The University of Missouri is currently a disaster, and not because of so-called “white privilege.”
The president and chancellor have just resigned, a professor (at the school of journalism, mind you) was caught on video pushing students and denying journalists access to a protest, the football team threatened to boycott the rest of their games this season and university police have lent their direct line to students for any complaints of hurt feelings (it’s literally a scene from Orwell’s 1984 where the “thought police” are vigilant).
One of the catalysts of Missouri’s current state of ruin is none other than a super-rich millennial brat named Jonathan Butler.
According to Breitbart News, Butler alleged that he was “bumped” by President Tim Wolfe’s car (although video suggests otherwise) while protesting against the president for supposed racial injustices occurring on campus without proper attention drawn to them by administration. Butler threatened to go on a hunger strike until President Wolfe resigned.
As you might suspect, the liberal president caved. Butler’s “brave” hunger strike lasted a total of eight short days before he got exactly what he wanted.
Apparently in today’s universities, students can overthrow the administration in a mere eight-day time span via hunger strike even if their claims of grievance have not a shred of evidence. Butler did receive some potent assistance, though; the school football coach tweeted his support for Butler and the Concerned Student 1950 group which was instrumental in the protesting.
Butler, now a graduate student at the university, had cast himself as an oppressed, put-upon victim but as it turns out, of course, he is nothing of the sort. This entitled kid grew up with great affluence, is attending his 7th year of college at a university and his father just raked in a cool $8.4 million in the last fiscal year,
Johathan Butler is a member of a prominent Omaha family. The newspaper says Butler’s father is Eric L. Butler, executive vice president for sales and marketing for the Union Pacific Railroad. His 2014 compensation was $8.4 million, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Yes, the struggle is real.
Social justice warrior millennial brats with their safe-spaces and trigger-warnings are running amok in academia—and getting everything they ask for. Someone needs to check Jonathan Butler’s “millennial privilege” because these brats can get away with murder while those with this lame “white privilege” only seem to be forced into their own resignation.