Students comfort each other at a cry-in on Ho Plaza today, following the election of Donald Trump.

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Students comfort each other at a cry-in on Ho Plaza today, following the election of Donald Trump.

November 9, 2016

Devastated Cornellians ‘Mourn’ Election of Donald Trump at Cry In

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Over 50 Cornellians gathered on Ho Plaza this afternoon for a cry in to “mourn” in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shocking presidential victory.

Braving the cold, wind and occasional rain, Cornellians sat in a circle to share stories and console each other, organizers encouraging attendees to gather closer together and “include each other.”

Willard Straight Hall Resource Center employees gave out blankets, tissues and hot chocolate to keep participants warm, while students signed posters with words of encouragement and protest, including “Donald Trump is not my president.”

Attendees signed papers in solidarity with groups they believe may be marginalized during a Trump presidency.

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Attendees signed papers in solidarity with groups they believe may be marginalized during a Trump presidency.

Zoe Maisel ’18, co-president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at Cornell, said she and co-president Cassidy Clark ’17 began organizing the cry-in last night for “those of us who have been fighting.”

“We need to just take a break and just cry before … tomorrow we get back up and keep fighting, because people feel really, really powerless,” she said.

“This event was just to come together and support each other, because we’re all in shock right now,” added Alanna Salwen ’19, design chair for PPGA at Cornell.

Maisel said the election results shocked many Cornellians, many who had never seriously contemplated the ramifications of a Trump presidency.

“Two weeks ago, the co-president and I jokingly said ‘Oh, we need to do something if Trump wins,” but never actually thought that would happen,” she said.

Maisel noted that the president elect’s rhetoric, specifically targeting minorities, immigrants and women, has devastated many who feel that they will be especially vulnerable and unwelcome in Trump’s America.

“It is a really emotional time, for people who feel personally targeted by the rhetoric that’s been shared and the policies that have been talked about,” Maisel said, referencing Vice President Elect Mike Pence’s desire to repeal Roe v. Wade, a landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Salwen said the event aimed to help the Cornell community cope with the disappointment of the election results, before students can begin organizing an opposition.

“I think now, we’re all just grieving… because it’s four years, four years of this, and we all need time to process that and then we’re going to gather ourselves up and figure out a way to fight this,” she said.

Students said the cry-in was an opportunity for them to "just grieve" and prepare to combat controversial policies Trump may impose.

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Students said the cry-in was an opportunity for them to “just grieve” and prepare to combat controversial policies Trump may impose.

She added that she hopes attendees will use the cry-in to gather strength to fight the xenophobia and discrimination that may arise over the course of Trump’s presidency.

“There’s no way we’re going to let his bigotry, sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia define this country — even though it defines the presidency at this point in time,” Salwen said. “I think this is really a turning point in America — whatever that means.”

Standing with students at the cry-in and nearly in tears herself, campus activities coordinator Denice Cassaro called the election’s results “devastating.”

“I have no words,” she said.

168 thoughts on “Devastated Cornellians ‘Mourn’ Election of Donald Trump at Cry In

      • And who the heck did anyone think was going to pay for the “free higher education” etc.?? Duh!! Wake up kids, when you leave college, there are mortgages or rents to pay, insurances, car loans, gas, and yes, student loans. That free education crap was going to be paid for by increasing taxes on everyone. Nothing is free. You will all discover that at some point. Additionally, you are all most likely still on your parents insurance. wait until you have to get your own or need to enroll in one of those garbage obamacare plans where you can’t even see the Drs you want to and nobody in your area takes the stupid plan.GOOD Luck. Point is, Hillary was not going to make anything better for any of you- Obama hasn’t either. Middle class is now poor!!!! Wake up!

    • Debt…look it up college students. When you take a loan out…you into debt. Right?
      So…why…WHY would you think you’re not responsible to rePAY your loan?
      I may have a clue…you were raised (or the lack there of) to think the United States government should pay all your bills.
      You need to study economics…you see, the way it works isn’t FREE!
      Affordable Care Act (O’bummer care)…sure, a few people have health care who didn’t before. AND ITS NO COST TO THEM…but by GOD it sure has COST me and the other hard working taxpayers in this country.
      Do you even know what a government subsidy is? Well here’s a hint! Its MY TAX PAYMENTS AND INSURANCE PREMIUMS SKYROCKETING…so you see…free isn’t free!
      Now I fought for your right to cry about an election you didn’t like the outcome of…NOW…would you fight for freedom? Remember…its NOT FREE…NEITHER IS DEBT! Pay it please…I can’t afford it anymore.

      • Lol a few people = 20 million. There’s a good math lesson from David McKinley. Thanks sir! Maybe you should study economics too. I personally did, and am currently a labor economist. No one said anything about free anything, except the original comment who was mocking the same mentality that you currently are. All of the comments above you are literally all in agreement, but you felt the need to scream at us and tell us we weren’t raised correctly.

        • “IF” you were raised to believe that socialism is the best way to govern a free nation…yrs. Wires were crossed somewhere.
          This topic is about “college” people who are crying because they’re “scared”…and my remark was to the person who commented about having to pay for their education instead of the government driving them a FREE PASS…! So…you…or I misread something. But I intended to comment (which is why I tapped the reply button on that comment) and said what I did. My comment was intended to be attached to the comment I just referred to.
          And I can and so sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding.
          And myself…as a Vietnam veteran was promised tuition assistance when I returned home. I waited over the 10yr limit to attend school.
          I was married with I child and carrying a full 10hr/quarter load and pumping gas at night and studying at the same time.
          The kids today were (not all, but a lot) were raised to think the government would cover them.
          That…and that alone was/is my point. And to those individuals, I say grow up.
          The government is NOT a free CANDY JAR. The government is the people.
          You sir…and I and others who work and pay our own way should NOT be made/taxed so the government can and does give to most anyone who cries that they can’t do it.
          Help…absolutely. The people of this nation who are REALLY in need of assistance…I’ll take the shirt off my back.
          But to watch as people who can work get an SSI check form the SSA every month. The answer is NO.
          My wife and raised our daughter in a manner where she understood work and paying you own way…making wise decisions with thought of the future was the way it worked.
          At age 11 she was diagnosed with diabetes…and as of 7 years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And not one time did she cry for government aid.
          Young who think now that the government is their mommy and daddy are sleeping in the Devils den.
          I hope and Pray that everyone can come together behind and with this new President elect and that he does the right thing by our country.
          Again…I apologize for any misunderstanding.

        • 20 million expected to sign up…..
          43 million will no longer be able to afford the premiums on their (what was good coverage affordable healthcare) newly adjusted rates this coming year. And have to pay for even more expensive lousy coverage with “out of pocket” more than 10 times my monthly house note every year…… Where does any logic come from this?
          Fact is Obamacare = Failure
          Nothing is free.

    • Snowflake, P
      Pleas consider paying for your own education. Better yet, ask for a refund. What you have learned at Cornell is complete liberal rubbish.

  1. Why is the University administration so partisan? Why is Cassaro taking partisan stands? Is this what Cornellians are tuition paying for?

      • What a waste of a great opportunity to go to class, pick up a book from one of the best libraries in the world, or just have a great walk on campus. Time to grow up. Learn that democracy has winners and losers and consequences. Get a job, too. You will be paying back those loans.

      • That is a valid point, but not an adequate justification of the state of affairs. The left harbors the anti-vaxers and it was under the Democrats that US oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing ramped up. I care about the “science” issues, but they’re really very much on the fringe of US politics. Note that nobody was talking about how they were afraid that Creationism would gain a foothold in more schools or that the rate of global warming would accelerate. They weren’t worrying that the NASA, NSF, or NIH research budgets would get cut.

        But beyond this, the anti-science aspects of the right do not justify universities defending and promoting all the identity politics, oppression olympics, & hypersensitivity bullshit that gave the election to Trump.

    • Guess what! Trump didn’t win the popular vote! For all you know, more working people voted for Clinton than for Trump! The people who are economically disadvantaged in all of the red states are who won the election for Mr. Trump. You think economically disadvantaged folks are the working people? Wake up!

      – A Cornell grad, who learned how to think when he was there.

      • And there lies the problem you foolish person. Economically disadvantaged does not mean unemployed.
        There are many millions of people in The USA who work damn hard, from dawn til dusk, people who
        struggle to pay their bills, rent, feed their children, its the America people like you know nothing about.
        They have spoken. Build a bridge, get over it.

  2. As a parent, If I had just sent the bursar a $30,000 check for the 2nd semester tuition and I saw a photo
    of my daughter signing a poster to nobody in order to channel her grief and mourn an election loss, her incredibly misguided ass would be on a smelly Greyhound Bus headed back home to attend the local community college to study cosmetology.

    • Would you rather have her sign a poster or join a rock throwing, trash burning, profanity screaming protest? Besides downgrading to a CC to study cosmetology would hurt her even more… do you really want to hurt your daughter like that? I know my parents would NEVER do that.

      • No Erica, I wouldn’t want my daughter to do either of those things – talk about extremism! I taught my children to make decisions understanding consequences and if they wanted change to get out and work for it. Oh, and how to deal with disappointment without making an ass of themselves.

        • My parents paid 24k aud a year plus another 10k a year for living and accomidation for me to go uni in Australia for three years ten years ago.

          We repaid our parents by doing our best and focusing on our studies because we knew how hard it was for them to earn that money to support our studies.

          We wouldn’t have been able to go to uni without their support.

          If they saw me doing what this kids were doing these dayd, they’d kick my arse and asked me to go home and find a job.

