As the momentum and inertia of political correctness storms college campuses, the natural trajectory of this infantilizing of college student bodies is for the Left to eat its own. While it’s glorious to see this happen on the surreal campuses of American colleges, places absolutely hostile to any iota of conservatism, I do still worry about how campus P.C. insanity eventually works its way (vis-à-vis corporate H.R. depts., among the most ‘progressive’ entities in the U.S., itself an underreported story) into day to day cubicle culture life, where I reside.
From The Atlantic is a piece on “The New Intolerance of Student Activism”. Why is it that only now such stories are being written in liberal publications?
But none of that excuses the Yale activists who’ve bullied these particular faculty in recent days. They’re behaving more like Reddit parodies of “social-justice warriors” than coherent activists, and I suspect they will look back on their behavior with chagrin. The purpose of writing about their missteps now is not to condemn these students. Their young lives are tremendously impressive by any reasonable measure. They are unfortunate to live in an era in which the normal mistakes of youth are unusually visible. To keep the focus where it belongs I won’t be naming any of them here.
The focus belongs on the flawed ideas that they’ve absorbed.
Everyone invested in how the elites of tomorrow are being acculturated should understand, as best they can, how so many cognitively privileged, ordinarily kind, seemingly well-intentioned young people could lash out with such flagrant intolerance.
What happens at Yale does not stay there.