There's been some talk this past week over increasing student demonstrations and demands.....which may flow a great deal further than the University of Missouri.....where a Nazi-swastika made of feces got black students all disturbed and eventually only ended as the football team threatened not to play and the University President resigned. There in the great moment of peace....as black students met on the campus lawn.....a circle developed to keep news media and reporters from the center area where black students were drawn into (white students in support of the agenda were told to stay out because they weren't black), and "decompression" occurred.
I pondered over the "decompression" comment....wondering if this was a drug decompression, an alcohol decompression, an oxygen decompression, a hallucinatory decompression, a fake decompression, or perhaps a non-existent decompression-story that just never was existing.
As for the future of more student demonstrations? If you follow the news media, there's talk of twenty different campus episodes unfolding over the next month.....each with the agenda of getting action and having people fired.
I have no doubt that through the first couple of episodes....it'll go the same way. A thousand students at the college will march and demonstrate. The football team will threaten not to play. Professors will get in the middle and pretend they are friends of the victim crowd.
At some point, one college president will stand up and say 'no'.
It'll be a curious episode that occurs quickly and with different factors at work.
He'll call the football players into a room....one by one.....then put the scholarship paperwork in front of them and say they have twenty-four hours to get 'right' or be let go. No uniform, no play, no support, no NFL potential, no tuition coverage, no room and board, and zero potential that some other college will accept them for their team.
He'll call the football coach in and let him know that if he's supporting the strike kids.....he's gone. And the odds of hooking up with another college? Zero percent.
He'll call the professors into his office and let them know that they have one single agenda on the campus.....to teach. Anything other than that.....is a fireable offense. They are state employees and have a need to support the state rules..
He'll face each kid who threatens to demonstrate and let them know that this will be the last semester at the college.....they need to find a new and fresh place to hang out in the future. Any act of violence? He'll bring them over to the county for property destruction charges and just let the state handle the punks.
In a matter of seven days....this guy will shut down the demonstration in remarkable fashion. After that point, other colleges will act the same, and the whole thing will fall apart in a matter of two or three months.
Just my humble opinion.