|Chalked at Emory University. Oh the HORROR!|
Taking their idiocy to new heights a student told the Daily Beast "I legitimately feared for my life. I thought we were having a KKK rally on campus.” Another declared "It was deliberate intimidation. Some of us were expecting shootings. We feared walking alone." Another of these fainting millenial loons compared the chalked messages to a cross burning.
Not content to say such nonsense they demanded the University do something. So a crowd of 40-50 of these fools trundled off to the office of University President James W. Wagner bent over backwards to validate and appease the insanity of the cowering fools who gathered in his office. In an email later he said:
I cannot dismiss their expression of feelings and concern as motivated only by political preference or over-sensitivity. Instead, the students with whom I spoke heard a message, not about political process or candidate choice, but instead about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory’s own.Do you think campus conservatives get the same kind of consideration when their views are attacked, verbally and often physically? NOPE!
As an academic community, we must value and encourage the expression of ideas, vigorous debate, speech, dissent, and protest. At the same time, our commitment to respect, civility, and inclusion calls us to provide a safe environment that inspires and supports courageous inquiry. It is important that we recognize, listen to, and honor the concerns of these students, as well as faculty and staff who may feel similarly.
President Wagner later said that security cameras would be reviewed with the aim of identifying and punishing those who made the chalkings. Imagine the outcry if supporters of Bernie Sanders were punished for doing the same?
It's been pointed out before that such idiotic claims of a threat undermine efforts to stem actual threats. But that doesn't seem to sink in with these pampered progressive pets who view the entire world through a prism of their privilege to protest and be offended. When you are afraid of chalk statements saying nothing more than a candidate's name you have lost all credibility to speak on these issues. People are being killed in the real world and these fools don't seem to have the perspective, let alone the sense, to see how silly they are. Besides, such idiocy only strengthens the resolve of Trump and his supporters!