Kim du Toit (who has returned to blogging after a long absence) coined the acronym RCOB, standing for 'Red Curtain of Blood' (i.e. before the eyes), to describe the furious reaction that a particularly stupid or evil event, suggestion or policy could produce in him. Since I have similar reactions to similar things, I'll gladly appropriate it for this complete and utter crap from the Social Justice Collective Weekly flyer at the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado. Click the image for a larger view.
(A tip o' the hat to Gab user Ellis Novak for posting it.)
A few highlights:
"... the problem lies in their socialization into the military culture that is that of a white supremacist organization. They have been permanently tainted, and are no long(er) fit for a four-year university."
Clearly, whoever wrote this crap has never been in the military. White supremacist? In an integrated military, with a higher percentage of people of color in uniform than exists in civilian society? Are you s***ting me? As for being 'permanently tainted', oh, boy . . . say that to my face, boy, and let me show you my taint!
"Veterans usually have an overwhelming presence in the classroom, which can distract other students. This is usually true for vulnerable individual such as LGBTQQI2SAA, who have been known to be the butt of insensitive jokes made by veterans."
No s***, Sherlock!
"This is not to say that veterans should not be allowed an education. Veterans should be allowed to attend trade schools, or maybe even community college. But, in order to protect our academic institutions we must ban veterans from four-year universities."
I've got a better idea. Let's make it compulsory for aspiring university students to serve their country first, before being allowed to enter. One year of military service, or two years of service in other organizations such as the Peace Corps, equates to one year of university courses. Thus, after a four-year military hitch, or double that in a civilian service organization, you'd be allowed to register for a four-year degree. Sounds fair to me. How about you, readers?
I think thousands of current and former service personnel would love to get hold of the author(s) of this screed, and edjumacate them in the realities of life. I'm a bit far from Colorado Springs to do anything about it myself, but I'll gladly contribute to the beer fund!