Students at Elizabethtown College this month are capitulating to a push by the Elizabethtown College Democrats, who want white students to wear white pins in the shape of jigsaw puzzle pieces “to remind them of their white privilege.” The racial branding at the small and private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania is supposed to prompt introspection about racial issues.
And it is President Trump who is being called Hitler….
I am fairly certain that my reaction to this racist belittlement and intimidation would be the same at ages 18 to 21 as it is now at age…well, as it is now. I would vocally refuse to wear the damned things, mock any student who did as submissive, addled and cravenly enabling totalitarianism of the left, and wear this myself to make the obvious analogy as clear as the nose on Jimmy Durante’s face…
I also might suggest—emphatically and with a bullhorn in the middle of classes and the dining hall—that the racist hypocrites who came up with this idea are obligated to wear prominent badges designating them as assholes. Surprisingly, there are several very nice ones to choose from…
…and I would personally wear every one of them on my forehead for the rest of my life before I would submit to the cultural bullying that wearing one of those puzzle pieces for a single minute represents.
A college on which any significant number of students wear or pressure others to wear symbols based on race and the alleged flaws of that race has allowed a real hostile environment to flourish on campus….unlike, for example, the contrived hostile environment of attending an elite college where a building bears the name of a famous alumnus whose 19th Century sensibilities offend. If Elizabethtown College students there were really being educated in liberal values and American democracy, they would be burning these puzzle pieces, or nicely, pleasantly, advising their advocates on campus on where they should be deposited.
This is your legacy, Democrats. You must be so proud.
Oh yes, my head exploded when I read about this.
And I’m thinking about not putting the pieces back together again.
And wearing one of the pieces as a badge…