This is my truth

The students are revolting

Students the length and breadth of the US have come out in protest over the Israeli genocide in Gaza. It's just too precious. There they are in their camps outside colleges demonstrating; disrupting classes; rioting; getting arrested, and the only meaningful effect they're having is to the detriment of their education. These children just aren't too bright.

This is not a new thing. I remember when at college in London about four decades ago, the liberal arts and humanities students went on strike over something or other, poll tax or whatever, while the STEM students continued at classes. For we realised the only people who suffer from students sticking it to the man are they themselves. No one else cares about stroppy, privileged students. No one else is invested as much in your future as you are.

Anyway, back to today's Merkan malcontents. They're unhappy with so many things, even President 'Pa, despite him throwing away US taxpayers' dollars on feckless students' loan amnesties. Kids of today, so ungrateful.

In Syracuse, New York, President Biden was greeted by around 100 protesters with signs reading "Genocide Joe" and other slogans as he attended an official event

Bernd Debusmann Jr and Mike Wendling, BBC News

I wonder if they'll still vote for him over Orange Don in POTUS'24 though. (devil)


Students at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have also spat the dummy over the Israeli genocide in Gaza. And investments in fossil fuel companies. And investments in arms manufacturers. And, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and. So young, so grumpy. But naive righteousness is a prerogative of youth, I guess.

Ethan Chua, LSE Student’s Union Palestine Society Member, said the students wanted to disrupt university operations until they met their demands which also include divestment from fossil fuel companies. He added students at the university had earlier presented a report that they say details links between LSE and “egregious activities” in Israel. “Our main message to LSE management is a call for divestment because we refuse to keep going to a university that is materially complicit in the destruction of our planet and the death of Palestinians,” he added.

Wendy Hurrell, James W. Kelly, and Adriana Elgueta, BBC News

If I were the LSE management, I'd tell them to stop coming to a university that caused them such grief and take their intellectual development somewhere that could nurture their fee fees in a manner they see fit. In the meantime, those students who wanted an LSE education could remain uninconvenienced.

But what do SOAS graduates do for gainful employment? And would the world at large miss them if they didn't?