Hi kids. It’s me. The guy who Law Enforcement Today asked to be their National Spokesman. With a special message to college crybabies.
First… that whole “spokesman” thing. Apparently it has something to do with the fact that I have a big mouth. And no police department can fire me, because I’m not a cop. So there’s that little morsel of righteousness left in America.
What you may not know is that I also run a company called The Silent Partner. A company, mind you, that would not hire any of these whining, entitled, cop hating, spoiled little punks who are protesting the police graduation today in Massachusetts.
Lest you think they’d never apply to work for us, you’re wrong. We’re only about an hour or so away from their campus. And when we put up job postings, we don’t mention our company name. So the beautiful irony is that some of the very kids who troll Law Enforcement Today on social media often end up sending me their resume.
And my employees and I laugh. And laugh. And then we light their cute little school portfolio on fire and put out the flames by dropping it into the toilet to add a twist of irony.
You might think I’m being petty. That’s ok. You’re entitled to your opinion. Just like they’re entitled to make fools of themselves while wasting their mom and dad’s money. Just like I’m entitled to drink bourbon while burning their cover letter and laughing.
Because here’s the thing. The law enforcement officers who you are protesting are the same men and women who would give their lives to protect you.
I’m sure people are going to be upset by my words here. They’ll talk about those poor, innocent children who I’m mocking. But guess what? If they’re old enough to be enrolled in that school, they’re old enough to hear tough words. And they’re about to get a whole bunch more of them.
Ok, back to the whole “protesting the police” thing that these students just did.
In case you missed it, here’s what went down tonight.
A bunch of college students lost their minds when they found out the administration was allowing the police academy to hold their graduation on campus this week.
In an effort to make themselves feel like better people, a group of students circulated a flyer drawing attention to the fact that the graduation would make campus unsafe for, “black women, women of color, Black queer and trans folks, queer and trans folks of color, non-Black/POC queer & trans folks, undocumented folks, and disabled folks.”
Because cops are graduating there. Seriously. We’re not making this up.
Scroll past my note to the students to read all about the protest… and how the Chief of Police at Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges ended up attacked by the administration.
I feel like this is a great time to rehash an old piece I wrote.
I proudly present to these kiddos “An Open Letter To College Crybabies From A CEO”.
Dear College Students (Mt. Holyoke and Smith students, pay attention),
I remember the stress of college. The anxiety of papers due. The uncertainty of relationships. The concerns about what I was going to do after graduation.
I get it. It’s tough.
I also remember professors who challenged our perceived notions of “right” and “wrong.” I recall being exposed to movies, books and papers that I massively disagreed with. Looking back, I can visualize the heated debates between people with different perspectives. I can almost hear the yelling, the screaming, the passion and the CHALLENGES.
You’re studying and learning during the Industrial Revolution of our generation. It’s exciting. It’s encouraging. It’s liberating. And yet somehow, it’s also leading to your wussification.
Before you get all offended and run to your “safe place,” understand that I pulled that word right out of one of your trusted resources of knowledge – urbandictionary.com.
Here’s the first hit for the word:
wussification (verb): The act of turning one into a wussy.
The mother has been wussifying her children from young age.
The wussification of American children is notable.
I’m sorry. I hope you didn’t mistake this letter to be one that would tell you how wonderful you are and that you’re going to make the world a wonderful place. No, my friends, that’s not what this letter is at all. This is an open letter to all those of you who are whining your way through college looking for a safe place and an entitled hall pass.
I come with a very simple message. When you cast off that safety blanket and enter into the real world, this thing called life is going to slap you faster than you can say, “Do you want fries with that?”
I recently saw an article about these so-called “marginalized students” at the University of Arizona issuing 19 pages of demands.
Then, of course, the students at Emory University who needed counseling because they didn’t feel “safe” when they saw writing in chalk that said “Trump 2016.”
To all those of you looking for your “safe place,” I have to wonder: How the hell do you walk out of your dorm (or your parents’ basement) without getting hit by a bus every day?
So on behalf of CEO’s across the country, I’d like to share with you a few lessons that you might want to learn before graduation.
- The Business World Doesn’t Give A Damn About You
No, really – it’s true. You saw something on the internet that you found offensive? You’ve got the sniffles? Your boyfriend broke up with you? Well, that sucks. Deal with it. I expect you to get your work done on time. Hit traffic that made you late for the fourth time this week? You should have learned after the first time that you needed to leave your house early.
