay put at home.

Remember, though: if people in the outside world scare you, people on the internet will downright terrify you. It’s probably best to just accept these harsh realities of life and go out into the world prepared to confront them wherever they may be waiting.



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posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:07 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

I laugh as these silly social studies students.

These snowflakes should take a REAL subject in the sciences. There thinned skinned snowflake attitudes won’t last long there.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:12 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Yes i know and they should. It makes me cry and laugh at the same time to watch the world crumble into the steaming pile of 'bleep' that it has.

Cry because it's mental and laugh because i can't believe people think this way. It's Schooling! parents didnt do this, Culture Shift did this, and made its way into the Education System. It's so bizarre it's Surreal.

The world at this point has none.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

Simple solution is to stop all student loans for Art and social "degrees" if the students want to waste time doing those they should fund them themselves.

On the flip side the money saved from BA deadbeats who can’t get a job after graduating and so cant pay their loan can instead go on subsidizing vital degrees.

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posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:19 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: awareness10

Simple solution is to stop all student loans for Art and social "degrees" if the students want to waste time doing those they should fund them themselves.

On the flip side the money saved from BA deadbeats who can’t get a job after graduating and so can pay their loan can instead go on subsidizing vital degrees.


Yes they should totally fund themselves. Great Idea. But... it may upset them sending them into a fury of depressive nonsense. It's just what they do.

God help the next Generation, they're gonna need it.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:24 AM
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The Kardashians came and went, I think this trend will come and go too. Who really cares, it only opens up possibilities for those willing to go out and succeed.

They will likely also be suffering from Praying Mantis syndrome, ie. bent elbows from their smart phones


Juvenile behavior, nothing more. When and if they have to support themselves, they will find they don't have time or the means to support their self induced pansy asses. It's all so much mouth-boogie.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:25 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

That would make too much damn sense for it to ever happen. Can you imagine how much crying the snowflakes would do if they couldn't get their useless philosophy degree? Philosophy, art history etc are things you study in your free time or as a hobby. They aren't a damn career with few exceptions.


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posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:31 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: crazyewok

That would make too much damn sense for it to ever happen. Can you imagine how much crying the snowflakes would do if they couldn't get their useless philosophy degree? Philosophy, art history etc are things you study in your free time or as a hobby. They aren't a damn career with few exceptions.



I know.

But I can dream right?



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

Fantastic post.

Wish I could give you 100 flags etc.

Well put.

Loved the video and the cartoon.

Farrrrr toooooooooooooo TRUE!

And . . . it's not just an opinion of little consequence.

Such attitudes are horrific cancerous ROT in our foundations. Hideous.

Cowardice is one of the things the NT mentions that will keep folks out of Heaven.

I wonder if such sniveling, eye gushing, wimpy masses of protoplasm have the courage to normally get out of bed in the morning? Or do they have to call 911 for assistance to manage that?

How many letters do they write to the current traitor in the WH complaining because their Crispy Kreme didn't have sufficient icing on it?

Or maybe there weren't enough Gestapo at the crosswalk to insure their safety in getting to the other side?

Or maybe there weren't sufficient motorcycle cops to escort them to the welfare office, or the gambling hall or their weekly meeting of the Passive Prissy Prancers exercise class?

Or maybe they are having a 'nervous breakdown' because Fifi spit up a hairball?

Or maybe their tea got cold before they had the courage to drink it?

Or maybe they were toooo dense and ignorant to get the joke in the break room at work?

Or maybe the coffee grounds briefly looked like the image of a ghost as they swirled down the drain?

God have mercy on our Republic and the way of life so many clueless idiots are working so hard to flush down the chute to hell.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:50 AM
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Love that pic of the college as a play pen. That just nails what today's campuses are. Basically a place where the snowflakes can gather, have a whine fest and run away to their safe place if someone dares disagrees. Good God! Can you imagine a room full of students, crying, hugging and screaming, all because some one didn't follow along on their victim/self pity parade? Worse yet, can you imagine those same people 5 years from now, trying to work in the real world? They'll be curled up under their desk, too traumatized to come out, because someone said something to "offend" them. If I didn't despise them so much, I'd feel a bit sorry for them. They have no idea what the real world is like and too stupid to realize their snowflake attitudes will never work when they do have to get out and work for a living.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:54 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Thankyou good Sir! When i saw this i had to smile at first because there are some here who deny it's an issue at all.

