The epidemic of wilting American college students unable to handle visiting speakers with dangerous, conservative views doesn’t appear to be slowing down.
With Notre Dame students feeling “unsafe” at the prospect of Vice President Mike Pence speaking at their commencement, the riots at Berkeley caused by the presence of professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos on campus, and the explosive protest in March against author Charles Murray at Middlebury College that resulted in the assault of a professor, the war on campuses against freedom of expression and hearing opposing views is pervasive and troubling.
The most recent example? Claremont McKenna students shutting down a speaking event for conservative author Heather Mac Donald earlier this month. Her great crime appeared to be authoring a book about a war on police officers in the United States and speaking out about said views.
“This is not just my loss of free speech. These students are exercising brute force against their fellow students to prevent them from hearing me live,” Mac Donald said on “Fox & Friends” last week, Fox News reported.
Campus officials decided not to forcefully intervene and arrest students over safety concerns for the students, faculty, and guests, Claremont McKenna College President Hiram E. Chodosh said in a statement.
Mac Donald’s speech was ultimately livestreamed while she spoke to a small crowd in the auditorium. The 30-minute talk was then posted to the college’s website, where it was viewed more than 2,300 times as of Monday, according to Livestream’s site.
So here’s a supercut of some of college kids’ recent greatest, triggered hits. God help us all.