Mass Hysteria on Campus Over Trump

Dec 14, 2016 by

By Bill Korach –

Since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on November 8th mass hysteria has gripped students and faculty alike. This column reported that anti-Trump riots and American flag burning had broken out in New York, Portland, Los Angeles and other locations around America. The anti-Trump action and rhetoric continues unabated.

NYU’s Eric Klinenberg wrote in The Chronicle Review on November 25, 2016: “It’s hard not to see Trump’s triumph as a repudiation of everything that universities stand for: free speech, open inquiry, inclusion, and civility; logic, reason and the relentless pursuit of truth and wisdom,”.

The Wall Street Journal reported: Dozens of students at Cornell University gathered on a major campus thoroughfare for a “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, with school staff providing tissues and hot chocolate.

An event planned for the day after the election at Tufts University as a way for students to express themselves about the election turned into what one student called a “self-care” event. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday.

Faculty speak of the fear and loathing students are feeling about Trump:

“People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. “A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.”

The Washington Post reported on the extreme leftist views of students in the wake of the election:

Surveys by some campus papers had stark results: A Yale Daily News poll last month found 81 percent of students supported Hillary Clinton for president, and less than 5 percent backed Trump. The Yale Daily News also found that 95 percent of conservative students on campus felt that their views were unwelcome — and 75 percent of all students agreed. The University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily found that 75 percent of students supported Clinton and 13 percent backed Trump. The Harvard Crimson reported that 87 percent of students would vote for Clinton, and 6 percent said they would vote for Trump.

It is clear that the continued leftward bias of the educational establishment is driving student attitudes. And it is also clear that conservative views on campus are unwelcome and a danger to students who hold those values.

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    The first rule of socialist/communist activism is to “Indoctrinate the youth.” The left seized the universities and colleges of education in order to succeed.

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