          Universities aren’t for babies. It’s for people who want to look for job and enter the real world.

    • The photo looks like they held a 9th grade school spirit event. Let’s go to the Ivy League and act like 13 year olds. I noticed few if any international students in this. The talented students from China and India will come kick their A*s while they are playing with markers. Yep, stronger together….

  3. No. We are not “entitled”, “misguided”, “soft”, or “snowflakes”. My parents work hard. I worked hard to get to Cornell as a first generation student. My parents did not attend college. We moved to this country from Mexico when I was eight and my parents have honest jobs that are definitely not “stolen”. My whole family worked hard so I could be here. I am 2,000 miles from home, and everything I do is for my family because they deserve to be here. Trump is not going to improve anything for minorities, especially not minorities in college. Therefore, yes. It is a disappointment to see that he got elected. Yes, we can and will cry. Only to get back up and keep working hard.

      • Did your parents come here legally? Would you like to support all the who come to the US illegally? I am an immigrant too, but I stood in line to get my visa. Trump will improve things for ALL Americans by using them to follows the laws of our country. You may be “disappointed” but you have to face reality.

        • We came here legally and I would support those who come here illegally in search of jobs and a better life. I stood in line with my mother for four hours for my visa. I am facing reality. So I’m not about to sit and cry for the next four (or eight) years.

          • “We came here legally and I would support those who come here illegally in search of jobs and a better life”

            I applaud you for coming here legally (Trump is not after you, btw), but just can’t get behind those who come here illegally. Sorry. Many people understand that our current social services and infrastructure is already so stressed and overextended that we simply cannot support all the people who want to come through illegal channels. Back to their country they need to go until they can follow the law.

      • Both my GPA and test scores were high. I receive financial aid, but my family and I do have to pay for an amount that is greater than we can handle and of course I had to take out student loans. I have a job and save money to pay for textbooks to make things easier on my parents, even if it is just by a small factor.

  4. Time to grow up! the reason Cornell is so expensive is because the federal government has millions in federal dollars coming your way every year. The government doesn’t care what it costs for the paying customers, they’re just sending the money so they have a hand in policies and beliefs that are promoted on campus. There are strings!

    Cornell students are there to learn and develop skills to WORK after they graduate. They’re not supposed to be on their parents’ health care plan until they’re 26 and live in their parents basement. Didn’t that policy cause any of you smart kids any concern? It was a huge red flag. Clinton’s positions were all bought and paid for by wealthy people and foreign countries, which is why she never told us what she thought about anything. Her foundation is corrupt and gave 5.95% of their funding to charitable causes. It was a slush fund for their lifestyle.

    Learn about socialism – the people in Venezuela have eaten all the zoo animals and are now starting on their pets. It doesn’t work. It never has. It’s really time to appreciate the fact we have dodged a bullet. Look into capitalism. It works. That’s why everyone wants to be HERE. Be tough. Learn from differing opinions – some are better than yours.

    • Thank you for your smart reply – it is exactly on point. Capitalism works, socialism only fails. Government, and government related institutions derive all of their income from tax revenues coming out of the private sector. This is not understood by the public at large. Those of us that work in the private sector deserve far more respect than we are given today. Instead, those that are part of the government and political class consider themselves to be morally superior, yet they do little to contribute to the wealth of the nation and in most cases actually destroy the wealth engine.

      As a graduate of Cornell I am appalled by the behavior of these students. Their immaturity is striking. Not only are they not ready to join the real world, every time I see stories like this, it reinforces my decision to no longer contribute to Cornell’s fundraising, or hire their graduates.

    • Does it make you sad that active, young, intelligent individuals are expressing their grief and frustration a 200 year old system designed to uphold slavery will allow a minority of Americans to pick a fascist? That the corporatism that the previous generation built, the corporatism that you are exalting, has so emaciated the left that the working class would elect a narcissistic racist millionaire in protest?

      We will take a day to breathe, and then, we will get up, and begin to build again. Because, while you may think that the academy is a glorified trade school , I assure you that my classmates don’t see it that way. We’re not here to learn how to be mindless corporate drones. We’re here to build things. We’re here to imagine a better world, and then declare it possible. We’re here to learn from the examples of Venezuela and Cuba and Sweeden, and also from the example of the gilded age, and then fight to effect change. Emotions are real. Pain is real. That’s why Donald Trump nearly won the popular vote. Different people express their emotions in different ways. I spent yesterday wailing in my Dorm. It let me purge. It let me put my emotions in a framework. It let me vent the hottest flames of my rage and pain, and now I’m ready to use the controlled fire to protect our democratic institutions, to support the working class and People of Color. Crying is the step some of us take before building. I would hope you choose to join us in crafting a better future.

      • “will allow a minority of Americans to pick a fascist?”

        If you have not noticed that the US system is already fascism, you might want to do some research. You don’t need full blown, State-endorsed racism to have fascism (like in Germany, Japan and Italy before WW2); all you need is a marriage between big government and big corporations to screw the people and use their money to reach your goals. War is a common denominator — and the US has been at war pretty much non-stop since the end of WW2! Like NO other country on Earth. Your laws have allowed Congress to be BOUGHT, and so it was. And in the last few years, it was bought by some foreign nations such as Saudi Arabia. Turn off the TV news! Read from different sources.

      • “has so emaciated the left that the working class would elect a narcissistic racist millionaire in protest? ”

        Not everyone sees Donald Trump as a fascist, a racist, or any of those other things. Some see him as an effective businessman and the better of the two candidates. They also sometimes see him as the “not Hillary” choice, which is compelling because her tendency to lie, manipulate, and break laws scared the s**** out of many of us who didn’t want her in the Oval Office.

        • It’s wonderful that not everyone sees the terrible, horrendous traits in Donald Trump, and voted for him due to whatever positives they see in his character. That’s great. It doesn’t change the fact that millions of dangerous racists, xenophobes, homophobes, climate change deniers, evolution deniers, and uneducated individuals in this country all had their views validated. A vote for Trump says “I know you’re racist. And that’s okay. I know you assaulted women. And that’s okay. I know you hate Muslims. And that’s okay. I know you hate Mexicans. And that’s okay. I know your vice president, Mike Pence, hates gays, and that’s okay. I know you think climate change is a hoax. And that’s okay. I know you want to take away the rights of millions of people. And that’s okay.” Voting for Trump gives these people validation for their views. It gives them justification for lashing out at a woman wearing a hijab, or beating a teen for being a “faggot”, or telling a Latinx person to “go back to where you came from. You’re not welcome here.” This is currently happening ALL over America, all in the name of Trump. It doesn’t matter if Trump believes these things or not. HE REPRESENTS THEM. HE EMBODIES THEM. HE OPENLY ENCOURAGES HATE. He gives these hateful, disgusting individuals reasons to commit these heinous crimes.

