It was nice to see the Nightly Show skewer those obnoxious Emory students who needed a ‘safe space’ because someone wrote the word “Trump” in chalk. However, when it comes the mocking PC culture, Bill Maher is still our spirit animal.
Maher rolled his eyes about how students went “apeshit,” read off their actual quotes, and said, “I so badly want to dropkick these kids into a place where there is actual pain and suffering. What happened in this country?!”
Reihan Salam said this is the direct result of how parenting changed in the 80s. Maher agreed, adding that “everything seems to take a backseat to their feelings… democracy they don’t give a shit about, free speech doesn’t matter.”
Salam said, “It’s not gonna survive contact with reality.”
One of his guests tried to say that he was over-generalizing and this was just an extreme example at one college. Maher subsequently pointed out that this is so common at colleges across the country, he has to address it all the time. Allow us to provide you with a brief refresher course with a few examples.
Also, for reference, here’s a video I produced in which students display their lack of understanding and/or complete disdain for the First Amendment.
A quick search of “campus” in the search bar above will reveal more stories I’ve covered than you could possibly read in a month’s time. This is an instance, where Bill Maher is right. The leftist fascism taking place on American campus’ is not an exception to the rule, it now is the rule.
Universities across the countries have replaced freedom of speech and challenging critiques with “safe spaces” and ideological conformity. The truth is that in 2016, you could very possibly leave an American university dumber than when you went it. Chew on that for a moment.