Thursday, March 24, 2016

OMG Someone wrote ‘Trump 2016′ on Emory’s campus in chalk. Some students said they no longer feel safe.

Here's the latest in lefty madness (via WaPo)
Students woke up Monday morning to find messages written in chalk all over campus, in support of Donald Trump. That afternoon, a group of 40 to 50 students protested. According to the student newspaper, the Emory Wheel, they shouted in the quad, “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!” and then students moved into the administration building calling out, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

Jim Wagner, the president of the university in Atlanta, met with the protesters and later sent an email to the campus community, explaining, in part, “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.”

From the Wheel:

 “Look, I’m so pleased I was in the building when [the protesters] arrived,” [University President James W. Wagner] said. “The opportunity to listen and their willingness to try to explain more and more clearly to me the root of the concerns was very effective.”...

Wagner said that social justice, racial justice and freedom of expression issues have been at the forefront of administrative discourse in the past year.

“I hope beyond thinking and conversation, we are also harvesting the fruit of that to go beyond conversation and identify where we can take action,” he said. He cited the Racial Justice Retreat and its follow-up event, the Next Steps Committee, which will release its recommendations by April 1, as examples of tangible progress in this area....

“Was it really just a message about a political preference, a candidate preference, or was it a harsher message?” he asked. “And I will tell you, those who met with me were genuine in their concerns that it was the latter.”

We are really facing a battle between Mussolini-type policy in Trump and Mao-style anti-speech demands from the left. Both go in dangerous directions.

The student masses are just as confused as the middle-aged masses. There are no indications that any of these people understand liberty and live and let live. They are all authoritarians. Fear them all.



  1. No Trumpsters calling for an end to free speech as far as I can tell. The only authoritarianism Ive seen from the Trumpster side of things is on the foreign trade talk and libel laws. I guess though it all boils down to this, do I want a left boot or a right boot on my neck?

  2. I read something yesterday on another site about Paul Ryan whining about the current state of politics in the US. The comments were pretty amazing. The level of dissatisfaction with gov't generally was palpable. Unfortunately, though, some think Trump is some kind of answer, even if only in a superficial way.

  3. Mr Wagner, your 15 minutes of fame is now!
    Do the right thing Mr Wagner: cancel classes at Emory today and through next week. Everyone must get an A this semester for all classes.
    All your talk isn't going to tangibly help these genuine students. You must take action.

  4. I can understand the students' fear over the Trump-supporter chalk messages; chalk dust gives me post-nasal drip.

  5. Jeff Tucker came out and defended the campus crybabies too.

  6. Yeah, as if Trump is somehow more dangerous than what is happening on University campuses, and flowing through to society in general.

    It's only a matter of time before white privilege ideology takes hold and you will no rights at all, Wenzel. Trump is the only candidate taking a stand against these. Please open your eyes.

  7. They're yellow. Send them to the front lines.