          • Ok, it’s time you learn some,facts about what you are saying and after I am done, I ask that you not argue with this 51 year old grandmother who’s grandson has autism, instead, I ask that you take as much time as you need to look into a few things I am going to to share with you ok? First…know this….WE DO see the bad and scary in Trump and we do care. And we didn’t vote for him because of the good we saw in him…trust me when I tell you that the reason we voted for trump is because our country can not afford another 4 years of OBama through Hillary. That’s the simplest one to explain but far from over.,.i am going to give you reasons why I could not vote for Hillary in the hopes you may learn some things that you didn’t know before. You see young people are being cottaled in schools today. They have been given the impression they would receive free college…..what they may not be aware of is that the college is for a two year technical college…….a local community colleges and not an Ivy League college.. And, on theat subject…..NOTHING IS EVER FREE……SOMEONE ALWAYS HAS TO PAY FOR IT and who do,you think that is? Every single working person who,pays taxes.. We will pay for your college. While on the subject of education, let me tell you facts and these facts I can back up with proof and all you need to do is ask me .i I am fairly certain you have heard of common core right? Well I will assume you have and if you haven’t, we can discuss that a later time but here are some of the facts you may want to look into (that is assuming you want a real education for yourself and you have a desire to do something really great with your life.. Common core is in colleges…have you heard of David Coleman ? ,He has no educational experiences at all yet he is in charge of the college entrance exams. He is president of the college board, a non profit corporation that is best known for the SAT’s and advanced placement test. He is known as the architect of the common core state standards initiative.. He is NOT an educator but a business man. Recently promoted to president of the college board. He has promised to align the SAT with the common core that HE built. He plotted education for k-12 students and now he’s plotting it for post secondary students too. You see, common core wants a one size fits all alignment for all students and they want it to “make sense” for ALL students whether bound for a minimum wage job, a two year college, or the top university in the world- prepare each student using a one size fits all Common Core Program? Either the lower lever students are to be pushed beyond reasonable expectations, or the higher level students are to be dumbed down or both. Coleman is an outspoken antagonist to narrative writing and is no fan of classic literature, so he singlehandedly slashed most of it from the education most children in America will know, either already- or soon. Common core testing began in 2014 and teachers are being forced to teach to the test and that leaves little time to teach much of anything else and Coleman is not video bragging how teachers “will teach to the test” and no amount of waving of hands, or saying we teach to the standards and not to the test is a bunch of BS…….now remember this is the guy in charge of college standards and standardized tests……look him up as he says this stuff on video…it will make you sick. Coleman is largely ignorant in the field of writing language arts standards. One member of the official common core validation committee , Dr Sandra Stotsky, pointed this out and refused to sign off on the validity of the common core standards. And David Coleman is mean, he mocks student narrative and uses the sh- wording a professional development seminar for teachers.. Colemans large financial cotrobution to the campaign of Education Committee Senator Todd Huston (Indiana) whom Coleman hired for the college board after his election, forms another branch of reasons that I can not trust this man to make wise decisions affecting children. Check out one of his videos “David Colem in his own words” on you tube. Pay very close attention to his introduction And then his own words. You see……..4 more years of Hillary would be doing far worse than Obama and one of those areas is education. Common core in a nut shell is the dumbing down of Americas youth. If you want further proof on that I recommend Dr. Duke Pesta “The Case or A case against common core” on YouTube.This will give you a very easy to understand explanation of the truths on common core and it will educate you and open your eyes to how the federal government including Obama, and those before him..democrats and republicans alike and included Hillary….purposefully want to dumb down our children. If you haven’t noticed the last few generation are being taught things that make you look to others anyway as entitled, wanting free college….which is never free, healthcare til you are 26 ……prices are going up for Obamacare up to 156% in some places and it’s all going up, insurance companies are leaving left and right and people are not even able to find providers who will take the insurance. A lot of them have 5,000 -10,00o deductibles so unless they are hit by a truck or have a major catastrophic illness, their plans are useless and they are going broke paying out hundreds to thousands of dollars every month!!!!!!! Hillary not only would keep Obama care going she said she would expand it to illegal immigrants and to ANYONE working in the USA regardless if they are legal or not. Immigration, yes I don’t believe in breaking up families or going door to door and I doubt you will see that. But if they get caught jumping the boarder they go right back and need to come in the right way….those are the laws we already have on the books. They are just not informed. As for refugees, until we can vet ANYONE coming into our country, they can’t come in. Obama lied for 7 years saying they are vetted with a two year process which was proven to not be true. That is just a beginning and I am happy to give you as much info as you want at ant time. Hillary has a long list of cries, liieing to the FBI and Congress, oh Pence and Trump do not hate gays…stop believing main stream media but you know who does hate gays……Muslims who follow Islam (which is not a religion by the way, it is an ideology and you can’t give freedom of religion to an ideology. Ask your professor. ….Islam hates gays and throws them off building, burns them alive etc. and Hillary and Bills foundation accepts billions of dollars from these foreign countries for pay to play favors.copen boarders means no more constitution and no more USA and no more the freedoms you currently enjoy. Then there is Travelgate, Filegate, and Pardobgate, Bills sexual indiscressions, p and subsequent impeachment by the US house of representatives on charges of purjury and obstruction of justice consumed more than a year of American public life and bitterly decided the nation. Then there is email gate, and the Benghazi scandal amoung others. Now new developments in the Clinton foundation. So,without even a complete list, and me taking the time to help you young people understand that our government WANTS everyone dependant on them. It’s unconstitutional for the federal government to be involved in education and in mandatory healthcare period…..that can’t be argued by anyone who knows the constitution. Hillary is also part of the Elite who are for the NWO…New World Order which is a very bad idea. Now lastly, global warming. Real scientists have always said that from the beginning of time our earth goes through these cycles of ice age and the warming of the climate……..so there is no crisis other than this has been happening in cycles wince the world came into existence. The dumbing down of education stops teaching history…..I mean real history……those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it! By dumbing you all down, the more you are dependant on the government and you start thinking in ways they have been teaching you from day one. Common core is just that. They can control a nation and all they need are the small children…sound like something Hitler said.? Let me know your thoughts.

          • “It’s wonderful that not everyone sees the terrible, horrendous traits in Donald Trump, and voted for him due to whatever positives they see in his character.”

            Perhaps I didn’t explain myself clearly enough. I didn’t say he didn’t have flaws in his character. Is you’re interested, my preference for candidates went in this order:
            Ben Carson
            Bernie Sanders
            Donald Trump
            Hillary Clinton

            However, we (as a collective nation) weren’t given the choice between the top two, and I’m not sure why. I won’t delve into conspiracy theories here. That being said, it was a choice between Trump and Clinton, and it was a tough choice. When looking at these two characters, I saw moral flaws in each, but the ethical issues I saw with Clinton (Benghazi and FBI come to mind) scared me sufficiently that I was compelled to select the blunt businessman instead.

            “That’s great. It doesn’t change the fact that millions of dangerous racists, xenophobes, homophobes, climate change deniers, evolution deniers, and uneducated individuals in this country all had their views validated. A vote for Trump says “I know you’re racist. And that’s okay. I know you assaulted women. And that’s okay. I know you hate Muslims. And that’s okay. I know you hate Mexicans. And that’s okay. I know your vice president, Mike Pence, hates gays, and that’s okay. I know you think climate change is a hoax. And that’s okay. I know you want to take away the rights of millions of people. And that’s okay. Voting for Trump gives these people validation for their views.”

            This is hyperbole. Even though my vote was cast for Trump, I don’t believe that. I am not a racist, or a sexist (I’m a female), or many of those other things you’ve listed. I do believe in the rule of law and am anti-ILLEGAL immigration.

            Bernie Sanders himself said, “I do not believe that most of the people who are thinking about voting for Mr. Trump are racist or sexist.”

            The fact that such a good, common sense man with a clean background was not propelled to the front of his party should speak volumes about our current process, but that is a topic for another thread.

            “It doesn’t matter if Trump believes these things or not. HE REPRESENTS THEM. HE EMBODIES THEM. HE OPENLY ENCOURAGES HATE. He gives these hateful, disgusting individuals reasons to commit these heinous crimes.”

            No, he doesn’t represent them. This is simple, really: you cannot control who likes you. If the KKK endorsed Trump, that is too bad. That is embarrassing, actually. This is the response from the Trump Campaign: “Mr. Trump and the campaign denounces hate in any form. This publication (KKK) is repulsive and their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are uniting behind our campaign.”

            (http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/01/politics/donald-trump-kkk-crusader-support/)

            Trumps’s stance on the LGBT community is not as negative and clear cut as you would like to make it seem. I really don’t think, like California’s Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, he cares too much. After the Orlando shooting (keep in mind, this is extreme Islam vs. LGBT, so take your pick here, liberals), the LGBT community offered support to Trump because of his immigration policies:

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/10/how-donald-trump-is-slowly-teaching-republicans-to-embrace-gay-rights/

          • That’s your point of view but don’t imposed your thoughts to the less than educated deplorable people like me. Respect other’s point of views and beliefs that you may be respected also, you highly educated idiot!

          • To David:

            “That’s your point of view but don’t imposed your thoughts to the less than educated deplorable people like me. Respect other’s point of views and beliefs that you may be respected also, you highly educated idiot!”

            Who are you trying to address (the reply system on this thread is not very clear).

  5. What a joke. Where was the support for those of us on campus who were horrified (and rightfully so) when Barack Obama won in 2008? It’s time that the Snowflakes and those in academia wake up to realize that they are not living in the real world. Eight years of socialism and globalism have failed; the only legacy that Barack Obama will leave is adding more to the national debt than his 43 predecessors combined.

    The real hope and change begins on January 20.

    • President Obama will leave a legacy much better than that of Trump. You’ll understand when the U.S. starts falling apart because of Trump.

      • Look around Erica…. What legacy is BHO leaving? Record numbers of people out of the workforce. Record number of people on food stamps. Thousands being killed in Chicago (the President’s hometown). And I’m not alone in this opinion as evidenced by the total recall last night of Barack, his policies, and cohorts. Losing sucks, doesn’t it?

        • You are right, Erica. But there is never victory without defeat.
          And you are right, losing does suck. But if things start falling apart under Trump I will rest well knowing I tried to do the right thing. Not to mention the fact that when I die, I will be able to look God in the face and know that I held on to my Christian values of trying to avoid the spread of hate, something Trump still has to learn.
          But, you know, maybe I am wrong. Maybe Trump will turn out to be a good President and you will have been right.
          While I don’t like how the election turned out, and I especially don’t like Trump’s current negative attitude, I will keep an open mind.
          I hope that satisfies your need to rub Trump’s victory over Clinton in all our faces.

          • Wow, for someone who is so anti-hate, you sure as heck have a whole lot of passive aggressive hatred. Wake up, Erica. The world has winners and losers. Just be the best person you can to not be a loser.

      • Also: the greatest increase in insurance coverage in history, the recovery from the greatest recession since the Great Depression, continued decreases in violent crime, a decrease in the national deficit, the first uptick in lower class earnings since Reagan took office. Still, there is work to be done, and we must rebuild the democrats into a party that can bring the positives of diversity and globalization to working people.

      • The U.S. didn’t fall apart because of Obama, and it’s not going to fall apart because of Trump. If you look at the 10,000 ft. view, you’ll see that the red and blue (pretty reliably) swing back and forth this way every eight years or so. Thank God for the balance of power, really.

        • Except now, all branches of government are deeply conservative (with the appointment of a conservative justice), so there is no balance of power. Civil liberties that we currently enjoy are going to be gone in 4 years. This might not affect you, but it certainly will affect my LGBT brothers and sisters and other minorities around this country.

      • What legacy? The half million people dead in Syria? ISIS terrorist attacks? Russia in the Ukraine? China militarizing the South China Sea? Chaos in Libya? Iran capturing and humiliating our sailors?

    • Erica, You are so correct. So many of us have had to live through eight long years of socialism and globalism. May God bless Donald Trump and Mike Pence. God bless America.

    • Agree Erica..all the emails sent out to offer students someone to talk to and cookies brought around to students dorms as a result of their “grief ” from this election is sickening. Why are we babying college students and offering them pacifiers because they can’t deal with the results? If we, who didn’t vote for Obama and were upset when he won had done the same thing, we would have been called racists! Just everyone do what you need to do to help humanity, especially those less fortunate, treat people respectfully, and move on from your “election shock”

    • Exactly..if cookies were handed out in dorms for those who didn’t elect Obama , those people giving out and accepting the cookies would have been called racist.

