YC| Progressives in the public education system have successfully managed to convince a whole generation of young folk they have the right to NOT be offended, which, of course, is complete and utter horse dung.
This sort of mentality is how the loony left has managed to make so much headway in limiting our First Amendment right of free speech, convincing people that anything — and I do mean ANYTHING — that offends you is something that just shouldn’t be said.
Nuttiness like this is causing our nation to stagnate as we can’t hash anything out on the Battlefield of Ideas, allowing opposing views to go head-to-head in order for what’s good, right, and true to come up to the surface.
Well, one college professor has had enough of the nonsense, opting to give his students an introduction to his class they won’t soon forget.
Oh, and did I mention this is going viral? When you see it, you’ll understand why.
Let’s take a look at this fine display of awesomeness shall we?
Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I am talking about the growing minority of students who believe they have a right to be free from being offended. If we don’t reverse this dangerous trend in our society there will soon be a majority of young people who will need to walk around in plastic bubble suits to protect them in the event that they come into contact with a dissenting viewpoint. That mentality is unworthy of an American. It’s hardly worthy of a Frenchman.
Let’s get something straight right now. You have no right to be unoffended. You have a right to be offended with regularity. It is the price you pay for living in a free society. If you don’t understand that you are confused and dangerously so. In part, I blame your high school teachers for failing to teach you basic civics before you got your diploma. Most of you went to the public high schools, which are a disaster. Don’t tell me that offended you. I went to a public high school.
This is already saturated in so much pure truth it’s guaranteed to give every liberal student in the class a nervous breakdown, which of course, is absolutely fantastic.
I agree with his assessment of public high schools, because I, too, attended one of these fine educational institutions, and I can personally attest the “education” I received was a crap sandwich with extra on the side.
Of course, your high school might not be the problem. It is entirely possible that the main reason why so many of you are confused about free speech is that piece of paper hanging on the wall right over there. Please turn your attention to that ridiculous document that is framed and hanging by the door. In fact, take a few minutes to read it before you leave class today. It is our campus speech code. It specifically says that there is a requirement that everyone must only engage in discourse that is “respectful.” That assertion is as ludicrous as it is illegal. I plan to have that thing ripped down from every classroom on campus before I retire.
One of my grandfathers served in World War I. My step-grandfather served in World War II. My sixth great grandfather enlisted in the American Revolution when he was only thirteen. These great men did not fight so we could simply relinquish our rights to the enemy within our borders. That enemy is the Marxists who run our public universities. If you are a Marxist and I just offended you, well, that’s tough. I guess they don’t make communists like they used to.
Hmmm. My question here is who, exactly, gets to decide what kind of speech is deemed “respectful?” An extreme leftist might say the only acceptable kind of discourse allowed is with those who are of like-mind. If you dare to share a differing point of view, even if said in the nicest manner possible, you could be violating the “speech code.”
Adams goes on to recount a story about a time when he was explaining the Declaration of Independence and a student whined and complained about his mentioning “God” and a “Creator” as being a violation of church and state, totally proving beyond a shadow of a doubt they have NO CLUE what that concept really means.
He then goes into an absolutely brutal breakdown of what folks offended by the Declaration can do with themselves.
Unbelievably, a student once complained to the Department chairwoman that my mention of God and a Creator was a violation of Separation of Church and State. Let me be as clear as I possibly can: If any of you actually think that my decision to paraphrase the Declaration of Independence in the course syllabus is unconstitutional then you suffer from severe intellectual hernia.
Indeed, it takes hard work to become stupid enough to think the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional. If you agree with the student who made that complaint then you are probably just an anti-religious zealot. Therefore, I am going to ask you to do exactly three things and do them in the exact order that I specify.
First, get out of my class. You can fill out the drop slip over at James Hall. Just tell them you don’t believe in true diversity and you want to be surrounded by people who agree with your twisted interpretation of the Constitution simply because they are the kind of people who will protect you from having your beliefs challenged or your feelings hurt.
Second, withdraw from the university. If you find that you are actually relieved because you will no longer be in a class where your beliefs might be challenged then you aren’t ready for college. Go get a job building houses so you can work with some illegal aliens who will help you gain a better appreciation of what this country has to offer.
Finally, if this doesn’t work then I would simply ask you to get the hell out of the country. The ever-growing thinned-skinned minority you have joined is simply ruining life in this once-great nation. Please move to some place like Cuba where you can enjoy the company of communists and get excellent health care. Just hop on a leaky boat and start paddling your way towards utopia. You will not be missed.
That, my friends, might be the single greatest mic drop moment in the history of mic drop moments, and that is no small feat to accomplish.
Adams is giving young people who have had their brains saturated in the raw sewage of progressivism the only cure for the illness that’s infected their minds, and at first, it stings like a mother, but in the long run, this dose of truth will do them good.
No one has the right to not be offended, and the political correctness pouring out of modern culture and academia is what is causing the stagnation of our country in every area of life.
I sincerely hope these words sink deep into the skulls and chest cavities of students the country over and help shake them awake from the liberal coma they’re currently trapped in before its too late.