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An unusual phenomenon is occurring on College Campuses these days. It seems that students are offended by just about everything. Microaggressions, is the term used to identify a ludicrous branch of political correctness that defines certain everyday words or behaviors as offensive, bigoted or racist. Commonly used words and phrases are causing so much stress and anxiety, that students now need “safe spaces”, to escape. In addition to hurtful words and phrases, certain Halloween Costumes have been banned, and posters are only permitted in so-called “free speech” areas. Tampons are being placed in men’s restrooms, which would be considered odd, if not for the fact that some students don’t seem to know which bathroom to use. Counseling has been made available for those who can’t deal with the election of Donald Trump.

If you see a college-age student wearing a safety-pin (on his shirt, not holding his diaper up), you should know that he or she is doing that to show support for people who may be frightened. Be advised that the safety-pin wearing person won’t do anything to help you, other than to run with you to a safe space. They’re very good at running away from threats, real or perceived.

Safe spaces are designed to give students who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. Rooms are sometimes equipped with coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets, and videos of frolicking puppies. Yes, I’m talking about college, not kindergarten. This avoidance of anything unpleasant by college students suggests a level of unpreparedness when dealing with difficult conditions. If harsh words and unpleasant situations are too much to deal with today, those precious snowflakes certainly won’t be prepared for the realities of life after the SHTF.

The problem exists because many liberal professors on campus view conservatives as inferior, and not worthy of respect. For the most part, college students are impressionable, and easily duped. College students are sheltered from reality. They are without children, and carefree. They don’t pay taxes, and don’t know what if feels like to earn $100k per year, only to have $50k of that taken away from them. College students are away from their parents for the first time, living on their own and making their own decisions. They see their conservative parents working productively in order to cover college expenses, but at the same time are exposed to liberal professors who promote themselves as intellectually superior. They don’t seem to see the irony; while liberal professors tend to have no skills, other than teaching, they view productive and multi-talented conservatives as inferior to them.

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It’s understandable, I guess, that college students tend to be more open-minded than their old-fashioned, conservative parents. It’s actually a good sign. It suggests that young liberals can turn on a dime, and adjust to life after an apocalyptic event.

Because you’re reading this, you’re probably not one of those delicate butterflies. You may ask, “what does this pussification of young adults have to do with me?” It’s simple; in a post-apocalyptic world you’ll have to live among them. They’ll be the ones who’ll come to you begging, when they realize they have no survival skills. So what do you do, give them pictures of frolicking puppies and send them on their way? You’re not going to have time to coddle, or retrain them. You’ll be too busy focusing on your own survival.

Cupcakes and Conservatives - The Prepper JournalHaving been thoroughly indoctrinated in liberal ideology, some of the precious snowflakes will not respond well to retraining, especially training from someone they regard as inferior to themselves. They’ll be confused at first. Why is it, they’ll wonder, that this clearly inferior person is living comfortably, while I’m suffering? They need to learn early on that they can’t survive if they cling to their current mindset. They are in desperate need of a paradigm shift. When things are crumbling around them, your voice of reason will do more good than you can imagine. It may take a little time to sink in, but eventually they’ll learn that they can’t survive, expecting others to be responsible for their well-being. Perhaps the best you can do is give them survival literature, and hope they’ll transform by themselves. You might have an opportunity to teach them about bartering. If they come to you expecting a handout, ask them to provide a service, such as working in your garden, in exchange.

For those who remain hostile to views not aligned with the political left, make it clear that you won’t tolerate liberal behavior, and that you have no tolerance for Prima donnas. You’re a survivor, and you don’t have time for that. And, you certainly won’t tolerate efforts to redistribute what little wealth you may have. This will be a time for tough-love. Excessive generosity not only diminishes your survival potential, it is counterproductive as far as the precious snowflakes are concerned. The only exception, that is to say the only reason to give generously, is to help the disabled, the sick, the very young, and the very old. Our Christian values demand that we do that.

To survive, all able-bodied people need to pull their own weight. Liberal cupcakes can be a valuable asset, due to their knowledge, if they can adjust. Among them will be medics, engineers, scientists, agriculturalists, etc. However, it’s not enough just to provide services. They can’t just run off to a safe space, every time someone speaks harshly to them. It’s not enough just to grow, process, and store food. It has to be protected. Those providing services after a catastrophic event must be reliable. The only “safe space” should be the womb. Ironically, even that is not a safe space today. Thanks again, liberals.

