Our society is sick and getting sicker. Political correctness is a social ailment that is getting exponentially worse as people are coddled and told that they have a right to exist in this world without ever having to feel the sting of an unkind word or an opposing political perspective.
We have reached a critical point in America.
After a student had a fit after being forced to lay-eyes on a Confederate flag sticker on a laptop, university officials at Framingham State University sent-out an email offering counseling for those who witnessed or were affected by this and other “bias incidents.”
Before we go any further, I feel I should alert the rest of the delicate flowers out there that this article is being written on an HP laptop with the cover entirely adorned with an adhesive “skin” of a weathered Confederate flag. If you need counseling to cope with this fact, please have a stiff drink and get a grip.
A student apparently witnessed another student with a laptop adorned with a Confederate flag sticker. This prompted the “injured” student to file a “bias incident” report with the Massachusetts-based university. The university took the ridiculous complaint seriously and Sean Huddleston, the school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, explained in a campus-wide email to students,
“We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents. It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”
The pathetic email assured students that “symbols such as these are not condoned by Framingham State University.”
“We absolutely believe everyone is due and should be able to exercise their constitutional rights,” Huddleston said in the email. “We want to foster a community and an environment where everyone feels safe and welcome. If we have a student or faculty or staff that feels unsafe based on something that was said or they witnessed, we have an obligation to inform the campus that has occurred.”
It is wonderful that the university has not (yet) sent-out the PC stormtroopers to squash those who dare to support Southern history and heritage. However, it is downright absurd that we have arrived at a place in society where “incidents” such as this warrant any kind of response whatsoever.
College is meant to be a place where differing perspectives and ideas are discussed and considered. Unfortunately, modern-day liberalism demands a complete adherence to “groupthink” and a dutiful following of leftist dogma- the true antithesis of what college is meant to offer.