Tyresome Striking: Flaming Ridiculous

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Our local universities are in turmoil creating no go areas where the students now no go but do go about striking. That, in their definition, means the traditional disruption of public, rampaging, wrecking, burning, and singing and dancing to show how unhappy they are. Front page news in ‘The Mercury’ features the University of Westville campus where some of this is going on.


Then, there is a particular section that Much Better Half drew to my attention quoting one of the spokesmen.  How kind of them to bring their own fire-lighters. Of course, though, there was no intention to light fires with them. Just to let them flame away to themselves well away from anything combustible. Why do I find that difficult to swallow when, as usual, vehicles and buildings have been targeted?

These are supposed to be the intelligentsia, destined for leading positions in the country. Why are they behaving like completely brain-dead savages? Don’t they realise that by destroying schools and universities and any other public institution they are cutting off their noses to spite their silly faces? They should be forced to do the plastic surgery themselves, after a good old-fashioned spanking as befits completely unruly children.

©  March 2019 Colonialist

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19 Responses to Tyresome Striking: Flaming Ridiculous

  1. Desdi says:

    How dare you offer such common sense when students are aggrieved. Nothing helps make your point like setting someone else’s car on fire…


  2. Debra says:

    I sure do agree with you, Col. It always amazes me that rioting and burning down “one’s house” is seen as an effective tool to make a point. I have yet to see results that make sense to me! What a shame.


  3. Widdershins says:

    Hormones and herd mentality with a massive side order of stupid. They learned the lesson well though, that the only way to get the attention of a bureaucrat is to threaten/destroy the things the bureaucrat values, and both sides be damned to any ‘collateral damage’.


  4. Suzanne says:

    What odd behaviour. What is the motive for it, I wonder?


  5. disperser says:

    If it’s any consolation, we have similar idiots here too . . . and they don’t change as they age.


  6. I pressed ‘Like’ but don’t like this at all. Their behavior is totally cretinous and shows their absolute disrespect for property and other people’s rights. I’ll never understand what causes so-called educated folk to do such things. 😡☹️

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