Just when you thought political correctness couldn’t get any worse, it has. Young liberals have coined the term “micro-aggression” to refer to anything that they might find “offensive” or contrary to their hardened socialist beliefs. There’s an underlying evil to this apparent stupidity. By incorporating the word “aggression” they’re implying that any challenge to their beliefs constitutes a real threat. Once a challenge becomes a threat legal action is possible: action to restrict free speech. If someone says they’ll “punch you out” it’s a threat and you can report it to the police but if someone disagrees with your opinion it’s not. Let’s look at three examples of how they want to change that.
- Students at numerous colleges have sought to block screening of the movie “American Sniper” because it might offend Muslims, pacifists, and those who hate the troops who defend their right to say dumb things. If students were forced to attend they might have a gripe, but they’re not. The rational action is simple: if you don’t want to see the movie, don’t go. That’s not enough for these tyrants who demand the tolerance they’re unwilling to give . Their view is that if they don’t like it no one should see it, so it’s basically 21st century book burning. What about students who respect our military or who just like good action movies? Curiously enough these same students won’t unite to protest the brutal Islamic State that has murdered and enslaved thousands and destroyed the cultural heritage of a nation.
- Students at one college rallied to block Chick-Fil-A from campus on the grounds that it’s micro-aggression against the LGBT community. Again, if you don’t want to eat there, don’t, but respect the rights of many who think that’s the best fast food chicken around. “Choice” isn’t just for abortion, kiddies.
- Now for the worst case. Students at a college said they “didn’t feel safe” because a conservative speaker had been invited to talk. This brings the word “aggression” into sharp focus. They’re equating a speaker to a shooter. College is supposed to be an opportunity for exposure to different ideas but these students reject that concept. Obviously the liberal public school system has provided plenty of indoctrination to turn them into wimps.
There’s a joke that says anything liberals like should be free and anything they don’t like should be banned. To some it’s not a joke.
UPDATE: Our progressive administration has jumped on this bandwagon. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending over a half million tax dollars to film engineering students in college labs to determine if male students are causing “micro-aggressions” to female students. I guess “shrimp on a treadmill” wasn’t enough.