Buzzy Drops By
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, May 22, 2017. Our friend, Buzzy, the proverbial fly on the wall, has stopped by with breakfast and a few things he learned on a recent fly-by. Buzzy is serving breakfast pizzas this morning. I will be serving Bloody Marys, both virgin and spiked, to complete the meal. We are looking forward to your arrival. I'll leave the door open.
Good News, Bad News
Thank you all for joining POP and me this morning. I have just returned from a quick trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel. I joined President Trump's entourage on his important and historic visit to both countries. I must say I felt proud to be an American. The president's critics are going to have to dig deep into their well of hatred to bad mouth this trip. I have no doubt most of them will succeed. It is easy to imagine their chorus of ugly voices dismissing this trip as a diversion from terrible trouble at home. Nevertheless, our new president is proving he is presidential, and the United States is now back in the game.
I asked you here this morning to discuss a problem completely unrelated to the president's trip. A situation has developed at the University of Arizona that is beyond troubling. The school is hiring students to become "social-justice advocates." Their role will be to report any bias incidents to the staff. At first glance you might be tempted to say that bias incidents should never be tolerated on campus, but these days bias is definitely in the eyes of the beholder. Students are actually being asked to skulk around and rat on their peers for committing micro aggressions . The administration must have been impressed with the Germans creation of the Hitler Youth. I cannot think of any other reason to explain this hideous plan.
Anyone interested in applying for the position should know that it pays $10 per hour. This translates to about $600 per month. There are other duties besides ratting out their fellow students. They will be asked to think up programs for the residence halls that aim to increase awareness of diverse identities. This batch of college students is incredibly aware of diverse identities.. After all, they invented the use of pronouns that deliberately refuse to be either feminine or masculine. The only group many of them have trouble including in campus life are those who identify as "conservative." The "conservatives" are the force behind all the thumb-sucking, finger painting activities that the left now spends most of their time doing.
Blowing the Whistle
I can't imagine what life is like on a college campus today. With all the whining, crying, and profusion of safe places, the terrain is unrecognizable to me or anyone who attended college when standards of behavior and academics actually meant something. Now a new element is being added to campus life thanks to a very dangerous and misguided policy that should be called 'Students Spying on Students." The program is insane. If a student experiences a bias based incident on campus, then he or she or whatever should report it to the administration. If a student feels that an act of bias occurred that didn't involve him, her or whatever, then reporting such a perceived incident opens the door to false accusations and bad behavior. It compares very well to what we are experiencing in the real world outside of the campus gates. The MSM are the "social activist bullies" of modern day. They are the deciders of what is right and what is wrong. They decide what is good and bad behavior. If the facts don't fit their intent, they change them as easily as couch potatoes change channels. They play it fast and loose with the truth, and they appear to be unstoppable. It is, after all, hard to stop anyone without common sense or a moral compass. This begs the question of who in the world would want to apply for this position on campus? The job description is awful and the intent misguided, so it would seem that only a person without a conscience who is in need of extra cash will apply. I'm betting there will be a long list of applicants.
Fly me to the moon
And let me live where I am free
Things are so ugly now
We may be up a tree!