Matthew Horn, a software engineer from Boulder, Colo., canceled Christmas plans with his family in Texas. Nancy Sundin, a social worker in Spokane, Wash., has called off Thanksgiving with her mother and brother. Ruth Dorancy, a software designer in Chicago, decided to move her wedding so that her fiancé’s grandmother and aunt, strong Trump supporters from Florida, could not attend. [quoted from New York Times article]
The Times acknowledges that this phenomenon is one-sided, saying, “[Leftists] have dug in their heels, and in some cases are refusing to sit across the table from relatives who voted for President elect Donald J. Trump.” A number of people who voted for Trump called my show to tell me that their daughters had informed them they would no longer allow their parents to see their grandchildren. And one man sent me an e-mail reporting that his brother-in-law’s mother told him that she “no longer had a son.”
American leftists are severing close and lifelong relationships with people formerly loved and cherished — on the basis of political philosophy and choice. Why are leftists choosing this road of alienation and hatred?
Most left-wing positions are emotion-based. That’s a major reason people who hold leftist views will sever relations with people they previously cared for or even loved. Their emotions (in this case, irrational fear and hatred) simply overwhelm them.
Certainly the abrupt severing of ties of family and friendship based upon differences of political opinion smacks of childish tantrum and the lashing out of an immature mind.
Young Leftist Voters Turning to Colouring Books, Play-Dough, and Safe Zones
The University of Michigan offered its traumatized students coloring books and Play-Doh to calm them. [Are its students in college or kindergarten?]
The University of Kansas reminded its stressed-out kids that therapy dogs, a regular campus feature, were available.
Cornell University, an Ivy League school, held a campus-wide “cry-in,” with officials handing out tissues and hot chocolate.
Tufts University offered its devastated students arts and crafts sessions. (OK, not kindergarten — more like summer camp.)
At campuses from elite Yale to Connecticut to Iowa and beyond, professors canceled classes and/or exams — either because students asked or because instructors were too distraught to teach.
Young people have been thoroughly steeped and indoctrinated in political correctness. But they have learned nothing about how to live and prosper in the real world, where their pampered/sheltered sensibilities are not universally honoured — and where the school of hard knocks often takes precedence.
No wonder the graduates of such centres of academic lobotomy try to force the larger outer world to fit the tiny shapings of their own indoctrinated minds. “Reality” — when it does not conform to that which they have been programmed to see by professors and others who fit them for ideological strait-jackets — cannot be allowed to exist. And so they shut out anyone or anything who introduces contrarian thought or cognitive dissonance into their crippled thought processes.
The Left associates human decency not so much with personal integrity as with having correct — i.e. progressive — political positions. Therefore, if you don’t hold progressive positions, you lack decency. Ask your left-wing friends if they’d rather their high-school son or daughter cheat on tests or support Trump.
US President Barack Obama has been quoted as saying that Hillary Clinton would have won 500 US Electoral College votes, if the election had been restricted to only “young voters.” And election experts at the Al Fin Institutes of Government go even further to state that Ms. Clinton would have won the November 9 election by a landslide, if only 6 month old lesbian feminists had been allowed to vote — being assisted in casting their vote by adult professors of women’s studies at elite and exclusive universities, of course.
Children are born with minds wide open to delusional thoughts and magical thinking. It is usually only when they reach adolescence and early adulthood that they can begin to break away from their childhood indoctrination. But that can only occur if they are not further indoctrinated by mind-binding ideologues at university, seminary, madrasas, or wherever else cynical older minds gather to indoctrinate young people in their own sick delusional ideologies. And unfortunately, modern universities are full of faculty and staff who have taken on the role of mind-programmers and academic lobotomists.
Too Many Young People are Coming Out of University Incompetent to Judge Reality
Of course that has always been true. Today’s young people cannot possibly know all they need to know to face the world, unless they have been trained to be Dangerous©. Time and experience are vital in the development of judgment and perspective, assuming that youth have not lost their natural scepticism and contrarianism to an academic indoctrination.
And so large segments of entire generations have been cast adrift with strong senses of arrogant self-righteousness, but no historical perspective and no ability to see through the politically correct smokescreen in which they are suffocating. Consider it a form of “pseudo-psychosis,” or alienation from reality via programmed rigidity.
It has been said for many decades that “if a 20 year old is not a socialist, he has no soul. If a 30 year old is still a socialist, he has no brain.” Up until recently, one could follow the underlying moral of that aphorism and be reasonably correct. But in a world where large numbers of intelligent young people are purposely crippled — taught by authority not to question, but to blindly and doggedly believe what they are taught by this same authority — a brain may survive to any age believing in politically correct leftist hogswallop, with the brain taking on a tragically crippled form, perhaps for life.