Every once in a while, a single reaction or scene caught on camera can embody the spirit of an entire cultural attitude. For the Tea Party movement, it was Rick Santelli’s famous rant on CNBC.
For the entitled, whiny cult of political correctness, it’s this UMass student flipping out while people debate the necessity of trigger warnings on campus.
In the video below, she quite literally throws a temper tantrum like a 2-year-old child. She screams and waves her arms at the very possibility that someone in the room has an opinion different from her own.
Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set a new high for hysteria Monday night at an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder. The event was intended to be a forum and discussion about the use of political correctness on campus, but degenerated into a shouting match as protesters sought to drown out the speakers with cries of “hate speech” and, less imaginatively, “f**k you.”
…When the protester attempts to interrupt Yiannopoulos at the beginning of the video, Hoff Sommers tells her to “calm down, young lady.” Paying no heed, the protester responds with an impassioned “F**k you! F**k you!”
…“Stop talking to us like children!” she demands at another point. “Then stop acting like a child,” Hoff Sommers responds coolly.
These are the anxious and fragile adults we are creating in our colleges and universities.
You really have to see it to believe it: