Ah, Rutgers University, my alma mater! Whose minions, to this day, periodically phone me to ask for money.
No. I will not give Rutgers any money. Not ever.
So a reporter from Breitbart came to Rutgers recently to give a little speech, and, exposed to an opinion other than their own, some of the students flipped out and had to hold a group therapy session in the “aftermath” of the speech ( http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/18/rutgers-students-hold-group-therapy-session-after-milo-yiannopoulos-visit/ ).
Students reported “feeling scared, hurt, discriminated against” and “scared to walk around the campus the next day.” One said “my mental health” was unsettled by being exposed to an opinion contrary to his own. They got all sorts of money-wasting campus agencies involved–holding their hands and wiping away their tears, I guess–from the kampus kops to half a dozen different “counseling” bodies.
What was the speech about? Aw, who cares? It’s so ridiculously easy to send collidge students over the edge these days, the content of the speech is hardly relevant. The article in the Rutgers student newspaper, The Daily Targum, didn’t bother to mention it.
I ask again–what are we supposed to get out of teaching these young people to be total wastes of space? What’s the payoff? Precisely what are we paying their professors to accomplish?
America’s college and university system is bloated beyond what sanity will tolerate, and in desperate need of drastic cutbacks.