Safe Space. It is a Liberal buzzword.
With Washington, DC voting 93% for Hillary Clinton in the last U.S. Presidential election, one would think the nation’s capital was about as much of a Liberal “Safe Space” as one could find. Apparently not.
Unable to deal with diverse views or realities they are told are offensive, Liberals need a “Safe Space” everywhere they go in order to protect their snowflake sensibilities.
An anti-Trump hotel is coming to Washington, D.C., and it is marketing itself as a Safe Space for Liberals. The Eaton Workshop plans to open The Washington Hotel, aka The Eaton, in the spring of 2018. The D.C. hotel is believed to be the first politically oriented travel lodging, but t will not be the last. Hong Kong, San Francisco, and Seattle locations are in the works.
But everyone will be welcome, right? I mean Liberals are all about tolerance and welcoming diversity. Right…
“The goal isn’t to bring together left and right,” Katherine Lo told Bloomberg. She is the 36-year-old daughter of Hong Kong real-estate billionaire Ka Shui Lo, and the founder of the Eaton Workshop. She aims to keep out the conservative riff-raff.
She told Fast Company “pretty much” anyone can stay at the hotel, but it’s designed exclusively for Liberals. “Self-selection is definitely one of our strategies,” she said.
The hotel plans to be a Leftist utopia. The lobby will feature a video of the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections and confront visitors with the question of how Trump became president. Mini bars will have “an activist toolkit, for example, that includes sheets with information to help you call your congresspeople,” Lo said.
“A lot of activists frequently face burnout because you’re constantly working, be it on passing an environmental bill or fighting an anti-war stance,” Lo told Fast Company. “It can be very taxing.” She should know—Lo herself is a Left-wing activist.
The hotel will promote Leftist art and music, and its fifty seat theater will host film festivals on topics related to social change. Hiring decision will not be based simply on experience or merit, but will also be based on one’s history of activism. In other words, if you’re not Antifa, don’t waste your time applying for a job—just in case you might want to.
Additional features a Liberal can look forward to in their Safe Space include fireside chats and lectures similar to TED Talks; shared working space for progressive startup companies, activists, and artists; a writer’s residency where investigative reporters can live while they work on protracted investigative pieces; and a multimedia studio artists can use to create short films, podcasts, and other content in line with Eaton’s Leftist agenda.
Lo says each location will focus on the Liberal agenda for that area. For example, she plans to replace Bibles in nightstand drawers with copies of the U.N. Declaration for Human Rights at the Hong Kong location.
Google defines a “Safe Space” as “a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm.”
At one time, they were places people could seek refuge from perceived hostility. Increasingly, they have become permanent zones where Liberals can avoid anyone and everyone with diverse views. They have become a staple of college campuses, a trend that many have noted as unhealthy.
Colleges used to promote diverse thoughts and encourage people of different backgrounds to talk to each other. Not anymore.
Morton Shapiro, President of Northwestern University wrote in the Washington Post about the idea of Safe Spaces on college campuses:
Northwestern President Morton Shapiro wrote an essay arguing for Safe Spaces on college campuses, which he felt included kids self-segregating by race.
“A group of black students were having lunch together in a campus dining hall. There were a couple of empty seats, and two white students asked if they could join them. One of the black students asked why, in light of empty tables nearby… The black students politely said no.”
Shapiro continued, “We all deserve safe spaces. Those black students had every right to enjoy their lunches in peace. The white students… didn’t have the right” to make the other students uncomfortable.
It’s safe to say, if the racial roles were reversed in Shapiro’s cafeteria tale, “Safe Space” isn’t the term he would be latching on to.
But this is the behavior college campuses are teaching kids these days. It’s no wonder Liberals feel they need a Safe Space hotel to stay in, even in D.C. where 93% of the people think just like them.