Gen X here. Sure, I fit all of the stereotypes associated with my age cohort. I’m a bit of a slacker, I don’t trust anyone, I’m highly skeptical of commonly held positions, and I’m absolutely certain that Kurt Cobain was not the voice of my generation. As an aside, do any of you people believe that ‘Rape Me’ would have been written today? Not a chance. Rape is racist!
I wrote the above so that we have a bit of a contrast to the Millennials. They pride themselves on being open, tolerant, more concerned with ‘making a difference’ than making a buck, diverse, and incredibly technologically savvy.
As Jules Verne said in Pulp Fiction, ‘allow me to retort.’
From the recent news stories coming out of Mizzou, Yale, Oberlin, and others I can only speculate that the Millennials are the most racist, least tolerant, and egocentric generation to be birthed into this great nation. It’s near a daily occurrence that we hear of a terrible hate crime perpetrated by these gentle philanthropists in waiting.
Yale? Filled with hate speech where even the most impoverished millionaires are forced to create segregated safe spaces in order to tolerate the oppression that hangs over Connecticut. There’s a recognition that the Yale classes of 2016-20 might actually be considering to possibly think of doing something that could at some point hurt someone’s feelings and it must be stopped, per the students’ own possible thoughts. But It all depends on the word ‘possibly’ or ‘considering’ or ‘something.’ What is certain is that it’s possibly something that could be considered racist. Which is completely, certainly, something that should be considered. Maybe.
U of Missouri? By their own admission, the students are finally speaking up to let us know that they’ve created a dangerous environment where racists prowl the campus smearing their anti-african american swastikas on nearly every pane of glass. But I guess that’s the price of diversity–the poop nazis are branching out and tolerating more groups to hate. Are the anti-black poop nazis to be rewarded or condemned? I for one, am not sure.
Oberlin? Don’t even get me started. It’s barely worth the $200K to suffer the constant oppression foisted upon the students by their classmates. I can’t imagine what it must be like to hurriedly dash from the Women’s Studies Hall to the Land Rover with the ever-present thought that one might see a party decoration–or is it a NOOSE!–dangling from a tree–DOES IT REALLY MATTER? I WAS TRIGGERED? The horrors of Oberlin are real, my friends, even if they’re not.
Which leads me to the surprising conclusion of long-winded, obvious post: the Millennials probably are the most open, tolerant, and diverse, generation. They are constantly told by their aging professors that evil lurks around every corner, which is in direct contradiction with what they experience so they invent the moral transgressions to rail against. All of it is fake.
Which leads me to my second, completely predictable conclusion: They are really, really fucking stupid.
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