Before I enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri there were stories of riotous “Panty Raids” on campus. Student unrest was pandemic. Alas, all of this came to screeching halt before I arrived. Our president was Frederick Middlebush, affectionately known as Freddie Centershrub. Male students were shameless sexists who offended female students; beer flowed in the frat houses; the confederate flag was flown at football games; and “Dixie” was sung more often than the “Tiger Fight Song.” But the few black students were shown respect.
Today, there are protests at Mizzou that have caused the football team to discontinue their athletic activities. Students are camped out on campus. Free speech is being denied to the press by academics who have joined in on the protests against a few stupid acts and insults allegedly committed by a handful of ignorant students. Yes, that’s right. Allegedly, as now we are learning that some of these transgressions were falsely made. Who knows the real story?
What we do know is that the football team most likely acted imprudently over this issue, not knowing all of the facts, much the same as the St. Louis Rams players who protested against the Michael Brown death, jumped to conclusions before the facts were known. We have also witnessed weak University officials who are fearful of being branded as racists if they do not overreact to every offense, real or fictitious. Presently, students are “offended” by the slightest whiff of tasteless taunts. The liberal professors, who make up an overwhelming majority are now in danger of being eaten by their own as campus socialism rears its’ ugly face.
Where do we go from here? Is it too late to make a huge turnaround of this cultural craziness? Will interim president Michael Middleton be known at Mikey Centerburg? Will the next big story from Mizzou carry the headline, “Pamper Raids Rampant at Mizzou?” Will the students be able to take their education as seriously as their infantile moaning and groaning over conjured grievances? This proud Mizzou alum hopes a new wave of sanity washes over the columns and takes tons of soiled pampers with it. I want to see every true son of “Mighty Mizzou” wearing “Big Boy Pants” once again. Mizzou-Rah.
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