It’s pathetic when young college students can’t tell a priest from a member of the KKK. http://thetab.com/us/indiana/2016/04/05/last-night-white-robed-priest-mistaken-armed-kkk-klansman-1804 (Profanity warning: One of the ignorant youngsters decidedly wanted to further show his ignorance by using an “f” bomb in his message.) Let me help you politically correct morons who prefer to yell “Hate!” when they see white rather than actually look at a person, dressed in a white robe, with a Rosary around his waist taking a leisurely stroll around campus.
Here are members of the KKK:
Here are members of the Dominican Order of Preachers:
Anyone see the difference? Well, here are a couple: How about the Klan’s pointy hood with eyeholes cut in them versus the Rosaries around the waist of the Dominicans? Another difference? Klansmen robes are meant to hide cowardly bullies who are doing evil deeds so no one can differentiate one from another. The white robes of the Dominicans? Those are meant to draw attention and show a difference between the wearer and the average Joe, like most other uniforms of one type or another. Need a priest? Need a police officer? There’s one!
It would be so nice if people could exercise a little common sense before throwing themselves into a tizzy and trying to find a so called “safe space” to hide in like a blanky fort. First, how many Klansmen put on their robes and wander around campus, by themselves, without their hood on? Granted, they’re not too bright, but do you really think they have a death wish? Also, how many Klansmen wander into the local yogurt shop for fro-yo wearing their Klan robes? Oh yeah, that happens all the time.
Anyone want to bet we’re going to hear how these priests shouldn’t wear their habits because people might mistake them for Klansmen? Or that it’s just too traumatic for college students to see white robes, you know, due to “history.” 5,4,3,… (FYI, the Dominicans have been wearing white a lot longer than the KKK.)
Seriously, people have got to learn to pause before whining and crying about every little thing. We certainly have raised a nation of clueless wimps who get traumatized over the slightest thing like someone wearing a white robe or someone writing Trump slogans in chalk. Oooohhhhh, how scary! How do these students even leave their dorm rooms with the agoraphobia they’ve developed?
So, if anyone even remotely suggests that any member of the clergy ditch their habits, clerics, etc., because some snowflake says they are reduced to fear and trembling, the answer should be an unequivocal “NO!” The religious in this world cannot cave to the insanity. That would cause even more harm to these kids who have, apparently, been failed by the rest of the adults in their lives. The Dominicans need to keep the white robes and awesome capes and stand out as much as possible. The college kids are lucky to have them around and to have them available to them, no matter who they are, what they’ve done, or what faith they profess. These prissy little college students need to become more familiar with them to understand how ridiculous they’re acting. Forget teaching tolerance – the Dominicans can teach them true charity, something much better than so-called tolerance. People are being killed and martyred all over world by “the offended,” yet we are turning ourselves into a nation of the “offended.” For all the tolerance they preach at these campuses, there seems to be very little. Too bad they know so little of history and fail to recognize how totalitarian it’s going to get if we stay on our current course. They’ll be no better than the Klansmen who scare them. They’ll just be in a different “Klan.” I mean, they basically just accused this guy of “Being a Priest while White.” Racist much, little college kids? I’m betting they might have taken just a bit more time before hyperventilating if this had been one of the black Dominicans shown above. Either that, or their heads might just have exploded.
So, here’s a big thank you to the lone Dominican who decided to stroll through campus in your habit praying your Rosary for these ungrateful brats. Here’s a thank you also to the students who didn’t cave to the trauma of seeing someone in a white robe and took just a second to use some common sense. Don’t stop being you. Hopefully you guys will serve as a great example to those neurotic people who see hate everywhere. Here’s also hoping that you can be the ones to stop the next – what one student brilliantly called it – fear culture fail.