The protesters have it. The powah. Temporarily at least. Having ousted a university president. And they intend to hang onto it and remake the University of Missouri into Ferguson II.
A few local sportwriters I generally respect and one I consider a friend have written in support of the mostly-black Mizzou football team’s boycott threats, but I doubt even they won’t feel the need to retreat if this thing keeps getting out of hand.
Whatever the protesters believe, this ain’t the 1960s. That was so 45 years ago. And penny-ante bad words and possible hoaxes aren’t going to turn anyone into their allies forever. Even powah is fleeting. Ask any politician who’s ever had it for a while.
But, really, none of this is surprising. The American university died long ago. Done in by political correctness, micro-aggressions, and, increasingly, full-bore anti-Semitism.
UPDATE: Tennessee law prof Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, would raise the voting age to 25. I’d go for thirty, except for those in military service who could vote at 18.
MORE: Then they threw another tantrum when the Paris massacre drew media attention away from them. I’m sure they’ll be able to explain away the Muslim slayings.