The Weaponization of “Safe Space”

The Weaponization of “Safe Space” November 11, 2015

Portrait of the tyrannical academic Left and its student goon squads at their most juvenile, Orwellian, and ugly.

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  • PalaceGuard

    No reporters, no photos. No photos, no embarrassing search results during future job applications. Simple as soap.

    • So, post photos and tag them on facebook? Oh yes, and media coverage via drone.

  • Vision_From_Afar

    Terribly written one-sided op-ed.

    • iamlucky13

      The Atlantic seems to be very hit or miss on journalistic quality.

      But I’m curious why you say this particular article was one-sided?

      What is the missing argument that justifies intimidation and even assault of a journalist (or anyone else for that matter) in a place he has the right to be, acting lawfully?

      That video is embarrassing. These are supposedly educated adults who resort to such a childish act as “I’m walking forward and if you I run you down, it’s your fault.”

    • The editorial is toning down for a mainstream audience these two articles in the blog Popehat:
      https://popehat.com/2015/11/09/safe-spaces-as-shield-safe-spaces-as-sword/

      https://popehat.com/2015/11/10/safe-spaces-as-shield-safe-spaces-as-sword-part-ii/

      When you seize public space, impose your own rules physically, and create an alternative reality narrative, this is generally called “creating a state within a state”. It’s incredibly dangerous. This is going to keep on advancing until it’s suppressed and the longer we wait the worse the suppression will have to be. At present, suspensions, expulsions, and firings will do the trick. Eventually, if this keeps growing, that won’t be enough.

    • Hezekiah Garrett

      There was nothing terrible about the writing, you’re just butt hurt the Atlantic doesn’t support your totalitarian dreams.

    • iamlucky13

      I neglected to add, their actions were criminal, or at least would be if they pulled that BS in Washington. That level of intimidation definitely qualifies as harassment, which is a gross misdemeanor.

  • MarylandBill

    If you occupy a public space you are inviting the public to take notice. With respect, they have no right to turn the press away.

  • Joseph

    This is what happens when you have a bunch of bored, privileged children who are itching for a *cause* to fill the void left by the lack of difficult studies and work. Of course racism is a bad thing, but these kids don’t really care about racism. They’re just bored, spoiled little brats… America’s future, by the way. Whew, get ready, America is in for a rough ride.

  • wlinden

    I looked in vain for any “safe space” in college when i was being beaten up by “anti-war protesters”. And :”liberals” still tell me to my face that IT DIDN’T HAPPEN.