March 28, 2016
Jim Goad vs. Snopes on the Emory U. “Chalkening”
Coincidentally, I too was pondering Snopes’ take on the Emory “Trump 2016” mass trauma incident, which is weird because I hadn’t visited Snopes in years then found myself there last week, on this very page.
Anyway, Jim Goad writes:
From my vantage point, this is not the behavior of people who’ve been oppressed; these are convenient and dictatorial temper tantrums from post-pubescent infants who have been spoiled beyond all reason. Maybe they aren’t fragile at all—perchance they’re tyrants hiding behind a facade of weakness in order to acquire power and bludgeon others with it. One is tempted to really give them something to cry about.
When they are disgorged like fetal cannonballs from the warm womb of modern college life, one would hope they quickly learn the meaning of real pain and suffering. I would like nothing more than to peer out my window one day and watch all these special snowflakes melt the moment they hit the ground.