Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mamby Bamby

"Suck it up," my husband said, when he read the following.

"The University of Michigan offered traumatized students coloring books and Play-Doh to calm them. (Kindergarten???)

"Cornell University held a campus-wide “cry-in,” with officials handing out tissues and hot chocolate. (elite Ivy League ???)

"Tufts University offered its devastated students arts and crafts sessions. (summer camp ???).

"Professors canceled classes and/or exams because students asked or because instructors were too distraught to teach."

I wanted to believe it was a joke. Only it wasn't

I couldn't and can't stand Trump. I felt the same about Hillery. I called them Mr. Arsenic and Ms Cyanide. I thought/think both were/are bad for the US and for the world.

What concerns me is that the next generation is so weak that they can't stand even a slight bump in their world view. There have been reports that some college students want warnings of class reading material that might upset them, for example guaranteeing more ignorance.

Let them live for a year where:
  • Bombs and drones are a daily way of life
  • There is not enough food or water
  • There are no schools
  • Drought is ruining food supply
  • They spend all day in a field picking tomatoes for a few cents
  • They are hunched over a sewing machine for a few cents
  • They have no plumbing
  • Home is shack
  • etc.
Then if they still feel the result of a US election upsets them to a point they can't function, give them Play-Doh.


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