Thursday, March 24, 2016


who demanded sanity trials accusing the radio of hypnotism & were left with their insanity & their hands & a hung jury,
who threw potato salad at CCNY lecturers on Dadaism and subsequently presented themselves on the granite steps of the madhouse with shaven heads and harlequin speech of suicide, demanding instantaneous lobotomy,

-- Howl, Allen Ginsberg

Forget Allen Ginsberg -- if you want a howl of pain, come to Emory University:
Students protested on campus earlier this week at the Emory Administration Building following a mysteriously appearing series of overnight, pro- Trump for president (“Trump 2016″) chalkings. The chalkings were too much to bear for many students who received no trigger warnings.

“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” one student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well … I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school,” she added.
Emory is widely considered to be one of the finest universities in the country. Further evidence:
Roughly 40 students gathered shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the outdoors space between the Administration Building and Goodrich C. White Hall; many students carried signs featuring slogans such as “Stop Trump” or “Stop Hate” and an antiphonal chant addressed to University administration, led by College sophomore Jonathan Peraza, resounded “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!” throughout the Quad. 
They broke their backs lifting Moloch to Heaven! Pavements, trees, radios, tons! lifting the city to Heaven which exists and is everywhere about us!
Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! gone down the American river!
Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions! the whole boatload of sensitive bullshit!

Man, are these people gonna hate annual performance reviews.


Gino said...

i guess ... college is no longer in the business of preparing adults for the adult world, and exists to reaffirm tender snowflakes instead?
why do we subsidize this shit???

Mr. D said...

why do we subsidize this shit???

Excellent question.

Bike Bubba said...

i guess ... college is no longer in the business of preparing adults for the adult world, and exists to reaffirm tender snowflakes instead?

Exactly. If we didn't extend Pell Grants and student loans to kids who had no realistic chance to graduate, they'd do something crazy like learning a trade and would end up as productive members of the middle class. Instead of becoming a professional protester with six figures in student loans they can't repay as a barista, they'd end up in a nice little home in the burbs with a wife, 2.5 kids, and an SUV. Probably would join the Tea Party or something. Who wants that?

So you see all this is just a nice way to keep wages good for electricians, plumbers, and mechanics by preventing young people from joining their ranks and increasing the supply.