The world is in shock today after several targets of far-right ire, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros, and Joe Biden, were sent pipe-bombs that failed to detonate.
Yep, everyone seems pretty upset. Bit hypocritical, don’t you think, that everyone is up in arms over these attempted assassinations, yet a few days ago when I revealed to the world that I got a 5 in my Admin mid-sem no one batted a fucking eyelid.
Is this really what the world has come to?
I understand that in these times of news overflow we cannot be expected to afford a detailed analysis to every event. Yet the media’s focus on the shocking actions of unknown domestic political terrorists in the US is one of the most potent examples of misguided sensationalist journalism that the world has ever been made to endure.
Yes, Barack Obama worked hard for 8 years as President. But I worked hard for 8 hours on my Admin take-home about merits or something. Are we seriously at a stage where the world can shed a tear for career public servants yet when a struggling student taking Admin in 5th year because he hadn’t got round to it yet is cruelly punished for not going to lectures or tutes, we simply turn our backs and walk away?
I have thick skin. But today, I am ashamed of our discourse. Also pretty ashamed of ‘dis course, being Admin. I deserved at least a low 6!
More to come.