People, what are you thinking?
I just read an article with reference to the Notre Dame graduation where students walked out on Vice-President Pence’s commencement speech. The reason appears to be that somehow Vice President Pence made them feel “unsafe.”
Ms. Mondane (Notre Dame grad and movement representative) told school’s newspaper, The Observer, on Monday, “For me personally, [Mr. Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” further adding, “His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”
Ms. Mondane and the new “unsafe” environment is part of a trend with millennials, colleges and other institutions that condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces.” These are areas where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own. Notre Dame appears to be one of those colleges that practice such a policy, encouraging students who feel ideologically threatened to seek relief. And, it appears that this “safe space” mentality may be some unfortunate baggage that college graduates will carry with them into society.
Well, let me help you out. Now that you have graduated, get used to others who don’t think like you!
And, let me tell you who makes you “safe,”
- Our police
- Our fireman
- Your parents
- The military
- Your country
- Our constitution
Not a college, not a resistance, and certainly not intellectual “safe spaces.” It is time to wake up and smell the coffee. I am not sure what rock you have crawled out from under but “safe spaces,” “micro-aggressions” and “gender confusion” will not get you a job, and will absolutely not help you integrate into society. As much as you may have been sheltered for the last four years by liberal college propaganda, this is not how the rest of America thinks, runs a business or their lives.
I would also imagine that your parents are a little at odds with your position since their goal (and money) was to get you an education so you can get a job and contribute.
Not develop into some type of cowering creature who cannot think for themselves and feels threatened by other ideas. Wait until your boss tells you you’re fired. Now there’s an idea at odds with yours. And trust me there will be no safe space for you to hide. So, get used to others who not only have different ideas but ideas that you will have to like. My suggestion is if you “can’t see the forest for the trees” on this, then I would apply for welfare now because making a living is not your idea, it is someone else’s!
I will leave you with one last piece of advice.
Our Constitution was not created to protect you from other ideas, but to protect your ideas. This is a safe space worth having. And when this is trampled on by our government, then it is time to walk out!