After reporting extensively on social justice warriors and the insanity occurring across the country by "special snowflakes," when I read the headlines both at Fox News and Wall Street Journal, telling us that "College students nationwide flood mental-health centers," I was not surprised in the least to hear that anxiety, depression and other mental health issues have increased exponentially within our nation's college campuses over the last five years.
Ohio State has seen a 43% jump in the past five years in the number of students being treated at the university’s counseling center. At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the increase has been about 12% each year over the past decade. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, demand for counseling-center services has increased by 36% in the last seven years.
Nationwide, 17% of college students were diagnosed with or treated for anxiety problems during the past year, and 13.9% were diagnosed with or treated for depression, according to a spring 2016 survey of 95,761 students by the American College Health Association. That is up from 11.6% for anxiety and 10.7% for depression in the spring 2011 survey. Counseling centers say they are also seeing more serious illnesses, including an uptick in the number of students coming to college with long psychiatric histories.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Those figures are quite disturbing considering the fact that when finished with college, these mentally ill young men and women are then entering the world at large and the workforce, carrying their mindset with them, where the erosion of our constitutional rights is considered by them to be "social justice," and their "nanny-state" mentality can be seen in their need for "safe spaces" and trigger warnings, and these children that think "free tampons" for all (including men's restrooms!) in colleges, will end up joining the ever-growing welfare lists.
The effects can be seen in major headlines every day, where protests and rioting have become the norm and free speech is labeled hate speech because these iTune and prozac babies cannot handle hearing anything that doesn't fit their own ideology, and constantly see themselves as victims.
The cause is often blamed on tuition prices, the economy and other things, but colleges have always been expensive and economic troubles have always existed, so we look to what has been happening in our nation's colleges over the last decades and the correlation cannot be ignored.
The reason this is important is because college is generally the first time children move away from their parents and have no parental influence in their day to day lives, so the habits they learn, the mindset and actions and reactions, are most likely the ones they bring into the real world with them.
In 2008, a prominent psychiatrist, Dr. Lyle Rossiter, published an extensive study on 'Psychological Causes of Political Madness', where he concluded that liberalism is quite literally a mental disorder. Rossiter had spent 35 years in his field, and had diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago, according to WND.
Rossiter stated "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded. Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."
Rossiter asserted that the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population using mehtods which include "creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization, satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation, augmenting primitive feelings of envy and rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government."
"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."
In January 2016, a widely dispersed research study issued a "correction" to a three year old paper which claimed "conservatives are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness, and that the supposed “authoritarian” personality of conservatives might even have a genetic basis," finding that their original report had a glaring error, and the results were "exactly reversed."
Via Washington Free Beacon in June 2016 "In other words, the study actually found that liberals were more associated with being 'more uncooperative, hostile, troublesome, socially withdrawn' and 'manipulative'."
PLEASE NOTE - These findings talk of liberalism, not being a "Democrat," which is an important distinction because while conservatives may disagree with Democrats on most political and social issues, those are ideological differences.... in other words, to put it bluntly, we are not calling Democrats crazy or saying they all have a mental disorder, but we are pointing out that studies and psychiatrists find that "liberals" have a mental disorder and it is predominantly "liberals" teaching in our nation's colleges.
Which is the "cause" of the following headlines and teasers in this week's "Special Snowflake" edition.
In September, CSU-Fullerton brought a special nap trailer to campus, where students could take a 40-minute snooze in personalized compartments. Last semester, the same campus hosted a “Sleep Eazzy” event, designating a special nap area on campus.
Similarly, students can take a 45-minute nap throughout the day at CSU Northridge’s Oasis Wellness Center. The campus purchased six nap pods, which cost about $9,000 each and are outfitted with soft music and "subtle vibrations on the back."
The University of Michigan took a lower-tech approach a few years ago, installing six vinyl cots in the undergraduate library. To make room for the nap spaces, the university removed a bunch of study tables.
One of the most egregious examples is reported by Campus Reform, with the headline "Safe Spaces: Where Free Press Dies."
Organizers at Pomona College prohibited a reporter from The Claremont Independent from taking notes at an open meeting because the event location is a "safe space."
(Models wearing Nicopanda at the Nicopanda Presentation on September 13, 2015 in New York City)
Another ongoing theme I have reported on in the past is the emasculation of men in American society, with the "gender neutral" clothing and men wearing dresses is the "new norm", where it is hard to even tell a male from a female these days, to which we see outright attacks against men in colleges this week, with one report showing that according to students at Claremont Colleges, "masculinity" is not considered "toxic to our mental health."
Masculinity can be extremely toxic to our mental health, both to the people who are pressured to perform it and the people who are inevitably influenced by it,” the event’s organizers state in the description.
One of the best responses to this comes from an SQ note on the link to the article which states "NEW MOTTO FOR THEM -ABANDON TESTICLES ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE!"
Also from Campus Reform we see that "Cornell students voted overwhelmingly this week to provide free tampons in all bathrooms, including men’s rooms."
I was reminded this morning of scripture that relates to what we are witnessing, specifically Isaiah 3:12 - "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths."
The issues we are noticing across the country, from people that seem to think welfare is a career and the whole entitlement mindset, to the attacks against free speech by labeling any speech liberals do not like as "hate" speech, and other attacks against our constitutionally guaranteed rights, to the emascualtion of males, are all stemming from the fact that children are being taught all of this mentality from liberal teachers, when studies and psychiatrists have found liberalism to be an actual mental disorders.
No wonder this country is a mess!
In answer to the headline question of "what is going to happen when the prozac wears off and the iTune batteries die?, is we will have a nation of people hunting for their napping stations so they can curl up in a little ball and suck their thumb because they are incapable of dealing with the real world.
In the video below, from October 10, 2016, there are some great examples of social justice warrior fails, but I would like to highlight a segment at approximately the 4:52 minute mark where we get an inside view of the liberal mindset when a guest explains why she feels Halloween costums should be banned because they may hurt someones "feelings."
The exchange between Kelly, Shapiro and the liberal social justice warrior is definitely a must-see.