By Ray Starmann
Are these kids for real?
The whining, spoiled, overly-entitled, coddled Snowflake Generation has struck again.
The president of Emory University has met with 40 to 50 student demonstrators who said they were concerned and frightened after someone wrote “Trump 2016” in chalk on campus sidewalks and some buildings.
Sounds like a real crime, “Trump 2016” written in chalk, imagine that. That’s just awful.
To quote Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, “What is their major malfunction?”
Jim Wagner, president of the elite Atlanta university, wrote Tuesday that the students viewed the messages as intimidation, and they voiced “genuine concern and pain” as a result.
Emory on Wednesday provided The Associated Press with a copy of Wagner’s letter, in which he said students confronted by Trump’s name in chalk “heard a message about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory’s own.”
Emory’s student newspaper, The Wheel, reported that the students this week chanted, “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!” shortly before Wagner agreed to meet with them.
Emergency counseling? For what?
“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe,” one female student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well … I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school.”
How exactly do the chalked words “Trump 2016” create fear? Perhaps the student is an illegal. Or, maybe she’s just another lost soul courtesy of outrageous teacher and parent mental swaddling.
The university quickly responded in an email: “By nature of the fact that for a significant portion of our student population, the messages represent particularly bigoted opinions, policies, and rhetoric directed at populations represented at Emory University, we would like to express our concern regarding the values espoused by the messages displayed, and our sympathy for the pain experienced by members of our community.”
So, is Emory University admitting that they’re harboring illegal immigrants as students or employees? Apparently, in the upside down world of PC America 2016 a Presidential candidate who calls for securing the border, providing Americans with jobs and obeying the law is a racist.
The university email continued with some more 1984 psycho-babble.
“It is clear to us that these statements are triggering for many of you,” they continued. “As a result, both College Council and the Student Government Association pledge to stand in solidarity with those communities who feel threatened by this incident and to help navigate the student body through it and the environment of distrust and unease it has created.”
When meeting with students, Emory administrators promised to review footage from security cameras to try and identify the rogue Trump fan and put them through the “conduct violation process.”
Apparently, the First Amendment no longer exists at Emory University or for that matter at a majority of college campuses across the country, which have become virtual Soviet Zones of Occupation.
This situation would be completely laughable if it wasn’t true and being taken seriously by the fragile little snowflakes enrolled in our nation’s universities and the equally spineless campus professors and administrators.
Twenty-five years of hovering, coddling, political correctness and incessant trophy giving have created this generation of Marxist wimps who believe that genuine free speech should be stifled at the slightest triggering of pain or negative emotion on their part.
Pain? These students need an education in what real pain is. Real pain is taking a bullet at a place called the Bulge in WWII. Real pain is shivering to death at the Frozen Chosin in Korea. Real pain is walking point in Vietnam and walking right into a VC ambush. Real pain is eating an IED in Ramadi. Real pain is getting up every day at 5 AM to go to work. Real pain is losing your job and then trying to figure out how to pay the mortgage.
These kids, these precious little snowflakes don’t have a clue. They are literally lost in some kind of protective fugue state.
I can’t think of a generation more deserving of a military draft. Now, that would be fun to see.
In the meantime, the lunacy will continue as long as the cowards running our colleges cater to these spoiled little brats.