New frontiers in microaggression: Kansas BLM versus the fundraising Tri-Delts

New frontiers in microaggression: Kansas BLM versus the fundraising Tri-Delts
RockChalkInvisibleHawk fights the system. As Twitter poster Joe Prich asks: "Something seem a little...off to you? " (Image: Twitter, @JoePrich)

Taxpayers should definitely ask for our money back.

The mindless inanity spreading across American campuses is the opposite of “education,” as education has traditionally been understood.

I guess it is education, in an inverted, gee-this-isn’t-working sort of way.  The whole idea of educating the younger generations is to minimize the life lessons they have to learn by making morons of themselves.  If humankind has been around the same mulberry bush ten thousand times, why not package the lessons learned and pass them on in an easily digestible format?

Not everyone takes readily to learning without being hit over the head with a two-by-four.  But a lot of people do, if you just give them the chance.

Unfortunately, that chance is what we’re withholding from too many kids now.  And so we have the saga of #RockChalkInvisibleHawk* and the Candy Cane Microaggression.

The short version is that on Wednesday, some kids (these are mental and emotional children we’re talking about) who call themselves RockChalkInvisibleHawk as they protest systemic something-or-other in solidarity with Mizzou were roaming the University of Kansas campus, in some stage of their plan to invade the university administration offices.  During the general surge, they encountered members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, who were selling candy canes to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

An interaction ensued, after which the following tweets were emitted:

https://twitter.com/AKinkead/status/674662775151394816

So now fundraising for sick children when other people want to hold a protest is a microaggression, at least if it involves laughter and candy canes.  Campus Reforms’s Peter Fricke illuminates:

“@KUTriDelta cares more about philanthropy than #blacklivesmatter,” Kinkead tweeted in an apparent reference to the sorority’s unwillingness to forsake their fundraiser and join the racial protest.

“The shouts of @KUTriDelta are coming from privilege,” Kinkead added in a follow-up tweet. “They are silencing the students of color who are hurting.”

Others who witnessed the exchange say they didn’t see the Tri Delts “silencing” anyone.

The #RockChalkInvisibleHawk Twitter stream is endless (and frankly tedious), but still informative on the mindset of the protest group and some of its critics.  Let’s put it this way: by comparison, fourth-graders having a juvenile intrigue in the lunch room are a college of Cardinal Richelieus.**

It’s best to let a few of the tweets speak.  This is just one back-and-forth exchange.

https://twitter.com/nslov/status/674706681595478016

https://twitter.com/nslov/status/674708450664779776

https://twitter.com/nslov/status/674709160601063424

https://twitter.com/nslov/status/674711150290862080

All of which led up to one of my favorite tweets from the great River Twitter:

But it didn’t end there:

https://twitter.com/nslov/status/674712428580483072

On and on it goes.  We’ll let our tweep Danica Christine have the last word:

Hey, they proposed a workable solution for interrupting other people’s plans and overriding their priorities.  They offered to pay the Tri Delts to act as a rent-a-mob.  What more do you want?

We really do owe these kids an apology for suffering the education system that has messed them up so badly to become the monster it is.  It’s time to pull the plug.  Cut the funding.  Turn the educational establishment out with a broom to the backside.  Just shut the sucker down and start over.

 

* “Invisible Hawk” – Kansas Jayhawks.  Get it?  (And where’s the inimitable Iowahawk when we need him?)

** Or, for those who like to show off, Richelieux.  My preference is to anglicize wherever possible, as that usually makes English writing flow better, and is simply less annoying.  But it’s an interesting question – one I don’t know the answer to – what the French do about referring in written French to more than one Cardinal Richelieu.  (Cardinals Richelieu?  That wouldn’t really do for colloquial English.  But French is usually about spare simplicity in such matters.)

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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