Trump and people in general

@sissy15 (5392)
United States
March 25, 2016 1:44pm CST
I read about a college in I believe it was Georgia where the students were "traumatized" after someone wrote Trump in chalk all over campus. It just annoyed and angered me. I don't like Trump, but I definitely wouldn't be traumatized over something so stupid. What is wrong with college students these days? They are all a bunch of babies, I'm pretty sure my 5 year old is more mature than most of them. You know what's traumatizing? Seeing the everyday bad things we see, but a lot of people seem to have become desensitized to. It's like we just expect these things to happen. Mass shootings aren't supposed to be the norm, neither are bombings, suicides, murder...none of that is supposed to be the norm, and yet it is. I can't turn on the news or even get on FB without seeing something about something tragic that just happened. Seeing Trump horribly written in chalk to the point that I wasn't even sure it said Trump for a minute, is not traumatic. In college you're supposed to be open to diversity. You're supposed to expect people to challenge your viewpoints. I'm honestly worried about the future of the USA if today's college kids are traumatized by something so stupid. I've experienced things more traumatizing than that, and came out on the other side, people have been through worse every single day, and they wake up to fight another day, and these whiners are complaining about a name written in chalk. I just can't wrap my mind around it. I'm traumatized that these kids are the future. Have we become so politically correct that the mere mention of a name that represents racism has people crying? Here's the thing, racism exists, and crying about it doesn't stop it. We live in a society where we've made it OK for these kids to get upset over practically nothing. It's OK to not like Trump, it's OK to hate everything he represents, but it's not OK to cry about how you're Traumatized over simply seeing his name written all over. It's funny to me that democrats lately seem to take two extremes (Not all, I should point out I know there are plenty of decent democrats). They complain about gun safety and wanting guns gone and then turn around and get violent with anyone who disagrees with them (very hypocritical), or they whine and complain that their poor feelings can't handle Trump's name so much as being mentioned. I know a lot of great democrats who don't use violence or force, and who don't go complaining about their feelings, but darn I'm just sick of these idiots. I'm not saying republicans are any better, but how often do you see them using violence? Here's the thing the only way to not have Trump elected is to not vote for him, whining about it or using violence to make a point doesn't get anyone anywhere. The only problem we have is each other. People are the problem. Guns wouldn't be a problem if you didn't put them in the wrong hands. If we all could just keep our hands to ourselves and agree to disagree and move on with our lives we would be so much better off. The reason we have war is because a bunch of people decided that they just can't respect others rights to their own beliefs and values, and because of greed. We shouldn't have to fight for our freedom, but we do have to, and that's just sad.
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@GardenGerty (97992)
• United States
25 Mar 16
People seem to be really silly nowadays. I think you are very correct in your analysis of our over sensitivity to the wrong things.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
25 Mar 16
That just seems to be the way we're raising kids nowadays, we have to be overly sensitive towards our children's feelings so as not to hurt them. I don't even let my son win a simple board game. These kids need to learn how to lose, and how to understand that sometimes things in life won't go the way they want them to, and how to deal with those feelings, otherwise we are going to have a world full of whiners.
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@HazySue (20793)
• United States
25 Mar 16
@sissy15 how silly. I guess we people of the older generations are made of stronger stuff.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Apparently, although I guess technically my generation is part of the whiner generation, but I was raised by older parents who didn't coddle me. To be honest though most of the people I went to school with aren't as bad as the current set of college students. I'm only 29.
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@HazySue (20793)
• United States
25 Mar 16
@sissy15 I truly don't know what has happened to our younger people thy seem so lazy and weak. There is a reason they are being called the "Me generation".
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
25 Mar 16
@HazySue The thing is the older generation raised us. I don't always agree with the me generation term for the millennials, because plenty of us are decent people who don't whine over everything, it just seems that a select handful represent the majority of us. I know plenty of whiners, but I also know plenty of people my age who aren't whiners. It just seems the younger kids are the worse they get. I often feel like those born a decade after me are worse than those born around the time I was born. I think maybe the parents of my generation decided they had to be easier on us for whatever reason.
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@crossbones27 (19104)
• Redlands, California
25 Mar 16
There was that thing up in Oregon and all the violence at Trump rallies themselves, but I get your point. I love punk rock music, but strongly dislike 90 percent of the people who are fans of the music. They seem like everyone else. There really is no difference in the way either side of the political spectrum behaves. They both whine, just the right sounds more tough when they do it because of the rage in them. The left sounds like the people who were bullied, but did not have the intestinal fortitude to punch the biggest bully in the face. Maybe that is the wrong example since your post is about violence. Not really sure how else to explain this. This was an excellent rant. Bottom line is we need better leaders all around. We have bad leaders making more bad leaders and a whole society who can't use their own mind.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
29 Mar 16
I've noticed most of the violence at Trump rallies come from the left side because they despise him, rightfully so, but they take it too far. The right side does whine, but not to the same extent as the left. The right is more about bashing the left. They don't go to the same extremes, but they definitely put the left down a lot, not that the left helps matters any. I've found the right is more about using words calling everyone idiots etc. I agree we do need better leaders, I honestly believe grabbing almost any average Joe off the street would be a better option than the candidates we're stuck with. No matter who we choose we're pretty much screwed. I have yet to meet an honest politician, we have to take anything any politician says at face value.
@boiboing (12198)
• Northampton, England
25 Mar 16
That's really pathetic.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
25 Mar 16
It really is.
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@jstory07 (66020)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Mar 16
We have turned into a nation of whiners. That is all people do anymore is whine.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
25 Mar 16
I agree, it's because we're so afraid of hurting feelings. The second you say something someone doesn't agree with they feel the need to make you into the enemy. Everything is regarded as racism. You can't even dislike a black person without being a racist. I don't dislike people based on their skin color, but who they are as people. I despised this kid in HS because he was an immature jerk who also happened to be black. I use skin color as a description. Everything is so politically correct these days, because we must not hurt someone's feelings. Feelings are going to be hurt, and over much worse. We are forced to cater to kids feelings, because they all must feel big and important, and that's not the way the world works. My son is going to know how to lose and be OK with it.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
I agree, there are far worse things to worry about than that.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
25 Mar 16
When I read your title, my first thought was "babies." Saw this on the news. Those of the Greatest Generation, the WWII guys like my dad age 95 would be aghast at this type of infantile behavior. Will talk to Dad about this and get his reaction.
@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
29 Mar 16
I agree. I had a lot of older family members that fought in WWII, but most if not all of them are gone now. I can only imagine what your father would say, most members of that generation would be disgraced by this kind of behavior.