Friday, November 11, 2016

Snowflake Meltdown :: SteynOnline

Snowflake Meltdown :: SteynOnline:
"Today is Armistice Day, when the guns fell silent on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. 
We know it as Veterans Day in America, or, across the Commonwealth, Remembrance Day. I have some thoughts on the subject, and on the most famous Canadian poem of the Great War, here.
Via my compatriot Dr Roy, here is that most famous Canadian war poem, by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, as recited by a far more famous Canadian poet, Leonard Cohen:
Leonard Cohen died yesterday. 
~This is probably not the occasion to compare the vast conscript armies who slogged it out on the Western Front a century ago with their solipsistic progeny, the ululating ninnies of Generation Snowflake. 
This week American universities, now among the most expensive yet worthless institutions on the planet, have held mass "cry-ins" to protest Tuesday's election. 
At the University of Michigan, sufferers from PTSD (Post-Trumptastic Stress Disorder) were consoled with Play-Doh and coloring books
Can you imagine any of the teenagers who stormed the beaches of Normandy - boys who were men, and often five, six, seven years younger than today's elderly "students" - agreeing to participate in anything so ostentatiously self-indulgent as a "cry-in" followed by free Play-Doh?
What comes after the cry-ins? 
Monisha Rajesh, a journalist with The Guardian and my old newspaper The Sunday Telegraph, is hot for a "presidential assasination"...

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