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The problem exists because many liberal professors on campus view conservatives as inferior, and not worthy of respect.

There will be plenty of time to reintroduce liberal principles once society has stabilized. In a post-apocalyptic world, there will be those who’ll do exceptionally well. Perhaps some will amass a great deal of wealth off of the backs of the poor. In time, due to a sense of guilt, liberals will once again emerge. To deal with the guilt, they’ll promote government handouts. They’ve never had a problem giving away someone else’s money. That’s what liberals do. Liberalism will be less absurd in a post-apocalyptic world. It must be. It will be a time to show more compassion to the victims, and less to the criminals. In a pre-apocalyptic world, a theft might be covered by insurance, or used as a tax write-off. In a post-apocalyptic world, a theft may impact your survival.

Conclusion

Our police, military, and firefighters risk their lives for us every day. Expecting snowflakes to pull their own weight is not asking too much. Survivors in a post-apocalyptic world will be those who can work with others, invent, build, grow, and fix things. Many of those who cannot do those things will die off, but all should be given the opportunity to adjust. Don’t despise those who don’t seem to have any skills, encourage them. They just need to be reprogrammed, that’s all. Don’t be upset because some don’t know which bathroom to use. Retrain them. Let them know that gender is based on reality, not on how they feel on any given day. In other words, it’s time to reintroduce common sense into their lives. Watch out for those who don’t adjust, and those who believe they’re entitled to what you’ve worked for. Those begging for food or supplies need to learn that they must give, in order to receive. Expect that. Lead by example. If you offer something in exchange for labor, keep your word. Be humble. If you’re fortunate enough to live a long productive life, eventually you’ll need someone to take care of you. Be kind, be fair, and be ethical. Today’s precious snowflake may be tomorrow’s post-apocalyptic doctor, who’ll save your life.

I know that not every college student, or professor, is a liberal. I know that some liberals are not as extreme, or as incompetent, as I’ve portrayed them in this article. Still, for many, it’s time to grow up.

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Neeruu

Wow, this is a bunch of ignorant nonsense. You’ve taken the most extreme, condescending, ludicrous view of Liberalism and tried to portray it as what Liberalism is. Anyone could do the same with Conservatism and describe Conservatives as a bunch of uneducated, ignorant, racist, sexist, science-hating KKK members. But that wouldn’t be anything close to fair or accurate either. Maybe try learning something about the world and why very intelligent, hardworking, patriotic people have valid opinions that fall on both sides. Then you might actually be able to help this country instead of being one of the people helping to… Read more »

Michelle S

Have to agree. I’m liberal. I believe in having a safe place, it’s my home. I considered wearing a safety pin but it’s easier to pull out my concealed handgun to defend someone who is being threatened if others don’t think I would do it. I don’t give away other people’s money, I give away my money. I work full time and I contribute to helping those who need a hand up, not a hand out. Having a heart and using it doesn’t make you weak, make you aware. Being heartless is shameful.

Mark

Michelle, please don’t take offense, but based on what you’re saying, I don’t believe you would be considered a “modern liberal”. Possible more a “classic liberal” or a libertarian.

Michelle S

Even though I’m pro-choice and think Brown Lives Matter? LOL I think the term liberal has become “dirty” so people try to disassociate by calling themselves libertarian or classic liberals.

Either way it doesn’t matter, the above post has nothing to do with prepping. Someone used it as an opportunity to bash people they don’t like. This is part of the problem, not the solution.

John D

Michelle; I guess you didn’t read the entire article, especially the conclusion. This is about dealing with a segment of the population who might seem to be a liability, but could actually be an asset, post SHTF. I asked that people be kind, fair, and ethical, when dealing with them. Would you rather just pretend that these people don’t exist? Would that better serve them, and the rest of humanity? You may not like the way I described SOME educators, and SOME students, but they do exist. How would you deal with them, given a TEOTWAWKI situation?