  6. Hilarious and depressing at the same time. Such literally infantile behavior is a disgrace to an institute of higher learning. Maybe instead of crying, you try to understand an opposing world view or redouble your efforts to oppose it.

      • Can’t agree more. It is so embracing to see these young people acting like 2-year olds. I can’t believe the amount unjustified accusation the media is expressing in bold and ugly way toward Trump (for example read New Yorker). I am an immigrant and can’t figure out what the hype is about the “dark times.”

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  8. I’m not a professional but pro-tip: When filming have the person who is speaking in focus.
    “das bad for people into banking” yeaah screw all those people paying the price for those too big to fail banks. screw em.

  9. Where is the compassion. Take one second to step off of your racist, misogynistoc, xenophobic trump train and look around. If you can’t understand this simply by virtue of being a good human being, than try to see that real people, perhaps people you know, are going to be significantly affected by this presidency simply because of their identity- whether that means they are LBTQ+, people of color, women, undocumented immigrants, Muslims…Please see that there is no reason for these people to be less deserving of basic human rights, rights that Trump has proudly threatened to take away on many occasions. And if none of that bothers you, than just contemplate the fact that our president-elect has been accused of sexual assault by SEVERAL women and has been caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women. How can you live with yourselves? You’re really calling these students ‘snowflakes’ and ‘infantile’? Really? If you don’t understand why these students are upset, and if you aren’t at all upset yourself, than you really need to reevaluate yourselves and try and gather some humanity. Because this isnt about crying over another ‘worldview’, it is crying for the victory of hate and bigotry in this election. But not for long. We cried today, but tomorrow we are ready to fight.

    • What missing compassion are you talking about?

      Did you show your compassion when President Obama killed a 16-year old US CITIZEN in Yemen?
      Did you show your compassion when President Obama bombed a MSF hospital in Afghanistan?
      Did you show your compassion when President Obama killed brown muslim kids via drones?

      You are crying about an opposing worldview while willfully ignoring the actions of a President when he is from your own political inclination.

      This was a rightfully-won democratic election. The rubes that you look down upon won. You can’t take it, so you cry. And then claim that those who laugh at your infantile behavior lack compassion.

      • You know what, you are partially right. There are atrocities that happen everyday because of the greed of corporate capitalism and the profit over people mentality that rules our world. The Obama administration has perpetuated these horrible drone strikes that you speak of killing innocent people in the name of war. This also angers me, and believe me, I have compassion, and I absolutely denounce these actions.

        But what do we do about that?

        With your acceptance of a Trump presidency and cruel mocking of these protestors, you are saying that you not only want these tragedies to continue, you want them to propagate further. You lament the violence perpetrated in the Middle East but you accept the violent rhetoric towards marginalized people in the US, rhetoric that will likely translate into tangible policies. Logically, this makes absolutely no sense.

        If you are against violence, then why would you prop up this man? Why don’t we demand better? Instead, you go to the complete opposite side of the spectrum and embrace this breed of violence in all of its shameless glory? Sorry, I don’t get it. Don’t think I ever will.

        So yeah, I’m upset. I cried and took comfort in the solidarity of my peers. You wanna laugh? Go ahead, but I’m going to demand better. I will demand progress towards peace, not just say screw it and embrace violence toward the ‘other’ to account for every problem this country faces.

        To address your other comment, undocumented immigrants are people not aliens. I’m gonna stick with that word you love so much, compassion, and continue to use that terminology.

        On a final note, please examine your use of the word ‘infantile.’ Why is the expression of emotions infantile? It is in fact infantile to act like we feel nothing when our peers from every marginalized community have been traumatized and will continue to be traumatized with this bigot as our president. You’ve just got it all wrong, on every level.

        • “With your acceptance of a Trump presidency and cruel mocking of these protestors, you are saying that you not only want these tragedies to continue, you want them to propagate further. You lament the violence perpetrated in the Middle East but you accept the violent rhetoric towards marginalized people in the US, rhetoric that will likely translate into tangible policies. Logically, this makes absolutely no sense.”

          Logically, most of these conversations on this article make no sense. People just like stroking their own feathers on how to justify their thinking without really responding to what others are saying. Thank you for also not losing your cool and really responding to people’s knee-jerk reactions. Seems like Cornell forgot to teach reading comprehension and conversation skills to an entire group of alumni.

          I appreciated this paragraph and how it was written. If people who actually take a moment to understand why we’re all so frustrated, this would really be a whole lot easier. Too bad we have to fight the long fight, eh?

          Solidarity to you.

        • ==> “There are atrocities that happen everyday because of the greed of corporate capitalism and the profit over people mentality that rules our world. ”

          Citation needed. Did corporate capitalism cause the Obama administration to kill a 16-year old US citizen? What about all the kids in Pakistan? Or the MSF hospital? How is that “corporate greed”?

          ==> “You lament the violence perpetrated in the Middle East but you accept the violent rhetoric towards marginalized people in the US, rhetoric that will likely translate into tangible policies.”

          Utter hogwash. How is actual violence perpetrated by the Obama administration equivalent to violent rhetoric? Where is the evidence that it will “likely translate into tangible policies”, when Trump hasn’t even taken office? In the meantime, there is ample evidence of what Obama has actually one.

          ==> “If you are against violence, then why would you prop up this man? Why don’t we demand better?”

          You don’t know me. I did not vote for Trump, and don’t prop up the man. I’m pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left. When your man Obama is in office, you overlooked all the bad things he did. Too bad his name wasn’t Bush and his party ID Republican. That would’ve gotten your attention in no time.

          ==> “I will demand progress towards peace, not just say screw it and embrace violence toward the ‘other’ to account for every problem this country faces.”

          You say this while “othering” the so-called rubes in flyover country. Classic Ivy League elitism.

          ==> “To address your other comment, undocumented immigrants are people not aliens.”

          Yes, they are. Download any immigration form from the USCIS web site and look for the definition of the term “alien”. My family is part immigrant, and they were legal aliens.

          ==> “Why is the expression of emotions infantile?”

          Because you’re an adult in your 20s?

          ==> “It is in fact infantile to act like we feel nothing when our peers from every marginalized community have been traumatized and will continue to be traumatized with this bigot as our president.”

          Oh, the histrionics. You want to know actual trauma? Go look for pictures of the brown muslim kids drone bombed by our benevolent leftist leader Obama.

          • THANK YOU. I didn’t write the post so I won’t respond to all your responses, but I appreciate you for actually trying to hold a conversation.

            I will respond to one thing –

            “You don’t know me. I did not vote for Trump, and don’t prop up the man. I’m pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left. When your man Obama is in office, you overlooked all the bad things he did. Too bad his name wasn’t Bush and his party ID Republican. That would’ve gotten your attention in no time.”

            I’m pretty sure both parties are often guilty of what you say here. Republicans have mindlessly flocked to Trump because he is of the party and pick & choose the details they want to use to justify supporting a man who has insulted nearly every ethnic and racial group in the US. Of course, Democrats are far from blameless, as you said, for simply flocking to their candidate. Your post made me think and look up a lot of the policies Obama has actually been involved in and I would respectfully ask you do the same. He has done good for the country, though the net gain / loss is debatable and subjective.

            Again, while I do not agree with you on many issues, I respect that we are trying to engage in conversation. Thank you and have a nice day.

    • And stop using the phrase “undocumented immigrants”.

      They are illegal aliens, whether your politically-correct Ivy League friends approve it or not.

      By your logic, if I break and enter your property, I would be an “undocumented resident” of your house.

    • Liberal logic: Believe the lies, ignore the truth. Your “racist, misogynistic, xenophobic” statement is coerced by the leftist media trying to make President Elect Trump look bad in order to manipulate your mindset just as they have done for years. The fact that liberals pay more attention to what someone said over a decade ago and ignore the crimes of someone else is EXACTLY why all these cry-baby, whiny, politically correct, entitled, disgraces of Americans didn’t get their way in this election. Compassion????? HELL NO…There IS no more “compassion” for people that need a box of tissues because Hillary didn’t win the election. Go grab your participation trophy, a box of tissues, your coloring books and playdoh, and cry in your safe place. The pussification of America is OVER!

  10. Wow! Having a cry-in over an election is really ridiculous. How will these Candy apples act when life deals them real challenges and tragedy? Guess what, it does not come with blankets and cookies.
    I am guessing the underpaid cu workers that baked those cookies for the elite softies voted for Trump. The irony! Getting paid to console immature Ivy League students. Yes, cookies and blankets will make it all fine.
    Give these babies a few prelims and watch the protests evaporate. Nothing like stressing over your gpa – you can’t share that on facebook.

    • “How will these Candy apples act when life deals them real challenges and tragedy?”

      Are those the people that will be “working” and theoretically paying for my future social security? That’s what really scares me.

  11. Liberals protest and have cry ins. Conservatives go home, have dinner, then go to bed so they can get up and go to work the next day so that we can pay taxes to support the liberals who spend all their time protesting…….whatever.

    Your terrified? Stop your fear mongering. Trump is not the boogie man under your bed.

      • WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE SO AFRAID OF HIGHER EDUCATION?! Jesus. You act like education is turning our country into a pile of shit when actually, it’s the only thing keeping us grounded in the 21st century, rather than reverting to the 1940’s when women could barely vote, minorities weren’t treated as humans, and smoking wasn’t dangerous.

