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Fraternity Row (Updated) 0

When I was an undergraduate, a long time ago, I did not join a fraternity. I never quite figured out why I should pay dues to get drunk, when I could get drunk quite nicely on my own, thank you very much. As far as I could tell from my seat in the bleachers, getting drunk and molesting women was what fraternities were all about.

After graduation, I did a year of graduate work at Mr. Jefferson’s University. One of the traditions was for a fraternity to burn a random car in “Mad Bowl” during some campus celebration I forget the name of.

Consequently, I am confident that this will work out as intended.

Also, pigs, wings.


AFAIC, the whole United States “Greek” system should be abolished. Doing so will not expunge evil from this world, but it will end a little bit of institutionalized evil.

Addendum, Later That Same Day:

Greek leaders at San Diego State University have announced that they were suspending all fraternity parties and social functions indefinitely after a weekend that not only involved taunting people protesting sexual assault, but also the seventh sexual assault at a fraternity house since the semester began in September, U-T San Diego reports.

The InterFraternity Council admitted that the fraternity members who pelted participants in Friday’s Take Back the Night protest against sexual assault with eggs and waved dildos at them behaved in a manner that did “not reflect the values of the Greek community at SDSU.”

The fact is that this does, indeed, reflect the “values of the Greek community,” and not just at SDSU.

This has been another episode of watch what they do, not what they say.


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