But it's sad as well, watching these kids throw their lives, their hearts and souls into this utter crap, believing in it so badly they'd worship it as though it were a religion, Which it is beginning to look like from my perspective.

Crying and wailing over what? it's insanity. They 'the perpetrators and instigators of mass delusion' are creating this scenario in which peoples Children are being used as Pawns for a higher agenda. It sickens me.

And for those who don't believe it's an issue? It is a big f'ing issue and it's gone on long enough. This madness needs to stop before these kids lose it completely, like lemmings off a cliff...



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 06:55 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
Love that pic of the college as a play pen. That just nails what today's campuses are. Basically a place where the snowflakes can gather, have a whine fest and run away to their safe place if someone dares disagrees. Good God! Can you imagine a room full of students, crying, hugging and screaming, all because some one didn't follow along on their victim/self pity parade? Worse yet, can you imagine those same people 5 years from now, trying to work in the real world? They'll be curled up under their desk, too traumatized to come out, because someone said something to "offend" them. If I didn't despise them so much, I'd feel a bit sorry for them. They have no idea what the real world is like and too stupid to realize their snowflake attitudes will never work when they do have to get out and work for a living.


NO JUST NO lol. I can't imagine it, i can but i can't!

Everything is so very wrong with this, it's mind bending.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:00 AM
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It seems like Newton's third law applies to society as well. You have the Snowflake movement (to give it a ridiculous name), and the anti-Snowflake movement, each as whiny, bitchy, and annoying as each other.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
It seems like Newton's third law applies to society as well. You have the Snowflake movement (to give it a ridiculous name), and the anti-Snowflake movement, each as whiny, bitchy, and annoying as each other.


So tell us, are you FOR the Snowflake agenda? If so what do you whine about, besides posts like this one?
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posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:03 AM
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I was pretty liberal in my college days and I found enough of that in college. Some people there took a stand, one philosophy professor made clear the hazards of cultural relativism when the class got too far out there. Some students made their conservative opinions clear on occasion.

Unfortunately I had to take the liberal input to the extreme when I was studying post modern culture, hit bottom, and came back around thanks to a scant few on campus and in my social sphere who didn't subscribe to the liberal agenda. That fine and performing arts subculture I was involved with on campus was pretty creepy and the downtown clubs a real freak show.
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posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:05 AM
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Really though this only a minority of students with administrators that are afraid of losing their jobs or in some cases supporting the wrong student could lead to a promotion bc diversity.
The blame lies on the bureaucratic structure of academics and what it values. If I was trying to advance my career in academic bureaucracy I'd always take the side against the white male.

Most college students at least the males are in college to drink beer and chase tail and possibly a degree.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Welcome back, from Insanity.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn

It seems to me that the reaction is disproportionate by a long shot. A tiny minority of students at a tiny minority of colleges are being used to project a problem that doesn't actually exist. Why? To attack feminism, lefties and minority groups.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:15 AM
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originally posted by: awareness10
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Welcome back, from Insanity.


Thanks, it was quite a liberal binge when when the postmodern studies were leading me to my final conclusions. I had a long standing interest in nature and outdoor activities that kept me somewhat grounded in conservatism, but I had a real breakdown when I finally realized where liberalism finally leads to. I was doing a lot of crazy stuff when I hit the liberal bottom and had to come back, lucky to survive some of it.



posted on Jun, 11 2016 @ 07:17 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: awareness10

Simple solution is to stop all student loans for Art and social "degrees" if the students want to waste time doing those they should fund them themselves.

On the flip side the money saved from BA deadbeats who can’t get a job after graduating and so cant pay their loan can instead go on subsidizing vital degrees.


You seem slighty confused by concept of a loan.

They are funding it themselves.



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