        • Relax miss Ivy League. I’m not terrified. When I said “terrified” I was using hyperbole. Hyperbole is a literary device used to add emphasis. I was emphasizing the ridiculous nature of comments using the same word in the videos. Hyperbole is how people used to add emphasis back before the invention of the CAPS LOCK key. Not bad eh? Don’t you think hyperbole is a pretty high brow word for one of the “you people” to use.

  12. Braving the cold, wind and occassional rain? As we approach Veterans Day is that really what you want to call brave? I’m sorry but elections have a winner and a loser. Didn’t they know this from the start?

  13. Braving the cold, wind and occassional rain? As we approach Veterans Day is that really what you want to call brave? I’m sorry but elections have a winner and a loser. Didn’t they know this from the start

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  16. Let me put it another way.

    When Conservatives disagree with Liberals we think “Boy that is stupid and that guy is going to really mess things up if he gets in office”.
    When Liberals disagree with Conservatives they think “Boy that is dangerous thinking and therefore he has no claim to the office even though he was fairly elected. He is dangerous and should be arrested. Let’s riot. It’s OK because our cause is just.”

    And that is how the Tsar Nicholas II and all of his family (including the children) came to be hanged in the streets of St. Petersburg by an angry mob of pussified Russian college students.

    There I go fear mongering again….

  17. It’s disheartening to see that so many people are simply seeing the “students crying” part and ignoring the reason as to WHY they are crying. We’re not idiots – we know there are clear winners and losers in an election. We know that crying doesn’t change the fact that we have a flaming bigot as our next President. As another has stated – this is just a way to process emotions in a hard time.

    If you cannot understand why Trump’s presidency can cause grief to so many, you clearly don’t understand what happens outside your bubble of privilege. People are being attacked at gas stations for looking a certain way. People are being threatened and fear for their lives. Yet you sit here on the Internet shaming these students for being devastated? Just because it hasn’t happened to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. We fear for our LIVES and you sit here laughing at our pain.

    I’m sorry our generation doesn’t want to grow up like yours and be slaves to the working system. I’m sorry we want to fight for those most vulnerable. I’m sorry that you feel so threatened by a bunch of college students crying that you took the time out of your workday to post incendiary comments on a student newspaper article.

    Perhaps you have forgotten what it means to be young and believe that the world is fair. We are learning that the world is not fair and I’m sure my fellow Cornellians will emerge stronger and fight towards that goal. Cornell is not a glorified trade school and if that’s all you got out of your education, it is your loss.

    • “If you cannot understand why Trump’s presidency can cause grief to so many, you clearly don’t understand what happens outside your bubble of privilege. ”

      Would my “bubble of privilege” include joining the military and deploying to the middle east, rather than stay home at mom’s and attend the local college tuition free? Or maybe it would include later on, when I was disabled and attending University (where I put myself through school to get an MBA) while my family went into regular bank overdraft and subsisted on Food Stamps and Medicaid?

      I would argue that you don’t understand the way economics works if you think progressive policies can tax and regulate us into prosperity. If you want to see the impact on employment and how well this works, take a look at California.

      You also might want to step back and acknowledge that Trump is not responsible for the crimes towards black, LGBT, or any other minority group. He had a congenial, successful meeting with President Obama today, and as you might recall Trump got some LGBT support after the Orlando shooting, probably because they were fed up with the (unvetted) refugee bull****.

      • I knew my post would inflate people’s defense mechanisms. If you are white, straight, and male, you are PRIVILEGED. Not because others have served longer or that they were poorer, but because you don’t need to fear for your life while walking down the street. You don’t have to deal with microaggressions against you everyday.

        While I thank you for your service and admire you for your strength and resolve towards higher education, I am going to respectfully disagree with your assumptions on what I was speaking towards. We all have our situations that lead us to Cornell and many are more fortunate than your journey seems to have been. I respectfully ask you to consider that many others have travelled further and down a rougher road than yours as well.

        “I would argue that you don’t understand the way economics works if you think progressive policies can tax and regulate us into prosperity. If you want to see the impact on employment and how well this works, take a look at California.”

        I don’t even really see where this came from, I didn’t mention taxes or regulation at all. Personally, I think that both parties are flawed in their approach towards reaching “prosperity” for a nation this diverse and stratified – they take stances that are too extreme. You are correct in that taxing the rich and working class (as I am assuming you are referring to here) really perpetuates a morale hazard. To imply that conservative policies that give tax breaks to everyone would work better is very debatable. What stops tax evasion and who pays for programs that protect our vulnerable sub populations? As someone who has benefitted from government programs such as food stamps and Medicaid, I would stretch to think that you understand the importance of government funding / taxes than I do. California is a case study and to really better argue this we would need more statistics. I will concede that I don’t understand enough about national economics to argue this as well as you probably could, but this was not the point of my post.

        “You also might want to step back and acknowledge that Trump is not responsible for the crimes towards black, LGBT, or any other minority group. He had a congenial, successful meeting with President Obama today, and as you might recall Trump got some LGBT support after the Orlando shooting, probably because they were fed up with the (unvetted) refugee bull****.”

        Sure, Trump isn’t personally responsible, but these crimes are happening at an alarming rate after the election because many of his extreme followers have internalized his rhetoric and feel validated in their racist feelings. I realize not all Trump supporters are racists or would want to personally harm POCs or LGBTQ+. However, by supporting a candidate that built a platform on that type of rhetoric, it has allowed this hate to be directed in the form of intimidation and threats to marginalized groups in the US.

        One conversation doesn’t change my opinion after a year of hate speech.

        I don’t know what some LGBT support has to do with the fact that his win still validates hateful thinking. Just because some people of a subgroup agree with him doesn’t mean all LGBTQ+ are then unjustified in rejecting his platform.

        • You and I both went to Cornell.
          Minority or not, you know what we both are? WILDLY PRIVILEGED.
          So don’t even think about not applying the word privileged to yourself as well as to white males when you and I are both part of an infinitesimally small group of wildly privileged people on this planet who went not only to a university, but to an Ivy League university.

          • You know, I agree with you. I should have rephrased to say that we are all privileged in some way or another if we compare far enough. However, you are missing the point. Some Americans are abusing their privilege to close ears to what is happening to others because it is not happening to them. Just because you can take your safety for granted does not mean others can as well. Is it right to sit idly by while even more of our marginalized Americans feel increasingly unsafe?

            Thank you.

          • Those who walked away from the classroom have little regard for their education and should be denied all government assistance.

        • “I knew my post would inflate people’s defense mechanisms. If you are white, straight, and male, you are PRIVILEGED.”

          I am straight, female, disabled, and white. What am I now?

          “I respectfully ask you to consider that many others have travelled further and down a rougher road than yours as well.”

          Perhaps it has been. Each American has their individual struggles and tapestry. Some have it easier than I do, and some have it much harder.

          “I don’t even really see where this came from, I didn’t mention taxes or regulation at all. Personally, I think that both parties are flawed in their approach towards reaching “prosperity” for a nation this diverse and stratified – they take stances that are too extreme.”

          I might have jumped ahead into a defense of capitalism here. That was (one of the few) reasons I had to select Trump. I had personal experience with the failed infrastructure of California, and I did not want to see this model infect the United States as a whole.

          “As someone who has benefitted from government programs such as food stamps and Medicaid, I would stretch to think that you understand the importance of government funding / taxes than I do.”

          I understand that government assistance has a time and a place, but it should be a hand up, not a lifestyle. This point is very important. I think I lot of people think this is a permanent handout, which hurts our society as a whole, as the working individual’s tax dollars are paying for this. I am hoping that a focus on job growth and fair medical benefits will enable more people to enter the productive workforce, rather than permanently relying on government assistance.

          “California is a case study and to really better argue this we would need more statistics. I will concede that I don’t understand enough about national economics to argue this as well as you probably could, but this was not the point of my post.”

          I’ll admit some bias against California here. It is predominantly blue, and overregulated as hell. I’ve spent over 30 years there, and in that time had no significant success seeking either gainful employment or education. Not so with other states I have lived in. I was told, while in a California employment soft skills course, “It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know.” If that doesn’t frighten you, I don’t know what will. This is a clear emphasis on political connections, rather than work ethic and skills.

          “However, by supporting a candidate that built a platform on that type of rhetoric, it has allowed this hate to be directed in the form of intimidation and threats to marginalized groups in the US.”

          Did he, though? The guy is blunt as hell, but he roundly denounced the endorsement of the KKK (keep in mind, these guys are going to support the red candidate, no matter what), as well as showed some notable sympathies to the LGBT community.

          • First of all, I want to apologize for inflammatory language. I regret some of my phrasing after rereading it a day or two later – it’s a sensitive time for us all but I realize I’m not doing anything to make it better.

            “I am straight, female, disabled, and white. What am I now?”

            You are a human being. All I was trying to state was that everyone deserves to be treated as decent human beings without having to fear for their lives. Our President-elect has riled up a subset of Americans who simply do not feel that way. Whether or not this should directly be blamed on him is really a complicated matter and after thought, I’m not even sure I can say how I feel anymore on the subject. What I do know is that the current state of affairs is unacceptable. We cannot continue marginalizing people in our country because we want to better ourselves.

            There are people out there who are so desperate to make their own lives better they are willing to sacrifice the safety and comfort of others. This goes for both parties.

            “I understand that government assistance has a time and a place, but it should be a hand up, not a lifestyle. This point is very important. I think I lot of people think this is a permanent handout, which hurts our society as a whole, as the working individual’s tax dollars are paying for this. I am hoping that a focus on job growth and fair medical benefits will enable more people to enter the productive workforce, rather than permanently relying on government assistance.”

