Protesters, students and media fill Traditions Plaza during a press conference following the Concerned Students 1950 protest on Monday, Nov. 9 2015, in Columbia, Mo. (Michael Cali/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Mizzou top U for growing up stupid*

From Daily Caller:

Best Freakout Over Hallucinated Ku Klux Klan Sightings: Mizzou Protesters

During the wave of protests that swept the University of Missouri, a rumor spread online that members of the Ku Klux Klan were roaming the campus with violent intent. It happened one Tuesday night. Twitter began to explode with students and others claiming that KKK members had been spotted walking around MU’s Columbia campus. The rumors appear to have been given major life after MU’s student body president, Payton Head, made a Facebook post declaring that the KKK sighting had been confirmed and that he was actively working with police and even the National Guard on the matter to combat the KKK menace.

Soon, dozens of Twitter users both on- and off-campus were tweeting about the supposed KKK presence, with some claiming the Klansmen were throwing bricks through dorm windows. Others wildly claimed the KKK were enjoying police protection. Barely an hour after the mania began, local police clarified that there was zero evidence of any KKK activity on campus. Also, the National Guard was not present at MU at all. Shortly after, Head deleted his initial confirmation and apologized for spreading rumours. More.

Reality check: We haven’t quite stampeded over the edge if Head actually felt forced to apologize for the needless and probably dangerous uproar.

But what is not happening, and is very much needed, is a rational assessment of bases for fear.

A public venue is far more likely to be targeted by Islamists than by the Klan (which hardly exists any more). The fact that assessing the dangers is not politically correct means that many lives will likely be lost. And all that the PC enforcer needs to do in response is spout against “Islamophobia,” then find some non-terrorist to blame.

Centuries ago, this stuff was done by ignorant peasants and we called it a witch hunt. Today, it is done by supposedly intelligent students who go tens of thousands of dollars in debt and we call it “showing we care.”

*Unless you aspire to be some kind of enforcer in permanent progressive government – what Orwell rightly called the outer party (bureaucrat, “helping professional,” media cokesnort, etc.) Then, for sure, don’t go anywhere else than Mizzou. This is your job. Learn how to do your job right.

See also: Profs protest firing journo prof who wanted journo student arrested

  • I am glad that Mizzou is facing enrollment and consequently budget shortfalls.

  • QiPo

    Mizzou Remedial English courses also cry out for “The Little [youth] Who Cried “Wolf!” and “Chicken Little”.

  • tom_billesley

    He’s a race over-activist with form
    Payton Head and his hero….Gateway Pundit November 11, 2015

    In September Missouri Students Association president Payton Head posted a report about a racial slur directed at him. Head alleged he was walking around campus when the passenger of a pickup repeatedly shouted the “N-word” at him. There were no witnesses.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This can be exploited to our own advantage. Start a fake tweet campaign stating that Nazis and white supremacists have taken over buildings and BLM is calling on students to burn those buildings to the ground. We could start our own mini-Rwanda genocide on campus this way.