Generation Snowflake (is older than you may think)

The two most important things to know about the snowflakes of popular journalism are that they are a) easily offended and b) young. They are po-faced undergraduates at Sussex and SOAS, the new Red Guards who live to tear down statues of the Good Chaps of the last century and replace them with Brutalist Menstrual Art or similar nonsense. They are the spiritual descendants of the Loony Left, the Wimmin of Greenham Common and the soft-headed teachers who banned “Baa Baa Black Sheep” for fear it was racist… More here.

Some of the biggest snowflakes I know are baby boomers. They seem to get upset over everything.



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  1. We have becomes sensitized to everything. And as sensitized people teach their children, they in turn will become even more sensitized. 20 years ago, I would not have thought that Baa Baa Black Sheep had any racial connotations. It’s a nursery rhyme. Today, I immediately wonder whether it would offend anyone. And unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to matter whether the original, back in the 1700s, may have been directed at taxes. What bothers me even more, is that we can’t even discuss something that is considered not politically correct. Isn’t that what free speech is all about? In many cases, I would love to understand why something bothers some people but talking to the people that it supposedly bothers.

    As an aside, in looking at the Wikipedia article on the rhyme, it noted that In 1951, together with “In the Mood”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep” was the first song ever to be digitally saved and played on a computer.

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