by Doug Wilson from Blog & Mablog – Down a Grassy Explanade
Editor’s note: First he starts off in his blog going to the knee jerk reaction/control method of denigrating feelings and emotions that people experience, as if having emotions was a terrible and unGodly thing. Then he slides right into this little toxic bit of blaming and shaming sexual assault victims before saying that college students are a bunch of whiny wimps. How does this fit with the words of Christ?
University officials in Missouri resign over a bunch of nothing because of the tyranny of feelings. One in four women are sexually assaulted on college campuses because feminists feel like statistics are necessarily validated by how dire they are. One in three women, regardless of the actual number of assaults, would feel even truer. Colleges create safe spaces for emotionally bruised students who feel they are not up to the horror of having speakers on campus who do not share their views. In every controversy, regardless of the merits, hapless officials believe that their first responsibility is to affirm and validate the feelings of the offended. Self-designated victims vie for pole position on the LookatMe NASCAR Speedway, and evangelical ministries seek to drum up business by getting their corporate logos onto the cars of feeling. Sentio ergo sum. I feel, therefore I am.
If you will permit a shameless appeal at this point — for how it fits the moment is uncanny — it seems to us that we released The Free Speech Apocalypse at exactly the right time. If you watch that most excellent film, you can see victims actually painting their own bruises on. At least nobody said ow ow ow while they were doing it.
Victim make-up for made-up victims.
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