collegiate extortion

The Left is good at extortion.  Period.

But what is extortion?  Wikipedia defines it as:

obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, individual or institution, through coercion

and coercion is defined as:

the practice of compelling a person or manipulating them to behave in an involuntary way (whether through action or inaction) by use of threats, intimidation, trickery, or some other form of pressure or force.

So, extortion does not have to involve the use of force.  It does not even have to involve any threat that is real or true, the only qualifier is that the victim of extortion believes that the extorting party is going to make good on their threats.

Thus, yesterday, in Missouri the Left organized and was successful in extorting the resignation of the President of the University System in Missouri and the Chancellor of the same system.  All because football players threatened to not fulfill their obligations to the school and not play football.  All because of alleged racial incidents at the University that have gone unanswered, according to the extortionists.  So, students supported by faculty members boycotted to achieve the desired result.  Not the fair result.  There was no hearing.  No evidence.  No trial.  No investigation.  Nothing only allegations by one side.

Certainly there should not be racism in any setting, but people aren’t perfect.  The travesty of justice at Missouri is that the minority got what they wanted through extorting the University and the Faculty and the Football team and head coaches went along with it.  Those in power at the University that are supposed to educate students and instill moral values instead showed students that pouting is effective.

Children learn early on to get their way from their parents if the parents are caught off guard by a selfish pout or a threat of a tantrum in a crowded grocery store.  Sometimes we give in, but ultimately, it is the adults responsibility to be on guard and prevent this behavior from happening to teach moral character and moral toughness for life when they get older.  Colleges these days are filled with children and that includes the faculty.  And the children just tantrumed and got their lollipop.  Now, more demands are on the way.  The patients are running the asylum.

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