            I agree with everything in this paragraph. I do not agree that Trump will be able to accomplish this – then again, I’m not sure Hillary would have either.

            ” If that doesn’t frighten you, I don’t know what will. This is a clear emphasis on political connections, rather than work ethic and skills.”

            It does frighten me. This emphasis on connections is pervasive in our entire society, however. It will take a lot more than just changing our President to change it. Changing our system to a meritocracy has infinite potential for corruption as well. I’m actually glad you brought this up – on top of the inherent bias you have personally experienced against those without connections, people of color/women are oppressed by another layer of bias. There are many articles out there about the inequalities of jobs across race and gender but I will leave that for some other time.

            “Did he, though? The guy is blunt as hell, but he roundly denounced the endorsement of the KKK (keep in mind, these guys are going to support the red candidate, no matter what), as well as showed some notable sympathies to the LGBT community.”

            The KKK deserve no sympathy from anyone as a hate-driven organization – his denouncement was obligatory. “Notable sympathies” does not equal respect for the community. You do not mention Muslims or women. He is blunt and as a result we can see an inherent inequality in how he views subgroups of Americans. I hope you can understand my discomfort as a woman with his election. We all have priorities in who we vote for, and I do not blame you for your choice. I simply ask that you see how his election may have resulted in a validation in bigoted views that can translate into action upon persons other than yourself.

            I understand you. But I also hope you can understand my frustrations with the social issues that his election has caused. Just today, I had a friend intimidated on a NY subway because she was wearing a hijab. It is, for those outside of the religion, a headscarf. An ornament of faith. Why should she be targeted for wanting to display her faith and modesty? It’s as ridiculous and unfathomable as someone targeting you because you wore sneakers out today. Of course, these problems existed long before Trump was elected, but many of his followers have taken his win as validation of racist thoughts.

            That is what I am fighting against. That is what these students are crying for. A sudden loss of safety and the validation that they are viewed as less than human beings by a good portion of Americans.

            We really had one crapshoot of an election, eh? Thank you. As the emotions have begun to settle, I am glad that I was able to have a decent conversation with someone in order to understand. I hope we have both learned from each other on the problems surrounding this tumultuous time for our nation.

          • Cornell16:

            “First of all, I want to apologize for inflammatory language. I regret some of my phrasing after rereading it a day or two later – it’s a sensitive time for us all but I realize I’m not doing anything to make it better.”

            No need to apologize. I actually think you did quite well, and can’t remember any inflammatory language you’ve used. I’ve been called an educated idiot, just in this thread (oxymoronic, I know), and a “cunt” other places, so I’m used to much worse.

            “You are a human being. All I was trying to state was that everyone deserves to be treated as decent human beings without having to fear for their lives.”

            I agree, they absolutely do. I don’t think anyone deserves to be in fear for their personal safety, and if there’s something this discussion taught me, it’s that we’re all shaped by our own experiences. The two times I felt in danger, one was from a Muslim female in a position of authority (who harassed and then fired me), and another was from a group of Mexican males who threatened a white male in a McDonalds, and then came to my car to physically threaten me. I acknowledge that other people have different experiences that make them feel safer in Hillary’s America, while my own might have led me to feel safe in Trump’s America.
            I am again regretful that two other candidates (Carson and Sanders) were not our choices, because this last election certainly wasn’t run on class.

            “It does frighten me. This emphasis on connections is pervasive in our entire society, however. It will take a lot more than just changing our President to change it. Changing our system to a meritocracy has infinite potential for corruption as well. I’m actually glad you brought this up – on top of the inherent bias you have personally experienced against those without connections, people of color/women are oppressed by another layer of bias. There are many articles out there about the inequalities of jobs across race and gender but I will leave that for some other time.”

            There probably are, again I guess I’m biased with my own experience. Every time I’ve been knocked down, it’s paradoxically been by women (one time, a Muslim woman). Every time–career wise–I’ve been lifted up and given opportunities, it’s been by men. I don’t know why this is, perhaps it’s odd or not the norm, but it was just my experience.

            “We all have priorities in who we vote for, and I do not blame you for your choice. I simply ask that you see how his election may have resulted in a validation in bigoted views that can translate into action upon persons other than yourself.”

            I do see how people with different experiences could have some of their fears validated with the results of this election. The bottom line is—I don’t blame anyone for voting for Hillary. I don’t blame anyone for voting for Trump. I don’t blame anyone for voting for a third party candidate or write-in. I just wish that anyone was free to vote, without any fear of reprisal, or feeling like they have to be ashamed or hide it.

            “We really had one crapshoot of an election, eh? Thank you. As the emotions have begun to settle, I am glad that I was able to have a decent conversation with someone in order to understand. I hope we have both learned from each other on the problems surrounding this tumultuous time for our nation.”

            This election was wild. I didn’t mind Obama’s presidency so much—I even voted for him the first time, but I could tell that eventually the tide was going to turn towards red/Republican, because it always does. I was perplexed as to why some of the better R/D candidates weren’t the forerunners in their party, but oh well. It’s over now. This was a good discussion, a rational exchange of ideas.

          • This is a complicated issue.

            What exactly are they afraid of? If you’re implying the predominantly African American population, why do you think it is considered “more dangerous” there? Is it not a result of inherent unfairness in the American system? There is a reason why a greater proportion of certain minorities are never able to escape the cycle of poverty – which is highly associated with crime. Of course, there are poor whites as well, and they should never be forgotten or given less help.

            You’re commenting this because you’re defensive. Rather than just knee-jerk reacting to one sentence that I wrote, I respectfully ask you actually try to read and understand why so many people in our country are so unhappy. Instead of trying to invalidate my response, try to act like a decent human being and activate some empathy for those who are marginalized even further because of this election.

      • After further thought, I want to say that there is nothing we can really do now to stop Trump from reaching the Oval Office. The time to stop him has come and gone. We need to move on and accept how our country’s eligible voters decided to turn out and among those, who they chose. To imply otherwise would go against the very system that we have built this country on.

        However, we MUST stop the oppression and racism that has come from his campaign before it consumes us. I’m sure I don’t need to detail why marginalization and hate crimes are bad, to put it lightly.

        I am not saying that we should be hung up on this election – what has happened has happened and I hope that this angers people enough to action.

        Also thank you for staying relatively civil and avoiding insult-hurling as has been present in many of the other replies 🙂

    • “We’re not idiots – we know there are clear winners and losers in an election.”

      No, you pretty much are idiots. Grow up, get a job, and be productive. Life is hard and you don’t always get your own way. If you think you can cry and be pampered whenever things you don’t like happen, life will eat you for lunch. Deal with it.

      • I’ve had a job since I was eighteen and continue to work to eat and live. Let’s move past calling each other names. Does it make you feel better when you hide behind a screen and call other people idiots?

        Of course life is hard. I’ve had to fucking deal with trying to validate my struggle as a minority in this country to your type of people over and over and over again. I’ve had to run home at night because I’ve been followed and called all kinds of slurs. Yet I’m still here. I’m still trying to have this goddamn conversation with people.

        Also, I like how you choose to ignore everything in my post detailing the actual issue here and just focus on the name calling. Perhaps if you respond to the actual issues I am TRYING to talk about here I’d have more respect for you.

        Really? Because the work you do is probably SO productive? Are you working to close the gender pay gap? Are you working towards making sure people can ACTUALLY fulfill the American dream no matter their race or ethnicity?

        Why are you all so afraid of showing emotion? Are you afraid of being seen as weak? Also, I never mentioned anything about being pampered – you’re just putting words in my mouth at this point.

        You’re coming from a position of privilege if you think that just “dealing with it” is enough and can guarantee success in life. Privilege isn’t innately bad – it’s just bad when you think it’s okay to assume everyone has an equal chance at success. And if you cannot even understand that, Cornell has failed us all.

        (Did you see that? How I actually responded to what you talked about? That’s how to hold a meaningful conversation instead of just preaching the same few lines over and over again.)

      • publius-I wouldn’t call them idiots. THis generation was raised in the “everybody on the team gets a trophy” mentality whether you win or lose.

    • No – what’s disheartening is to see young, liberal a** holes like you condemning OUR new president and this great nation, burning our flag to protest a FAIR election that he won, and to see you crying like little bi**hes because your “era of entitlement” is coming to an end!

      Our great veterans bled and died for your right to vote, to protest, and to give you a blanket of freedom, that you don’t appreciate, to live under! Go shake a Vet’s hand today, ass**le, and say THANK YOU!

      Do you think Obama’s dictatorship did not cause hardship for a lot of Americans? Higher taxes, record unemployment, a corrupt justice system, all of his illegal executive actions…GET REAL!

      Oh – I understand perfectly well what happens “outside my bubble”…I work, pay taxes, and support this Country! It’s called LIVING! Maybe if “Hilliary” wasn’t a criminal and didn’t lie her way out of everything, and corrupt a legal system to her advantage, she MAY have won!

      But the fact is Mr. Trump is our newly elected President! So get over yourself, get a job and start contributing to the success of this country, instead of contributing to its downfall!

      And before you chastise me…careful junior…I have TWO degrees, and am a bit more intelligent that you may think…

      BTW – Kleenex is on sale today…

      • You know, just because you put a few ** in your words doesn’t make it any less immature to curse people out on the Internet. I’m sorry your life is so sad that you feel the need to curse out others for not thinking the way you do.

