Saturday, January 2, 2016

Generational Wussification

We should have seen this coming.

We've seen universities in the U.S. become complicit in the "self-infantilization" of an entire generation with the institution of safe spaces to protect college students from being "bombarded" by "discomfiting or distressing" viewpoints.

According to one article in the New York Times, some safe spaces are "equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma".

Now, self described "Internet Mathemagician" Rob Spectre has designed a Google Chrome extension which will reportedly identify parts of a web page likely to contain Donald Trump references and erase them from the Internet.

Are you tired of hearing about Mr. Trump? Of course you are....we all are. But, the idea of using a browser extension to hide references to the Donald is one more sign of the wussification of America.

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