Listen, even the best bosses have their breaking points. Excuses might fly in college, but they’re NOT going to fly when we’re paying you to actually get things done.
- The Only Safe Place Is Your Home
In the real world – and especially the business world – we’re going to challenge you. We’re going to push you. We’re going to demand that you consider other perspectives. We’re going to rip your ideas to shreds from time to time. And we’re going to insist that you play nicely with others to find ideas that actually work and implement them.
We’re going to get really pissed when you don’t deliver, and we’re going to get even more pissed when you cost us money because you weren’t willing to hustle hard enough to get the job done. And if you slack off enough, there’s no “bell curve” that’s going to save your ass from a big fat pink slip. Lucky for you there are enough people working in the unemployment office who’ve also been wussified by the system to make sure that even though you were fired for not showing up to work, you’ll probably still get to collect unemployment and sit on your ass.
- There’s No Such Thing As “Free”
I get it. You’ve been told that money grows on trees, that education should be free for all and that everything in life should be handed to you on a silver platter.
But welcome to the big kids’ playground. You want that health insurance? It’s going to cost you. Oh, you don’t want it? That will cost you too. You want an apartment? A house? A car? Believe it or not, you need to actually come up with some money for that! Oh, and you can quit your whining about taxes. Because SOMEONE has to pay for all of that “free” stuff – and now it’s you, sucker.
- If You Don’t Want To Be A Victim, Then Don’t Be
In college, any time your feelings were hurt, you were a victim. If you were challenged, the challenger was a “bigot” and you were the poor person who had their feelings hurt. Here in the real world, we expect you to be challenged and to understand that humility is just as important as bravado. Selflessness is more important that selfishness. The content of who you are as a person is more important than the color of your skin or your socio-economic background or your sex or your weight or your religious affiliation.
- Success Is Hard Work
We’re not going to give you five breaks a day. You’re going to have to work nights and weekends from time to time. You want to make “the big bucks”? Then consider a nine-hour workday to be a part-time job. You’re most likely NOT going to graduate college and find a six-figure job. Hell, you’re going to be lucky if you find ANY job … and you should be grateful when you find it. Grateful … and prepared to work like a maniac to get ahead. Because in the real world, you don’t get a pass just because mommy and daddy are paying your bills.
So, ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the remainder of your time being gentle little snowflakes. Revel in the time you have at the world’s most expensive daycares across the country. Because soon, you’ll be in OUR world. And it’s about to get real.
Kyle S. Reyes – CEO, The Silent Partner Marketing
P.S. – When we are considering ANY employee for a job, if we want anti-law enforcement activity on their social media… they are immediately disqualified.
Let’s touch on the details of exactly what went down surrounding the police graduation.
We found out from our friends at TurtleBoy Sports.
Students from Mount Holyoke College spent the week distributing flyer handouts alerting other students to the upcoming graduation. Because clearly, they have nothing better to do with their time.
The school circulated an announcement to make students aware of the large police presence on campus on Friday.
— We Resist (@WeResistNews) April 11, 2019
“This notification is being made to make you aware of the many police officers and police vehicles you may see here on Thursday morning, April 11th for rehearsal, and again on Friday, April 12th for graduation,” it said. “There is no need to be alarmed. In the spirit of collaboration with our neighboring towns in Western Massachusetts we look forward to welcoming the 40 new officers to the Pioneer Valley.”
The notice being circulated by student activists is claiming that the administration is welcoming a group synonymous with white supremacy.
The school is “welcoming a large number of armed individuals from a known paramilitary organization with a documented history of white supremacist and patriarchal violence,” the flyer said.
It then named minority groups that have a “reason to be alarmed.”
They even said allowing the graduation would make campus unsafe for, “black women, women of color, Black queer and trans folks, queer and trans folks of color, non-Black/POC queer & trans folks, undocumented folks, and disabled folks.”
Facebook comments even went so far as to call for violence against the police that would be in attendance.
“FYI: There is going to be a police academy graduation on campus (???) this Friday. Lots and lots of cops,” one person posted. “I suggest we f*** some s*** up.”
Another wrote, “f** every cop,” and “Cops are wife and children beaters. F**** them all.”
Another compared police to Nazis. “I’m sure you wouldn’t defend generalizing German people in the 1940s who joined the Nazi army by saying ‘they wanted to do good and protect their countries’ so save it.”
President of MHC, Sonya Stephens sent an email to everyone on campus addressing the backlash against the graduation.
