The POPS are Back in Town
Manny Hosts the POPS
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, February 6, 2017. Our pious friend, Manny, will be hosting the return of the POP Awards. You are all invited to the gala affair. We will be serving lobster and king crab accompanied by champagne. Please put on your finest duds. Boas and high hats are perfect for the occasion. We hope to see you soon.
No Free Speech!
Thank you all for attending the awards. We have many "winners" scheduled so let's begin by welcoming a few "protestors" from UC Berkeley, an institution that used to champion free speech way back when. Apparently, free speech is only free when people like you decide who can say what. Dozens of you demonstrated such wild and disgusting behavior that a speech by right-wing Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled over fears for public safety. Tell me, what course did you take that taught you to oppose free speech by vandalizing businesses and smashing in windows? Your parents must be so proud of you. The rest of us are disgusted by your vile actions, and would appreciate it if you would just go away. Please accept this POP and beat it. You have a lot more protesting to do, because the last thing you want is to see America be great again.
The Problem of Whiteness
Breakfastpoppers, please welcome a student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the podium. The school will be offering a class called "The Problem of Whiteness." The objectives are to teach students like you what it really means to be white. Your professor will attempt to help you understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy. There will be an exploration of how white people consciously and unconsciously perpetuate institutional racism. The message will be loud and clear. Dismantling white supremacy is the responsibility of white people. The class will conclude at the end of the hour with someone volunteering to be punished for the sins of the white masses. Please take your award and sit down. Whatever tuition is being forked over to this school is a waste of money.
Shameful Student Assignment
Our next "winner" hails from beautiful and wealthy Westport, Connecticut. Your town sponsored a student essay contest and surprise, surprise, the topic was white privilege. The contest organizers were taken aback when some residents found the topic offensive. The suggestion by the contest promoters is that the town only welcomes wealthy white people. The truth is that the town welcomes anyone who can afford to live there no matter their race or ethnicity. This type of discussion is worthless. The fun part of this is that Westport is very, very liberal in their politics. Some residents were okay with the concept, but others see it for what it is, namely race-baiting. Here is your trophy. Take it back to Westport with the hope that the residents there will avoid feeling guilty about their success and the color of their skin. By the way, there are black rich people residing there as well!
Walk On By
Our last "winner" of the show represents students at St. Louis University. Please step up to the stage to receive your POP. It is our understanding that student protestors led by the SLU Rainbow Alliance and the Muslim Students' Association walked out on retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Allen West as he began a speech to discuss the threat of radical Islam. Apparently, Colonel West was not allowed to use the term "Radical Islam" to discuss radical Islam. On that idiotic note, I think it best that we conclude this event.
The rhetoric being tossed around by those in Congress, and those in our colleges and universities is shameful, distorted and dangerous. President Trump is trying very hard to fulfill his campaign promises. He won because of those promises. It is time for you to grow up, stop taking money to protest, stop trying to prevent this new administration from functioning and realize that the kind of nation you crave is not the America the rest of us love. I leave you with a song."
The moment I wake up
Before I stretch my wings
I say a prayer for you America
May freedom ring...
Crying over you...