Yale Hunger Strike Ends:  World Despairs

 

At the outset, I would like to announce that I hereby refuse to resume my low-calorie diet and more intensive exercise regime until Palestine is free. And no Brussels sprouts, not one.  I may even order a large pizza with extra cheese tonight—Take that Netanyahu!

The unreality and pomposity of Ivy League tantrum throwers continue to amaze. It turns out that broad allegations of genocide are morally equivalent to the outrageous refusal of universities to deliver food to the barricades or to provide physicians to monitor hunger strikers lest they become immunocompromised:

https://x.com/breeadail/status/178825349021032046

It turns out that it was not just the anti-Western content of K-12 and undergraduate indoctrination, but that the volume of commie agitprop and its accompanying educational administrative decay has had the effect of crowding out moral education and critical thinking skills.  To be unembarrassed by incoherent snowflake exhibitionism requires a small yet impenetrable cognitive bubble.  What the hell is society supposed to do with such people?

Update: from the College Fix.

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  1. Susan Quinn Member
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    And these people are supposed to be our future leaders. Frightening.

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  2. She Member
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    Crimenutely, what a loon.  Love how she mentions that–BTW–it’s her birthday…

    I remember real hunger strikers.  They weren’t always on my side of the aisle, but they were in it for the long haul, and often to the bitter end.  Deluded, or even evil, as I sometimes thought they were, I respected their choice and their dedication to see things through.  These morons with their performative, virtue-signaling nonsense aren’t fit to wipe their shoes. 

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  3. Old Bathos Member
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    She (View Comment):

    Crimenutely, what a loon. Love how she mentions that–BTW–it’s her birthday…

    I remember real hunger strikers. They weren’t always on my side of the aisle, but they were in it for the long haul, and often to the bitter end. Deluded, or even evil, as I sometimes thought they were, I respected their choice and their dedication to see things through. These morons with their performative, virtue-signaling nonsense aren’t fit to wipe their shoes.

    A hunger strike to make a single person in power do one thing (pardon a prisoner, deny approval to a development, etc) is a risky but focused strategy.  Demanding that peace in another part of the world be effected by college administrators who do not even have control over university assets is dumb. In effect, the demand was that the college leadership join them in making an ineffectual, self-regarding gesture or else endure the spectacle of my personal inconvenience–and on my birthday, no less!

     

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  4. She Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Crimenutely, what a loon. Love how she mentions that–BTW–it’s her birthday…

    I remember real hunger strikers. They weren’t always on my side of the aisle, but they were in it for the long haul, and often to the bitter end. Deluded, or even evil, as I sometimes thought they were, I respected their choice and their dedication to see things through. These morons with their performative, virtue-signaling nonsense aren’t fit to wipe their shoes.

    A hunger strike to make a single person in power do one thing (pardon a prisoner, deny approval to a development, etc) is a risky but focused strategy. Demanding that peace in another part of the world be effected by college administrators who do not even have control over university assets is dumb. In effect, the demand was that the college leadership join them in making an ineffectual, self-regarding gesture or else endure the spectacle of my personal inconvenience–and on my birthday, no less!

     

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Crimenutely, what a loon. Love how she mentions that–BTW–it’s her birthday…

    I remember real hunger strikers. They weren’t always on my side of the aisle, but they were in it for the long haul, and often to the bitter end. Deluded, or even evil, as I sometimes thought they were, I respected their choice and their dedication to see things through. These morons with their performative, virtue-signaling nonsense aren’t fit to wipe their shoes.

    A hunger strike to make a single person in power do one thing (pardon a prisoner, deny approval to a development, etc) is a risky but focused strategy. Demanding that peace in another part of the world be effected by college administrators who do not even have control over university assets is dumb. In effect, the demand was that the college leadership join them in making an ineffectual, self-regarding gesture or else endure the spectacle of my personal inconvenience–and on my birthday, no less!

    Very true.  It’s merely another tantrum worthy of my two-year old niece, who doesn’t really care about the details: She just knows that she wants her own way, and she wants it now. 

    We’re probably approaching the point where someone says, “Oh, feh, just wait a couple of years.  Once they get out into the real world and have to get a real job, they’ll get some sense knocked into them soon enough.”  Except it hasn’t really worked that way for quite some time, and I don’t think people say that much, anymore. 

    Let’s hope that recent announcements by some prestigious law firms and a couple of corporations that they’re no longer interested in hiring such foolish and self-absorbed dolts are the start of a major course correction. Which, especially as it applies to many storied academic institutions, is what’s needed. 

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  5. Susan Quinn Member
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    She (View Comment):
    Let’s hope that recent announcements by some prestigious law firms and a couple of corporations that they’re no longer interested in hiring such foolish and self-absorbed dolts are the start of a major course correction. Which, especially as it applies to many storied academic institutions, is what’s needed. 

