EssBrace Why do people now think they have a right to go through their entire lives without ever being offended, or at least that they have the right to publicly shame and censure (and often, gang up on) anyone who has said or done a thing that offended a very easily offended person (often in fact someone who actually wants to be offended so they can use it as an opportunity
There’s a bit of combined historical/political elements in play here - how some things change over time while some things never change. Otherwise, you got the correct gist of this ; in other words, you are right about how some folks have been conditioned to understand their rights. In the not too distant past, the “why?” of it naturally had some politics/agenda behind it in the form of the familiar “heart-warming” ( some may say bleeding-heart ) fundraising which, ultimately, is about buying voters/voting blocks.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Today, many of the same kinds of politicking hold sway, but your grand daddy’s huddled masses have been revised - new models - into combined government & TV-educated ( which is to say high-octane low intelligence) ignoramuses - cultured ( scientifically colonized, in virtual petri dishes “class rooms” before being unleashed into the world) SJWs …. Woked ….. looking-to-be-offended-at-the-drop-of-a-hat wussys waiting to cancel or call everyone they dislike “worse than Hitler” …. boo-hoo 😥.