In case you missed it over the weekend, Georgetown University student Oliver Friedfeld was mugged at gunpoint by in Washington D.C. Instead of pressing charges or expressing anger toward his attacker, Friedfeld said he "deserved" to be beat up because of his "privilege." He also said Americans should expect an occasional mugging or break-in because of the sins of their ancestors. More from Campus Reform:
A Georgetown University (GU) student who says he was mugged at gunpoint says he “can hardly blame" his assailants.
Senior Oliver Friedfeld and his roommate were held at gunpoint and mugged recently. However, the GU student isn’t upset. In fact he says he “can hardly blame [his muggers].”
“Not once did I consider our attackers to be ‘bad people.’ I trust that they weren’t trying to hurt me. In fact, if they knew me, I bet they’d think I was okay,” wrote Friedfeld in an editorial featured in The Hoya, the university’s newspaper. “The fact that these two kids, who appeared younger than I, have even had to entertain these questions suggests their universes are light years away from mine.”
Friedfeld claims it is the pronounced inequality gap in Washington, D.C. that has fueled these types of crimes. He also says that as a middle-class man, he does not have the right to judge his muggers.
“Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’” asks Friedfeld. “It’s precisely this kind of ‘otherization’ that fuels the problem.”
“The millennial generation is taking over the reins of the world, and thus we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to right some of the wrongs of the past,” writes Friedfeld. “Until we do so, we should get comfortable with sporadic muggings and break-ins. I can hardly blame them. The cards are all in our hands, and we’re not playing them.”
Welcome to Obama's pajama boy America. As a millennial, I couldn't disagree more with Friedfeld's argument that we must "get comfortable with sporadic muggings and break-ins." Carrying out crimes like these, no matter who you are, is unacceptable and should be condemned. Condoning criminal behavior makes the problem worse.
Over to you, Kurt Schlichter: