Dear Reader complaining about Gallaudet's Homecoming being cancelled:
It blows my mind that people don't realize the danger of having all those people in such a large space with only one egress/exit. I mean, the place is fenced in for blocks, and the "students" (well, that's what they call themselves, but they don't seem to be studying) have barricaded all but one gate!! I'm sure the fire department and the emergency people would say no. I'm sure IKJ consulted with them--or maybe they even came to him and said "Forget it."
If Gallaudet did go ahead with Homecoming and there was a fire or medical emergency and the trucks could not get there in time because of the crowding and lack of egress, then everyone would blame IKJ for not cancelling the Homecoming activities.
Who the hell are these people who think they can second-guess absolutely everything the man does. He's just an ordinary schmuck like the rest of us but with tremendous responsibility. I mean, he's got a campus full of "students" who are blocking the gates and trashing the grounds, he's got a bunch of asshole faculty voting no confidence every time he turns around, he's got a board of trustees telling him to stay the course, and a successor who wouldn't quit even if Donald Trump said "You're fired."
Dear Reader, give the guy a break! He was just a popular teacher when DPN propelled him into office. Please don't add your voice to the chorus of bloodsuckers.
This protest is all about personality, not about justice, not about
education. It's not a worthy cause. It sucks.