Law professor and legal practitioner William Jacobson, over at Legal Insurrection, has a post about trigger warnings, in which he links to my post of yesterday. (Thanks, professor! Goodness knows I need the traffic.) The idea of trigger warnings is ridiculous, in the literal sense of "deserving or inviting ridicule." If I didn't know better, I would swear it was a joke or a prank played by young people on their elders, something I call "yanking around." How did students get so fragile? Was it their parents? Their teachers? Is it because they have had everything handed to them and never been challenged? Here's what's frightening: Can we count on these students to defend their/our country should the need arise? I fear for the future of this country, and I'm not just saying that. The way things are going, there will nothing recognizable as the United States of America in 50 or 100 years. We have gone from the Greatest Generation to the Lamest Generation in just three-quarters of a century.
Addendum: Philosopher William (Bill) Vallicella, over at Maverick Philosopher, links to me. Thanks, Bill! Keep up the good work. For those of you who haven't been to Bill's blog, get ready for some well-written, well-reasoned, topical philosophy. I think people could get a free philosophical education just by reading his blog every day for a year or so (or going through his archive).