Who’s More Pathetic, Rutgers or Brown?

No, I am not talking about the Rutgers and Brown cellar-dwelling basketball teams. I’m referring to their student bodies.

Earlier today, Scott noted the physical and mental breakdowns that reportedly are endemic among Brown’s social justice warriors. These people seemingly wouldn’t be able to run a Girl Scout cookie stand without psychiatric help. But still, they might not be as pathetic as the Rutgers students who were traumatized by the presence of a conservative, Milo Yiannopoulos, on campus:

According to the [campus newspaper], students and faculty members [!] held a wound-licking gathering at a cultural center on campus, where students described “feeling scared, hurt, and discriminated against.”

“A variety of different organizations and departments were present to listen, answer questions and show support” to the apparently weak and vulnerable students, who just a few days prior had disrupted Yiannopoulos’ event by smearing fake blood on their faces and chanting protest slogans.

One student at the event told the Targum that they [sic] “broke down crying” after the event, while another reported that he felt “scared to walk around campus the next day.” According to the report, “many others” said they felt “unsafe” at the event and on campus afterwards.

“It is upsetting that my mental health is not cared about by the University,” said one student at the event. “I do not know what else to do for us to be heard for us to be cared about. I deserve an apology, everyone in this room deserves an apology.”

A number of organizations were at the event to offer support to the poor, traumatised students. These included Psychiatric Services, the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, and the Rutgers University Police.

I have a hard time getting a fix on what is happening at our universities. Is it some sort of joke? Are students deliberately making fools of themselves in order to provide amusement for the rest of us? I really don’t get it.