Donald Trump terrifies the "we-need-a-safe-space-from-anything-that-we-do-not-want-to-hear-" crybullies at Emory College.
While young women across Europe have no "safe space" from Muslim immigrants sexually assaulting them and the young men and women in France had no "trigger warning" before the Paris massacre yanked the whole country from their "safe space" and the folks in Brussels have no way to close their eyes to the reality of yesterday's terror attacks that killed and injured so many...... Emory college students are busy whining they they feel "intimidated" at seeing the words "Trump 2016" written in chalk on their beloved campus.
I kid you not!
Via Reason.com, titled "At Emory University, Writing 'Trump 2016' on Sidewalk Is a Racist Microaggression, Unsafe"
As anyone who has spent five seconds at a college can attest, sidewalks covered in chalk messages are a pretty common fixture of the campus scene. But Emory University students had their delicate worldview shaken by the sudden appearance of one specific chalk message, "Trump 2016," all over campus.
The students were so traumatized that they stormed the offices of Emory President James Wagner, demanding answers and feelings-protection. Wagner sent an email to campus in a desperate and wildly unnecessary effort to make everyone feel safe again.
"I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here]," one 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," she added.
What has that student so "afraid" at her own school? See the "terrifying" message below.
The irony of this is that these students are breaking down in tears, claiming they feel "frustration" and fear" and "pain," because some other students are making a political statement and supporting Donald Trump for president in 2016, yet these whining little brats are carrying their own political messages with signs reading “Stop Trump” or “Stop Hate."
So, their political messages are fine on campus, but anyone that doesn't agree with them must be silenced?
InstaPundit's Glenn Reynolds details what he thinks Emory’s President Wagner's response should be: " Shut up, you’re idiots. If this bothers you that much, you don’t belong in college. Would you like me to call your mother to come get you?"
Rather than that or any response which would include telling students that in real life, when not living at home with Mommy and Daddy who can protect them from any harsh reality or politics or the nightly news, there are no "safe spaces" and in the real world there are no "trigger warnings" when uncomfortable and in some cases tragic things happen and to get used to that harsh reality, Emory College President James Wagner issues a statement which reads in part:
Yesterday I received a visit from 40 to 50 student protesters upset by the unexpected chalkings on campus sidewalks and some buildings yesterday morning, in this case referencing Donald Trump. The students shared with me their concern that these messages were meant to intimidate rather than merely to advocate for a particular candidate, having appeared outside of the context of a Georgia election or campus campaign activity. During our conversation, they voiced their genuine concern and pain in the face of this perceived intimidation.
After meeting with our students, 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.
A reminder to Emory College president James Wagner - The "Trump 2016" message is not "outside the context of a Georgia election" since the presidential election will not be over until November. Just because the Georgia primary is over, doesn't mean the election process is over unless of course Georgia's results won't be counted in the 2016 presidential election and no one bothered to tell that to the rest of the country?
"Today, the antithesis of the liberal arts is the shouting down of another human being because you disagree with him or her," Piper told The Daily Signal. "The creation of a safe space so that a countering idea cannot enter your world—that is not education. That is nothing but ideological fascism."
To recap: Some Emory students are so fragile, and terrified of innocuous political speech they dislike, that they immediately sought comfort from campus authority figures. These figures, of course, were more than willing to coddle them.
It's enough to make you want to grab a piece of chalk and scrawl "Trump 2016" on an Emory sidewalk, huh? No wonder so many non-liberal students are cheering for Trump—not because they like him, but because he represents glorious resistance to the noxious political correctness and censorship that has come to define the modern college experience.