I’m an old fart who would be escorted off any decent college campus but I hear - mostly through Conservative news outlets but not exclusively - that college campuses are no longer a bastion of free thought.
As I understand it, one can be shouted down or worse if they happen to espouse even the hint of something undesirable; that professors, administration and even other students risk being chased from the campus with virtual pitchforks.
I must admit some of the things that cause “triggers” in the hivemind have made me roll my eyes. I don’t have a dim view of Millennials and in fact I think they are justified in feeling cynical, inheriting a world of climate change and dim career prospects unless they happened to be born into wealth.
But even I seeing some of the battles that they choose to fight on college campuses shake my head.
But thing is, I am relying on the corporate media to tell me what’s going on and I am not so sure i trust them.
So what is going on? Have our college campuses become so concerned with correcting bad speech that the freedom to speak is being abridged? Or is it overblown nonsense from people screaming about those kids and their music too, like every other generation has done.
Is this a problem or is it bullshit? Do I have to worry about the next generation in this regard?