    That’s my hope–that the law firms make choices of sensible and mature human beings. Not these dolts.

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  6. Percival Thatcher
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    The universe can’t be bothered to take note of your outrage, Buttercup. You’d better get used to it.

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  7. Old Bathos Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    The universe can’t be bothered to take note of your outrage, Buttercup. You’d better get used to it.

    Maybe not post this sort of thing so close to lunchtime.

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    Many hunger strikes have been fake for a long time, at least in the US.  I remember the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson/etc type where they would “strike” for like 12 hours, then “hand it off” to someone else who would “starve” for 12 hours – i.e., from dinner time until breakfast – while the first person stuffed their face.

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  9. Nohaaj Coolidge
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    It is easy to mock and laugh at these intellectual toddlers. But from their perspective, they are getting results from people in authority who are arguably dumber than these kids.  From the college fix link: The hunger strikers and other activists got their big wish Monday as they met with President Christopher Eisgruber and several university deans. But the only thing to which the administrators would agree was the “possibility of strengthened academic ties with Palestinian institutions and the establishment of an affinity space for Palestinian students.”

    And Biden says he has stopped weapons deliveries to Israel.  

    A birthday gift to the entitled brat girl… 

     

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  10. Django Member
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    She (View Comment):

    Crimenutely, what a loon. Love how she mentions that–BTW–it’s her birthday…

    I remember real hunger strikers. They weren’t always on my side of the aisle, but they were in it for the long haul, and often to the bitter end. Deluded, or even evil, as I sometimes thought they were, I respected their choice and their dedication to see things through. These morons with their performative, virtue-signaling nonsense aren’t fit to wipe their shoes.

    Were you thinking of this guy? https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-56937259

    Edit: I got around to checking out X link and noticed someone had pointed out the contrast between Sands, a few of his fellow prisoners, and today’s wimps.

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  11. Bishop Wash Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The universe can’t be bothered to take note of your outrage, Buttercup. You’d better get used to it.

    Maybe not post this sort of thing so close to lunchtime.

    Or post the longer clip with the cutie at the end as a palette cleanser.

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  12. Full Size Tabby Member
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    In their defense:

    They have been taught brainwashed by leftist “education” systems for most of their lives (K-12 through university) that they have no agency, no free will; they are not responsible for anything; everything that happens is because of some external force. 

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  13. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    Old Bathos: It turns out that broad allegations of genocide are morally equivalent to the outrageous refusal of universities to deliver food to the barricades

    These kids had likely heard the Revolution would not be televised, but what a shock to learn it would not be catered.

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  14. She Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Crimenutely, what a loon. Love how she mentions that–BTW–it’s her birthday…

    I remember real hunger strikers. They weren’t always on my side of the aisle, but they were in it for the long haul, and often to the bitter end. Deluded, or even evil, as I sometimes thought they were, I respected their choice and their dedication to see things through. These morons with their performative, virtue-signaling nonsense aren’t fit to wipe their shoes.

    Were you thinking of this guy? https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-56937259

    Edit: I got around to checking out X link and noticed someone had pointed out the contrast between Sands, a few of his fellow prisoners, and today’s wimps.

    Among others, yes.  Bobby Sands is probably the most famous. There were a number of IRA hunger strikes in the UK in the early 80s, resulting in roughly, if memory serves, about a dozen deaths after the irresistible force of the hunger strikers ran into the immovable object that was Margaret Thatcher.  Many others didn’t die, but were permanently weakened by their actions.

    Those strikes were over prisoner status. (I think the IRA wanted them to be treated as POWs, and the UK was treating them as criminals.)  I’m not taking a position here (I’ve already done that, times without number), just remembering when “hunger strike” meant just that, when those on strike were devoid of self-pity and willing to go the distance, and when the consequences for them were understood by those who undertook them, and were sometimes as dire as advertised.

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  15. She Member
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    Ray Gunner (View Comment):

    Old Bathos: It turns out that broad allegations of genocide are morally equivalent to the outrageous refusal of universities to deliver food to the barricades

    These kids had likely heard the Revolution would not be televised, but what a shock to learn it would not be catered.

    LOL.  The more I think about this latest exhibition, the more I realize what I think is an objective truth: Last week’s poster child for childish lunacy, Johannah Slutsky looks relatively “hinged” when compared to this one.  Can’t wait to see what’s on deck for next week….

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  16. QuietPI Member
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    We’re seeing the children of the children who were raised under the guidance of one Dr. Spock.  The current crop of college administrations are likely the first generation.  In that case, they should be ageing out, to be replaced with the current, emotionally handicapped crop.  

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  17. Stad Coolidge
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    How come none of these students has stepped up to the plate and gone to Gaza to fight for the Palestinian people?

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  18. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The universe can’t be bothered to take note of your outrage, Buttercup. You’d better get used to it.

    Maybe not post this sort of thing so close to lunchtime.

