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  • Brown University: Liberal Activism Turns Promising Students Into Mentally Ill Dolts

    In the video Neil Cavuto struggles to understand the logic or lack there of, of a typical liberal activist college student.

    This type of thinking has overtaken Brown University. A degree from Brown University is usually a great step toward a secure and financially successful life. Brown is an expensive, revered institution. However, it is also a bastion of liberalism.

    Somehow, liberal lefty activism has become almost a requirement for the students at Brown. The hypocrisy of it is lost on these privileged students of course. All that “Occupying” is taking its toll. Apparently, there is some fine print to being a liberal activist. Protesting everything comes with some debilitating side effects.

    From The Daily Wire News:

    According to the Brown Daily Herald, Brown’s students are now undergoing a severe hardship: they had to work so hard on leftist activism that school burdens became too much. “There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on,” said one undergraduate student, adding, “My grades dropped dramatically. My health completely changed. I lost weight. I’m on antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills right now…I had deans calling me to make sure I was okay.” Other students have been given notes by the dean’s office to allow them extra time to do assignments; Assistant Dean of Student Support Services Ashley Ferranti says that 90 percent of such notes are accepted by instructors, and that social justice work is an “important part of the academic learning experience.” Ferranti showed up personally to offer “academic and emotional support” to Jew-hating anti-Israel protesters earlier this semester.

    The parents of these dolts should be ashamed they’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to turn their teenagers into  useless members of society more focused on feeling microaggressed than learning life skills.

    The purpose of a university is not to provide a forum for your teenage angst. It is to receive an education. That education is not secondary to your activism. If you want to be an activist first, go sleep in a park and poop on police cars like the rest of the members of Occupy Wall Street. If you want to be a student, shut up and learn about perspectives with which you may not agree.

    But that’s not acceptable at universities anymore.

    Liberal activism is literally making college kids sick. They are in essence brain washed to a way of thinking that doesn’t fit well with college life or most forms of adult life at all.

    These students aren’t learning anything but the self-righteousness of self-declared victimhood. Brown is a private university, so it’s parents who bear the burden, not taxpayers. But our universities are creating an entire generation of morally and psychologically ill students thanks to their kowtowing to the squeakiest, saddest wheels. Jonathan Haidt of New York University rightly wrote last year in The Atlantic, “A campus culture devoted to policing speech and punishing speakers is likely to engender patterns of thought that are surprisingly similar to those long identified by cognitive behavioral therapists as causes of depression and anxiety. The new protectiveness may be teaching students to think pathologically.”

    This might explain the rise of a Bernie Sanders in popularity among the youth. It could also explain the behavior and anger found in most liberals you meet on the street.

    Conservatives mostly just want to be left alone to pursue life as they see fit. The liberal mind is forever being told how horrible life is and the government must force it to change, leaving them in a constant state of disappointment.

    Eventually, that wears on a persons mind.


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