Thomas Jefferson, he of “all men are created equal” fame, founded the University of Virginia back in the day. The university’s founding was one of his many accomplishments as founding father, logician, and veritable genius. So it makes sense for the current college President to include a Jefferson quotation (since he founded the school) in a letter to the student body about post-election turmoil. Also, Jefferson was the third president of the USA. Unlike many of our current students, Tommy Jefferson was a bit of an “over-achiever.”
“Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only. They are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and to rule its future enmities, its friendships and fortunes,’” Sullivan said in the email. “I encourage today’s U.Va. students to embrace that responsibility.”
There is nothing there to find offensive…though students and faculty managed to do so. The offensive words? There were two of them: “Thomas” and “Jefferson.” Here’s what the safety-pinned adorning snowflakes had to say in response. Brace yourself for the stupid:
“We would like for our administration to understand that only some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy. Others of us came here in spite of it,” the letter read. “For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey.”
Right. Because Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner over 200 years ago – which everyone knows and agrees is bad – it negates anything he’s had to say ever. Also, slavery was legal when Jefferson owned slaves. Much like abortion is legal now, and how many of these kind, gentle, ever-offended diapered fleabags have sucked their unplanned babies out of their wombs, hmmm? Just asking.
Also, reminder? The email was comprised of words. Those are generally what we call a collection of letters which form a sound, and convey a certain meaning. They were typed in an email. Not tattooed on these students faces. Has anyone forgotten how to hit the “delete” button? Because I’m pretty sure that’s still an option. If you don’t like a message in your inbox, feel free to delete it and move on with your day. Pro-tip.
But okay. If one quotes Jefferson, in reference to a school that Jefferson founded, after a presidential election (Jefferson, as stated, was once president), then you’re not serious about “inclusion.” At least, according to SJWs, who are not serious about reality. Perhaps it’s time we open the doors to them. Include the nitwits in the real world. I have a few ideas as to how we could get the process started. Methinks you do too.
In the grand scheme of things, this is one of the more milquetoast campus outrages (see UofM Comforts ‘Traumatized’ Pro-Hillary Students…With Legos And Play-Doh?! and SOUR GRAPES: HuffPo Now Says Voting For Trump? A Hate Crime!). It’s still and example of why Donald Trump got elected president though.