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…
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“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. ”
Damn! We were so close to finally figuring it out!
”Damn! We were so close to finally figuring it out!”
Heh, I’d almost forgotten something my HS (James Madison Memorial/Madison, WI) did in 1970-71.
The faculty decided to ”teach” everyone what it was like to endure discrimination, so they set aside a day when the whole school would “discriminate” against blondes.
Those so tressed would be prohibited from using certain stairs, bathrooms, drinking fountains, etc.
Preparing to slake a powerful thirst from one of the “privileged” bubblers, I was set upon by one smug prick of a leather-elbow corduroy jacketed, walrus mustachioed teacher for whom I embraced a strong contempt.
Apparently that feeling was no secret, so he slobbered: “What do think you’re doing?”
Fighting mightily the urge to detail the obvious with deftly observed profane descriptors, I calmly informed him of my intent.
“That’s a ‘Blondes Not Allowed’ bubbler.”
Coiffed with hair so undeniably brown that even a sanctimonious addlepate could note, and pondering the suggestion that he remove a pair of eyeglasses that clearly didn’t accurately depict reality, I stated the obvious.
He: “I don’t care, you’re a blonde today, Schlecht!”
What’s best for everyone, and any effort to hammer that home, isn’t what’s important. It’s who decides what’s best for everyone that holds sway.
C.S. Lewis: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
For the record, it’s beneficial holding this episodes apologists’ feet to the fire on defining “white privilege” as well as defining what exactly this “demonstration” is for. As I can tell, either this puzzle pin thing is as Jack et al characterize it or it is meaningless drivel with little else than minor emotional value.
This Just In: Free “all things education” (tuition, books, room, board, safe spaces, cuddly stuffed toys, emotional support animals, enabling grief counselors,[I leave anything out?]) to Black students.
Sheesh! I seriously think that current students at my Alma Mater, U.W./Madison, looks for big piles of steaming OFFAL in which to jump from way up high with both bare feet!
I reckon it hasn’t occurred to these special-snowflake-hothouse-flowers that “free” simply means “at the expense of others.”
Why don’t the student council member give up their place in school instead, and pay for a Black student from the ghetto? Those have to be the most deserving, after all, and the student council can join the real world where adults deal with taxes, bills, and those not like themselves.