They Want You Dead

“Someone” at Saint Olaf in Northfield “swatted” a group of Republican students:.

Despite the students telling the officers they had no guns and no ammunition and felt they were the victims of a malicious prank — as right-of-center students have faced open hostility on campus for several years — the officers continued to raid the dorm and upend some of its contents.
The officers had been unaware that they were headed into a dorm full of College Republicans as they initiated the search.
The entire leadership of the College Republicans at St. Olaf College lives together in a shared pod-style dormitory comprised of several bedrooms with a common living room. It was this pod searched by officers Sunday afternoon.
“We essentially got swatted, it was just a prank or an attack, something made to intimidate us, something made to make it difficult for us to study for finals and to make us uncomfortable here on campus,” said Chris, one of the students who lives in the dorm.

This is Saint Olaf – the place that drew national attention over a hate crime that wasn’t – and, in one of the more blatant Berg’s Seventh Law violations I’ve ever encountered, barred Ben Shapiro from the campus because, apparently, they didn’t want their students to experience even intellectual consequences for their hatred.

Not to mention legal consequences (emphasis added):

However a public statement to students put out by a dean on Tuesday actually praised those who called in the false threat, this despite the fact that officers had found nothing and the College Republicans told administrators they suspect they were targeted for their beliefs.
“We know this is a stressful time on campus,” reads the statement, authored by Dean Rosalyn Eaton. “We appreciate the individuals who alerted the college to these concerns, the residents who were cooperative during the search, and the college staff members who acted quickly.”

They “appreciate” a bunch of spoiled little snowflakes that sent armed, nervous cops to swarm over their dorm room.

Saint Olaf has apparently becoming a finishing school for Urban Progressive Privilege.

23 thoughts on “They Want You Dead

  1. We appreciate the individuals who alerted the college to these concerns

    In other words, “Do it again, do it again.”


    “We will track you down. We will expel you and we will ensure that you are charged to the fullest extent of the law.”

  2. A simpler safer way this incident could (should) have been handled.

    Knock, knock.


    “We have a report of a gun in your pod.”

    “That’s ridiculous.”

    “We know, we know, but it’s a serious matter. Even though having a weapon is your constitutional right, it’s not a Saint Olaf right because your parents elected to send you to a $60,000 a year institution that bans guns, so if you have one, get rid of it. Okay?

    Okay, but maybe you should investigate who reported this.

    That probably won’t happen because your parents elected to send you to a $60,000 a year institution that is run by dishonorable cowards.

    Yeah, we know.

    Have a nice day.

    You too.

  3. … just thinking, Greg, if this post (especially the title) and your comment could provoke a PV rant, man, it would be like Christmas all over again.

  4. If I were one of those swatted students, I would definitely have my revenge on the dorms of the most progressive students that I knew of and the dean. But, that’s just me.

  5. I don’t feel sorry for those kids at all.

    What did they expect when they decided to attend college run by and for a mob of degenerates? Why are they supporting the rot of America with their money?

    Colleges and universities will be competing hard for students in the coming years. You don’t have to put up with this billshit. You want to change things?

    Well, you can pay Ben Shapiro $10k to speak on the topic “Conservatives do too love vibrancy” while the degenerates, with the tacit approval of the administration, burn the campus down outside…or you can attend a lesser known college that respects your right to say diversity is *not* a strength.

    Starve the beast.

  6. The name-brand-trap is one of the hardest scams to shake. “You must pay big dollars to attend a fancy-name school to get a first-rate education and make top-level connections that will unlock the door to a high-buck job.”

    Well . . . maybe. If you take all the sluff classes to maintain straight A’s. And you brown-nose the right people to get into the right social circles. And your parents have pull to get you an internship that leads to that fat job.

    If you’re Average Nobody from Nowhere-ville with no family connections, you’re not nearly as likely to be voted class president, get tapped for Skull-and-Bones, marry the prom queen and drive a new BMW to your first job starting at $100,000 a year.

    Jared Kushner went to Harvard, is worth millions and married the President’s daughter. Are you as well-connected as him? No? Then what are you going to receive in exchange for all that student loan debt? A lifetime of payments while working in a cubicle? Is it worth it? Couldn’t you learn just as much taking classes on-line? Or in the military? Couldn’t you net as much income as a Master Electrician with a trade-school degree?

    But try to tell that to an 17-year-old kid trying to decide what to do after high school. Worst form of child abuse ever invented.

  7. Then what are you going to receive in exchange for all that student loan debt? A lifetime of payments while working in a cubicle? Is it worth it? Couldn’t you learn just as much taking classes on-line? Or in the military?

    The conversation over Christmas diner.

    Me: Hey, are you still working for (Big Company)?

    Daughter-in-law: Yeah, I’ve been there sixteen months. In two months, I can bid on a new position and hopefully move up.

    Me: Good for you.

    Daughter-in-law: Not really, all the jobs I want require a four-year degree.

    Me: That sucks.

