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LSU Student Brilliantly Trolls Anti-Trump Protesters

Diogenes’ Middle Finger: 

via The Hayride:

This was a work of art that was published in “The Daily Reveille”, which is LSU’s student newspaper. The “student”, named “Felipe Fuentes” wrote a letter that complained about the trauma he and other Trump opponents suffered.

Here’s the letter:

Last week, The Daily Reveille reported that University students disturbed by Donald Trump’s electoral coup d’etat met in a safe space to offer one another emotional support and have an “unapologetic conversation” about our nation’s current state of affairs. Since the meeting, my fellow attendees have endured vicious attacks from self-described “Trump trolls.”

In walking around campus, I’ve heard a number of these Trump trollers refer to students suffering from PTSD (Post-Trump Stress Disorder) as “delicate snowflakes,” “Clinton cry babies,” “Crying Cosbys” (not sure why) and “whiny little b*tches.” This sort of hurtful language and unrestrained speech has absolutely no place in our democracy or on a campus as diverse and as respectful of alternative views and free speech as ours.

I, as a Chilean refugee, self-identify as a progressive and as a Hispanic (gender TBD), and I was one of these “delicate snowflakes” whose fragile heart was shattered by Trump’s use of the democratic process to secure his authoritarian rise to power. Tragically, this “delicate little flower’s” healing process has yet to take root amid the toxic genetically modified soil that currently infects our campus.

Fortunately, I have a simple solution for bringing about true healing and social justice on our campus. The University should grant those of us who have been traumatized by Trump’s takeover unlimited access to a completely safe and insulated healing space right here on campus – a place where we can shield ourselves from this traumatic reality for however long we need to repair our shattered hearts and psyches.

The LSU AgCenter Greenhouse would be the ideal space, given our widely shared love for the environment and aversion to carbon dioxide and genetically modified foods. But the University owes us more than just an environmentally-friendly safe space. It also owes us a sense of security from outsiders who might seek to infringe on our way of life.

I therefore propose the University build a wall around our greenhouse, lined with bubble wrap from the inside and sharp shards of glass on the outside, to keep out people who aren’t like us and therefore might threaten our delicate sensibilities. It should be a big, beautiful wall. And it should have a big, beautiful door for those who would like to truly begin the emotional healing process.

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21 Comments on LSU Student Brilliantly Trolls Anti-Trump Protesters

  1. Oh, BRILLIANT. This is the kind of satire I live for. lol.
    And you just KNOW that there are some truly crazy people who thought that the ‘demands’ made in the letter were perfectly reasonable. 😧
    (When will my generation grow their brains back again? In their thirties??? Cause I don’t think I can wait that long.)

  2. “Donald Trump has taken the tiny snow globes we’ve become so accustomed to into his tiny Cheeto-covered hands and turned our world upside down.”

    A PITY that Cheetos is a PepsiCo brand.

    But, that’s *still* some pretty eloquent
    Engliss writing for a no hablo refugee (heh).

  3. With all the crazy shit they spew, I cannot fault Steven for not recognizing the satire.
    I’m guessing he didn’t go to the link and read it to the end, where it got batshit crazy.
    Good satire has to sound feasible, eh?
    “Fake but accurate.” Dan Blather

  4. The kid who wrote this has a future ahead of him. Trump should hire him as a speech writer. We’ll be laughing our asses off for the next eight years.

    Build that beautiful bubble-wrapped wall, cover the top of it with broken Tequila bottles and smear it with salsa just to piss them off.

    Oh, and make Mexico pay for it.

  5. Now that I dwell on it, this reminds me of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” Swift (author of Gulliver’s Travels) wrote this satirical piece about beggars in Ireland.

    http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html

    Swift, and the student who wrote about the LSU Snowflakes, follow an honorable tradition that can be traced as far back as the Roman Tertullian (155 – 240 AD) who wrote “Apologeticus,” a satirical piece defending Christians from Roman persecution.

    We need people like this.

  6. “This sort of hurtful language and unrestrained speech has absolutely no place in our democracy or on a campus as diverse and as respectful of alternative views and free speech as ours.”

    That was the best part.The writer captured the insane logic of this political environment perfectly with that one. Good one “Mommie Dearest”

  7. Totally appreciate the young man’s satire.

    When abortion started taking a foothold, in the early ’70s, I started an essay, suggesting that fetusses not be aborted, but be allowed to gestate then be warehoused for experiments and replacement body parts. Little did I know then, that it was prophetic.

    I alarmed DH, so I stopped writing the essay. In the ’90s, I met my PP prayer partner. She was in disbelief when I told her how I became so iinterested in pro life. In the late ’70s she came across an essay of a doctor who wrote nearly the same as I had started writing. There was NO way that I was exposed to his essay when nor prior to my excursion into “ANOTHER Modest Proposal.”

  8. Totally appreciate the young man’s satire.

    When abortion started taking a foothold, in the early ’70s, I started an essay, suggesting that fetusses not be aborted, but be allowed to gestate then be warehoused for experiments and replacement body parts. Little did I know then, that it was prophetic.

    I alarmed DH, so I stopped writing the essay. He figured people wouldn’t get the satire, and hunt me down. In the ’90s, I met my PP prayer partner. She was in disbelief when I told her how I became so iinterested in pro life. In the late ’70s she came across an essay of a doctor who wrote nearly the same as I had started writing. There was NO way that I was exposed to his essay when nor prior to my excursion into “ANOTHER Modest Proposal.”

  9. Sorry about the near duplicate. The system wouldn’t let me post,so I tried again. Wouldn’t let me post the second time and told me I had a duplicate comment so I added a sentence. It posted only after I “proved” I was human.

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