Emmett Tyrrell

Now the protesting students at Dartmouth and elsewhere, urged on by the clement spring breezes, have elongated their list of complaints. Of course they are still concerned about race and ethnic issues, at least the ethnic issues of some approved ethnics. They have their feminist beefs, and the LGBT universe of atrocities -- sex change operations indeed! Possibly they will even rouse themselves to anger about the Vietnam War. Maybe they will insist we send B-52s over North Vietnam again.

Possibly the protestors will pause to reflect on this: They are paying roughly $65,000 annually to get an education, and very few traces of education are to be found in their 72 points. They may graduate from college uneducated. I recently Googled their counterparts from protests past. In yesteryear, protestors took over the offices of university presidents. They trashed university buildings. They uttered their manifestos. And they all shared a similar fate. Despite their enormous egos, they settled quietly into middle-aged mediocrity. Sure, they often damaged their universities, but they accomplished little else. Then, as the years stretched on they settled into oblivion, no one cared.


Emmett Tyrrell

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and co-author of Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House.
 
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