I have to hand it to these crybully college students, just when I think they can’t tantrum any louder, they grab a bigger megaphone.
They’ve struggled to stay afloat in the rough and tumble media seas, and for the most part have been successful. For a bunch of kids who want to just be given things for being a certain skin color or having certain genitalia, they’ve worked hard to keep the spotlight on themselves. What’s more they realize they’ve worked hard for it, so when something else steals the spotlight – like say over 100 people dying in a terrorist attack – they become perturbed.
How dare the tragically slain?
These students should understand that the world isn’t paying attention to them because we’re sympathetic, we’re paying attention to them because we love train wrecks. Each one of these kids is a Wonka Factory reject, living up to every college leftist stereotype and then chugging past it at full-speed – despite the fact that the track they’re on leads straight off a cliff.
The truth of the matter is that no one believes half the claims these students are making and their behavior during their “protests” is atrocious to the point of being comedic. They claim they’re being threatened, segregated and intimidated while threatening, segregating and intimidating.
Let’s take a look at some of their behavior.
Remember when Mizzou protestor Jonathan Butler claimed that the President of Missouri University hit him with his car? The story goes that Butler and a few fellow “Concerned Student 1950” protesters were going to confront President Tim Wolfe at the Mizzou homecoming parade by blocking the road and yelling at people through megaphones. During the parade, Wolfe’s car was attempting to go around the students, and that’s apparently when Wolfe hit Butler with his vehicle.
This caused Butler’s group to write a list of demands that included…
“…Tim Wolfe must acknowledge his white male privilege, recognize that systems of oppression exist, and provide a verbal commitment to fulfilling Concerned Student 1-9-5-0 demands. We want Tim Wolfe to admit to his gross negligence, allowing his driver to hit one of the demonstrators, consenting to the physical violence of bystanders, and lastly refusing to intervene when Columbia Police Department used excessive force with demonstrators.”
Wolfe would go on to do all of that, including resign. Thing is, it turned out the car incident was a complete hoax, as Lee Stranahan of Breitbart would go on to point out in this YouTube video:
Not only did Butler not get “bumped” by the car, it was he who bumped it by stepping right into it as Wolfe was attempting to get away from the students that were harassing him.
Furthermore, it turned out that Butler – who was protesting white privilege and the systematic oppression of black people it entails – was himself a rich, entitled kid that comes from a wealthy family. Butler’s entire show starred both dog and pony – and the media was enraptured.
Let’s not forget when students taking part in the “Black Lives Matter” protest stormed a library at Dartmouth College and intimidating students by harassing and yelling at them as they attempted to study.
The Dartmouth Review wrote on the student’s behavior: “Students who refused to listen to or join their outbursts were shouted down. ‘Stand the f*** up!’ ‘You filthy racist white piece of s***!’ Men and women alike were pushed and shoved by the group. ‘If we can’t have it, shut it down!’ they cried. Another woman was pinned to a wall by protesters who unleashed their insults, shouting ‘filthy white b****!’ in her face.”
We also have the way students and faculty alike treated a student reporter. Tim Tai was covering the Mizzou protests when, under the direction of faculty members, Tai was harassed and pushed – and even threatened with violence by professor Melissa Click who asked the crowd for “muscle.”
Also for your consideration is the Claremont McKenna college protest in California. Here the students proceeded to accuse the college’s staff of not taking any steps to curb the college’s rampant racism and gave a tongue lashing to the staff despite the fact that members of the college’s administrators can be seen capitulating to the students’ every demand on camera. I cover the protest video in its entirety here.
These are just a few examples – and more seem to pop up weekly.
But the icing on this crap-cake is that the Veruca Salt wannabes of various colleges have released a list of demands that are to be followed. It’s in the same line as the list of demands given by the Mizzou protestors. Liz Finnegan of EveryJoe has poured through the list and talks about it at length here.
These demands contain everything you would expect from spoiled children, including the word “demand” in all caps like a textualized foot stomp. They want “safe spaces” for students of color only. They want free speech restricted so that things that hurt their feelings can’t be heard. They want white staff replaced with not-white staff. They want mandatory programming of students and faculty.
Mandatory programming of students and faculty.
Orwell would be proud.
Using intimidation tactics, storming places to raise hell where people aren’t expecting them, and now making a list of goals and demands should sound familiar. It’s what terrorists do. Unlike terrorists, however, these students are missing a key component of forcibly having your demands met.
So it begs the question: What is the “or else” scenario in these situations?
Let’s say administrations within certain colleges refuse to bend the knee to these kids. What then? What will the students do? Become violent? Destroy property? Really try to stick it to mom and dad by joining up with ISIS? What?
Whatever mayhem the students cause would result in their arrests and expulsions from college. That college would then have a few less students who are a threat. No big loss there. The rest of them would likely increase the veracity of their temper tantrums. There would be a lot of screaming, yelling, foot stomping, sign holding, walk outs, hunger strikes, etc. – but in the end … who cares?
Judging by the demands alone, not caving to these students’ wishes would only serve to keep the quality of education high – or as high as we can get it in this day and age. All faculty and staff need to do is plant their feet and say the word these spoiled kids have probably never heard in their entire lives: “No.”
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Hailing from Austin, Texas, Brandon Morse has been writing about politics and culture across many websites for the last six years, with a heavy emphasis on anti-authoritarianism. Aside from writing articles, he is also known for voice acting and authoring scripts. He is an avid gamer, dog person, and has a bad habit of making vague references to things no one has heard about or seen. Follow him at @TheBrandonMorse on Twitter.
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