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September 24, 2017

Is This Something? A School Full Of Special Snowflakes Who Actually Aren't Snowflakes And Are Pushing Back?

It's not much of a pushback, but any time a high school humor video starts out with a shot at Michelle Obama and her food Nazis it's worth noticing. And this is a school in a wealthy liberal bastion in the New York City metropolitan area!

This came to my attention barely a month after I had a long conversation with a young relation who, when asked whether he believed that democracy was preferable to all other forms of government, was completely ambivalent. Yes, I was gobsmacked. He is an earnest, intelligent young man who has been completed subsumed into the progressive ideal of the expert, sort of like Hillary! His particular God is AGW, and shouldn't we trust the experts to decide what is best? After all, they are "SCIENTISTSTM. Of course he counts himself among the ranks of those experts....And that fascinates me, because the ideal in his world is the benevolent dictator and his minions (experts). It simply never occurred to him that he could be on the wrong end of the coercion that is axiomatically inherent in an authoritarian government.

Could this video, as gently critical as it is, be reflective of at least some of the youth now emerging into the real world? When I was young I and my friends chafed at the restrictions placed upon us by society. What an odd world we live in today that the most vocal of our youth yearn for more restrictions: on speech, relationships, the flags we fly, the statues we have in our squares...

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