Uncommon Sense: President and Students at Emory University


Welcome to "Uncommon Sense." This is a safe space to mock “safe spaces.” This is the place to offend the easily offended. It is time to stop just blindly accepting the viewpoint of the perpetual victim.

At Uncommon Sense, the mind-numbingly stupid will find no refuge. The sky is blue. Water is wet. Look both ways when crossing the street. Han Solo shot first.

There are no “special little snowflakes” here. No one gets a trophy, except those who deserve one for being exceptionally soft. This is a place where adults can be adults and begin acting like it openly again.

We don’t prey on people’s legitimate sensitivities, but we hunt for faux outrage - and whatever the heck “micro-aggressions” are supposed to be. It’s time to begin using your brain jelly.

So buckle-up. We’re going to Liberalville, and taking them to a place called reality!

This week’s trophy goes to students at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. And its president, James W. Wagner. These nitwits claim they felt “frustration, pain and fear” because some other students at the college wrote “Vote Trump” and “Trump 2016” in chalk around campus.

That’s right. In chalk. They know that can be washed off rather easily, right? Whether you support Trump or not, this is just ridiculous.

Don’t worry, though. Wagner has said they the school will review security cameras in order to identify the culprits.

Excuse me, Mr. Wagner. Identify the culprits for what? For putting up what, basically, amounts to campaign signs? Would you do the same thing if someone had a campaign sign on their front lawn?

Why didn’t you review the security cameras to identify student protesters that rallied for the Black Lives Matter movement? Oh, that's right, because people weren't offended by it. Even if they were offended by the protest, people with half a brain have better things to do with their lives than complain about things like that...like living in the real world and working.

I guess it only works one way, right? It must not fit with your ideology. Either that or you are so worried that, if you don’t kowtow to the students who feel “threatened,” you could lose your high-paying job. I’ll venture to guess that it’s both.

As far as the students are concerned, grow up and welcome to the real world.

Here are some of the things students said, according to the Washington Post:

You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!

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.

In the early morning of Monday, March 21st, a student or group of students vandalized spaces across campus with messages supporting a candidate for President who is the figurehead of hate, racism, xenophobia, and sexism in America. In doing so, this group of students attacked minority and marginalized communities at Emory, creating an environment in which many students no longer feel safe or welcome.

Seriously? I would have laughed at this as satire if it wasn’t something someone actually wrote and believed. Okay, I still laughed, but I was also offended by their taking offense at something as stupid as this.

Your "chains"? Really? You used the term "chains"? That, in itself, is more offensive than anything that was directed towards you this week. You have no idea, and neither do I, what horror it must have been like for slaves and indentured servants to be put in chains and mistreated. The closest thing you have in your life to compare to being put in chains is losing your iPhone.

After a generation or two of raising these kids with the mentality that anything their little hearts desire is perfectly fine because they are just expressing themselves, enough is enough. Get a life, kids. If you think this is something so terrible that you don’t feel safe, then you are most likely going to feel unsafe for the rest of your life.

Honestly, I think a conciliatory ribbon should go to the parents and teachers of these students. I would call some of the teacher’s "professors," but I wouldn’t want them professing anything to me. These are the same teachers that will tell you who to vote for, what to believe in and which God, if any, to believe in.

Colleges and universities are nothing more than indoctrination centers. Unless you raised your child to be strong-willed enough to form their own opinions and ideologies, they will most likely be brainwashed into a society that sounds like it came out of a George Orwell novel.

People always say that colleges are places where, for the first time in a young adult’s life, they can have a free exchange of ideas. Can they? Are they?

I wrote papers in college where I was asked to give my opinion on a topic, as long as it was backed up by fact. In doing so, I actually had a “professor” write “haha” next to a factually-backed opinion and dock me a grade, because it differed with her ideology.

I’ll leave you with you with this little nugget to chew on. If voicing our opinions is so dangerous, where are all the Jedi to control our thoughts to make sure they conform?

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