WASHINGTON, March 25, 2017 — Almost daily, most Americans are forced to encounter videos and images of primarily college-age young people mindlessly protesting this or that without a real clue as to history or context. In many ways, it’s not really their fault.
Since the 1970s, the teaching profession in general and the out-of-control, ideologically hard left professoriate has not educated the rising generation so much as it has indoctrinated them in the dubious morality of a secular Marxist religion where there is no objective truth. Instead, the truth is whatever the appropriately anointed elitists tell them it is.
This weird, biased brainwashing programs its charges to “think” with feelings only, as it’s feelings and passions that are most easily manipulated. The ability of rising generations to respectfully listen to all sides of an argument and then use the powers of reason and logic to discover which side is more persuasive has effectively vanished.
Paradoxically, these young “snowflakes,” so easily frightened and emotionally wounded by the thoughtcrimes of non-leftists simultaneously seek out “safe spaces” where they can hide from anything and anyone they don’t like. Yet at the same time, they will also “protest” anyone and anything they don’t like with an increasingly brown-shirt version of hatred and intolerance that in no way tracks with the phony version of “tolerance” they’ve been taught to protest.
Save, perhaps, for the platform-agnostic creators of “South Park,” few who oppose this mass ignorance movement have bothered with an ancient, traditional antidote to this violent yet risible nonsense: satire.
Today’s intolerance, which cowers, at least in public, behind “safe spaces,” is best confronted with satirical laughter, not anger, as laughter and ridicule is the one thing that the intolerant left and its acolytes simply cannot stand. Some conservatives and libertarians are finally figuring this out as Lifezette reporter Zachary Leeman explains.
*(Above cartoon by Branco, reprinted with permission and by arrangement with ComicallyIncorrect.