Monday, February 22, 2016

Word for the day: Crybullies

apparently, students at a rich college were so upset that a former Soviet dissadent might have an opinion different than their own that they decided to shut him down.

Nothing new here, but the WAPO adds:

What I found especially of interest is that both this and a previous story in the Herald suggest that one incident that took an emotional toll on activists.... An assistant dean was on hand, in part to provide “academic and emotional support” to the protesters, according to the Herald.

leading to Instapundit to wonder:

“So there you have it; a group of Ivy League crybullies worn out from the emotional toll of protesting Natan Sharansky, a former dissident and survivor of years of confinement, including solitary confinement, in harsh Soviet prison camps. Is there a better indication of the decline of American higher-ed culture than a bunch of Ivy Leaguers at risk of emotional breakdown due to the presence of one of the great, stoic heroes of the Cold War on their campus?”
I wonder — does social-justice activism lead to mental and emotional problems, or is it a symptom? I’m thinking the latter.

any  good Freudian would say it is "Projection".

This involves individuals attributing their own thoughts, feeling and motives to another person.  Thoughts most commonly projected onto another are the ones that would cause guilt such as aggressive and sexual fantasies or thoughts.  For instance, you might hate someone, but your superego tells you that such hatred is unacceptable.  You can 'solve' the problem by believing that they hate you.


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