Liberals Don’t Understand Mythology

Sarcophagus_with_the_Abduction_of_Persephone_by_Hades_(detail)Every time I think that the craziness of radical liberals has gone as far as it can go, I find an even more bizarre story of lefty loons gone out of their minds.  Strap in, here we go again.

The Washington Post reports that students at Columbia University are demanding that classes on Greek mythology need to have trigger warnings because some of the things found in these ancient myths could just be triggering to modern students. According to one unnamed “woman of color” quoted in the article, she was unable to handle reading Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” because it included depictions of rape and sexual assault against Daphne and Persephone.  She was unable to engage with the class, even though she admits that the teacher never brought up those ideas in the classroom.  How horrible!

But I thought these were supposed to be adults who ought to be able to handle such things.  If they can’t these idiots have no business voting or drinking or doing any of the other things that we expect people to be adults to do.  They are just emotionally stunted children in the bodies of young adults and this is the future of this nation?  No wonder we’re so screwed.

It’s becoming clear as time goes on that radical liberals are idiots.  According to Elizabeth Nolan Brown in Reason. “Apparently this discussion of Ovid was so threatening it was a matter of self-preservation to ignore it. If that’s really true — if the mere discussion of rape causes this student to feel panicked and physically unsafe — than she needs help treating severe post-traumatic stress disorder, not a f—— trigger warning.”

Harvey Silverglate wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “What should be the object of derision, a focus for satire, is instead the subject of serious faux academic discussion and precautionary warnings. For this disorder there is no effective quarantine. A whole generation of students soon will have imbibed the warped notions of justice and entitlement now handed down as dogma in the universities.”

Even sex blogger Susannah Breslin says that feminists and other far left idiots are overdoing it, that they are using the term “like a Southern cook applies Pam cooking spray to an overused nonstick frying pan.”  Yet it continues to happen, crazy leftists are demanding that some schools force professors to put trigger warnings on their curriculum and allow people to opt out of classes that may contain “content that may trigger the onset of symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

I’m sorry, if you legitimately have PTSD, seek professional psychiatric help.  You don’t need a trigger warning, you need a psychiatrist.  Yet these stories come in from across the country, with more and more demands that no one ever be personally offended by anything for any reason.  They’re even claiming that a classroom filled with white students is a racial microaggression and has to be stopped.  Are these people out of their minds?  The answer is yes and that’s what liberalism does to people.


4 thoughts on “Liberals Don’t Understand Mythology”

  1. Sounds to me like some students are gaming the system, using these lame excuses to get out of taking courses or doing homework for the classes they must take. Maybe they're hoping the instructors will feel sorry for them and give them passing grades, despite their lack of attendance and/or failure to do any of the assigned reading/writing.
    And even if it turns out I've guessed correctly on what's really going on, the US still pretty much hosed. Many of these lazy students will graduate with useless degrees and no knowledge that's helpful for surviving in the real world. They'll end up living with their parents for a very long time, never really accomplishing anything.

  2. So it happened? Just, wow.

    When I was discussing trigger warnings with someone I commeneted about Greek mythology and that it discusses unpleasant subjects. The question was do they need trigger warnings and the obviuos answer is no. The whole idea of trigger warnings is indeed bizzare as it is a way of removing important topics from debate. But some people do not want to discuss these topics, as they really do not want to think.
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    1. These people are supposedly adults, but more and more, I'm seeing people who refuse to ever leave their comfort zone and never, ever want to face anything that might be disturbing to their delicate little psyche. These people need serious psychological help to give up their security blankets.

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