Anarchy reigns at University of Missouri

Threat: “This is just the beginning”

By now we’ve all heard about the student protests at the University of Missouri resulting in the resignations of the school’s president, Tim Wolfe and chancellor. R. Bowen Loftin. Amid demands for “racial justice” and insistence Wolfe acknowledge his “white male privilege,” the black activist student group known as Concerned Student 1950, made numerous other demands posted here in the Independent Journal.

Racism is not the issue. CNS News reports on the university’s black elected student body president, Peyton Head, discussing “empowerment.” This lunacy is rooted in leftist politics.

The school’s football team joined the fray after a black graduate student from a multimillionaire family,* began a hunger strike, bizarrely saying the dispute would either end with Wolfe resigning or the student dying. But it came down to the team, joined by its coach, using the threat of not playing its game against BYU, which if canceled would have cost the university well over $1 million.

Following Wolfe’s resignation, the university’s athletic department issued a statement that the football team would return to the practice field to prepare for its Saturday game.

After Wolfe weakly complied to the mob, the hunger striking student announced on Twitter that he had cancelled his self-imposed starvation.

“Our demands must be met in totality to create systems of healing within the UM System,” said Marshall Allen, one of the protesters. “In addition to this, students, staff and faculty of color must be involved in the process of deciding who will be our next UM System president.”

As is often the case, the adage “follow the money” works here. Not only is there the immense revenue generated by the football game, but there is also a back story that has received little attention. Unrest actually began in August when the university announced it would no longer be offering health insurance subsidies for graduate students. MU said it can no longer pay for graduate students’ health insurance because of changes in federal health care policy under Obamacare.

To no one’s surprise, the White House praised the protesters, though others regard the model of the football team holding the presidency hostage as setting a dangerous precedent and further proof that political correctness on university campuses has a stranglehold on rational thinking, making administrators who had recently been praised for their stewardship of a complex institution suddenly vulnerable to student mayhem.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder denounced a university faculty member who deprived student reporters of their First Amendment rights after she was videotaped harassing and trying to kick the reporters out of their “no media safe space.” Read his statement as reported on Mediaite here. Kinder will be running for governor on the Republican ticket in 2016.

*H/T Joe Holleman St. Louis Today

11 Responses to Anarchy reigns at University of Missouri

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    What IS it with Missouri?

    On Tuesday night, U.S.Senator Clare McCaskill appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.

    While lamenting the fact that there are few female senators in the U.S. Congress, she added: “. . . equally important is encouraging men to just shut the hell up. . . the world doesn’t need your opinion on everything. . . .”

    (Note to Clare: Right back at ya.)

    • Maggie says:

      Typical liberal bravado! This outrageous statement should have generated more widespread coverage, but then the MSM is in full agreement with this bigoted spew. What would the reaction have been if the word “men” was replaced by “women” or “Muslim”?

  2. Villanova says:

    Make no mistake. There is now a bona fide grievance industry that is alive, well and growing. It is also emboldened by the weakness exhibited by the compliant university president and chancellor. I wonder how many of these students were there on affirmative action grants and scholarships, based solely on their ethnicity and not their grades.

    Ward Connerly warned about this ripple effect years ago. Connerly, who is Black, fought against racial and gender preferences – in favor of equal opportunity – beginning when he was a member of the University of California Board of Regents where he successfully pushed to end the practice of using race as a means for admissions.
    Read some of his spot on quotes here:
    http://thurbersthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/02/quotes-of-day-ward-connerly.html

  3. John Dickerson says:

    Typical of the Garbage being produced at American Universities these days. Goes to prove these idiots will do anything for a buck. Draft them all into the service and put them on the front lines so they can protest againest our enemies.

  4. Kathy says:

    Student President tied to Obama, claimed KKK on campus forced to acknowledge the lie – Breitbart. All part of the staged narratives of racism.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Fascinating information, Kathy! Thanks for providing this link to give further insight into the backdrop to all of this dramatic aggression. They have the U.S. President on their side, quite possibly goading them on. Our country is in deep trouble.

  5. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Racial division has systematically worsened under Barack Obama because he delights in it and the students at the University of Missouri and Yale know that and play to it. What we are witnessing now is only the tip of this destructive iceberg. Unity is no longer the goal.

  6. Doc says:

    The problem here as I see it is the condoning PARENTS! And I DO NOT CARE if these little brats are 21 years old or not. If as a Parent, I’m paying your snot nosed way through school, yer butt better BE IN CLASS or Studying! If I, as said paying Parent, find out otherwise, the gravy-train WILL BE DE-RAILED, & you can get yer protesting little butt to work & pay your own way through $60,000.00+ a year of tuition!

    • Kent says:

      How many of these protesters do you think are paying full tuition? It would be interesting to know.

      • Doc says:

        Great point! BUT, these little brats look pretty “well-to-do” to me. That said, even if I, as a Partially paying parent, found out that my kid participated in this socialist crap, my share of th’ money would VANISH into thin air.