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The Two Minutes of Hate are Directed at Jesuit Dallas

Yeah, he was a knucklehead. He’s 19. It goes with the territory.

I just get a little frustrated that events like this aren’t just dealt with in the usual manner: social shunning, etc. The OU administration did not need to pile on. It may have been a bad idea for them to do so. I think OU president David Boren should have done nothing more than to guaranty the physical safety of all the SAE fraternity brothers, by making a clear public statement to the effect. When the usual braying hounds of the media and the professionally offended asked him what sort of punishment he and the University were going to mete out, he should have said, “I and the administration of the University of Oklahoma will need to do nothing. The wonderful students of this university will handle the issue with more speech and better speech. It is already happening.”

But the Volunteer Auxiliary Thought Police are everywhere. I bet they reside in above average numbers in college/university administration. They have demanded their sacrifice.

A teaching moment is lost.

I get even more frustrated with events like this spilling over into areas that really have a limited connection. Is it reasonable to expect all the graduates of Jesuit Dallas to be excellent young men? Jesuit is a special place, but since it is run by humans and has humans for students, it’s not perfect.

This all hits close to home. The Deuce goes to Jesuit and he has been considering OU.

I know this stink will fade with time. And I would kick that kid’s ass (and the other one) if he was my son, but this should not ruin the lives of 19 year old young men.

Social media sucks and I need to make certain the Ace and the Deuce know that.