Responding to Donald Trump’s shocking presidential victory, several Cornell professors across departments cancelled class Wednesday, citing personal distress and concern for students’ emotional well-being.
Prof. Jane-Marie Law, Asian, Near Eastern and religious studies, said she cancelled her “Introduction to Japan and Religion” lecture, because she was “so upset and worried I would break down, thinking about how dangerous the move the American electorate — half of them — made last night is.” ….
Quoth a Snowflake:
“We should’ve died in 2012 while we still had the chance,” added Mitch Laski ’17, echoing several students who said they fear a Trump presidency will be the end of equal rights for minorities and free speech in the United States.
If you are in a meltdown because Hillary lost then you’re unfit to adult. You’re unfit to hold a job. You’re unfit to evaluate the cost of credit to buy a car — or a house. You’re unfit to choose what to eat, or to evaluate various options for treatment of a medical condition. You’re unfit to carry on the daily requirements of living on your own, independently, making your own decisions and being responsible for them — including voting.
You are in fact an emotional infant, no older than 2. You are throwing a crybully tantrum, exactly as a 2 year old does when their parent refuses to give them the second bite of chocolate they want. And if you are if fact older than 2 by more than a few years the responsibility for your frail emotional state is on you, not someone else. To the extent you stuck that tantrum out in public where others can see it they are perfectly within their rights to deduce that you’re unemployable, you’re emotionally unstable and thus you’re unsafe to be around in any capacity.
It is perfectly fine to decide that if an election goes the “wrong” way you are going to alter how you live and decisions you make. I did that after Obama was proved to be a clown car brigade, and went even further after the 2012 elections.
But you didn’t see me crying, or whining, or having a full on psychotic break, unable to handle ordinary life and needing an “excuse” from an exam, from work or simply from functioning in an everyday manner.
Snowflake, meet flamethrower. He’s called “the real world” and when, not if you melt — tough crap.