    After seeing Buttercup’s tantrum, I’ll have to pass on the French fries and have celery instead.

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  19. Old Bathos Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    How come none of these students has stepped up to the plate and gone to Gaza to fight for the Palestinian people?

    Biden has not yet authorized the deployment of the 21st Rainbow Interpretative Dance Brigade.  

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  20. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    How come none of these students has stepped up to the plate and gone to Gaza to fight for the Palestinian people?

    Biden has not yet authorized the deployment of the 21st Rainbow Interpretative Dance Brigade.

    It should be lead by Pete Buttigieg, a lieutenant in the US Navy (Reserves)

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  21. Henry Racette Member
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    Boutique virtue, boutique genocide. Generations of Americans know little but ease and comfort. That’s good, in that we work to achieve that. But the loss of perspective makes them patsies for the grievance-mongers.

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  22. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Old Bathos: The unreality and pomposity of Ivy League tantrum throwers continue to amaze.

    I call it America privilege.

    What do we do with them? Ship them abroad to a 3rd world country so they get to see what real hunger looks like.

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  23. Cosmik Phred Member
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    How come none of these students has stepped up to the plate and gone to Gaza to fight for the Palestinian people?

    Biden has not yet authorized the deployment of the 21st Rainbow Interpretative Dance Brigade.

    It should be lead by Pete Buttigieg, a lieutenant in the US Navy (Reserves)

    I could do a “well, hello sailor!” joke now, but won’t. 

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  24. Percival Thatcher
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    Cosmik Phred (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    How come none of these students has stepped up to the plate and gone to Gaza to fight for the Palestinian people?

    Biden has not yet authorized the deployment of the 21st Rainbow Interpretative Dance Brigade.

    It should be lead by Pete Buttigieg, a lieutenant in the US Navy (Reserves)

    I could do a “well, hello sailor!” joke now, but won’t.

    Your forbearance is an inspiration to us all, Phred.

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  25. EJHill Staff
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    Their ignorance of history is profound. Imagine thinking that plump people depriving themselves of food is going to convince someone – who has the image of emaciated Jews in the concentration camps seared on their brain – to support the destruction of the State of Israel. 

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  26. Django Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Their ignorance of history is profound. Imagine thinking that plump people depriving themselves of food is going to convince someone – who has the image of emaciated Jews in the concentration camps seared on their brain – to support the destruction of the State of Israel.

    I was in an ROTC class in the late 1960s when we were shown some of the films taken when the camps were opened. The officer giving the presentation told us that Gen. Eisenhower had ordered that the original films be preserved unedited. In fact, he claimed that the cameramen didn’t stop filming until the reel was exhausted to avoid clips that could be interpreted as edits. The general was quoted as saying that it had to be documented because some day soon some [redacted]s will claim this never happened. 

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  27. Old Bathos Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Their ignorance of history is profound. Imagine thinking that plump people depriving themselves of food is going to convince someone – who has the image of emaciated Jews in the concentration camps seared on their brain – to support the destruction of the State of Israel.

    The 1948 war against Israel was launched because Arabs believed they were about to impose a regional transformation of Arab nationalism now that the Turks and Europeans had left.  The notion that that was about restoring an existing Palestinian state is pure fiction. 

    The fact that Islam was forcibly imposed as an imperial religion, the bizarre doctrines regarding the lesser status of women, the ongoing persecution of Christian, Jewish, and other minorities in all Muslim-majority countries, and that Islam has zero tolerance for the sexual identity festival on the American left are all unknown to the snowflake jihadis.

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  28. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    The fact that Islam was forcibly imposed as an imperial religion, the bizarre doctrines regarding the lesser status of women, the ongoing persecution of Christian, Jewish, and other minorities in all Muslim-majority countries, and that Islam has zero tolerance for the sexual identity festival on the American left are all unknown to the snowflake jihadis.

    Are they? Or is support for Hamas about the revolution against the (post-) Christian West? I think it’s the latter. These pro-Hamas sickos aren’t wholly ignorant. They’re just somewhat ignorant and don’t care to know about the America-privilege they’re trying to destroy. Ingrates.

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  29. Old Bathos Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    The fact that Islam was forcibly imposed as an imperial religion, the bizarre doctrines regarding the lesser status of women, the ongoing persecution of Christian, Jewish, and other minorities in all Muslim-majority countries, and that Islam has zero tolerance for the sexual identity festival on the American left are all unknown to the snowflake jihadis.

    Are they? Or is support for Hamas about the revolution against the (post-) Christian West? I think it’s the latter. These pro-Hamas sickos aren’t wholly ignorant. They’re just somewhat ignorant and don’t care to know about the America-privilege they’re trying to destroy. Ingrates.

    “Somewhat ignorant” covers a lot of ground.  You are right that there is an anti-American tantrum at the root.  

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  30. kedavis Coolidge
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    Seems like a good time for this one:

     

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