College Newspaper: It’s Fine if Conservatives Don’t Feel Welcome on Campus
“dismissing unproductive conservative ideas can open up our opportunities for meaningful discussion”
This is a window into the mind of many campus progressives. They don’t want a debate! They want conservatives to go away.
The Daily Wire reports:
College Newspaper Writer Says It’s ‘Fine’ That Conservatives ‘Feel Their Beliefs Aren’t Welcome On Our Campus’
This week, a student penned an op-ed in the Washington University newspaper, Student Life, claiming that it’s “fine” if conservatives don’t feel welcome on campus.
Sean Lundergan, a staff writer for the independent student newspaper, wrote the piece after President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union to “reflect on the young members of the ideological movement that created him.”
“Across the country at schools like ours, college right-wingers say they face social isolation because of their beliefs,” Lundergan wrote. He then cited an article published last semester in the student paper that profiled conservatives who experienced “negative social ramifications for their politics.”
“They feel their beliefs aren’t welcome on our campus,” Lundergan wrote. “And I’d just like to say: That’s fine.”
Lundergan went on to say that debate should not be stifled, but “dismissing unproductive conservative ideas can open up our opportunities for meaningful discussion.”
The student columnist then suggested that students don’t have time to discuss conservatism.
“It’s a logistical fact of living in human society that not every idea is fit for the public forum,” Lundergan wrote. “We only have so many hours in the day. In general, it’s taken for granted that some belief systems are either unnecessary or detrimental to serious discourse, and that’s especially important in an academic environment.”
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This student’s comments are nothing new. These attitudes have been growing and prevailing on college campuses over the last decade.
What is refreshing about this op-ed is its truthfulness. Most schools have denied their war against conservatism. This kid just comes right out and says what everyone has known to be true for years. I suspect some lefty administrators will step in and say how awful this op-ed is (not because they disagree, but because no one was supposed to say it).
I see a bright future for this young person at NPR or CNN or even MSNBC. He should include this article in his portfolio. It will open many doors.
Someone has a crush on AOC and wants to get noticed. Now I just need to find our where my friend got his “Kill Whitey” T-shirt. Sadly, kids just wouldn’t get the irony of an old white guy wearing it.
And of course they won’t ever encounter conservatives in the workplace after college. Assuming they are able to find an employer who’ll put up with them.
How can you have a meaningful discussion with a stoned out Millennial who sports a man bun, caveman beard and multiple piercings over a hot soy latte enema?
They wear lumberjack boots but don’t know which end of an accurate to use but that would be being mean to trees.
I can’t have a meaningful dialogue with some 20-something jerk water who doesn’t know how to change a tire.
Dang autocorrect…axe not accurate! Autoerect is my quest enema!
Dang autocorrect…axe not accurate! Autoerect is my wurst enema!
I was thinking of fixing a couple of brats for dinner… but not after that imagery.
“We only have so many hours in the day. In general, it’s taken for granted that some belief systems are either unnecessary or detrimental to serious discourse”
This is precisely my view of the GND…
“unproductive” = “does not further the leftist agenda”
Went to the source and am quite pleased to see that the author was flamed by almost all of the commenters including many, many liberals who posted thoughtful rebuttals to this nonsensical column.
The insensitivity and “don’t feel welcome” part I couldn’t give a damn about….that’s liberal snowflake talk anyways.
However, when you are purposefully applying your snowflake BS to selective groups while deliberately isolating others then you are part of a socialist construct designed to indoctrinate and crush dissent with cacophony rather than meritorious argument. Nothing you do in the name of benevolence can be objectively described as such.