10 June 2016

American Monuments & Generation Snowflake

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Claire Fox, head of a thinktank called the Institute of Ideas, has penned a coruscating critique of “Generation Snowflake”, the name given to a growing group of youngsters who “believe it’s their right to be protected from anything they might find unpalatable”.
All this plays perfectly into the efforts to eradicate American monuments (as well as contrarian opinion) from the landscape ( as well as from the classroom.)
Books containing troublesome material are now slapped with “trigger warnings”, whilst universities and student unions are declared “safe spaces” where young people should not have to encounter anything they disagree with.

1 comment:

Reading Through History said...

YEs, this is getting quite outlandish. It will probably take a severe, traumatic nationwide experience on the scale of a great war or economic depression to bring us out of this. Until these liberal pansies really have to suffer or earn something for themselves, I don't see how they will ever snap out of it.