Michelle S

I did read the whole article. Maybe if your last paragraph had been the first you wouldn’t sound that way. Maybe if you didn’t cite Breitbart or didn’t imply that microaggression was the result of people being too sensitive, if you had a clue that people have ALWAYS had election anxiety (it just wasn’t in the “news”) and that what they call safe spaces now are the same as what my generation call stress relievers (my college set up bounce houses and brought in dogs to play with during finals). Maybe you read too much Breitbart to realize these kids… Read more »

John D

Why not just answer my questions, Michelle? Too tough for you? Feeling stressed right now? Feeling triggered? I’m sure that many students and professors are very capable, but this is about a segment who are not, their effect on society, and how to deal with them, post-SHTF. Sad that you don’t get that. Since you don’t want to answer my questions, I guess we’re done here.

Michelle S

“Would you rather just pretend that these people don’t exist?” I think you are stretching. I am the parent of 7 millennials. I know their friends. What you describe doesn’t exist in my world. I think you live off the media. I think you don’t know any of these people and trust your “news” sources. “You may not like the way I described SOME educators, and SOME students, but they do exist. How would you deal with them, given a TEOTWAWKI situation?” You only stated SOME at the end of the article which made the vibe on the entire thing… Read more »

harold4321

^^Leftist nut-job. ’nuff said.

Memphomaniac

I think you give far too much credit to young, impressionable, leftists. You stated that your college had “Stress relievers, i.e. bounce houses and rent a dogs for students facing finals.” THAT alone is laughable. Election Anxiety? Hell. No wonder they call it “Prozak nation.” Anxiety is having your hand on your pistol grip when faced with a nutcase with a butcher knife…in his home. Anxiety is being the loan Police officer when stopping a car loaded with 4 obvious delinquents. You want..a “Solution?” Brown lives Matter? ALL lives matter. YOU are part of the problem. My solution? Defeat the… Read more »

BobW

Instead of telling the author why he’s “X”, how about illustrating how liberals differ from his POV? How about enlightening the unwashed masses how the modern view of college liberals is different from what has been presented?

Huples

O into a college or a university and talk to people yourself. Beware of believing black lines on white text or flashy videos. Their critique is justified in this case. The author has no safe space for anyone not believing in hard right views lol. The hard left is as bad. We dance, we cry, we argue while our masters laugh at us. Left an Right needs to come together to stop trade deals and the cash flowing to the 0.1%. We have a lot in common.

BobW

I didn’t read it that way, but opinions are like a-holes. Everyone has one. Hard right = hard left. The problem with that hard left, is that they capture the imagination of the MSM, so we are inundated with the lunacy that comes from that side. Shoot, even the Virginia Military Academy now has a safe place with coloring books or flowers and unicorns. That highly vocal and much covered group continually attempts to project their view on the country as the only permissible thought. They speak to inclusiveness, but deride anyone who suggests a differing view. The hard right… Read more »

Bolofia

Amen…

Neeruu

For one I’ve never even heard mention of this concept of “safe spaces” from anyone other than conservatives trying to make fun of liberals. I am somewhat liberal, have served in the military, and have plenty of guns of which I am well trained to use. I also have a college degree, and am still involved with several schools and spend a decent amount of time among college kids. I have never witnessed anything even remotely similar to what the author describes. And if any of my kids ever said they needed a safe space they would get a smack… Read more »

BobW

Well, Neeruu, it sounds like this article wasn’t directed at you. Yes there are snowflakes. Yes, safe spaces where you can hide from scary things exist at some colleges. Every college? I couldn’t tell you. I did read the other day that VMI installed a safe space, and yes, it has/had coloring books. You have the right of it, in that there are far too many impressionable individuals across this country. I became disillusioned with the whole thing a long time ago. I stayed on with the military despite my disillusionment, because what I was doing was helping those who… Read more »

John D

Does this mean that I didn’t earn your vote in the Prepper Writing Contest?

Neeruu

Ha, possibly not. Maybe with a few minor changes?

BobW

I’m disappointed that other than Hupples, that no one has attempted to do more than whine about the portrayal. Where are the liberal points of view on how the characterization is wrong? Enlighten the group on what about the characterization is wrong, and where its right.

