You know what they say: a broken clock is right twice a day.
It was about time Michael Bloomberg came around. The former Democrat turned former Republican turned Independent mayor of NYC gave the commencement speech to the graduating class at the University of Michigan last Saturday.
Right from the beginning, what he said had a few liberals turning their heads.
“The most important knowledge that you will leave here today with, like the importance of teamwork, has nothing to do with your major,” Bloomberg said. “It is about how to study, how to cooperate, how to listen carefully, how to think critically, and how to resolve conflicts through reason. In other words, it is working with others. Those are the most important skills in the working world, and it’s why colleges have always exposed students to challenging and uncomfortable ideas.”
“The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure groups, and shield students from these ideas through safe spaces, code words, and trigger warnings, is in my view a terrible mistake,” Bloomberg said, winning a big cheer from the crowd. “The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations, not to run away from them.”
A transcript of the speech can be found here, for anyone curious.
Here’s a bonus video mocking safe spaces from Comedy Central’s “South Park.” If you haven’t seen the clip yet, be warned, the safe space is quickly invaded by a villain: reality.
H/T The Daily Caller
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