Calling Them "Snowflakes" Appeals to Millennials
New App Protects MAGAs From Snowflakes; New "Snowflake Test"
And, in a related note, there's an article in the National Post, headlined "Eat Your Heart Out, Snowflakes,"
One would think that calling young adults - who consider themselves mature and well rounded educated individuals - "snowflakes"
But the British army has just found that an ad campaign which referred to prospective recruits as "snowflakes,"
Perhaps millennials see some positive qualities in these derogatory characterization:
Meanwhile, there is a new app designed to help wearers of hats and other MAGA gear to avoid restaurants where snowflakes and others with similar views might insult, harass, or even physically attack them, noting instances where Trump officials and even common citizens have been victims of those who become outraged and offended by any symbol or other reference to Trump.
It's a sad commentary when so many of the generation from which our future leaders will come consider being labeled as egotistical, hypersensitive, and as having an illogical sense of entitlement as favorable qualities indicating their "compassion,"
Equally telling is that so many people apparently feel they need an app to protect them from harassment and even physical violence if they display a popular presidential slogan; something which didn't happen even in the near past with Obama's "Yes, We Can," or Bush's "Kinder, Gentler Nation," among many others.
While the origins of the snowflake generation probably lie with overprotective helicopter parents, schools which insisted that no child ever lost an athletic event, and that everyone deserved a trophy, it seems to be the major universities - with their overwhelmingly liberal professors, and even more overwhelmingly liberal administrators - who have honed this new generation, many of whom exhibit and even are proud of so many qualities a majority of the public finds highly objectionable, suggests Banzhaf.
Indeed, it appears that a growing number of employers are using a new "Snowflake Test" to filter out millennials who feel so self-entitled that they become extremely offended and angry if they don't get their way and, according to one article, "bring nothing to the table except an entitled attitude, and arguments that they cannot back up."
JOHN F. BANZHAF III, B.S.E.E., J.D., Sc.D.
Professor of Public Interest Law
George Washington University Law School,
FAMRI Dr. William Cahan Distinguished Professor,
Fellow, World Technology Network,
Founder, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH),
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