College students at several schools have started petitions urging their universities and professors to cancel classes in the wake of Donald Trump’s electoral victory, citing “emotional distress.”
A petition to cancel classes at Loyola University has 298 supporters, over halfway to its goal of 500 signatories, though some signatures appear to have been revoked Wednesday.
“Loyola students are exhausted and exasperated from this election and no one wants to go to class,” the petition explains. “The only cure to an election hangover is drinking a cold beer in bed…all day.” On top of the alleged exhaustion, comments from several signers cite mental health as an additional reason to cancel classes, with one student declaring, “some people are literally scared for their lives.” “i don’t think i can emotionally handle classes tomorrow with what I’m seeing,” another signee wrote. “Last night I cried until I vomited,” a Loyola student claimed. “I don’t even remember falling asleep, but I must have passed out from hyperventilation. I woke up with my eyes nearly swolen [sic] shut. My body is sore. My mind is numb.” Students at Bryn Mawr College started a similar petition that currently has 348 signatures, urging college president Cassidy to cancel classes so that students may “mourn” Trump’s victory. “We need a day to heal after we’ve been told the country doesn’t value our existence at all,” whined one student. Signers of both the Loyola and the Bryn Mawr petitions suggested that a Trump presidency also threatens their physical well-being, alleging safety concerns for minority groups on campus. “A Trump election directly endangers the lives of all students at Bryn Mawr College that are people of color, lgbtqa+, non-Christian, and female,” a signee of the Bryn Mawr petition claimed. “If Trump wins, it’s not only a question of self care but personal safety.” Another concurred, saying, “I am deeply afraid for myself, for my friends, for my family, for students I’ve never talked to on campus.” A third petition, signed by 155 people and addressed to Johns Hopkins University president Ron Daniels, maintains that students need time off from class in order to confront “emotional distress,” explaining that they are “anxious and fearful for the future” due to Trump’s election, which they add “will not be easy for a lot of people and families.” [RELATED: Profs cancel classes to ‘cope’ with ‘anxiety and terror’ of Trump win] “The future is at stake and we’re stuck with the very scary possibility Donald Trump will be president,” the petition states. “So all in favor of asking President Daniels for a day off tomorrow let your voice be heard because unfortunately it’s not being heard in this election.” At press time, none of the campuses in question had opted to cancel classes in response to the students’ pleas. Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @amber_athey
“As [Michelle Obama] said, the choice in this election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four years of their lives,” Hillary declared. That’s something Hugo Chavez or another third-world dictator would say. Parents stuck back on Twitter: Hillary Clinton ✔@HillaryClinton
As @FLOTUS said, the choice in this election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four years of their lives.
Clinton’s Orwellian notion that the government should take more control from parents to raise the nation’s children has been promoted by the authoritarian left before, perhaps most famously by former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry in 2013. “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” she said, adding that kids belong “to whole communities” instead.
https://youtu.be/sjczwQOnMqg More recently, Black Lives Matter vowed to destroy the nuclear family and replace it with communitarian-style collective parenting. “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, and especially ‘our’ children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable,” states BlackLivesMatter.com on its “guiding principles” page. And the notion that children should worship the president gained momentum during the Obama administration. For example, school teachers in Las Vegas, Nev., forced students to pledge allegiance to a huge, projected image of the president instead of the U.S. flag. “Anyone in their right mind will realize that Americans are not supposed to ‘pledge allegiance’ or ‘service’ to a president,” Steve Watson pointed out. “The U.S. Constitution, that piece of paper that Obama clumsily swore to defend and protect, states quite clearly that elected representatives are supposed to act in ‘service’ of the people’s best interests, not the other way around.” Similarly, when Obama began his presidency, entertainment celebrities pledged their servitude to the president. “The Presidential Pledge is a platform for people across the nation and throughout the world to make a first person commitment of service to our new President, articulating a specific intent or action to become an agent of positive change,” actor Ashton Kutcher said. Facebook: RealKitDaniels
Paul Joseph Watson – August 29, 201653 Commentshttp://www.infowars.com/video-americans-dont-know-vice-presidents-name-after-eight-years-in-office/
Many Americans still don’t know who the Vice President is even after Joe Biden’s eight years in office.