    Daughter-in-law: Yeah, especially since I have been doing the work without the title or pay.


    Until personnel departments start hiring on the basis of talent and skill rather than credentials, you have to go for the credentials.

  8. Sounds like it’s time to move on for the Daughter-in-law.

    Unless you’re goal is to be a “professional” (doctor, dentist, engineer, etc), college is a waste of time. Add to that a waste of money for “name-brand” colleges”. Personnel departments are run by mindless drones who went to college. There are also just enough mindless drones in the upper management who went to college as well and they’ll back up the HR people.

  9. But try to tell that to an 17-year-old kid trying to decide what to do after high school. Worst form of child abuse ever invented.

    High school, even way back in the 60s and 70s, is set up to promote going to college. Vo-tech schools are only considered as a sucks-to-be-you alternative.

  10. Unless you’re goal is to be a “professional” (doctor, dentist, engineer, etc), college is a waste of time. – jdm

    Totally agree, but for now the college credential is a hurdle that most kids have to leap.

    Vo-tech schools are only considered as a sucks-to-be-you alternative – jdm

    Back in the heady days of the mini-computer and mid-range computer boom, I dropped out of college and went to Vo-tech. It was a two year program and I literally had a programming job in the first quarter of the first year.

    30 years later, I was working with people who had master degrees who were about as worthless as tits on a boar. Though I must say, the best hire I ever had was a PHD candidate studying quantum mechanics (or some subset of it). I recommended he be hired not because of his credentials, but despite of them. He impressed me as the most honest human being I have ever encountered and his honesty came through in how he solved problems.

  11. The top rated Engineering college in the US is Harvey Mudd college in Cali. I remember being impressed a few years ago when we hired a kid straight out of there and he could program a PLC, tune a PID loop and knew the difference between sinking and sourcing IO.

    It ain’t cheap, but you’re not paying for a brand name, it’s one of the best. Maybe because they don’t put up with degenerate leftist BS on campus, the students actually learn a thing or two.

    Meanwhile, Harvard accepts David Hogg, a lying, pretentious little white prick because although he sported the same bottom of the barrel SAT’s, he brought more virtue points than an underprivileged, Negro student.

  12. jdm;

    To a certain extent, you are correct.

    As a junior high student in the late 60s and high school student from 70 – 72, vocational programs like DECA and VICA were choices for many of my classmates and had strong support from faculty and the school board. Most of those classmates went on to tec schools and all became successful. One of them started as a bus boy at Eddie Webster’s ( if you remember that place on 494 in Bloomington), worked his way to head chef via Hennepin County Tech, eventually running their culinary program until a couple of years ago when he retired.
    Actually, my decision to join the Air Force and getting trained as an aircraft technician, was due to my lack of desire to go to college. I was planning on getting the schooling to become a technician with either Northwest or North Central Air Lines.

  13. Goodness, boss, we’re essentially the same age.

    I should probably have couched my comments about college vs vo-tech as more of a personal experience. Being the oldest child and given my parents, I was going to go to college; but I was struck at the time that the high school counselor office implied that vo-tech is for people not smart enough for college. I remember someone in a similar situation to me who took some furniture making class in high school, excelled in it, and should’ve gone to vo-tech to become a master furniture maker. The counselors and his parents talked him out of it. It took him years, and two different college degrees, to find something that made him happy.

    PS, and yes, I do remember Eddie Websters

  14. jdm,

    Funny! I was the oldest, too. I have two brothers and 3 sisters. First off, I wasn’t a good student and graduated with a C average. I also didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I loved fixing cars. I took a course in fluid power in my senior year and
    got an A in the course and aced every test. Three guys that went through that course with me, went on to tech schools and went to work for companies selling hydraulic products and are all about to retire. They have all made six figure incomes for years. We all had the same counselor, who essentially mocked us for not even having aspirations of going to college. We have all stuffed it back in his face.

  15. Totally off-topic, but . . .

    I watched “The Christmas Chronicles” on Amazon Prime starring Kurt Russell. Loads of fun.

  16. that’s not an obstacle, it’s an opportunity

    Man, could someone’s white privilege be more evident?

  17. Marginal thread jack:

    I remember being told that Webster’s West was an offshoot of Eddie Webster’s, and my family ate at Websters West occasionally. I remember WW mainly because my dad would always order the 36oz steak and eat the whole thing every time. I also remember him finding a copper staple in his salad once. I don’t think anything happened except the waitress apologizing. I was maybe 8 or 9 at the time.

  18. jdm, you’re right about the white privilege, of course. Everything was handed to me on account of my race. Kids these days don’t have race, it’s merely a social construct, so nobody hands them anything. But hey, that just means they have to work harder. What doesn’t kill them will make them stronger.

    Brick-and-mortar schools are an anachronism. On-line learning is the future. Every McDonalds and public library offers free Wi-Fi. Tablet computers are cheap. Google “free college classes online” to see how much is already available – more coming all the time.

    It’s a genuine paradigm shift. Kids need to get ahead of it.

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