In yet another case of the left creating the perfect headline for an article by The Onion, University of Michigan students are being triggered by their decor.
Stemming from an incident on the campus of Emory in Atlanta, Georgia last year, college students the country over have been subjecting the rational world to their irrational emotional whims for the better part of 8 months. In that case, pro-Trump students had written “Trump 2016” in chalk around campus; a perfectly logical thing for millennial political enthusiasts to do.
The issue was, Trump was no ordinary candidate. We was so disgusting to the democrats and assorted other leftists, that a civilian campaign was launched in order to demean and delegitimize the republican candidate, insinuating that he was a bigot, a sexist, and a serial rapist, among other things. That’s when the left realized that free speech, and the First Amendment rights of conservatives would need to be neutered in order to wage an effective war.
This meant that they would have to go way back in the democratic playbook to find a move that would render free speech moot, institution by institution. What they decided was to claim that merely seeing the name “Trump”, in any form, was “triggering” their fear. Trump was to be so reviled that his name was considered a threat to these young people. They demanded that their campus erect “safe spaces” where the name shan’t be uttered, and they required grief counselors.
By opening this Pandora’s box of paltry political poppycock, the left was then able to morph the First Amendment to not only protect their own freedom of speech, but to also protect them from being offended by someone else’s free speech. Now, that same logic, after being vindicated by the administration at Emory and beyond, is running wild in society and being used as a weapon against everything.
And we mean everything.
“Students at the prestigious University of Michigan are claiming to be ‘intimidated’ by the ‘masculine’ wood paneling on the walls of academic buildings on campus.
“Anna Wibbelman, former president of Building a Better Michigan, stated at a student government meeting that ‘minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling’ of several academic buildings around campus.
“The primary building in question, the Michigan Union building, is a historical building on campus and serves as one of the most recognizable landmarks of the university.
“Although the building is set to undergo a pricey $85.2 million renovation, the wood paneling is here to stay, to the dismay of minority students who finds it presence to be ‘intimidating.’
“’There is a significant presence of wood paneling on the interior of the building and we expect most, if not all of it, will remain after the renovation,’ said University of Michigan spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald.”
Yes, you read that correctly: College students, who were once ostensibly considered adults, are now terrified of the imposing nature of wood paneling within their academic halls.
Next, there will be a call to shutter all Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in America, as the ovens, combined with the red, black, and white decor, is triggering students who are studying The Holocaust.
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