American colleges have become such hotbeds of left wing politics that they border on the absurd. Naturally, college students had a presence at the Democratic National Convention.
The College Fix reports:
Need another reason to roll your eyes at millennials? Here’s what the DNC ‘youth council’ did
This week’s Democratic National Convention isn’t all Bernie Bros wreaking havoc on the City of Bro(therly) Love or journalists complaining about the “Bataan Death March” in Philadelphia’s 108-degree heat index.
There’s also the “Democratic Youth Council,” and as the Washington Examiner‘s Ashe Schow says in her report from the “Orwellian” group’s meeting, it will remind you “why so many people dislike millennials today.”
Hillary for America’s millennial vote director – who said students can get paid for mobilizing on campus for presidential nominee Clinton’s campaign (Bernie Bros do it free) – laid out a list of ground rules that seem straight out of Safe Space Central Casting, starting with this:
“Don’t yuck my yum” – this borderline-obscene expression is apparently another way of saying “live and let live,” but Schow says it can also apply to being nonjudgmental about food and sexuality
Director Sarah Audelo literally said: “For some of us, there are some things that are very yummy and it hurts when people ‘yuck’ on us.” Try not to yuck your lunch after reading that.
Another rule: Get out of here if you support us but aren’t us.
Audelo: “Again, we totally want to hear from you, but because as folks who are 36 and under we so rarely get our own space [seriously?], we very rarely get an opportunity to discuss the issues that are important to us, we’re going to reserve this space for our 36 and unders.”
Remember when universities were about teaching critical thinking and encouraged the free exchange of ideas?