Don’t Oppress My People With Your Branded Headphones
November 16, 2015
More intellectual life at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire:
“Fuck you, you filthy white fucks!” “Fuck you and your comfort!” “Fuck you, you racist shits!” These shouted epithets were the first indication that many students had of the coming storm. The sign-wielding, obscenity-shouting protesters proceeded through the usually quiet backwaters of the library… and converged around fellow students who had not joined in their long march. They confronted students who bore “symbols of oppression” such as “gangster hats” and Beats-brand headphones.
The flood of demonstrators opened the doors of study spaces with students reviewing for exams. Those who tried to close their doors were harassed further. One student abandoned the study room and ran out of the library. The protesters followed her out of the library, shouting obscenities the whole way. Students who refused to join their outbursts were shouted down: “Stand the fuck up!” “You filthy racist white piece of shit!” Men and women alike were pushed and shoved by the group. “If we can’t have it, shut it down!” they cried. Another woman was pinned to a wall by protesters who unleashed their insults, shouting “filthy white bitch!” in her face.
Vain little monsters projecting their own vices and relishing the sensation of power over others.
Update, via the comments:
Naked malice aside, there’s an almost surreal aspect to consider. The so-called “activists” claim to be besieged by unseen forces and “oppressed” by “structural racism on campus” – a phenomenon they can’t point to or even define convincingly – and yet their own behaviour illustrates the perversity of this pretence. Those acting out their psychodrama clearly assume they can do so with impunity, with no apparent fear of expulsion or reprimand, or physical resistance. And were the tribal roles reversed and a white mob were harassing women, shoving students with browner skin, and screaming racial epithets, the institutional response would doubtless be very, very different.
Even this supporter of the movement, a student who frets about his own “white privilege,” was appalled by the mob’s behaviour:
They kept shouting and started banging on tables. They demanded that people stand up to show their solidarity. Those who did not stand were targeted and questioned. There was a girl studying in one of the study rooms… and the protestors stormed the room. She closed the door on one of the protestors which resulted in rage from many protestors. The girl then exited silently through the crowd while protestors screamed at her calling her a white bitch. At one point the protestors crowded around a guy sitting at his laptop and stared at him, screaming at him, ‘If we can’t study, you can’t study.”
After making a girl cry, a protestor screamed “Fuck your white tears.”
Don’t you just love that Maoist vindictiveness? It’s what utopia is made of.
Update 2, via Spiny Norman in the comments, the narcissistic psychodrama reaches level 2:
Dartmouth College has responded to intensely negative national media coverage over a Black Lives Matter protest that harassed white students by issuing an apology, not to the students who were harassed, but instead to the protesters themselves for being subject to conservative criticism… During a Monday night community discussion at the school’s black affinity dormitory, vice provost for student affairs Inge-Lise Ameer apologised to protesters for the hostile coverage their protest received. “There’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not being very nice,” Ameer said to the protesters.
College president Phil Hanlon sent out a campus-wide email that affirmed the importance of treating people with “dignity and respect” but made no mention of the Thursday protest that obviously prompted it.
As I said, impunity.
Those with a taste for ludicrous emotional theatre may enjoy this video, in which Dartmouth’s vice provost for student affairs apologises to the gathered “activists” for the unflattering media coverage of their racist thuggery. Thuggery that, she insists, was “a wonderful, beautiful thing.” Her dismissal of critics as “conservatives,” and therefore the enemy, prompts animated applause, spurring one of the students to shout, “They’re fucking racists!” By which he means, people who drew attention to the students’ own overtly racist behaviour. Such is the effrontery of it, the colossal vanity. An inversion of reality actively encouraged, structurally encouraged, by so-called educators. This is what happens when your Designated Victim Group is a protected class.
There are plenty of people in this world who can rightly be called oppressed, some horrifically so. And none of them are spending $60,000 a year to piss about on an Ivy League campus, while bemoaning the trauma of seeing white people wearing fashionable headphones.
Dartmouth’s Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Meg Ramsden, has been busy communicating to the school’s alumni... that the Black Lives Matter activists… won’t be subject to any punishment for their actions.