Violent Attack Less Traumatic to College Students than Hillary Election Loss

On Monday, Ohio State University student Abdul Artan, rammed his car into a crowd of people on a campus sidewalk and then got out of his car and started stabbing and slashing people with a butcher knife. Fortunately, for many of the people at the scene, Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko was nearby investigating a reported gas leak when the attack began. Horujko immediately responded and shot Artan, killing him and ending the attack. The latest news reports indicate that the 11 students, faculty and staff that were injured in the attack will survive and recover from their wounds.

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When the report of the attack was sounded, the university went into an automatic lockdown for an hour and a half. OSU Emergency Management sent out a message through social media warning faculty and students:

“Buckeye Alert Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”

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Faculty and students barricaded themselves in classrooms. Teachers turned out classroom lights as they and their students huddled behind desks and whatever else they could find. Some of them piled desks and chairs against the doors to the classroom to prevent any possible shooter from entering.

Living just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, the attack at Ohio State University has dominated the local news ever since the attack. Several reports stated that many churches near the OSU campus opened their doors to provide students a place to pray and recover from the trauma of the attack. The same reports also stated that many of the students who went to the churches to pray ended up returning to classes on the same day as the attacks.

For over a week after the presidential election results were announced that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, thousands of college students across the nation were reported to be too traumatized to attend classes. College professors and counselors coddled the poor grieving students. A Yale economics professor made his mid-term optional because too many of his students were so traumatized and stressed because of the election results. On many other campuses, students sat outside instead of in their classrooms, and were given hot chocolate, crayons and chalk to help them de-stress after the election. Thousands of students walked out of their classes and took to the streets in protest, evidently without fear of failing their classes.

Yet, there have been no similar reports from Ohio State University students after Monday’s violent attack which appears to be an ISIS inspired Islamic terrorist attack. Artan was featured in the campus newspaper earlier in the year when he said he wanted to pray in the open but was afraid of how others would react. He also stated that he was upset to see how Muslims were being treated in America including the negative portrayal of Muslims by the media.

So why is Hillary’s loss to Trump far more traumatic to college students than a violent attack and report of a campus shooter? All I can say is that it’s a clear sign of how brainwashed an entire generation is by a liberal public education system. It’s also a sign of how liberal parenting has failed, resulting in a generation of crybabies who are more concerned with getting their way than a possible physical threat.

Since biblical teaching and discipline were thrown out of public education and even many aspects of private life, an entire generation has never been spanked or taught the word ‘NO’. Instead, they’ve learned to act like two-year-olds, crying, whining and throwing temper tantrums whenever they don’t get their way.

The response of students at Ohio State University after being told of a possible shooter on campus compared to how thousands of students responded after Hillary lost the election is an example of what’s really important to this younger generation. It’s more important to them to get their way in everything than it is facing a possible physical threat.

Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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