A week or so back a bunch of crybabies decided that they wanted to be just like the cool kids and go interrupt a speech somewhere. They even had a list of crazy-ass demands as are so popular right now. So here you have 20 or so Duke activists who crashed an alumni event and tried to take over using megaphones and such to disrupt the proceedings.
Surprisingly, most of the audience heckled the protesters, who were actually shocked that people would stand up to them. They screamed “President Price get off the stage,” and “Whose university? Our university,” until they had command of the room. Then they read a list of demands, which included raising the university’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, hiring more faculty members of color, and spending more money on counseling services.
The reactions are golden. To quote the Duke Chronicles:
The protesters received mixed reactions from the alumni in the audience. Some alumni did nothing while others booed loudly or clapped in support. Many alumni stood up and turned their backs to the stage, some shouting vulgarities—the protesters reported hearing racial epithets.
The protesters noted that they were surprised by the extent of the alumni’s negative reactions. [Student organizer Bryce] Cracknell added that he was disappointed that the administrators focused more on stopping the students than angry alumni, Cracknell said.
“Instead of actually going to the alumni and saying ‘that’s not appropriate’ or removing them from the space, they were more worried about us,” Cracknell said.
So, the snowflakes were surprised that the university actually tried to stop THEM, and instead let the audience heckle them. Now the school is deciding whether or not to punish these spoiled brats and they are freaking out. Just how coddled are these Duke assholes? Oh, but it gets better:
According to Nuzzolillo (the student leading the protest), I think we are particularly concerned that the University knows that by sending these conduct letters out that they will be concerning the students and that they will be exacerbating any pre-existing mental health conditions and, like Bryce said, traumatizing and starting new ones, especially after Saturday’s issues. I think that among the many things that we share in common with the administration, the number one thing is that we all want to see this University be better and be more accommodating and make changes. We’re not sure why they’re not taking that approach too and reaching out to us in good faith rather than initiating a conduct process.
Look, I am all for protests. Have at it, do what you gotta do. But if you do, be ready to pay whatever price is required. If you ditch school to protest something, you should be suspended for ditching school. Block traffic while protesting, get a ticket. Trespass in someone’s office, get arrested. And I mean real arrested, not this catch-and-release crap they keep doing to antifa asshole. Your names should forever be in public records in regards to the actions you take so that people who want to hire yo later can make an informed opinion and have all the facts available. These so-called activists of today should be ashamed of themselves. The last paragraph in the linked article sums it up better than I can.
These students want to have it both ways. They want to fight injustice, engage in civil disobedience like the activists of yore, and thumb their noses at the administration. At the same time, they want administrators to make them feel safe and comfortable, shield them from criticism, and play the role of the protective parents. They want to be celebrated as resistance fighters and treated like trauma victims. The student activists of 2018 require a lot of hand holding as they overthrow their oppressors.