I’ve heard a lot of people claim they’re not really worried about this rabid SJW culture taking over college campuses because it’s just kids being kids who will naturally become more moderate as they get older.
As much as I hope that turns out to be the case, I honestly can’t see that happening to the vast majority of them.
The echo chamber phenomenon profoundly facilitated by social media and its reinforcement by the contribution of MSM have instilled such an unprecedented sense of indubitable righteousness in young people’s minds that, to my thinking, their beliefs will only become more solidified as bonafide truths to them as they spend more time in their echo chambers.
It seems like in the past young people were much more dependent on their own sense of reasoning to develop and defend their beliefs as they encountered opposing ideas in the real world. Today (and going forward), however, young people can choose to discuss their beliefs only with others who think the same way, which not only fortifies their convictions, but as we’re seeing right now, can lead them to cultivate their entire adult identity with these convictions at the center.
Consequently, for a typical SJW to confront the notion of doubt in their convictions isn’t as innocuous as “getting wiser with age,” it’s a confrontation of the validity of his or her (or ze or zir or zem) entire conception of personal identity, which obviously can be a terrifying prospect. It’d be much easier and enticing to recede back into one’s echo chamber.
Another contributing factor is that these beliefs aren’t coming exclusively from MSM and each other, but also very crucially from their humanities professors, who they’ve been conditioned to regard as possibly the most trustworthy intellectual authorities in their lives.