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The University of California Berkeley chancellor is terrified of his own kind.
Chancellor Nicholas Dirks preemptively dropped $9,000 on an emergency escape hatch in his own office in response to an April 2015 protest where students staged a sit-in outside his office door. Dirks, a huge baby, is too scared to confront his own students so he used taxpayer money to build a panic room.
From FOX Newss:
The emergency exit — built late last month — was ordered in response to an April 2015 protest during which students stormed the chancellor’s suite and staged a sit-in outside his office, the paper reported. Students reportedly banged on desks and chanted loudly before being escorted out of the building, some in handcuffs.
Campus spokeswoman Claire Holmes confirmed construction of the door inside California Hall, telling the paper it was installed as a safety measure to “provide egress to leave the building.”
The new door did not sit well with some students at the public university.
“There has to be other ways to handle student concerns and protests than simply building ways to avoid them,” ASUC Senator-elect Chris Yamas told the paper.
“The chancellor seems elitist and out of touch and inaccessible to the students,” Yamas said.
Yes, that should deter the peasants from storming the gates of the king’s castle ever again.
I’m not particularly sympathetic to protesters. In fact, I think there are dozens of other meaningful ways to garner support or action around a cause without being a pain in the ass to everyone around you. In this instance, though, I am 100 percent behind whatever the dumb issue is that has this elitist asshole building a state-of-the-art emergency exit hatch. And you should be, too.
Protesters aren’t dangerous at all. They just like to yell and get riled up. It’s a turn-on for them. The fact that this guy thought his life was in danger just proves to me that some professional academics are huge pussies. Student protests have been happening at Cal for decades and not once has a chancellor ever been physically harmed.
I hope the protesters storm the gates and occupy Dirk’s office until he runs out of canned food in his emergency hatch and is forced to come out and address them. Then, I hope the protesters actually beat the shit out of him. They should really get their money’s worth with this assclown.
In a morally and financially bankrupt state like California, this kind of spending is fucking absurd..
[via FOX News]
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