“Over the last few days, I have heard very clearly the concerns about our decision to allow the Police Academy to hold their graduation ceremony in Chapin Hall tomorrow,” Stephens wrote. “I have also heard and acknowledge the very real fear and the questions that have been raised by some members of our community in relation to this decision and the history of police violence, systems of oppression, and the ways in which marginalized members of society, including members of our own community, have been negatively impacted by interactions with the police.”
Mount Holyoke College Administrators announced earlier this week that campus Police Chief Daniel Hect would be placed on administrative leave after students allegedly found out he liked tweets from President Trump and the NRA.
According to a report from the Daily Wire, Hect first came under attack after posting about his new position on the social media platform.
“I am excited to announce I have accepted the position of Chief of Police at Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges, two of the most prestigious all women’s institutions in the nation,” he tweeted.
But it didn’t take long for Mount Holyoke students to begin combing through his entire Twitter account, looking for anything they could to be able to protest the officer’s presence at their school.
It didn’t take long for the social justice warriors to find something and lose their minds.
Now I know what you’re thinking. Maybe the guy tweeted some crazy, possibly racist stuff. Said some things that would condemn him and would forever live on the Internet.
These students flipped out because he liked some tweets from President Trump and the NRA. Hect even went so far as to like the tweet from the NRA that wished Americans a ‘Merry Christmas’.
"On Friday, Mount Holyoke College announced that the newly-selected campus police chief Daniel Hect was placed on administrative leave after a backlash when students discovered he had liked conservative tweets on his Twitter account." https://t.co/vuXQoVywqF
— Yih-Chau Chang (@yihchauchang) April 11, 2019
Another included a saying that “if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”
How dare he?
Another one of the tweets that led to Hect’s mandatory leave was about the border wall. Another was about the government shutdown.
Students quickly approached the college administration, who showed absolutely no backbone or support for the man in charge of keeping their community safe.
The National Rifle Association wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas! pic.twitter.com/nmGN07b9PZ
— NRA (@NRA) December 25, 2018
One student commented that it was, “unacceptable for someone in charge of keeping any community safe, let alone a campus as diverse as MHC’s, to be publicly displaying his support for hateful regimes and organizations, as well as for individuals who demonize migrants from Mexico or other latin american nations.”
Apparently the administration has also hosted several events to, ‘try to ease the students’ worries.’
Let me reiterate. Hect didn’t comment. He didn’t tweet anything. He didn’t retweet them. He liked them. Our future is so screwed…
— Brittany Decker (@BrittanyWMN) December 1, 2014
Listen up kid. You’ve got a lot of learning to do.
Your teachers might be running around preaching about how Trump is evil and that police officers and conservatives are all racist, homophobic hate-mongers, but I can guarantee you that’s more ridiculous than the fact you’re paying $50,000 a year to get a ‘gender studies’ degree.
Do you even go to class anymore? Or have they all been cancelled so you can protest whatever is making you mad that week?
Guns might be scary, but guess who’s running to the front lines of an active shooter situation armed with a gun, ready to lay down their life to save you? Well, normally it would be armed cops, but since you complained about police being armed on school grounds, officers (who are still expected to conduct felony traffic stops) are no longer carrying firearms.
The situation on the southern border is reaching critical mass. I can tell you so many stories from friends who live in Texas about how frequent border crossings used to be versus where they’re at now on a day-to-day basis. But maybe it’s better to just ship you down there so you can see for yourself.
Got to Smith College, where some sort of walk out/protest is going on. Lots of talk against racism, sexism, xenophobia. Maybe 200 people. pic.twitter.com/4UfJr8YVlk
— Jack Suntrup (@JackSuntrup) December 1, 2016
Even Canada reported this week that they’re changing laws to deny sanctuary to asylum seekers who had already tried to enter the United States.
So when you look at a man who was called to protect and serve, willing to do what you could never do and lose your mind over the fact that he ‘liked’ a few tweets… you really need to reevaluate how you’re living your life.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes people disagree with you. Sometimes the person yelling the loudest isn’t sharing the opinion that you want to hear.
We’re adults. We move past it. Freedom of speech is exactly that – this man did not hurt anyone, did not support anything that was evil or wrong, he liked a damn tweet.
How extreme are we going to get with social media? If we continue on this path, in 30 years no one is going to be able to get a job because they said something stupid years ago. Enough is enough, already.
Until people start being able to tolerate the opinions of those around them and carry on living their lives, we’re not headed anywhere good in the future.