My Way or Else
Antoine Bakes Croissants
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, March 14, 2016. Our dear friend, Ant Antoine, is at the breakfast table this morning. He has prepared dozens of luscious croissants for our enjoyment. I have prepared gallons of Irish coffees for our nerves. Antoine has asked me to extend an invitation to all of the Poppers. He has asked for the pleasure of your company, so that he can feed you and discuss the growing trend in this country to shut down free speech. Please come over to my house as quickly as you can. Do your best to avoid the mobs of people who have decided to turn our world upside down.
Thank you all for joining me this morning. I thought I lived in a nation that valued free speech. I now realize that there is a growing movement in this nation that only permits free speech for some people. Mike Ditka, a former NFL player and coach of the Chicago bears lost his job. Ditka's crime is that he dared to say that Obama was a great guy to golf with, but that he is not a leader. He went on to say that this country needed someone like Ronald Reagan. Well, good-bye Mike. The powers that be at ESPN are denying that Mike's political views have anything to do with his replacement, but if it smells like a rat, it usually is a rat. I guess Ditka, who has been with the network since 2004, thought he had the right of free speech. He was wrong.
There is nothing at all unusual with the sight of college students protesting one thing or another. Now protests have taken a bizarre turn that defies description. Students want free speech shut down if it conflicts with their way of thinking. I remember when college campuses were the best place to be for the exchange of ideas, even if tempers flared a bit. It's different now. A group of students at the University of Arizona have decided to expose and protest the fact that they feel marginalized. They have created a 19 page list of all their grievances and demands. These marginalized students are black, Asian, LGBTS, Native Americans and females. For fun, let me fill you in on some of these demands. The group insists that the staff, residence assistants, fraternities and everyone else under the sun receive "Cultural Competency and Safe Zone training." I don't know what a Safe Zone is but it sounds like someplace students and faculty might want to go to get away from the protestors. A second interesting demand is that housing fees should be deferred for all black students. That leaves out the LGBTS, Native Americans, Asians and females. I guess they will have to form a splinter group to protest their exclusion. A third demand is that they want only black students to be allowed to occupy the Martin Luther King Jr. Building. Something tells me Martin Luther King Jr. would not approve of this kind of segregation. They are also demanding child care facilities. I suppose that kids in college feel they have the right to be fruitful and multiply while in school, and they want the school to pay for it. I could go on and on, but none of you will believe me, so I'll stop right here. Now here's the interesting part. This demands are, in fact, demands, that must be met or else. The group has threatened to mobilize if they are ignored. I don't know what they plan to do, but I doubt it will be pretty. Peaceful protests are so outdated. College students now have such a sense of distorted entitlement, that they consider themselves to be all powerful and untouchable. They must be mimicking the Obama administration. After all, this group in the WH has raised being rude and above the law to new and formerly unimagined heights.
If this trend continues, our nation will be a battlefield. We are almost there right now if we look at all the senseless killings of police officers. The hatred started under the Obama administration and it continues with the help of guys like Al Sharpton. The rule of thumb these days seems to be, if you don't like something ignore it and do your own thing even if it is against the law. There must be consequences for breaking the law and disturbing the peace. People have a right to protest, but they don't have a right to disrupt the speeches of all those they oppose. Violence only leads to more violence. I want to see arrests made quickly. I want to see groups like MoveOn.Org be held responsible for the havoc that they cause. I want to see men like Al Sharpton held accountable for stirring the waters of hatred. I want to see the President of the United States held in disgust for refusing to attend the funerals of Justice Scalia and Nancy Reagan. It isn't okay to behave like a petulant child. It isn't okay to threaten school officials if demands aren't met. There should be consequences. Sending Hillary Clinton to prison would be a fine way to start the ball rolling. Let's get it done!
Let's go children of the homeland
The day of reckoning is upon us
Against you tyranny's ugly flag is raised!
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