        AGAIN, if you actually READ what I said about the PRESIDENCY, you would realize that I have not said “IMPEACH TRUMP” or “OMIGOD TRUMP SHOULDNT BE PRESIDENT”. I have literally just said that his election has spurred a select group to act on racist ideals and is endangering the welfare of people that you CLEARLY do not care for. Voting for him is equivalent to voting for his hate for Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ+, POCs, and WOMEN because it validated backwards thinking that TREATS THESE PEOPLE AS LESS THAN HUMAN BEINGS.

        I realize Trump is the President. As President, should it not be his job to make sure the nation is peaceful instead of using rhetoric that promotes violent thinking in a specific subgroup? You’re literally missing the point. Educate yourself on what is happening after the election in his most extreme supporters. Hillary’s supporters have extremists as well and

        “Oh – I understand perfectly well what happens “outside my bubble”…I work, pay taxes, and support this Country! It’s called LIVING! Maybe if “Hilliary” wasn’t a criminal and didn’t lie her way out of everything, and corrupt a legal system to her advantage, she MAY have won!”

        You understand nothing. If the only thing you know is that you work and pay taxes, YOU KNOW NOTHING. Do you know about the people who cannot walk home in peace because they fear for their lives? Do you know about the people who have to deal with racial slurs when they have done nothing but love? Do you know that no matter how hard I work, a white male with even less skill and less knowledge can still get a job I cannot get? You know nothing. You know nothing about the injustices of the world because they benefit you and frankly, you don’t seem to give a damn about the basic human rights of some of the citizens of the country that you claim to be supporting.

        Is Trump not a criminal as well? Why do you choose to ignore that he has evaded MILLIONS in tax dollars that you like to throw around as your contribution to the country? Why do you choose to ignore that he has allegations against him that vary in magnitude as much as Hillary’s? You’re going to come up with a million reasons, I’m sure, but check yourself. Check your defense mechanisms and get over the idea that you know anything about what you’re trying to say.

        GOD. STOP TELLING EVERYONE TO GET A JOB AND CONTRIBUTE. 1) You don’t know anything about me or what I have had to go through to get to this point and have to argue basic common sense with another adult. 2) There are a lot of ways to contribute to the success of this country (which by the way, is a very nebulous concept) besides working at a desk job or whatever I would need to do to earn money. 3) How have I been contributing to its downfall? If anything, you closing your ears to the issues happening in this country is what is bringing us down.

        WOW TWO DEGREES. I better just bow down before you because that just automatically makes you a more decent human being! But really, anyone with money can get a degree. In your words, get over yourself.

        (Again, you’re all being hilariously predictable in your responses. It makes me really happy that I’ve angered you so because it really just proves my point as to how much ignorance is driving this country. It’s always the same few lines. It’s too bad those two degrees didn’t seem to do anything for your reading comprehension or the proper use of punctuation.)

      • If you read the comments above, I have addressed this in a previous post. You are correct in that I am also privileged. Everyone is also comparatively privileged for simply living in America and not in Syria.

        Your comment is an attempt to undermine my argument and points at a valid flaw. However, I did not say that I am not privileged – I am aware of my own. The question is whether other people recognize theirs in comparison to others within this country. You are missing the point.

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  22. Pampered. No one owes you anything. Maybe put forth a less flawed honest candidate. I hope you snowflakes in your safe spaces learn to cope with things which do not always go your way. Keep looking down your noses at people who actually make America work and who built this country and gave you the opportunity to better yourselves. The generation before you worked their asses off so you can go to places like Cornell. They were forgotten by the liberal elites in control of places like Cornell and Trump gave them a voice. That’s democracy. Deal with it before you all melt away to insignificance which most of you are. Time to grow up a little.

  23. Oh man, I could not believe this wasn’t satire when someone sent it to me.

    I didn’t even vote for the Orange Clown, but if his election causes this kind of hysteria amongst the nation’s snowflakes, it all just might be worth it.

    Hey children, after nap-time we’ll have reassurance hugs, and then another cry-hour. If that’s too much for you, we have Teddy-Bear Corner and some blankies for you to hide under.

    Oh, this was priceless! Thank you Cornell!

  24. What a bunch of pussies. In 2017 the Revolutionaries cried “Give me Liberty or give me death?” What do we see today? All the special snowflakes saying “Give us free stuff or we’ll cry.”

    All of you are an embarrassment to the nation and the men and women who worked and fought to found and build this country. No shame, no ethics, no guts, no brains, and no faith.

    Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.

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  26. Wow. As an employer, I would certainly want to weed out people like this in the hiring process who seem to have no resilience and are not emotionally mature and stable to face the consequences of an election and be able to get up and go to work (or to class, in this case) and press on in their job.

    Do these “cry-in” participants think that this is how people in the real world have to deal with things? Do they think they can respond this way when they are disappointed in the outcome of an election, a project, an event, a mission? How in the world will they reasonably cope and be productive team members at a job?

    Amazing. Cornell ought to consider refunding some tuition money, as these students are not being educated to handle life in the real world beyond the campus.

    • This is what liberal schools have being teaching for a longtime.
      I may be older than some people on here…but I was raised by parents that taught their children to love and honor GOD COUNTRY AND FAMILY. To work hard and honest and live within your means.
      My dad, born in 1916 fought in WWII and worked as a truck driver until he started at U.S. Steel where he worked 37yrs and missed 2 days…I’M NOT THE MAN MY DAD WAS…but I try and I know he did it the right way.
      Paid his own bills raised 3 boys to be men and a wonderful husband 52yrs before passing away.
      Point is…today kids aren’t raised the way we were.
      If a neighbor needed help…you helped. The Church helped more people than you can imagine…
      The government hand outs don’t help another…inckud2 the receivers. They are owned my a government that wants to control its people…that is NOT the ideas our founding fathers intended.
      Who is old enough to remember when checks for babies started…if you’re that old…you should know where all the Social Security taxes paid in has gone to…(a welfare state) it has to stop…and yes…YES it will be painful. It always hurts when you have to diet. And this country has to be put on a diet that restricts ALL WASTEFUL SPENDING.
      Get a job…be responsible for yourself. DO NOT LET TGE GOVERNMENT OWN YOU.
      NIW GOD THE U.S.A. AND GET A JOB…I COULDN’T CARE LESS WHAT YOUR EDUCATION IS…IF ALL YOU CAN FIND IS A DITCH DIGGING JOB…DO IT! WORK YOUR WAY UP AND THEN POSSIBLY OWN THE COMPANY.
      JUST DO NOT ASK FOR A HAND OUT…BUT I PROMISE A HELPING HAND “UP”!

  27. Watching these college brats, entitlement babies, and sadly misled kids cry like the spoiled babies they are, is a joke…
    Now I see AMERICANS, BURNING AMERICAN FLAGS, on AMERICAN SOIL, ON VETERANS DAY! That is the saddest thing I have ever seen!
    I went to college at age 48…took out student loans, graduated on-time and got a job! Now it is time to pay them back!
    I am ahead of schedule on my payoffs – paying off my interest bearing subsidized loans all at once after I WORKED, EARNED AND SAVED my money!
    Oh…by the way…I did all of this while fighting colon and kidney cancer!
    Don’t tell me any of you brats are entitled to ANYTHING!
    FREE COLLEGE! What a joke! When you finally get a job, you can watch your tax dollars pay for your “FREE COLLEGE”!
    For a bunch of college kids you are not very bright!
    I pay my taxes and my bills and LOVE MY COUNTRY – even after Obama and his cronies – including “Hilliary” – nearly ruined this great nation!
    So get over it, you whiney little brats! TRUMP is our President – and I stress the “OUR”…like it or not!
    Support TRUMP and wish him well…GOD BLESS THE USA!

  28. Part of the reason you may be picking up comments from people like “Trump Supporter” is that the Daily Sun article on the cry-in was picked up by at least one conservative website (http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/11/freakout-at-cornell.php). I guess having a good cry is a fine initial reaction to the election results, but once you get that done a good next step is to commit to kick ass and make some trouble. I must stop and disclose that I went to Cornell in the late 60s and early 70s, and hopefully the values I picked up then still affect my outlook.

    There is plenty of blame to go around for the election of now President-elect Trump. Try to move beyond demonizing the white middle class voters who made up most of his 49.9% of the popular vote. Yes, they were willing to vote for an awful person, but many did so because Trump struck a resonant chord with many Americans who felt the country was going downhill and that the fortunes of their families were sinking. Other than Bernie Sanders, none of the other candidates this year even seemed to acknowledge this issue, much less had a plan to do something about it. And although we may agree that Hillary would have been a much better president, she was a flawed candidate with plenty of baggage, and we had much better alternatives such as Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden who would have stuffed Mr. Trump.

    It’s also important to realize that part of what hurt Hillary is that fairly or not she was perceived as being part of the corruption in Washington; one thing that hurt her was the belief (again, fair or not) that she and Bill had used the Clinton Foundation to enrich themselves and sell out to Wall Street, etc.
    So what to do? First, commit to getting beyond the corruption in Washington and doing whatever it takes to improve the lot of all Americans—even if this means supporting working cooperatively with Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress. Second, help efforts to begin putting candidates in place who in the elections of 2018 and 2020 can replace any Republicans—or Democrats!–who fail to walk the walk, possibly because they let their loyalty to their various masters prevent them from pursuing these issues with sufficient zeal. And lastly, begin thinking what you will be doing when you get out of school—as we said back in the day, if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem.

    Wow! I feel like it’s 1970 again—and in some ways, it is. Power to the people! (Sorry, I had to say that.)

