Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters responded to the Paris Islamic terrorist attack that killed innocent people by complaining that they lost the spotlight and saying their “struggles” were being “erased.”
It’s shocking that American college students have become so detached and self absorbed that they would make such an insensitive statement. Black Lives Matter had the audacity to say that Paris and Mizzou are equivalent and that “both represent terrorism.”
So debased has the language on American campuses become that these incidents, which many observers believe to be hoaxes, just like previous campus scandals celebrated by progressive media, are being referred to as “terrorism” and a “tragedy” by moronic 20-year-olds who have never been told, “No.”
Such a reaction is understandable, if grimly hilarious. These kids been raised by indulgent parents, instructed by professors racked with middle-class white guilt who secretly hate themselves and western culture, and promoted by a sympathetic media which bends over backwards to put them in the best light and paper over their tantrums.
This is the same media hesitant to call Paris an act of Islamic terrorism for hours, despite shouts of “Allahu akbar.” The product of their pandering to the politics of grievance and offence-taking is a generation of students who, faced with the horror of a terrorist attack killing hundreds, respond with: “But what about me?”
Campus activists and Black Lives Matter protesters shame themselves any time they are forced to go off-script. Normally, their messaging is carefully controlled. They parrot a narrative created by progressive media and reinforced via well-funded spokespeople and professional agitators. Left to their own devices, however, they fall to pieces.
Ergo, the head-scratching spectacle of hundreds of college crybullies cast adrift from the pronouncements of Salon columnists and left to complain aloud that their grievances were playing second fiddle to innocent French citizens being mowed down by jihadist maniacs.
Even Black Lives Matter’s notional leaders, often more judicious in their timing and wording, got in on the act.
Black Lives Matter and Mizzou tweets fell broadly into two categories of stupid last night:
- Paris and Mizzou are equivalent: both represent “terrorism.” (This is the message from Black Lives Matter.)
- White people are “erasing black lives” by focusing on Paris. (This is the language of the racial grievance-fuelled campus social justice movement.).
There was, of course, a huge backlash not just from conservatives but from most decent observers. It fell on deaf ears, with many of the most preposterous tweets being hastily deleted.
Honestly, I don’t know what to think. This must’ve been conspiracy 2 detract from #BlackLivesMatter #Mizzou #StopWar pic.twitter.com/qe1FCPZ6fB
— Elena Lau (@iLoveLaurynHill) November 14, 2015