It’s like a Stephen King horror story.
Everything starts off fine. Just another quiet day beginning at the student dorms on the sleepy campus of Scripps College in Claremont, California.
An unsuspecting college coed awakens and innocently pokes her head outside her dormitory door, only to find … THIS:
(Just in case you can’t tell what this is, it’s a whiteboard upon which someone has written “#trump2016” and “Trump” — referring to presidential candidate Donald Trump — in purple grease pen! Purple, no less!)
Horror of horrors!
Naturally, the unnamed victim did what any self-respecting young lady would do and reported the hell out of this assault on her safe space to the authorities at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
To their credit, college officials have tried to do the right thing by having the student body president issue a campuswide email alert condemning the action and having the police search vigilantly for the perp or perps.
The fact that the student is Mexican-American demonstrates that this was clearly a racial attack because, well, Trump, c’mon.
As student body President Minjoo Kim wrote, “This racist act is completely unacceptable. Regardless of your political party, this intentional violence committed directly to a student of color proves to be another testament that racism continues to be an undeniable problem and alarming threat on our campuses.”
(Obviously, though not in the way Kim thinks it does.)
Scripps is an all-girl (can’t really say women, because that implies some sort of maturity level) college, so the “assault” was probably also a violation of some sort of snowflake code of sisterhood, though nobody’s mentioned it yet.
The snowflake in question — whose name has not been released, as is standard policy for rape victims — took to her Facebook page to complain “racism is alive and well.”
There seems to be a lot of this kind of stuff going on around college campuses these days, much of it centered around Trump’s campaign for president. Just last week, hordes of Emory University students proclaimed themselves “scared” and “in pain” because of some pro-Trump chalk scribblings. The least hint of racism meeting the gaze of some little dears also sets off displays of histrionics these days.
Maybe I’m just old-fashioned, but all of this behavior strikes me as more than a little odd considering that the same kids who are out there throwing hissy fits at the least provocation also probably listen to rap music, which is some of the most violent, racist, misogynistic garbage you can find. And if you’ve been on college campuses lately, you’ve probably gotten an earful of how kids talk to each other these days. Many of them, women included, could make a sailor blush.
So the notion that there are so many fragile little flowers in the youth population of today is a bit much to accept because it’s obviously not true. If anything, I’d say today’s young people are more crass, rude and unthinking than those of previous generations within memory. This mindset of perpetual offense is highly selective and targeted.
You never hear about such a reaction to a Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton sticker, for instance. And if there were ever a couple of candidates to be frightened of, it’s those two, particularly Bernie with his open aspirations for a more communist society.
All of which makes me wonder who’s guiding these little human missiles with their payloads of outrage.
Is it the teachers? Are these outbursts some sort of extra credit assignment?
Is it professional agitators, planted in the student bodies of universities around the land? Is there money changing hands somewhere?
Is it just peer pressure? Did someone watch some Michael Moore documentary and persuade all his friends that it would be cool to stage a communist/racist revolution?
It seems certain that there’s a group of somebodies behind this wave of college hysteria over Trump, racism and other issues. Historically, that usually means money changes hands somewhere, and in America that means there’s a list of “usual suspects” that is probably worth looking into.
Instead of worrying about Trump, university officials should be worrying about uncovering who’s been putting kids up to this sort of nonsense and what their real goals imply for the education of America’s young people.