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Thursday, March 24, 2016

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Some aggressions are so vicious and over the top, that it is not enough to light candles and hug one another and wear colored scarves in retaliation. We must run to our safe spaces.


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  1. Would like a bit more context for those safe spaces. I've read something on another university campus several months ago where students were aggressively defending their self-proclaimed safe place from self-proclaimed student journalists.

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    1. You know how it use to be that you didn't talk sex, politics, religion or money in polite company, because it might make folks uncomfortable?

      After that was destroyed, people realized that there WAS a purpose for it; "safe places" are an attempt to recreate it.

      Works about as well as the various "consent" setups for fixing obvious issues with that similar revolution.

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      Generally, the idea is that in an area, nobody is allowed to say or do anything that upsets whoever it was set up for; I suppose it could work out good in some cases, but the examples I hear about are always like that cousin who goes on and on about his politics and then flips out at you about "not bringing politics into a family gathering" if you respond in anything other than agreement.

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    2. @Foxfier: That's my read as well. They're doing what I like to call "reinventing the wheel—and going with an octagon this time instead".

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  2. Would like a bit more context for those safe spaces. I've read something on another university campus several months ago where students were aggressively defending their self-proclaimed safe place from self-proclaimed student journalists.

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  3. 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." [emphasis mine]

    That last quote the students were chanting is from Black Liberation activist Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing a police officer over 40 years ago, but escaped from prison. Does that mean Emory University campus police should now feel that they are no longer in a "safe environment" or a "safe space"? Has anyone asked the Emory campus police if they are "in pain" after students chanted the words of someone convicted of killing a police officer?

    What's good for goose...

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  4. The age of the special snowflakes and Cupcakes.

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  5. The name that comes to mind when these idiots' acting-out plays right into Trump's hands, is "Marinus van der Lubbe".

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  6. I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry...maybe both? Modern culture does tend to ignore that humans can feel multiple emotions at once...

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  7. I wish there were a "head-->desk" button instead of or alongside a "like" button on posts. Trump is a dangerous fool but idiocy like this...sigh.

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    1. Is Trump a fool or is he just playing the fool? Maybe we should call him the real life version of an Internet troll...

      Christi pax.

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