You can’t separate social justice from immaturity. In fact, one might make a fairly strong argument that the left-wing term is simply the evolution of the word, and they are in fact one and the same.

For evidence, look no further than the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It surely comes as no surprise that a compelling example of the Left’s most egregious form of modern idiocy resides on a college campus.

At the 40+ thousand-student institution, SJW’s with planetary plight on the brain are outraged (of course), and they’re not taking it anymore. I am talking, of course, about ice cream.

Yes — it’s that immature.

Apparently, hearts at the school’s Babcock Hall Dairy Store are as cold as the ice cream they sell. For those of you unfamiliar with the intricacies of the refreshing sugary snack, beef gelatin is a common ingredient.

As observed by eight members of the Associated Students of Madison, people who are Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and vegetarian can’t enjoy the sweetened frozen delights that would moo if they could; therefore, the ice cream is discriminatory.

BAD ice cream!
BAD!

Hey, wait — collegiate warriors for justice of the social variety hate conservative Ben Shapiro, who is a devout Jew; would they stand up for the right-winger and two-scoop him a cone of cow-free rocky road, via their audacious activism? I seriously doubt it.

Nevertheless, one of the ASM Student Council’s critical eight “Standing Committees and Boards” is — get ready — the Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Yes.

In its 25th session, the EIC laid out its case against the malicious frosted dessert, with a resolution entitled “Ice Cream for All” (awwww):

Whereas, the University diversity statement states “The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.”

Whereas, the campus climate report states among others that Jewish students, Hindu students, Muslim Students, and Buddhist students feel less welcome and less respected amongst the predominantly white, Christian campus, as well as feel the university was not committed to diversity,

Whereas, all badgers, regardless of dietary restriction, should have the freedom to enjoy the merchandises of university-related food producers,

Whereas, currently, Babcock ice cream is made using beef gelatin, which renders certain communities such as the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and vegetarian unable to enjoy it without violating their beliefs,

Whereas, Babcock Ice Cream is made on the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is seen as a tradition by the university, including having flavors named after Chancellor Blank and Alumni Park,

Whereas, it would be a gross act of discrimination to continue to deprive some minority students of a UW-Madison tradition,

Whereas, animal gelatin is twice as expensive and not as shelf stable as vegetarian substitutes,

Whereas, the reasons given for not changing the gelatins, in the name of “tradition”, exclude Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Vegetarian, and Vegan students from partaking in eating the official, campus wide, traditional ice cream that is often listed as part of the “Wisconsin experience”,

Whereas, symbolic issues like these have always and will always play a critical role in whether marginalized students and people feel welcome, included, and connected to their community…

I’d like to stop right there. That’s the perspective of college students in 2018 — “symbolic issues like these have always…[played] a critical role in whether marginalized students and people feel welcome (and) included.” In the minds of too many at universities across America, these are the critically high stakes; just as they were in the 1940’s.

Continuing:

The Associated Students of Madison acting in Student Council do enact as follows:

Therefore, be it resolved, the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) acknowledges the marginalization of having the official campus Ice Cream not be inclusive to religious students on campus

Be it further resolved, the ASM recommends the administration, uni ons, and dining halls, to acknowledge the marginalization of having the official campus Ice Cream not be inclusive to religious students on campus,

Be it further resolved, the ASM tasks the ASM student representatives on the Dining Hall Advisory Committee, which represents students on campus dining hall issues, as well as the ASM student representatives on Union Council, which represents students in the Wisconsin Unions, to discuss the Babcock Ice Cream issue in their respective committees,

Be it further resolved, that members of ASM will work with Babcock Dairy to bring about this change that will benefit inclusion efforts and will help ensure that all badgers feel welcome on our campus,

Be it finally resolved, the ASM condemns University sponsored events with Babcock Ice Cream and shall itself not host any events offering Babcock Ice Cream, until the matter is solved and finalized, as a show of solidarity with religious students that this campus “strives” to include.

Be it finally resolved! Malevolent meanies are letting the official campus Ice Cream not be inclusive to those who, due to their religious beliefs, choose not to eat cows.

Allow me to ask: if most ice cream has beef, and if you choose not to eat anything bovine, haven’t you already been choosing not to eat most ice cream, all along?

Regardless, the council will vote on the resolution next week.

It should be noted that, according to the school’s Badger Herald, the shop already offers non-gelatin flavors:

In a statement sent to The Badger Herald, Scott Rankin, chair of the food science department defended Babcock Dairy’s inclusion of gelatin in some flavors of the ice cream.

Rankin said Babcock Dairy offers a variety of frozen dairy desserts outside of ice cream that do not feature gelatin and that they also produce an array of “super premium” ice creams, which are gelatin free. Babcock Dairy tested out variations of their ice cream products, but that the result simply did not live up to their original recipe.

In other words, the SJW’s are fighting the sinister power of limited flavors.

Yep.

Tonight, maybe let’s all turn on the TV and tune in a good World War II movie. And consider the over-400,000 young Americans who gave their lives, fighting for their country. Then let’s think of the current generation, warring against the tyranny of beef-laced refrigerated chocolate fudge.

Maybe invite one of those brave souls to join you, and have some ice cream. Just make sure you provide them with a bib; they’ll no doubt believe they deserve one. This is 2018; and I fear that, in the eyes of the nation’s future leaders, they are our Greatest Generation.

And that’s chilling.

 

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