- Liberal student groups at St. Olaf College recently put up signs accusing conservative classmates of “white supremacy” and calling capitalism a means of oppressing poor people.
- The signs were put up shortly after anonymous vandals tore down a Turning Point USA display featuring signs listing reasons for being conservative, which liberal students apparently found offensive.
The harassment occurred after Turning Point USA (TPUSA) members gathered on campus and posted several recruitment posters on campus, each of which listed a reason why the students prefer conservatism.
“I believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” “I love economic freedom,” and “all human life has value” were among the reasons posted. Link
Forget about being conservative on that campus, being pro-American is enough to get your stuff trashed.
The controversy continued this week with a counter-display erected by several other student groups, such as th Diversity Celebrations Committee, Women in Science, Celebrate South Asia, KARIBU club, and St. Olaf’s Students of Color—all of whom accused TPUSA of only caring about “rich, white, heterosexual” men.
Suppose they were. Does this disqualify them from participating in the college environment — which includes hanging signs, getting together and talking with others?
Congratulation, St. Olaf liberals. You’re the new fascists. Pick up your armbands at the student union. Torches will be distributed to those who’ve passed the mandatory safety course.