I know the angsty respondents have intelligent thoughts in their heads (other than the troll).

ssgtnelson

I don’t think this was about Liberals, so much as college Liberal safe-spacers. Big difference between a classical Liberal and a college Liberal totalitarian with no real-world experience.

paul crosley

They are in for a steep learning curve. Kind of reminds one of Henry Kissinger’s comment about “usless eaters”. It seem society is full of them now. It’s up to you if you want to waste limited resources on the dear things but If you can find a use for them, then by all means go ahead and help them.
In the immortal words of Forest Gump, “stupid is as stupid does!”.

BobW

Dude. That’s exactly how I’ve set up my operation. Worthless eaters can move along. Diesel mechanics can come in and have some supper.

JH

Sorry, what does any of this dumb bullshit have to do with prepping? This whole article was basically one long rant about how you’re personally offended by not being able to s cream the N-word on a crowded bus; got anything actually relevant to say, you hillbilly trash?

Lonejack

JH, It has a lot to do with prepping. On a trip to California this last summer, I was struck by the lack of preparedness even in the food-growing communities. Everyone depends upon the local supermarket for food, even the food they are growing on their own land, is sent to the packer, and then repurchased at the local store. Mile after mile of crops growing, but not one garden in sight; nor animals or fruit trees. Mile after mile of wine grapes, a limited value food, if You were forced to eat them. Not to mention the gallons upon… Read more »

BobW

Lonejack, I take offense to these words. Where’s my safe space. I dun chew tha tabacky, and well, spit some. I’z dun got me a fancy college dagree, and even one a those super-fancy masterz dagrees. I ain’t never dun lied, cheated, or stole from no one.

:yeah, it was hard to write like that. Multiple corrections:

Huples

Bob’s Lives Matter -)

JH

Okay but what does any of that have to do with ‘OMG POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AM OUT OF CUNTROL I WANNA SAY THE NWORD!!1111’ like the author was ranting about?

BobW

Whats with you folks and your obsession with “THE n-word?”

How do you have so little understanding of anyone outside your sphere?

If I apply the ‘logic’ you keep throwing out there, there are only two kinds of people in the world. Your people, and racist, uneducated red necks.

You are upset that you are being lumped in with snowflakes (kinds sounds like you are one), yet attempt to lump anyone who disagrees with you as idiot, racist, red necks.

JH

Eh, if it proves the point it proves the point.

BobW

So exactly why are you on a website populated by unwashed, racist, misogynist, uneducated idiots?

The only thing you’ve proven is that you are a just a touch sensitive. I hope I haven’t triggered you. I wouldn’t want you to have a panic attack that would cause a heart attack.

JH

Because even if they’re the worst of humanity they know a thing or two about being prepared. Heck, it can’t just be sheer dumb luck that the bigots haven’t all been killed by their own inbred stupidity!

Huples

Has a lot to do with prepping. They won’t disappear on shtf day one

The Deplorable Cruella DeVille

In actuality, dependent upon the time of year, and weather conditions, most will “disappear within 50 miles of the city they once called home.

I accept a long commute specifically to be outside that radius….

JH

Yeah but retards like this author will be worse than useless in that situation, soooo…

BobW

Where do you get this stuff? Mother Jones?

JH

Experience.

BobW

Really? Where?

JH

Offline in the real world.

Silent Earth

In the UK the loony Liberal and Socialist left have tried to have debates about emergency preparedness banned as FEAR MONGERING and possibly RACIST as the threat of Islamic terrorism can not be removed from the core debate issue. If it happens here it WILL spread to US campuses.

JH

What does bullshit populist Islamaphobia have to do with prepping?

BobW

Oh, now I get it. You are a troll doll. I can’t believe I missed it. Run along to your tree humping party.

JH

No, I’m asking in all seriousness. I came to read about prepping, not racism. If I wanted bullshit populist Islamaphobia I’d read Stormfront or Breitbart.

John D

Thank you JH for helping me prove my point. This article is about you, a person who considers me a less-intelligent racist. Scurry back to your safe space, wouldn’t want to trigger you.

JH

Okay but you’re PROVING yourself to be a less-intelligent person by ranting about dumb bullshit instead of anything to do with prepping. Also, when someone is triggered they have a panic attack which can lead to cardiac arrest (a heart attack, for those like you who never passed fifth grade) and kill them, so kindly fuck off and drink as much bleach as you possibly can.

BobW