Senator Ted Cruz addressed far-left indoctrination occurring at colleges and universities during a recent Young America’s Foundation National Conservative Student Conference. Speaking to the crowd of students, the 2016 presidential candidate said American “colleges and universities are trying really hard to raise a generation of pansies.”
Cruz argued that places of higher learning shield students from “ideas that are scary” with preposterous “safe spaces.” The Senator maintained that young adults should instead be taught to tackle and engage with these types of ideas. Cruz remarked, “if you are a university administrator, the ideas that are represented in this room are terrifying.” Driving home his point, Cruz said, “there are no safe spaces in this room.”
While speaking to the students, the 2016 presidential candidate challenged them to “defend liberty” because it both “works” and is “powerful.” He claimed Democrats have gone “stark-raving nuts” in their defense of socialism, which Cruz touted as having proven to be a “manifest disaster.” TheBlaze reported that the Senator “challenged Hollywood leftists to put their money where their mouths are and hop inside inflatable rafts at the southern tip of Florida and head toward the ‘socialist utopia that is communist Cuba’ if they hate capitalism so much.”
Cruz admonished the left for being “so darned angry” and devoid of a sense of humor. He advised conservative students to avoid liberals’ fallacies and to attempt to “have fun” in spite of the nation’s current political struggles. When Cruz concluded his speech, he answered questions from the audience. One student relayed the outrageous political correctness that has taken over debate competitions on college and university campuses. The student shared that debate participants are forced to write their gender pronouns on a board. This individual also revealed that those who debate must “trigger warn” before unleashing any “edgy” content. Debaters can also get “equity called” for offensive statements. Allegedly, debate “gender minority” tournaments are also a thing. These matches exclude males.
In response, Cruz sarcastically stated, “We’re all gonna die.”
“One of the saddest things we’re seeing is our colleges and universities are trying really hard to raise a generation of pansies,” Cruz said. “What is this sense that you have a right not to be offended? You have a right not to hear ideas that are scary? Look, the entire purpose of university is to hear ideas that are scary.”
The audience in the room reportedly responded with loud applause and cheering. The Senator divulged that when he attended college and law school, he was “surrounded by leftists” and enrolled in courses taught by “Marxists.”
“I would deliberately sign up to take classes from Marxists. Now, my family has been tortured by communists in Cuba. It’s personal to me, but you know what? Truth is not afraid of lies. The light is not afraid of darkness. It is good for you to confront ideas that scare you,” the Texas senator added.
Where controversial ideas are concerned, Cruz didn’t promulgate running from them, creating safe spaces for them, or college officials prohibiting them. Rather, the Senator said to “ridicule the living crap out of” them. The 2016 presidential candidate urged students to utilize this same method against “racist, bigoted morons” like Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
Surprisingly, even some on the left feel the ridiculousness occurring on college and university campuses around the country is going too far. According to TheBlaze, liberal activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader has labeled trigger warnings “absurd.” Reportedly, Nader has noted that the male students on college and university campuses today are “far too sensitive because they’ve never been in a draft. They’ve never had a sergeant say, ‘Hit the ground and do 50 push-ups, and I don’t care if there’s mud there.’”