It seems the news is following my blog. This refers to a recent post
explaining how I stuck my ‘foot’ in my mouth in February. I may have
rubbed someone at work the ‘wrong way.’ I think time will help heal
this situation and I am cheerfully talking to the persons involved
while ignoring their one or two syllable responses. (“Yes” and “No,”
are ones most being expressed.)
**My ‘punishment’ may or may not ‘fit’ my crime of being passionate
about equal rights.**
Now, I see on the news, that college students are really in deep trouble.
They ‘should have known better.’ The Columbus students at Ohio State
University piled many people into their apartment, plugging multiple
technological devices, television, stereo and probably phones charging.
Fifteen students were all standing outside a large and old house, where
the place had caught on fire early this morning. Fortunately, only the
one sleeping on the mattress pushed up to the plugs got minor burns.
The fire department member who spoke to Channel 10 news let all the
listeners know there was a mattress pushed up against this messy and
dangerous conglomeration of plugs into an outlet. They are now,
what the newscaster ominously stated, “homeless.”
**Their punishment should be to have spend time in a beginner’s
course called, “Electricity for Dummies.” They should have to show
a ‘graduation’ certificate before any other landlords allow them to
rent again. This was a mistake they will never make again. **
The second group of college students you may have seen their hateful
video, come from Oklahoma University. They are making national news
for spouting derogatory comments and racial slurs in their thoughtless,
drunken filmed tape. These men from the SAE fraternity, should be
‘ashamed of themselves.’
The fraternity boys ‘know better,’ too. If I were their parents, I would
never spend a dime on them again. They would have to find their own
way home from college, the car keys taken away. I could not believe
this insulting SAE group of men.
My Dad, brother and first ex-husband all belonged to a different type of
fraternity men. They may have ‘partied’ hardy, but there was definitely a
higher level of integrity. They participated in philanthropic projects and
during Christmas, collected toys, food and clothing for needy children.
My brother and my ex-husband also were participating in the seventies
movement of wanting diversity in their membership.
My friend, Melvin when the lunchtime noon break came around and
he saw the news story about the fraternity, stopped to ask me what I
thought of them.
Melvin and the guys were watching television in a different direction
from our table. Their t.v. was on the Sports Channel. I assume more
“March Madness” going on. He said he could not believe the college
boys had actually filmed their mean-spirited rant or rap.
My friend, Melvin exclaimed,
“What were they thinking, Robin? Are they stupid or what? Now,
you know you need to blog about this one. Preach it, Robin! Tell
them what kind of penalty or punishment they need to serve.
I don’t think picking up trash on the side of the road matches the
hate leveled in their words.”
Just in case you don’t wish to search for what is called, “Racist film
by college fraternity men,” I will tell you the content. It said they
would not want to have any “N-word” joining their fraternity. It
goes on saying more nasty stuff. It is posted on many sources of
social media, just look it up.
With Melvin’s encouragement a few of us brainstormed, (women
who are mothers.) We came up with the following service to keep
the men ‘on parole’ rolls. This would have to be closely supervised,
parole officers checking in on the guys at ‘work sites.’
**We think the young men from the Oklahoma U. SAE fraternity
should participate in both an elderly and youth oriented program.
The programs should serve a diverse community of people and help
the boys to ‘see the light.’ (Melvin, I preached it!)**
The places we came up with were for them to volunteer for 100 hours
of community service at an inner city soup kitchen, homeless shelter
or an impoverished area’s nursing home facility. They need to meet
the elderly face to face, help them with more than just surface
We added an extra 100 hours of working at an inner city daycare
facility. We would like them to look at the faces of a wide range of
children representing ethnic groups at a center for children. We
would like them to think about the hateful words they said in their
‘chant.’ Another punishment would be to change dirty diapers.
Well supervised by the daycare center’s staff. Careful use of wipes
and special lotion, so the babies and the toddlers will not experience
The discomfort should be for those young men who felt they could
express themselves in such a disrespectful way towards many
who may never have wanted to join them anyway.
The amazing and positive result of this film coming out in the media,
was college students and other people gathered on campus. Many
joining hands, some putting their hands upon each other’s shoulders.
There were a few past SAE fraternity men who came forward, were
vocal and expressed displeasure at the film. The group consisted of
more than one race in their unified peaceful demonstration.
The result of their protest was at least two young men were expelled.
I hope their punishment will be to do some of our suggested activities
mentioned above. This would help clear their conscience and hopefully
‘clean the slate’ they muddied.
Going from the sloppy electrical mess some college students
resulting in their now smoky and damage apartments in Ohio
to the Oklahoma University debacle, you can see a very huge
downward slope in behaviors.
The news moved on to this sick subject.
The last headline story, you may just wish to skip.
It is always a tragedy.
One that seems to happen at least once a week.
I wish I knew the statistics on boyfriends, family members
or caretakers who harm
The most recent story horrified me. I worked for a couple of years
at a battered women’s shelter, where usually the woman were the
ones who were hurt. There were also children’s stories which made
me sob at night. This ‘hardened’ woman will share the fact that
yet another person, in the U.S. raped and killed a little baby. The
most recent case was in Arkansas. The little baby girl was only
8 days old.
By the way, you don’t want to search this subject. There are
many stories, one after another on this subject. Steven Smith
in Ohio, on Death Row, asking for parole, a man who raped a
6 month old baby girl, Autumn. A woman who raped her
10 month old son.His name was Ashley, like the character
in the movie, “Gone with the Wind.”
I quickly closed the pages of articles on this subject.
**Everyone was thinking the death penalty for these persons.
Another table beside us, with some young men from Heavy
Bulk pitched in, agreeing with many in consensus.
I feel the person who does anything to a defenseless person,
child or elderly, should have their sexual organs taken away.
(Since women do this crime, sadly, I could not just use the
word, “castrated.”) The person should not get to just take
the drugs that ‘kill’ their deviant sexual appetites. This is
too dangerous, the consequences too extreme. I would not
want to trust them to take the drugs. Surgery is all I could
think of. . . I don’t advocate the Death Penalty. **
I am not sure how the justice system will handle any of
the above cases.
What I sometimes hear as a defense, but am in disbelief of, is the
thought of “freedom of speech.” (As in the SAE fraternity case,
Anyone venturing a ‘judgment’ or opinion?
“You do the crime, you pay the time.”