POINT: Dear Blueno Offers Us The Space To Freely Talk About Campus Issues
Dear Blueno, a Facebook page that posts anonymous messages from the Brown community, offers us what the University has yet to facilitate: a forum to talk freely about the social, political, and institutional issues that define us.
Though Brown provides a world-class liberal education, the school has converged on an illiberal orthodoxy of thought. Dear Blueno’s commitment to anonymity allows students with conservative or otherwise heterodox viewpoints to voice their opinions and contribute to a healthy marketplace of ideas. But Dear Blueno doesn’t just provide an outlet for those with unpopular political beliefs; it can be an important tool for those with identities that may predispose them to feeling uncomfortable speaking out in an environment so dominated by wealthy, white men.
It’s certainly true that Dear Blueno can inflame campus tensions or elevate debates that may not be the most pressing, but it is only a small price to pay for the ability to engage with one another honestly, and on such a large scale. Dear Blueno provides us with levity in trying times as a community. It provides advice for new students who don’t know how to ask for it. And above all, it provides us with the means to truly know what’s on the active minds of the Brown Community.
COUNTERPOINT: Circumcised People Should Be Arrested
Hey OP—funny how you managed to write that whole little “opinion” of yours while staying silent on the fact that people at Brown are literally advocating babies be maimed without their consent. Not a good look. This ain’t it chief. ALL CIRCUMCISED PEOPLE SHOULD BE ARRESTED.
If you are circumcised, you are walking around normalizing the mutilation of babies. I don’t know why I should even have to be saying this to you since we all literally go to Brown, but: if you are still circumcised in 2021, go get it fixed. Otherwise you should literally be in a dank prison cell for your entire life. PERIODT.
You wrote that our community needs “levity”?? First of all: yikes. Second of all: clown behavior. We don’t need laughter at a time when our own classmates and professors want to CHOP OFF BABY PENISES AND THROW THEM IN THE GARBAGE CAN. Like…..this shouldn’t be complicated?
I can’t wait until I graduate from this backwards institution and move to a more enlightened place like Norway where people believe in respecting bodies. I’m tired of walking down the main green and knowing that probably like 70% of the men I see should be IN 👏 JAIL 👏 OR 👏 DEAD 👏.
Also I’m looking to make new friends this semester! Leave a comment and I’ll DM you to hang out! 🙂