It is callous and disturbing that Trump has used a tragedy to turn to Twitter, play victim, and cry “fake news,” rather than leaving politics at home and fighting the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
While ignoring the WBC members may seem a smart response, that is not the point. “Time to Shine” supports LGBTQ students in our community and reaffirms our values of diversity and inclusion.
I’m fairly confident that this newest incident is neither shocking nor traumatizing enough to drive lawmakers to ignore the NRA, look past their right-wing extremist voters, and take a stand.
Negative parts of the Carnegie Mellon spirit have tweaked the way people engage in extra-curricular activities, leading to a lack of fun and increasing the workaholism that I described before.
Similarly to how propaganda heightened emotions of patriotism during World War II and how counterculture in the sixties moved away from the Cold War, memes are steering today’s political atmosphere.
Instead of trying to change individuals, we should strive to create a society where acceptance doesn’t have to be taught because it can be intuited.