The White Robes

People, you can’t make this shit up:

Reports on Monday that someone was walking around the campus of Oberlin College in Ku Klux Klan regalia — for which the Ohio liberal arts college cancelled an entire day’s classes — may have been a huge misunderstanding. That’s the sense one gets from reading a comprehensive report published on Tuesday morning by the local paper, the Chronicle-Telegram, which traced the early-morning sighting to someone wearing a blanket: “Oberlin police Lt. Mike McCloskey said that authorities did find a pedestrian wrapped in a blanket. He said police interviewed another witness later in the day and that person also saw a female walking with a blanket.” But no KKK garb.

To be fair to Oberlin, they have had a recent spate of racist graffiti although it’s not entirely clear whether that’s racists or people pretending to be. But as the article notes, even we assume some idiot is running around … OK, wait it’s Oberlin .. some idiot-even-by-Oberlin’s-standards is running around doing this, why give him the satisfaction of canceling classes? I would lay 7-to-1 odds that if they ever catch the racist graffiti guy, he will turn out be not a racist but a troll. Does Oberlin not know that the first rule of the internet is don’t feed the fucking trolls?

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  1. AlexInCT

    I think your title is appropriate to this story, Hal. I would not be surprised to find out this “incident” was totally made up. Victimhood requires villains, and when there are no real ones you need to make them up.

    Right now the narrative is that this idiot saw someone wearing a blanket and mistook it for a KKK kloodge. My bet is that it was made up, and there just coincidentally happened to be a sighting that could explain this away, so yet another college would not have to deal with yet another made up scandal.

    Victimhood pays off, and the number of false claims these days is staggering. We just don’t hear about it because the media is sympathetic and aware that pointing out most of these incidents are some asshole crying wolf would destroy the narrative and agenda.

    We live in the age where you should never let a crisis go to waste, even if you need to manufacture said crisis, so expect to see many of these incidents.

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  2. thelastdakrat

    To me the story here is that these pussies cancelled school because someone might have dressed like the klan. Not even a school of children. This was a college. A school for adults.

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