Patrick Zircher waking up to what's wrong with modern liberalism?
The Coddling of the American Mind: http://t.co/9SvYSGN2Mb— Patch Zircher (@PatrickZircher) August 11, 2015
Then, when somebody laments how liberalism is changing into a mindset that suppresses rather than celebrate various ideas, he replied with this:
"I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me" http://t.co/6UinN0rgOY https://t.co/pF3jmsaNdI— Patch Zircher (@PatrickZircher) August 11, 2015
I don't recognize what it is to be liberal any more. It used to be, "let them speak". Now it's "Let us speak, you shut up."— Patch Zircher (@PatrickZircher) August 11, 2015
Why yes, that's the problem today at modern universities, when you have Islamofascism and dhimmis running amok who suppress the freedom of former Muslims like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and even vulgarians and violent thugs not unlike the ones Henry Ford employed when he ran his car company as a mafia-like operation.
But it's not just students who pose a problem. There's also the professors and instructors who have to shoulder blame for the examples they set. One chilling example is Ward Churchill, the one who used slurs like "little Eichmanns". And there was another one in Colorado who made students recite an anti-American pledge. Never underestimate what kind of harm they can cause, and indeed they are part and parcel of the problem.
I'm a democrat and the only people I get in arguments with are liberal.— Patch Zircher (@PatrickZircher) August 11, 2015
What an honestly odd statement to make coming from somebody who, until now, still holds conservatives like myself in low regard. But, if that's how he feels, then here's a bit of advice on how to approach the topic:
- Bear in mind that a lot of this mentality, carried by what we now call "social justice warriors", has been turning up in mainstream comics recently too, and unlike video game designers, today's mainstream comic editors/publishers - quite a few of whom are left-wing - seem a lot more open to censorship and deconstructing some of the most imaginative ideas from past products, all at the expense of past contributors who worked hard to realize them.
- Quit defending and apologizing for incidents like the Ferguson riots, and repellent fanfiction like Identity Crisis, Avengers: Disassembled and Civil War. That kind of shoddy material - filled as they are with blame-the-victim mentality and 9-11 trutherism - stems from the same mindset many of the same far-leftists and SJWs whom Zircher says he's dismayed at adhere to. Besides, it does not pay to support screeds that slight women and Americans. Food for thought.
- Maintain some distance from all the Waids, Marzs, Slotts and Busieks out there so long as they adhere to the extreme leftism they've become known for, particularly since the beginning of the decade.
- Stop being so negative towards conservatives. Of course there's some out there who're a bad lot, but not all are. Here's one who had to fight for his freedom of speech at a university, and the Conservative Party recently came out in defense of Pamela Geller's rights. There are some rightists around who're trying to help for the right reasons, and they should be thanked, not rejected.