Attention: I’m about to yell at you to get off my lawn.
Just because I come off all centrist (seriously, I’m centrist), doesn’t mean I don’t find all this college PC crap a load of well,…crap. I’m a First Amendment absolutist. I get to say, write, cartoon, scream, whisper, blog, text, whatever I want. You don’t have to listen. But you sure as hell can’t shut me up. The only exception is when my speech incites DIRECT violence that results in physical (not mental) harm (i.e. yelling fire in a crowded theater). Your mind is NOT a crowded theater! You are not entitled to a “safe space” free of all potentially hurtful speech. You can certainly encourage people not to say hurtful things, but you cannot outlaw it. There’s a very simple reason why you can’t. Because who gets to decide what’s acceptable speech and what isn’t? You? The government? Me? What’s the litmus test? Your hurt feelings?