I know, you’re reading all these headlines about whining people upset Trump stole Hillary’s ‘rightful’ place as President. You’re hearing about people soooo afraid that they’re gathering in groups to
protest riot because they didn’t get their way. And now… I’m writing about how fragile college students are turning to art therapy to calm their troubled hearts.
Okay, let’s ALL just get some perspective on this. Trump won the Presidential election. It didn’t just suddenly become. There wasn’t a magic spell cast. He won because the MAJORITY of the States and Counties and Electoral votes CHOSE Trump. Again, the MAJORITY CHOSE TRUMP. Alright, now that we’ve got that out there know that all these headlines you see is a minute minority of Hillary voters which was decidedly less than Trump support. So before you start believing them that ‘it’s the end of the world and of democracy’ you can be comforted to know that as you sit in your living room with your popcorn watching videos of Miley Cyrus cry about LOSING… this won’t last any longer than you can say ‘Occupy Wall Street’ or ‘Black lives Matter’.
That aside, the following news report should explain to you how much trouble America is in when it comes to our future. THESE are the people who will be changing our diapers and tying our shoes when we’re too old to care for ourselves. Sure, it’s funny— really really funny. But it’s also deeply disturbing because the activities planned by Universities to help students deal, same activities offered at your local preschool.
Incapable of self-soothing, many students at Cornell University were invited to a public “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday. To top it all off the Millennial tikes were offered hot chocolate and tissues by the school faculty.
NOT to be beat by the sensitive treatment of other students across the nation, Tufts University offered arts and crafts. And of course the University of Kansas had therapy dogs available for comfort the Wednesday after the election. Other Colleges across the nation strategize to help students process Republican Donald Trump’s stunning election victory. This type of kit-glove handling came with LOTS of ridicule from social media mostly calling the students “snow-flakes” for their inability to handle the result.
“People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. “A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.”
There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.
This is so many levels of WTF that I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I’m so confused that I’m going to take a minute and play with some play doh, I heard that accomplishes something.
Here is a fictitious video of how conservatives reacted in 2012 after Obama was re-elected: