Stop the insanity!
Days after Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the presidency, liberal America remains in the throes of a massive mental and emotional meltdown.
Anti-Trump protests have spread to more cities and continue to turn violent. In Portland Thursday night, rioters stoned police and vandalized businesses and cars.
Anyone expressing support for Trump has become the target of unrestrained venom: There are calls to boycott New Balance — its sneakers have been publicly burned — because an official said Trump would be better on trade issues.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Grubhub, the online food-delivery service, demanded that employees who agree with Trump resign, because “you have no place here.” (He had to retreat: His lawyers read him the First Amendment and noted that political discrimination also violates California law.)
This is just vicious stuff. But for pure pathos crossing into the absurd, we turn (as usual) to the college campus. Consider:
- The University of Michigan offered its traumatized students coloring books and Play-Doh to calm them. (Are its students in college or kindergarten?)
- The University of Kansas reminded its stressed-out kids that therapy dogs, a regular campus feature, were available.
- Cornell University, an Ivy League school, held a campus-wide “cry-in,” with officials handing out tissues and hot chocolate.
- Tufts University offered its devastated students arts and crafts sessions. (OK, not kindergarten — more like summer camp.)
At campuses from elite Yale to Connecticut to Iowa and beyond, professors canceled classes and/or exams — either because students asked or because instructors were too distraught to teach.
Police released a statement confirming the man was injured during the protest march but suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening. The victim, whom police did not identify, was taken to a hospital. The release said a confrontation occurred between occupants of a gray or silver sedan on the bridge and a protester. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple times, injuring the victim.
They chanted anti-Donald Trump slogans. They flooded city streets. They gathered near the White House, disheartened and dismayed.
“Not my President, not today,” many across the nation yelled.
In cities from Boston to Los Angeles, thousands of demonstrators gathered Wednesday night in protest of election results that mean the billionaire real estate developer will be the next president.
As many as 5,000 people were at a protest in New York, police estimated. Among the issues being yelled about outside Trump Tower were immigration and other controversial topics from the campaign.
College students at several schools have started petitions urging their universities and professors to cancel classes in the wake of Donald Trump’s electoral victory, citing “emotional distress.”
- Loyola University petition to cancel classes has 298 supporters.
“Loyola students are exhausted and exasperated from this election and no one wants to go to class,” the petition explains. “The only cure to an election hangover is drinking a cold beer in bed…all day.”
“Some people are literally scared for their lives.”
“i don’t think i can emotionally handle classes tomorrow with what I’m seeing,” another signee wrote.
“Last night I cried until I vomited,” a Loyola student claimed. “I don’t even remember falling asleep, but I must have passed out from hyperventilation. I woke up with my eyes nearly swolen [sic] shut. My body is sore. My mind is numb.”
- Bryn Mawr College petition has 348 signatures, urging college president Cassidy to cancel classes so that students may “mourn” Trump’s victory.
“We need a day to heal after we’ve been told the country doesn’t value our existence at all,” whined one student.
Signers of both petitions suggested that a Trump presidency also threatens their physical well-being, alleging safety concerns for minority groups on campus.
- Johns Hopkins University petition 155 students. The college’s president Ron Daniels maintains that students need time off from class in order to confront “emotional distress,” explaining that they are “anxious and fearful for the future” due to Trump’s election, which they add “will not be easy for a lot of people and families.”
“The future is at stake and we’re stuck with the very scary possibility Donald Trump will be president,” the petition states. “So all in favor of asking President Daniels for a day off tomorrow let your voice be heard because unfortunately it’s not being heard in this election.”
According to Breitbart, MoveOn.org is behind the protests: America on Edge: MoveOn Organizes Anti-Trump Protests Around Country
“This is a disaster. We fought our hearts out to avert this reality. But now it’s here,” MoveOn.org staff wrote to members on Wednesday. “The new president-elect and many of his most prominent supporters have targeted, demeaned, and threatened millions of us—and millions of our friends, family, and loved ones. Both chambers of Congress remain in Republican hands. We are entering an era of profound and unprecedented challenge, a time of danger for our communities and our country. In this moment, we have to take care of ourselves, our families, and our friends—especially those of us who are on the front lines facing hate, including Latinos, women, immigrants, refugees, Black people, Muslims, LGBT Americans, and so many others. And we need to make it clear that we will continue to stand together.”
The temper-tantrum sickness of the snowflakes on the liberal left, be they foolish kids who have bought into the deceptive propaganda, or persons who have really bought into the disease of socialism, hasn’t stopped at mere protests. In Louisiana a Muslim woman falsely accused Trump supporters of robbing her. The 18 year old liar, when she filed the report, said it happened near the University of Louisiana. She stated that two white men drove up in a gray sedan, shouted racial slurs at her and proceeded to steal her wallet and Muslim headscarf.
The media and ACLU leaped all over the story, accusing Trump of being at fault because of his rhetoric that the leftists claim is Islamophobic. Hours after the report and leftist freak-out, investigators closed the case because the woman had “admitted that she fabricated the story.” 4-WWL Television reports she’s been charged with filing a false police report.
A CNN reporter was caught using one of the network’s former cameramen to pose as a disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporter.
An image went viral online that purported to show KKK members in North Carolina celebrating Donald Trump’s victory. Even the ultra-liberal Snopes reports that to be a hoax. The persons in the image are actually conservatives carrying American and Christian flags. The KKK themselves have confirmed they were not at that location.
Another report by the leftist media revealed a Nazi flag that went up at a home in San Francisco. The man’s neighbors freaked out and assumed he was a Trump supporter gone haywire. It turns out the owner of the home and the Nazi Flag is a Hillary Clinton supporter who thought raising a Nazi flag on his house would be a good way to protest Donald Trump’s win.
He also made fun of Trump’s “credentials and birth of experience,” jokingly citing his firing of Gary Busey on Celebrity Apprentice as an example of his leadership qualities.
The AP article begins: “It was supposed to be his grand valedictory tour. Now President Barack Obama must use his last major trip abroad to try to calm shocked world leaders about the outcome of the U.S. election, and what comes next when Donald Trump is president. Trump’s unforeseen victory has triggered pangs of uncertainty at home and grave concerns around the world. Though Obama has urged unity and said the U.S. must root for Trump’s success, his trip to Greece, Germany and Peru forces him to confront global concerns about the future of America’s leadership.”
Or, as Karl Marx remarked, “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.”