    • Jerry – you are a joke…another fantasy land liberal…
      “a good next step is to commit to kick ass and make some trouble”: Another liberal inciting violence and civil disobedience to “further the cause”…idiot! Watch the news…do you really think what those protesters are doing is right? Who is going to pay for that to be fixed and cleaned up? YOU???
      “And although we may agree that Hillary would have been a much better president”: NEVER! Corrupt, liar, above the law…she should be in jail for what she did!
      “There is plenty of blame to go around for the election of now President-elect Trump”: BLAME? BLAME means someone did something wrong. A fair election is the ultimate voice of the people, and we should not be “blamed” for anything! The people spoke through their votes! I did not vote for Obama, but I still respected others who voted for him, and endured the 8 years of his dictatorship…without a single tear.
      “Power to the people! (Sorry, I had to say that.): The PEOPLE DO HAVE THE POWER – in their RIGHT TO VOTE! Those who choose not to vote or support a candidate are the ones to BLAME – for not exercising their rights! Trump motivated and inspired many more than that corrupt Clinton rabble did…and the results are clear! The message: This country is FED UP with liberals, tax-payer funded entitlements and the socialist ideology the current gov’t wants us to live under! NO MORE!

      • Mr. or Ms. Trump Supporter, I have a bit of a hobby of occasionally making a post for forums such as this, and in doing so I make a rule for myself of getting what I have to say said and then resisting any further comments. But for once I’ll give myself the luxury of making a second comment just to let you know that I’m absolutely delighted I got to you so well. I won’t take the time to refute your individual comments, although I would suggest taking it a little easy on the caps.

        Since I have the floor again, I guess I should apologize and clarify that when I said “kick ass and make trouble” I wasn’t suggesting making a mess in the streets. What I was suggesting is joining in to take charge of our public life and getting this country back on the right track.

        I left Ithaca in 1972 and now I (virtually) leave again, but let me reassure you that this ain’t hardly over. And I have to say it once again—power to the people! (This is great fun!)

        • “A bit of a hobby”…”occasionally making posts”…no – I doubt that…I think you are just a typical liberal troll, who lives and breath’s on these forums, and who is now trying to make yourself sound all civil and above all who oppose your distorted views! It seems I am the one who has gotten to you! – why the quick reply and the self-righteous tone? LOL!

          And once again, a liberal “apologizing and clarifying” a controversial statement that he or she makes…where have we seen that before…Hilliary? If you liberal’s would simply learn how to say what you mean the first time, troll, you won’t make yourself look like such an a**.

          Take it easy on the CAPS…NO WAY! I like to accentuate how right I am and how wrong you are!

          I am out…I got to go do what us “deplorable’s” do on Friday’s…

          TYPICAL LIBERAL! You aren’t worth any more of my time…

  29. When I was in school, we worried about being shipped to Vietnam. There wasn’t any cry-in for those who didn’t want to participate because they all went to Canada. I would suggest these students do the same, or at least grow a pair.

  30. I didn’t know that Cornell educated kindergarten students GROW UP is that the way to deal with outcomes we don’t like ? BOO HOO!!!

  31. Could it be that some of these students aren’t crying about the loss of an election or some policies? Could it be that, perhaps, as young people who have not yet seen this side of American politics are grieving over the moral compromise we have ALL made this year?

    I’d expect this to be eye-opening for all of us. Those on the left are starting to see the pain the heartland has been suffering. Some of those on the right (who can stop YELLING long enough to listen) might understand that this a chance to be heard by everyone.

    Let’s not squander this opportunity to get to understand each other.

  32. This is pathetic. The article stated that the students braved the elements but it appears that they didn’t and are unable to brave anything. Grow up and move forward. Stop crying or the world will give you something to really cry about. Your safe spaces are a joke too. Do you get naps followed by cookies and milk afterwards?

    • Hopefully their eyes were all tearing bc of bad fall allergies. If not, hopefully they were crying about homelessness, civilians getting killed in Mosul , children dying of hunger, etc. If none of the above, go to class and cut the crap. Sone of us parents are paying 70,000 dollars a year working our asses off and would appreciate it if professors had not cancelled classes ,by the way.

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  34. I remember being especially emotional at the college age. I was really distraught when I heard that a Princeton
    student (if memory serves) had created a valid working design for an a-bomb back in the mid 70’s. Seriously though;
    enough of the selfie media promotion. Some disappointment I’m sure, but tons of inflated egos at work here just wanting attention.
    It’s sickening.

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  36. Thank you so much Cornell Sun for providing me with some more scrumptious, deliciously delightful shadenfreude! For me, since the election, I’ve had such a shadenfreude high it’s orgasmic! Every time I see a female Hillary supporter crying over Trump’s triumph, it gives me a boner! It’s been one big orgy of shadenfreude! So thank you, thank you, thank you Hillary supporters! Your tears are such salty treats! Oh, how I love to see self-righteous people cry!

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  39. Newsflash: Trump is a liberal and doesn’t care to be racist, sexist, xenophobic, etc.
    He has been incredibly liberal his entire life and only ran as conservative because he would never beat Clinton in the primaries. You have to understand that he campaigned the way he did in order to sway the American populous, and lucky him, he did! He lost the popular vote by a bit, but the electoral numbers will always decide it, and he won that by a landslide.
    Hate me now, believe me later, but he will prove to be more accepting of your prissy little asses than any president prior.
    Just remember who he was campaigning to.

  40. We I wen to Cornell you actually had to be smart and mature. I cant believe the whiny little cry babies who now attend my alma mater

  41. When I went to Cornell you actually had to be smart and mature. I cant believe the whiny little cry babies who now attend my alma mater
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  43. TO ALL YOU LIBERAL, LEFTIST, DEMOCRATS THAT ARE THROWING A TANTRUM LIKE A 3 YEAR OLD THAT DIDNT GET A PARTICIPATION TROPHY….THE CONSERVATIVE POPULATION DIDNT LIKE WHO YOU CHOSE AND DIDNT RIOT 8 YEARS AGO, DIDNT START A “GO-FUND-ME” FOR ASSASSINATION, DIDNT DESTROY BUSINESSES AND BLOCK PEOPLE FROM GETTING TO WORK. WE SAT BACK AND WAITED UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION. IF YOU PREACH TOLERANCE AND ACCEPTANCE…START PRACTICING SOME OF IT YOURSELF. NOW GO FIND YOUR SAFE PLACE, GRAB YOUR PARTICIPATION AWARD, A BOX OF TISSUES TO WIPE YOUR TEARS, AND SHUT THE HELL UP!

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  45. I graduated from Cornell in Electrical and Computer engineering some years ago and unfortunately am still trapped in this Twilight Zone place called Ithaca. This little city has such a high concentration of whacko hippies it is unbelievable. These folks think they’re so smart just because they have college degrees from Ivy League schools. They use government to ram their socialist agendas down everyone else’s throats.

    Stories like this make me embarrassed that I ever attended Cornell. What a bunch of pathetic weaklings all these “Cry In” attendees are. What this last election has proven is that the people who care most about elections are the ones most dependent on government. Ithaca really is 10 square miles surrounded by reality. These cry babies are freaking out because their “safe space” fantasy land echo chamber bubbles have been popped by Donald Trump and his supporters. WAKE UP FOLKS.

    So many of these young students are foolishly going into debt in order to study worthless liberal arts stuff (Gender studies, African Studies, Political Science, etc). They will never land decent jobs (except maybe teaching the same crap in academia to the next generation of suckers), and will surely end up whining to government that they need a “basic income”, debt forgiveness, higher minimum wage (which should just be abolished!), or maybe even the same salaries as say, an engineer or doctor, etc. These people are the most irresponsible scum — rather than studying something useful like engineering or medicine, they just studied what they loved without considering its value. Consequently, these people will probably leech off others and promote socialism for the rest of their pathetic lives.

    GET A JOB HIPPIES!

    We need higher interest rates so badly! Janet Yellen needs to get the boot ASAP and Trump needs to install another Paul Volker as Fed chairman. Better yet, lets abolish the Fed altogether, take a battle axe to the government, have massive austerity, and end all this deficit spending. Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced with the FREE MARKET. All these bubbles that Yellen and Bernanke have inflated via lax monetary policy need to get popped in this bloated economy. Eliminate all government backed student loans. Student loans should come from the private sector. That would prevent misallocation of precious capital. Do you really think any wealthy person in their right mind would loan huge sums of their own money at low interest rates to some young kid so he/she could become “educated” on stuff that they could never use for productive purposes in the private sector? Hell no.

  46. All of these anti-trump people keep using the phrase “Keep Fighting” over and over again. I’m sorry but doesn’t anyone else see the hilarious irony in this? I mean if I was a member of the LGBT community, or a racial minority, or a Muslim, or someone with disabilities would I really want someone “fighting” for me who has to have Nap Time with some coloring bookies and hot coco once things don’t go their way? What exactly does sitting down, holding hands, and singing Kumbaya accomplish? Well besides proving to the rest of the country if you dont get your way you immediately head for the Xanax bottle and tissues. What happens if a doctor tells you that you have cancer? just gonna sit around and cry and wait for it to slowly kill you? What if you are in a bad car wreck that leaves so badly injured you have to learn to walk again? Y’all just gonna roll over and cry and hope the magical fairy princess will come wave her glitter wand and make you all better? This isnt Oz. No clicking your ruby slippers together three times and saying “There’s no place like a safe space” which will teleport you to some make-believe fantasy land Utopia where everyone has a unicorn pet that craps skittles. This is the real world where you don’t always get your way. You know what? Its not even a bad thing because sometimes you might even learn something from it and become a better person. However, judging from the reactions of a lot of young people on TV and the internet, that’s probably not likely to happen.

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