Speech trauma at UC Berke­ley

Re “4 ar­rested at UC Berke­ley,” Sept. 15

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Four hun­dred years ago, young peo­ple landed on North Amer­i­can shores to es­tab­lish colonies that might not last through the next win­ter. Three hun­dred years ago, young peo­ple forged into the forests and fron­tiers to es­tab­lish farms to feed their fam­i­lies. Two hun­dred years ago, young peo­ple were on cov­ered wag­ons mov­ing west as “Man­i­fest Destiny” took hold. One hun­dred years ago, young peo­ple em­barked on troop ships to go and fight in World War I.

To­day, young peo­ple at UC Berke­ley flee to men­tal health fa­cil­i­ties for “coun­sel­ing.” And what caused the stress and there­fore the need for such coun­sel­ing? The words of a young man who es­pouses con­ser­va­tive thought.

Th­ese are our fu­ture lead­ers? Th­ese peo­ple are the ones we are go­ing to rely on to make tough de­ci­sions down the road? We are doomed. Joseph Schill­moeller Gar­dena

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