It was only a matter of time, but someone asked Mike Rowe for his thoughts on Mizzou and other college campuses where entitled college students are demanding, among other things, the 1st Amendment done away with and anyone who disagrees with their stupidity to be fired, put in locks, and hung up in the town square. Okay, not the last two things, but come on…
Like all Mike Rowe posts, the whole thing is worth reading in its entirety. This passage stands out:
This morning, Freddy sat down to gently remind his Fellow Americans that the 1.3 trillion dollars in outstanding student loans is money that belongs to us. We The People have made unlimited funds available to those who wish to attend college, because we’ve determined that college is a worthy social investment. But we seem to have forgotten that making unlimited amounts of money available to unlimited numbers of students has enabled universities to charge unlimited amounts of tuition. It’s also created an expectation among students that a job in their field of study will be waiting in their preferred zip code upon graduation. Shockingly, this hasn’t happened, and now, along with ultimatums for “friendly reportage,” the noisiest members of The Class of 2016 are demanding total debt forgiveness, a $15 minimum wage, and the immediate dismissal of those professors or administrators who dare to disagree. To your point Fran, it’s enough to make the casual observer weep for the future.
Weep we will. Weep we shall.
Fact is, Mike Rowe has some good points, as he’s had in the past (read Yes! Mike Rowe Destroys the Idiot Idea of ‘Privilege’). The kids at Mizzou, Princeton and Yale are entitled brats with their hands out, who feel (don’t think) their way through life. If something upsetting or triggering befalls them, the figurative sky falls, causing each and every one of these little brats to run around the coop like chickens. Hey, it’s funny, but it’s also tragic, because as Rowe points out? You and I are footing the bill for this nonsense.
Here’s a question. Will job recruiters keep graduates from Mizzou, Princeton and Yale at a safe distance for a while? Because things at work, they don’t always go as planned, and, shocker, sometimes things get said without trigger warnings. Also, your boss will laugh in your face if you claim you need a “safe space.” He or she will tell you your “safe space” in your car, with a box of your stuff. Loser.