Thursday, February 23, 2006

We still remember

Students got a dose of reality Tuesday on one college campus. Undoubtedly, many others remain ignorant.

World Net Daily is reporting about a student who got so angry during a speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy, he stood to leave, but not before shouting, "Remember Chappaquiddick!" He will most likely face disciplinary action from Massasoit Community College.

[Paul Trost, 20], was upset by an introduction of Kennedy given by Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., in which the congressman noted how the long-time senator overcame hardship in life on his way to success.

"Lynch said Kennedy had overcome such adversity to get to the place he was, and that's a bunch of bull," Trost said of the introduction, which occurred in the school's student center yesterday morning.
The school administration has yet to act, but Trost has already faced criticism from instructors.
"One of my teachers called me ignorant and told me this was an embarrassment to the school," Trost told WND. "She said to me, 'Can't you forgive him after all these years?' And I said, 'No, he killed somebody.'

"If it had been me or any other person, we'd be in jail," Trost says he told his instructor.

"I wanted to send a message to him that my generation still knows about it. We haven't forgotten about it."
Read the complete story at World Net Daily.

Crossposted at Western Washington Unraveled
<< Home 4 Comments:
Blogger Rebekah said...

Wow. Bravo.

5:23 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Joshua said...

I don't agree with Paul's behaviour. This student voluntarily came to hear Sen. Kennedy speak - it is not as if Kennedy hunted him down and started talking to him. I consider it rather rude and obnoxious what he did.
I really agree with the teacher who said that what he did was ignorant. There are public forums to express disapproval, but I don't agree with shouting during someone's speech. It is immature and gives his side a bad name.
However, the effect has been good - still, the ends don't justify the means.

11:41 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Mark R said...

I agree it was rude and obnoxious...most certainly. Would I do it? No. But do I blame Paul? No, I can't. What kind of public forum can deal with so many years of shame in the United States Senate?

Also, how specifically can his actions be described as "ignorant?" However he used it, it seems his action was based on his knowledge rather than the lack thereof.

12:46 AM, February 25, 2006  
Blogger Joshua said...

You're right about the ignorant my family "ignorant" has been used to describe something that was very rude (ie "that was a very ignorant thing to do") - but maybe that is just a Canadian (or family?) thing since I didn't see any definitions supporting that concept in the dictionary.

6:44 PM, February 26, 2006  

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