The University of Chicago Response, Part Deux

 

The other day I posted about how proud I was with my alma mater’s response to the proposed Marxist-Palestinian Love Fest on the university quad. (Basically, free speech until you threaten someone or take over a building, then discipline.)  Welp. I spoke too soon. The U of C campus is now a circus too. The basic problem is, you can’t “negotiate” with entitled little children. They don’t want to negotiate. They don’t even know how, since most of them have never been told “no.” They just want media attention and for their videos to go viral. So the issue du jour (Occupy Wall Street, BLM, now this) is never the real issue.

Very disappointed that the administration has apparently caved in.  But I thought you might be amused at the gift requests of the “protestors.” So here they are. They’re either preparing for a vigorous game of Rollerball or an orgy. Not sure which.

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  1. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    Is it so hard to just say no and point them to the infirmary at the local precinct house?

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  2. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    And isn’t there technology which blocks Internet reception? Why wouldn’t the PTB immediately shut off power to the building, close the main valves on the water supply, turn on the jammer, and set up a pig roast barbecue outside?

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  3. OmegaPaladin Moderator
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    This is on the quad – a jammer would take down academic buildings

    Also, a colleague who works there said a group of dudes  showed up with US flags & triggered the encampment.   It started a fight, and police came in.

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  4. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    They could probably do with a few bars of Irish Spring.®️ “Manly, yes, but they’ll like it too.”

    And shaving supplies for the, uh, women.

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  5. Barfly Member
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    How do these kids know about CATs? Abdominal bandages, all that trauma stuff …  you know, the person who wrote that list made enough little errors that I think they read a magazine or something. They don’t know what they’re talking about.

    These little children are just larping. The administrators who take them seriously are larping right along, taking their openly faked adulthood as if they believed in it.

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  6. Sisyphus Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    How do these kids know about CATs? Abdominal bandages, all that trauma stuff … you know, the person who wrote that list made enough little errors that I think they read a magazine or something. They don’t know what they’re talking about.

    These little children are just larping. The administrators who take them seriously are larping right along, taking their openly faked adulthood as if they believed in it.

    You assume the administrators are not fake adults themselves.

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  7. Steve Fast Member
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    HIV tests, dental dams, Plan B

    Sounds more like an orgy than a protest.

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    Gene Killian: They’re either preparing for a vigorous game of Rollerball or an orgy. Nor sure which.

    To borrow from the second episode of Futurama, “First one, then the other.”

     

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  9. The Reticulator Member
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    They can use Amazon to get some of that stuff. It would make the rest of the list more manageable.

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  10. TBA, sometimes known as 'Teebs'. Coolidge
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    Arresting trespassers is not at all difficult. 

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  11. EDISONPARKS Member
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    I sincerely believe protesters, with the exception of those Arabs from the region surrounding Israel, have zero interest in the “plight” of the Palestinians.

    These idiot kids are professional protesters in search of a cause and in this instance have glommed on to the Hamas/Nazi cause because their faceless Leftist ring leaders told them to …. and in their zeal to be for, or against, “something” they all pretend to be moved by the whatever the Lefty cause du jour.

    These lemmings would fight with a passion to oppose the spelling of Wednesday if the Leftist powers that be told them it was a worthy cause.

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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    Tear gas. They definitely need the CPD to deliver tear gas.

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  13. Barfly Member
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    Gene Killian: They’re either preparing for a vigorous game of Rollerball or an orgy.

    Yeah, I tried a little to work that out. “Gonna put on our helmets and our Diva cups an’ our dental dams and go out and win this Rollerball game.” 

    Maybe. 

    Man, I love the idea of Rollerball. Why did that never take off? 

    Paging Sarah Hoyt. Someone in her stable of indie writers ought to be able to do something with this.

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  14. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Our Chancellor wrote a heated letter to the campus regarding a budding encampment and how it was illegal and wouldn’t be tolerated. 

    “Today, at approximately noon, campus community members and non-affiliate individuals arrived on campus and set up several tents on the grass adjacent to Library Walk. This activity is in violation of campus policy, which prohibits unauthorized encampments.”

    Three days later, it is still there and they cancelled one of the main social events of the year because they couldn’t provide adequate security for both.

    I am not disappointed in the Chancellor’s response because I expected nothing else.  As with homelessness and crime, progressives can’t be anything but progressive, which ultimately means being completely ineffective when it comes to making hard decisions.   

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  15. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Barfly (View Comment):

    How do these kids know about CATs? Abdominal bandages, all that trauma stuff … you know, the person who wrote that list made enough little errors that I think they read a magazine or something. They don’t know what they’re talking about.

    These little children are just larping. The administrators who take them seriously are larping right along, taking their openly faked adulthood as if they believed in it.

    You assume the administrators are not fake adults themselves.

    Adulthood in America does not start until after 26, late onset of adulthood might even be in the mid-30s.  Subtract one year for every year pursuing a grievance studies degree.  

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  16. Steve Fast Member
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Our Chancellor wrote a heated letter to the campus regarding a budding encampment and how it was illegal and wouldn’t be tolerated.

    “Today, at approximately noon, campus community members and non-affiliate individuals arrived on campus and set up several tents on the grass adjacent to Library Walk. This activity is in violation of campus policy, which prohibits unauthorized encampments.”

    Three days later, it is still there and they cancelled one of the main social events of the year because they couldn’t provide adequate security for both.

    I am not disappointed in the Chancellor’s response because I expected nothing else. As with homelessness and crime, progressives can’t be anything but progressive, which ultimately means being completely ineffective when it comes to making hard decisions.

    Where is Gen. MacArthur dispersing the Bonus Army when you need him?

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  17. Percival Thatcher
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Tear gas. They definitely need the CPD to deliver tear gas.

    Gluten-free tear gas, of course.

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  18. Cosmik Phred Member
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    In the future the revolution will not be televised, it will be catered and TaskRabbit-ed.

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