Campus Reform – Virginia Tech, Georgetown University, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston are all among the many schools nationwide that are offering counseling services to students triggered by Trump’s election as president. …
At the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well, the school’s vice chancellor for student affairs wrote his students to let them know that counseling would be available all throughout the week to help students reckon with the outcome of the election.
Additionally, the school will also be sponsoring a “Coping and Balance” workshop where students can play with “Doggo, the therapy dog.”
I know it’s Veteran’s Day and we’re expected to pay tribute to those who’ve served in the armed forces. But I want to take a moment to honor those who’ve really made sacrifices on behalf of us all. Those brave, precious and unique snowflakes on our college campuses who have had to endure an election that didn’t go their way. Thank you all for your service. May the school administration bless you and keep you and may Doggo the therapy dog give you a safe space away from all those trigger words and dog whistles.
You know who I do not blame for the absurdly asinine and pathetic notion of college-aged adults needing grief counseling and comfort dogs over a frigging fair and democratic election? The college-aged adults. They didn’t as for this. Well, maybe some did but the vast majority understand how ridiculous this is.
It’s shorthand to blame all this gooey, syrupy New Age nonsense on Millennials. Which a totally false narrative. Campuses are filled with normal, well adjusted kids who laugh as this crap as hard as I do. For the most part, 18-year-olds are made of the exact same organic material as the boys who drove the Rebels back at Gettysburg in order to free the oppressed, charged the German emplacements at Belleau Wood or climbed the cliffs at Ponte du Hoc to pull the Nazis’ fingers off the throat of Europe.
I’ve personally met way too many great human beings under the age of 23 to buy into the fiction that this is a “Millennial” problem. Whether it was visiting Parris Island a couple of years back or the Habitats for Humanities event I got to host or just my friends’ and my brothers’ kids, we are fully stocked with great, smart, decent earnest 20-somethings who would no sooner ask for grief counseling over Donald Trump than they’d eat Doggo.
No, this is all on the school administrations. These insulated, out-of-touch academics who are scared of their own shadows and have been in the ivory tower so long they don’t know anything more about the people they “teach” than they do about overhauling a transmission. They’re the ones who created these timid, useless souls utterly unprepared for the real world. So congratulations, UMass, Virginia Tech and Georgetown. When this girl literally kills herself, it will be on you and your kind. You better make this [expletive] right. (NSFW, language)