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Got a kid or kids in college? Here’s what you are paying $40K a year to get. A kid so brainwashed by flaming liberal professors that he might really think he deserved to mugged.

This is a combination of class warfare and it’s ensuing guilt, political correctness, and spineless adults taken to the extreme. I’m not suggestion this young man should have fought the mugging, I’m just saying he should be pissed. Really pissed that he was forced to lay on the ground by gunpoint and stripped of his possessions. This guy must think it’s fine to break windows and take stuff If you don’t have stuff. If he comes home and finds his apartment stripped, well, it’s only fair. Car stolen, hey, they need it worse. Girlfriend raped, poor guy couldn’t get sex any other way.

Hey dude, write a check to a charity. Volunteer at a homeless shelter, give away all your worldly possessions and quit that career as a foreign service employee and get that degree in social work. I doubt that you will get a job now anywhere else if anyone reads your editorial.

Sheep eaten by wolves don’t ask to be eaten. The wolf is just better equipped with weapons to eat the sheep. You want to keep being a sheep and not watching where you go and what’s going on around you sooner or later a real wolf will find you and that’s sad. Wise up before that happens. It’s a hard world and you are ill-equipped for it with your attitude. There is another form of education and it’s called common sense or street smarts, you need to take some of those classes.

Student mugged, says he deserved it because of his ‘privilege’

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  • Oliver Friedfeld blames his misfortune on his privilege and the inequality gap.
  • The student suggests that until we right the wrongs of the past, society should get used to “sporadic muggings and break-ins.”

A Georgetown University (GU) student who says he was mugged at gunpoint says he “can hardly blame” his assailants.

Senior Oliver Friedfeld and his roommate were held at gunpoint and mugged recently. However, the GU student isn’t upset. In fact he says he “can hardly blame [his muggers].”

“Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’ It’s precisely this kind of “otherization” that fuels the problem.”   

“Not once did I consider our attackers to be ‘bad people.’ I trust that they weren’t trying to hurt me. In fact, if they knew me, I bet they’d think I was okay,” wrote Friedfeld in an editorial featured in The Hoya, the university’s newspaper. “The fact that these two kids, who appeared younger than I, have even had to entertain these questions suggests their universes are light years away from mine.”

Friedfeld claims it is the pronounced inequality gap in Washington, D.C. that has fueled these types of crimes. He also says that as a middle-class man, he does not have the right to judge his muggers.

“Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’” asks Friedfeld. “It’s precisely this kind of ‘otherization’ that fuels the problem.”

Police also aren’t the solution to the problem, Friedfeld argues.

“If we ever want opportunistic crime to end, we should look at ourselves first. Simply amplifying police presence will not solve the issue. Police protect us by keeping those ‘bad people’ out of our neighborhood, and I’m grateful for it. And yet, I realize it’s self-serving and doesn’t actually fix anything.”

Friedfeld suggests that the “privileged” adapt to normalized crime, until the wrongs of the past are righted.

“The millennial generation is taking over the reins of the world, and thus we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to right some of the wrongs of the past,” writes Friedfeld. “Until we do so, we should get comfortable with sporadic muggings and break-ins. I can hardly blame them. The cards are all in our hands, and we’re not playing them.”

Friedfeld did not respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment in time for publishing.

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  1. Doug Gordon says:

    Perhaps this educated moron believes in the plan from our dear leader to eliminate the phrase “looting” through executive order. I understand the plan now is to refer to that as “undocumented shopping”. Maybe we should eliminate “mugging” and instead refer to this as “otherized gifting”.

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