Today was good and bad and sort of in-between.
The good: Alison from the Library Freedom Project got me out of 4th & 5th period today with a super clutch assembly.
The bad: At said assembly, Princeton High was sufficiently embarrassed by the omnipresent vocal minority. Once again.
The in-between: I wasn’t surprised. Just unimpressed.
For those of you who decided to skip the assembly and have only heard about its contents in passing, allow me to briefly fill you in: The NSA is watching us, they always have been, always will be. The only difference is that now we’re being watched by the Trump administration and they hate 1/2 of us. Alison was giving us tips on how to protect ourselves online, how to protect ourselves during a protest, what our rights are and how to get away with watching Netflix in school. Pretty nice intel if you ask me.
She also managed to point out white privilege on several occasions- so yeah I loved her.
But noooooooo, regardless, we at Princeton High School do not appreciate listening to “crazy Feminazi bitches who think they know everything.” Nor do we understand “why [we would need] to protect ourselves online if we have nothing to hide.” I mean, c’mon- isn’t that “going against the government.” Ya know- the people “trying to find terrorists?”
Those quotation marks aren’t arbitrary. These are actual things people said today.
Honestly, she could’ve been talking about Timbuk-freakin’-tu, it wouldn’t have mattered- the point is not the content, but instead the blatant disrespect this woman was shown today. Was it because she’s a woman? Or because she called the wanna-be fratboys out for cheering for Trump? Probably both.
But like I said- not surprised. In conjunction with the pointless cheering, which bordered on heckling, and obnoxious clapping, I was completely unvexed by the behavior of our special student body. And yet- I seemed to be the only one.
At break, numerous people voiced concern and shock at the behavior of the crowd. Which is strange to me. What’s shocking? Were you like, not here last year? We know what our school is made of, and it’s freakin’ embarrassing.
So, to all of you who just couldn’t keep it together during the assembly, I address you in the same manner as your fearless leader on 60 Minutes the other night. In the words of Donald Trump, rather- in the words of President-Elect Trump: “Stop it.”
Inspiring, I know.
Until next time,