September 21st, 2018 11:28 AM
CODDLING AND CAUSE
by John Mark
This coddling Haidt writes about is a result of the West, particularly American parents, taking for granted the results of our world-leading rule of law (yes, far from perfect, but still fantastic compared to most of the world) and incomparable power for granted, and trying to take it too far.
The parents of today’s millennials lived an era where the US had no competition, and was a whiteopia.
For their kids, they are trying to create a situation where there is no conflict, and if any arises, an authority figure is summoned to punish the “troublemaker” (any boy with testosterone, anyone who questions the status quo/PC, anyone who is not “nice”, etc).
In a sense it is the inverse of having a militia. Softness. Feminism. Etc. And the naivete manifests in their politics too.
The lefties say “Everything would be great if it wasn’t for these Trump voters being so mean to people of color and gays”.
The civnats have trouble wrapping their heads around the fact that the color invasion means America is f***ed. They can’t imagine that things could have gone so wrong so fast.
They are living in a fantasy, wishful thinking, almost out of habit for having experienced so many years of prosperity without any real life or death conflict in this nation.
They can’t grock that death is at the door.
(Until the wise stop it.)