Insane Leftist Student: “Ban the Illini Chief or I’ll Shoot Myself”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Chief Illiniwek was already eliminated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but the Chief has stuck around despite attempts to ban him.

But the issue hasn’t gone away. Suey Park, the Twitter activist responsible for missing the point on #CancelColbert, has moved on to banning Chief Illiniwek using as her argument this insane suicide threat from one Xochitl Sandoval.

“I dont need a counselor, I need you to #BanTheChief” and then contradicts herself by saying, “Emotional damage should be more important than the money you get from pro-Chief alums #BanTheChief”

“I was told I was acting like a “personally wounded party, and like a child”

“On March 11, I had the thought that I should commit suicide. I specifically thought “blow your brains out on the quad.” #BanTheChief

“My process was as follows: Write a letter to Mr. Jamie and explain that this whole Chief situation was so unbearable… would then purchase a gun, load it, go onto the quad, stand facing Union, bring the gun up to my temple, and pull the trigger.”

Had Xochitl been a white male student, the mere mention of using a firearm on campus, would have resulted in four SWAT teams and permanent expulsion, but minority privilege means different rules.

What led to Xochitl’s fake suicide threat? The supernatural powers of Chief Illiniwek.

Maybe by committing suicide, you, Chancellor Phyllis Wise, the Board of Trustees, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Administration will realize that no, I am not exaggerating about the emotional, physical and spiritual pain that seeing the former-yet-still-lingering Chief mascot has on me.

On March 3, 2014, I wrote an email to my Spanish professor expressing my concerns as a student in her class. One student had been wearing sweatshirts with the name ‘Chief’ on them, and a second came with a sweater that had the image on it.

Apparently even seeing the word “Chief” is traumatic to Xochitl. Maybe even Fire Chief.

I explained to her that as an indigenous student, this image and every likeness to it represented a complete disregard for American Indian culture and spiritual practices, and that every time I saw it, it was not only an emotional stab, but also an impediment to my academic success.

Something tells me that Xochitl had bigger “impediments” than the spiritual impact of t-shirts.

In the student handbook in Section 1-302 Rules of Conduct, number 5 states that “engaging in behavior which is so persistent, pervasive, or severe as to deny a person’s ability to participate in the University community” is grounds for discipline, which every likeness to the Chief is to me.

Yes, but to some students Xochitl’s ridiculous tantrums make it impossible to participate in the university community.

I met with the attorney on March 11, after which, while walking across the quad on my way to the Native American House, I watched myself purchase a gun and commit suicide on the quad.

Clearly it’s the Chief’s fault. This woman is otherwise ridiculously sane.

The attorney told me that the only two options that were available to me were to either mediate a conversation with the students who were using the Chief name and logo, or to give a presentation to my class without mentioning my complaint about how this mascot was offensive to some American Indian people. To the first, I was appalled. I did not understand the logic in having to confront the people who were the ones hurting me, and so I said no.

Sure, it’s crazy to try and communicate with people. Just make suicide threats and demand that the school PC it out for you.

Welcome to the Millennial Babies edition.

As I look through the Campus Spirit Revival facebook page, I feel the nauseating anger take hold of me again.

Join the club.

He stated that it is not possible to find something that offends no one, and told us this heartfelt story of his childhood:

“When I was little I had a harrowing experience with animal crackers because I couldn’t decide whether they wanted to be eaten or not, and I couldn’t eat animal crackers, but we can’t ban animal crackers because of that”

Last I checked, I’m not an animal cracker. And people in general aren’t animal crackers. To compare the two is faulty logic.

Xochitl needs to double check the animal cracker thing. Seriously.

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    • bob smith

      a picture paints a …

  • SCREW SOCIALISM
  • CaoMoo

    Cant win an argument threaten to kill yourself. Oh the higher educated

  • A Z

    The person chosen to portray Chief Illiniwek is a physically fit, virile male. That is they are an alpha male. As such Chief Illiniwek is not a caricature but a positive symbol.

    The Left should leave ‘well enough alone’.

    ***
    Virility (from the Latin virilitas, manhood or virility, derived from Latin vir, man) refers to any of a wide range of masculine characteristics viewed positively.

  • Judahlevi

    No one has the right not to be offended. No one.

    Unless we teach our children to be able to cope with disappointment or insult (in other words – toughen up) and overcome it, they will become like this individual – a spoiled child.

  • liz

    “Faulty logic”? That’s a good one!
    Miss tooty cracker needs to grow up and GET OVER IT. Sheesh.

  • Anti sharia

    Here’s hoping she carries out her threat.

  • wileyvet

    Wow, students at Wellesley traumatized by a statue in underpants, Pasadena Community College Gays, stressed over chicken sandwiches, and now a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana threatening suicide over a fake Indian Chief. Ah, the future of America. Oy Vey!

    • truebearing

      I guess all we can do is pass the hat and donate the money for ammunition, and I suppose the firearm as well. We shouldn’t stand in the way of progress.

  • UCSPanther

    I’d tell that student to hurry up and get it over with.

  • A Z

    Anyone notice that Xochitl is a Aztec or Mayan first name and a Spanish surname?

    That is a story in itself. did his parents give that name? Is this white-Hispanic guilt? Did he give himself the name Xochitl to show solidarity with the indigenous people of Mexico?

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    I could loan him a revolver and one round. That should do the trick …

  • bob smith

    “My process was as follows: Write a letter to Mr. Jamie and explain that this whole Chief situation was so unbearable… would then purchase a gun, load it, go onto the quad, stand facing Union, bring the gun up to my temple, and pull the trigger.”

    Please do but do me a favour, use a really big gun. I don’t want you to miss.

  • Veracious_one

    call in the news crews to witness the suicide….

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Leftist NUTCASE!!!

  • Drakken

    I really hope that this whiny little bitch lives up to its Mayan name and sacrifices itself to the Aztec gods, it would be fun to watch and it has the added benefit of taking itself out of the gene pool.

  • Yaya

    I actually find this article very inconsiderate and one sided. I agree that the University should not halt daily operations because of this letter, but it should still be taken seriously. It seems like this is written by someone who has never been offended based on their race, nationality or religion. I could be wrong, but if not, there are deeply imbedded feelings of hurt abd anger that come from people who have actually experienced emotional attacks against who they are and what they stand for. The sarcasm is witty, but it’s extremely rude and distasteful. Whether or not this was a stunt isn’t our role to decide. A life is at stake and there is a way to stop suicide. Let’s take it seriously.

    • Fondo

      Yaya, I thought I was over the pain of the daily discrimination, ridicule and cruelty I had faced in life but now I realize that it all came back to me when I read your post. Your idiocy causes suicidal thoughts in my head. In fact I just pictured myself blowing my brains out at the thought of you being as pathetic as little Xochitl and the future of the world being in the hands of your ilk. Please find me and prevent this from happening. This is not a stunt, I’m serious.

  • Richard

    If I owned a gun I`d lend it to the silly bitch,plus 2 bullets in case she missed the first time.