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Berkley Snowflakes Received Free ‘Empathy’ Massages for Protesting Trump

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

“Welcome to how to be a snowflake 101. Today you will learn that if you protest President Trump at Berkley, then you can find yourself receiving a nice massage in the “Empathy” tent. That’s right. All you have to do to qualify is protest Trump…spread the word!” is about how I imagine the protest organizers telling all the little snowflakes that they get rewards for being disruptive. Since when did the kids in detention start receiving rewards?

Fighting the exercise of free speech can be a tough job, and Berkeley’s “Antifa” protesters aren’t always up to the job. Thankfully, there is a full support system on hand during their landmark protests against one person giving a twenty minute speech about things they don’t agree with, to make being a rampaging lunatic just that much easier.

Yesterday, as a battle raged on outside the University of California Berkeley over Ann Coulter’s cancelled appearance, Antifa protesters on a break from busting up Starbucks and screaming obscenities got free neck massages from Berkeley’s own “Empathy tent”—an outdoor “safe space” on Berkeley’s campus.

They want to be taken seriously but then stuff like this happens? I already can’t take them seriously because of how they act like children throwing tantrums…..but then to get a back rub for being a social justice warrior? Give me a break!

The “Empathy Tent” is, apparently, a staple of Berkeley’s protest scene, and holds regular hours both on UC Berkeley’s campus, in public parks, and in the central square in downtown Berkeley. It bills itself as a “community listening project” and trains students and Berkeley residents to engage in healing conversation and “shared action.”

They also offer “circular facilitation training” and, apparently, neck massages. Sometimes, they have a giant teddy bear, and hand out bags of snacks with “kind notes” in them.

I hope they were able to handle the loads of lefties who came tumbling in after a hard fight against the president. It must be tough to stand outside and protest when no one even wants to listen!

Here’s an idea, go get a job!


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Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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