Mark Dice took to the streets of San Diego for another jaw-dropping insight into how completely ignorant people are about basic political facts.
One woman was dumbfounded at the question “Who is Joe Biden?” but was given a helping hand by Dice when he then asked her, “Who is the vice president under Obama?”
“Oh probably, oh my gosh – Hillary?” she responded.
“Who cares, I don’t know,” responded another man, agreeing with Dice’s suggestion to get stoned instead.
Another man who didn’t know who Joe Biden was seemed more concerned about insisting he was an American “because we live in America,” and that he was “free” to be ignorant.
Another man was more blunt when answering the question, “Who is the vice president right now?”
“I don’t f**king know,” he shot back.
Another individual found the question hilarious before running away from the interview.
Given time to think about the question, an older man wearing a cap eventually came up with the answer that Biden was “a race car driver”.
Asked what Joe Biden’s job was, another woman responded, “Are we supposed to know or is that one of those things?”
If one of those “things” is basic knowledge of who runs your government, then yes it is one of those “things”.
Polls have consistently shown that around 30% of Americans are unable to name the vice president. If Dice’s video is anything to go by, San Diego is responsible for a significant portion of that percentage.
The global public is unaware of the fact that many of their governments have either subscribed to or aligned themselves with international policing protocols that prevent their national and local law enforcement agencies from describing terrorist attacks committed by Islamist radicals as “Islamic State/ISIS-related” or “jihadist inspired.”
The Council of Europe’s Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights on combating racism established in 1994 the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). A majority of the Council of Europe’s 47 members have ratified Protocol 12, which is also open to signature and ratification of observers of the Council of Europe, including the United States, Canada, Vatican City, and Japan, and non-affiliates like Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Japan, and Mexico.
A number of non-Council members have ratified Council of Europe resolutions, including the United States, Canada, Vatican City, and Australia. Protocol 12 has resulted in ECRI and the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia applying pressure on international law enforcement agencies, such as the European Police Office (EUROPOL) and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) adopting measures preventing them from referring to ISIL/jihadist terrorists as Muslims, jihadists, members of the Islamic State or Al Qaeda, or even as “terrorists” because of protocols and rules against stereotyping individuals based on their religion or race. International policing protocols even inhibit law enforcement’s ability to refer to criminal suspects based upon their “physical appearance.” Physical descriptions are key to any investigation of crimes. Nevertheless, physical descriptions that include the mufti often worn by Muslims, including burkas, niqabs, hijabs, jilbabs, chadors, abayas, shalwars, mundus, and dupattas, are frowned upon in police reports on terrorist acts, as are terms like “Muslim-looking” and “dark skinned.” Police in Belgium, a hotbed for jihadist terrorism, including the attack on Zaventem Airport and the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels; France, which has seen repeated deadly jihadist terrorist attacks; Greece; Germany; the United Kingdom; Austria; Serbia; Hungary; and Spain have come under incessant fire from Council of Europe, European Union, and Muslim anti-xenophobia organizations for “brutality” against Muslims. This pressure has resulted in police being unable to properly investigate suspected jihadist terrorists and take action against them before they carry out their deadly attacks. Protocol 12 has also resulted in police agencies around the world from describing attacks by jihadists as Islamic State-inspired or “terrorist-related.” Instead, police routinely issue press statements calling jihadist perpetrators “mentally ill” or “lone wolves,” even though many had previously been the subjects of police criminal investigations and had extensive dossiers maintained on them. Examples of jihadist terrorist attacks committed this month alone being downplayed by police as a result of Protocol 12:
Smail Ayad, a French Muslim, yelled “Allahu Akbar” after stabbing to death a female British national and critically wounding a male British national at a backpackers’ hostel in Queensland, Australia. Ayad had recently been in Thailand, a country recently plagued by Islamist terrorist attacks against resorts frequented by foreign tourists. Although Ayad is a Muslim, Queensland police, involving Protocol 12, stated there was “no indication of Islamist radicalization” in the attack. Instead, police indicated the French Muslim was romantically infatuated with the woman he stabbed to death.
