College leftists throughout the country are mobilizing rhetorical militias to purge students of Republican ideology.
On Sunday night at the University of California, Santa Cruz, leftist student protesters barged in and interrupted a College Republican meeting in the school’s library. In typical uninformed, bigoted, leftist fashion, they called the student members such original names as fascists, racists, and white supremacists.
This type of intolerant behavior is growing into an epidemic on college campuses throughout the country. Every day there seems to be another report of a leftist college group aggressively attacking a student political group with right-wing ideologies. This incident is the latest example of students indoctrinated with leftist ideologies seeking to intimidate, purge and oppress students of a differing ideology.
This type of intimidation and oppression is not enacted by any student political right organization anywhere in the country. It is solely leftists looking to oppress those with a dissenting viewpoint and suppress First Amendment rights.
In addition to the latest “Bolshevikesque” attack at Santa Cruz, there was an incident earlier this month in Berkeley.
Berkeley College Republicans have alleged members of their organization are being stalked and harassed by liberal activist groups such as Antifa-related organizations. The Berkeley Antifa Twitter account identified several BCR members, including the BCR President and Vice President among others.
Additionally, a student found graffiti in a bathroom on campus that said: “Kill All BCRS.” Also, there were incidents where BCR was destroyed, an assault on two BCR members and a cyber attack which leaked private information of BCR members.
Regarding the incident at Santa Cruz, Scott Hernandez-Jason, the school’s director of news and media relations, was disappointed with the agitators’ actions. “It’s unfortunate and disappointing that a few students disrupted their meeting and refused repeated requests to leave,” Hernandez-Jason told Fox News in an email. “UC Santa Cruz vigorously supports our students’ rights to peacefully and lawfully assemble.”
This is not enough. Statements are not enough. Colleges must do more to protect the rights of everyone and not just those who agree with ideology or whose causes they champion.
In Minnesota, the state chair of the Minnesota College Republicans has received hundreds of death threats and repeated harassment.
Regarding the incident at Santa Cruz, Campus Reform reported that Haik Adamian, a student at the college, was one of the leaders of the protest. He posted an announcement on social in the “Official Group of UCSC Students” Facebook page to organize the protest. In the posting, Adamian called for a “movement of people on this campus that rejects the ‘right of assembly,” or “right of free speech” for white supremacists and fascists. So, in addition to assassinating a group’s character without any substantive evidence, Adamian, in true Communist fashion, called for the elimination of the College Republicans First Amendment rights.
“Communists aren’t racist,” Adamian said at one point to justify his reason for the verbal assault.
At one point, one of the protesters scarpered from the room and proceeded to run up and down the library stairs shouting about “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” This is fanaticism.
As aforementioned, the only people in our country doing these types of things, advocating oppression and suppression and the eradication of First Amendment rights are people from left-wing groups.
Ironically enough, one of the students to speak up against the protest, was a Democrat, student Phil Leonard.
Video posted on Fox News (as well as Campus Reform) show the confrontation between Leonard and the group protesting. At one point, a protester looked at Leonard and said to him: “Your existence is a disturbance to every marginalized person in this country.”
“You don’t know who you’re talking to,” Leonard replied. “First of all, I’m a registered Democrat. I’ve never voted for a Republican in my life, and I’m here speaking for ideas which is what you’re supposed to do at a college.”
After approximately two hours, school officials called the police. The police allegedly arrested three of the protesters.
Campus Reform reported that College Republicans addressed the UCSC Student Union Assembly (SUA) meeting Tuesday evening. The group recommended sanctions against two of the protesters who were also SUA officers. Ultimately, the SUA decided not to sanction the members citing inconsistency with the SUA Constitution.
Apparently, the SUA Constitution has no protocol for members calling for the violation of the U.S. Constitution.
According to Fox News, Leonard acknowledged the experience affected him because he’s Jewish. Leonard, a fourth-year politics major, paralleled the protesters’ quest to eliminate free speech — with the actions of the Nazis.
“That’s literally how fascists think,” he said. “This kid is literally a fascist.”
Students go to college to grow and develop as people. College is supposed to be a welcoming place to share and exchange ideas in the pursuit of knowledge. It is not supposed to be a totalitarian regime where students are victims of an unarmed Marxist militia violating their civil rights. Until college administrations protecting the freedoms of every student without prejudice, this type of oppression will repeatedly occur.