Van Jones is a liberal (as opposed to leftist progressive) with whom one might enjoy an intellectually honest conversation (see CNN’s Van Jones: ‘Trump Became President of the United States.’ Leftists Rage and Trump Can Win in November, says… Van Jones?). So of course when there’s a clip of Van going off on college snowflakes and other SJWs, we have to JIP…
“It’s a horrible view, which is that ‘I need to be safe ideologically, I need to be safe emotionally, I just need to feel good all the time. And if someone else says something that I don’t like that is a problem for everyone else including the administration.”
“I’m not going to pave the jungle for you. Put on some boots and learn how to deal with adversity. I’m not going to take the weights out of the gym. That’s the whole point of the gym. You can’t live on a campus where people say stuff that you don’t like?”
“You are creating a kind of liberalism that the minute it crosses the street into the real world is not just useless, but obnoxious and dangerous.”
My favorite part was Van trying to stop himself from ranting and raving. Though I probably would’ve enjoyed said display, as it would’ve been appropriate. Plus I would’ve turned it into a Gif.
Generation Snowflake has embarrassed many of us who share their “generational experiences” yet manage to wipe our own noses sans fanfare. One thing which irks those us above-ground dwellers, unlike pampered wuss-babies condemned to their parent’s basements, is the notion that disagreement is triggering, deserving of complete silencing for no reason other than it hurts feelings. Isn’t life a bitch.
If I were ever to tattoo a quotation on my glorious chest, it would be “Facts don’t care about your feelings,” spoken by our friend, Ben Shapiro. Because if you decorate your echo chamber with only things you find complete agreement, reality will devour you, burping your remains for the rest of us to mock as we make cocktails from your tears.
Yet victimhood has been made into a badge of honor, being triggered into a character trait, and the condemnation of “hate speech” as trendier than switching Facebook avatars with today’s cause du jour.