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refuse to hop on the anti-Millennial bandwagon,
my generation in many ways is very perplexing. On account of the latest
campus PC scandals polarizing the nation – including but not limited
– I think it’s safe to say that certain youngsters have misplaced
priorities. You would think that with a weak economy and degrees being
rendered increasingly expensive and worthless, students have bigger game
to hunt than a few offensive costumes. However, it seems that many
Millennials are even more obsessed with identity politics than their
predecessors. This definitely plays into the hands of wealthy elites who
prefer that people focus more on provocative outfits than substantive
issues; at least one leftist agrees.
And of course, one cannot ignore the racial angle here. While I don’t
bash blacks the way many alt righters do, I have grown increasingly
wary of some of their agitation. Protesting police killings of unarmed
blacks is one thing; expecting white people like me to give a shit about
insensitive costumes when growing numbers of white men are killing
themselves is offensive in its own right. I think it’s safe to say that
people who are burdened by poverty and genuine oppression don’t have
time for histrionics over “microaggressions” and similar offenses. It
should be said that blacks hardly have a monopoly on campus cultural
agitation; coddled college kids of all backgrounds think that the world
should revolve around their pet causes.
Which brings me to my next point. In addition to bequeathing
useless degrees and debt to graduates, universities – who fancy
themselves diverse institutions with students from all over the world –
are setting up young adults for failure in the actual real world. The
cold truth is that employers, landlords, people at banks, and other
powerful individuals who can impact your progress in life don’t give two
shits about your wounded sensibilities. Try demanding a “safe space” at
your job and see where that gets you.
We live in a brutal, cutthroat, dog-eat-dog planet. Fostering a
campus environment where “trigger warnings” are increasingly the norm
amounts to a cruel bait-and-switch. Millennial kids grew up subjected to
“zero tolerance” policies (ie. “it doesn’t matter who started the
fight”), helicopter parenting, and increasingly wimpy campuses. Then,
once they’re thrust into the actual world, they slowly realize that
their upbringings left them woefully unprepared for just how plutocratic
and competitive society really is.
This is a new Gilded Age, a new era of conflict. The wealthy elites
who are siphoning off more and more wealth from the masses don’t spend
much time worrying about “cultural appropriation,” and neither should
most people. But I get it. Humans are not an especially rational,
logical species; we all have feelings. So I’m not going to say that
these black kids at Yale or agitators elsewhere should just suck it up
and stop being so oversensitive. They’re entitled to feel however they
like, and their pain is very much real to them.
But (and you knew there was a “but” coming), don’t expect me or other
people to treat such feelings as sacrosanct. We do not have some
obligation to drop everything we’re doing just to assuage wounded
sentiments. In today’s new Gilded Age, there is no good reason to
sacrifice time, “privilege” and resources in order to empower loud
members of out-groups who may very well compete with us down the road.
Non-SJW white students and faculty should do what people like Viktor Orban do: tell ’em to fuck off.