Campus Free Speech

Conservative Student Accuses Liberals of 'Emotional Attacks,' Liberals File Retaliatory Complaints

A pox on all the snowflakes


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When Nicole Miller took a turn at a campus group's open mic night last month, the Republican student read a letter denouncing the left-wing bias she said she'd found at the State University of New York at Oswego.

"I've been on this campus for almost 3 years now and let me tell you it's been hard to show my beliefs here," said Miller, according to Campus Reform. "I've heard horror stories from other conservatives on this campus about the brutal mental and emotional attacks on them. I've had them myself. It sickens me to death that the people that preach tolerance and acceptance of all people are so openly against us and our beliefs." (Emphasis mine.)

I suppose Miller would prefer to attend school inside a safe space where no one ever challenged her beliefs or made her feel bad for holding them. In that way, she resembles the delicate snowflakes of the left who so many in conservative media (including Campus Reform) like to criticize.

SUNY-Oswego's leftists lived up to expectations as well: Last week, an administrator informed Miller that multiple students who had witnessed her reading had filed formal complaints with the administration.

"It was brought to my attention that students were uncomfortable with the letter that Nicole read during open mic last week," wrote Trisha DeWolf, a SUNY-Oswego administrator, in an email. "Anytime I receive a complaint, I have to follow up."

So liberal students were offended by a conservative student. The conservative student was offended they were offended, and said so. This offended them all over again. Thus the cycle of "brutal mental and emotional attacks" continues. No one learns anything‚ÄĒespecially not to act like an adult.