Waqil Farooqui attacked a couple at an apartment complex in Roanoke, Virginia. Farooqui attacked the couple with a knife and slash marks around the male victim’s neck indicated that Farqooqui attempted to behead the man. The couple survived their injuries. Farqooqui yelled “Allahu Akbar” while attacking the couple, who he apparently chose at random. The local police and FBI invoked Protocol 12 and suggested that Faraooqui was not a jihadist because he “heard voices” in his head before the attack, implying he was mentally ill.
A 62-year old rabbi in Strasbourg, France, the headquarters of the Council of Europe, narrowly escaped death after a Muslim man shouting “Allahu Akbar” stabbed him. French police, under the restrictions imposed by Protocol 12, did not name the Muslim attacker but discounted terrorism by stating that the man had a “psychiatric history.”
A 42-year old Muslim man physically assaulted an elderly couple in Cannes, France while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The incident was disconnected to terrorism by police, who cited the “homelessness” of the man as a cause for his attack.
A 29-year old Muslim from Kosovo named Dijar Xhema attempted to pull three pedestrians into his car in Vlore, Albania, and threatened to kill them while shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
A 60-year old German national stabbed two men at an Austrian rail station in Vorarlberg, Austria, injuring both. Austrian police denied the man had any connection to radical groups and said he was “mentally confused.” A partial photograph of the man was snapped by Agence France Presse and his profile certainly indicates someone of Middle Eastern/Turkish/North African origin, although it is against the anti-xenophobia intent of Protocol 12 to “profile” his profile:
Man arrested for train attack in Vorarlberg [left] and Osama Bin Laden [right]. Law enforcement requires a “nose” for terrorist noses but Protocol 12 forbids it. Neither of the above are German or Austrian noses.
A 27-year old man who later died of his injuries, attacked passengers with a knife and acid, killing one woman, on a Swiss train in Salez, St. Gallen canton. The Swiss national, who resided in neighboring Liechtenstein, was determined by Swiss and Liechtenstein police not to have any ties with Islamist groups. Liechtenstein has signed but not ratified Protocol 12 but it still awaits Switzerland’s signature and ratification.
A Norwegian national, a migrant to Norway from Somalia and a Muslim, stabbed to death a female American tourist in London’s Russell Square and injured five others. A New Scotland Yard spokesman stated there was “no evidence of radicalization or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism.” It was essentially the same terminology used by the Queensland police after the “Allahu Akbar” attack on British nationals. Adhering to Protocol 12, the London police claimed the Somali man suffered from “psychiatric” problems.
There are other numerous examples of Protocol 12 being used to cover up jihadist attacks in France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Last month, 86-year old French priest Father Jacques Hamel died after his throat was slit by one of two jihadists who stormed his church in Normandy in France. Initially, the names of the attackers were not released by French authorities, even though ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack. One of the men was later identified as Adel Kermiche. Kermiche, who tried to join ISIL in Syria in 2015, had been ordered to wear an electronic device and he was restricted to his parents home in the afternoon and at night. However, he was permitted free movement between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. His and his colleague’s assassination of Father Hamel occurred at 9:40 a.m. Last month, a 19-year old migrant from Afghanistan attacked train passengers in Wurzbürg, Bavaria with an axe and a knife. The Afghan migrant, who shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack was shot dead by German police. In May, another man, shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “infidels,” attacked four people, killing one and injuring three, at a Munich rail station. Police, invoking Protocol 12, merely said the 27-year old attacker, a German citizen, “suffered from psychiatric issues” and had no links to any Islamist extremist groups. The above incidents are but a few of those where transparency by the police and the police investigations have been adversely affected by Protocol 12 and its various implementing statutes and protocols around the world. In support of Protocol 12, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has just announced that female Muslims on its force can wear the hijab with their uniforms. If police have any chance of preventing and investigating acts of Islamist terrorism, Protocol 12 must be denounced by governments that have either ratified it or informally ascribed to it.
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Numerous millennial-age Hillary Clinton supporters endorsed the notion of repealing the Second Amendment in a recent report shot by Campus Reform.
Asked if infringing on the right to bear arms would be a “good idea,” various attendees at a Hillary event in Annandale, Virginia, said they would support such proposals.
“Oh yeah, definitely, I really think that we really need to start viewing human rights as more important than gunrights,” one college-age person answered.
“Yeah I think it would be a good idea,” another Hillary supporter stated, adding, “I hate the NRA.”
Yet another Clinton backer agreed with the suggestion to do away with the Second Amendment and start from scratch.
“Yeah, totally; I mean it’s kind of ridiculous to me that, yeah, the Constitution is great and everything, but you have to remember that people made these, humans make mistakes and it was written hundreds of years ago,” the Hillary supporter stated.
“Overall, young people felt strongly that the best option for the U.S. is to abolish the Second Amendment and start over,” reports Campus Reform.
Educators at a North Carolina public school district have been ordered to avoid using gender-specific pronouns when addressing pupils, according to a recently published training manual.
A slideshow presentation, entitled “Supporting Transgender Students,” provides guidance for the upcoming school year to K-12 teachers of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, directing them how to properly handle students with gender identity issues.
“Transgendered,” “transsexual,” “transvestite,” “MtF or FtM,” “Cross Dresser,” and “Drag Queen/King,” are all terms teachers are instructed to avoid in order to “maximize academic achievement for every child.”
Instead, the slideshow suggests, teachers should familiarize themselves with terms such as “Questioning,” “Cisgender,” “Non-binary,” “Genderqueer,’ and “Gender nonconforming.”
A worksheet with a purple unicorn appears amid the instructional, which students are intended to fill out with their own gender identities.
Among techniques to “avoid gender specific classroom management,” the slideshow tells teachers to line students up by birth month, favorite color, or alphabetized, rather than “boy/girl.”
Children should also be addressed as “scholars or students vs. boys and girls,” the guidance recommends.
Additionally, faculty should “allow students to dress in accordance with their gender identity” (emphasis theirs), and “students must have access to the restroom/changing facilities that correspond to their gender identity,” in accordance with a recent Fourth Circuit court ruling.
“A student’s transgender status is confidential,” the Powerpoint presentation reminds teachers, and “Staff must take care not to ‘out’ a student to others, including the parents of an older student, without the student’s permission.”
“In contacting the parents, use the student’s name/pronoun on birth certificate unless student or parent says otherwise,” slide #34 reads.
Speaking to the Charlotte-Observer, Superintendent Ann Clark said little to nothing would change for most students.
“I would say to parents in this community that very little is going to be different in terms of your child’s experience unless you are the parent of a transgender student,” she stated.
But residents say the school’s new guidelines are an exercise in cultural Marxism.
“It’s a radical sexual revolution being forced on our kids,” Charlotte resident David Benham said to Fox News.
“What they are doing is highlighting and exploiting the transgender community and trying to push their radical agenda on the rest of the students,” Benham told Todd Starnes.
“It was really slick,” another parent told WCNC. “It is friendly looking and deceitful because that unicorn, to me, represents the religion of sex. It is silencing and penalizing those of us who believe we were created male and female and should be able to use those terms.”
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg 2016-2017 school year begins on Monday, August 29.