Forget safe spaces on college campuses for social justice warrior pansies. The people treated like dirt are college Republicans. Conservatives, unfortunately, conceded the college campus to the left. As a result, most college campuses are hotbeds of radical leftism and doesn’t even have the semblance of classic liberalism. When a student gets crap simply for seeking out somebody to ride with her to a Trump event, something has to give.
Andi Moritz couldn’t get the comments out of her head. A Facebook post the Bryn Mawr College freshman made on the school’s ride share page earlier that September day had drawn harsh backlash from dozens of other students, most of whom she didn’t know.
She was looking for someone to share a ride to a campaign event for Donald Trump.
“Nobody has the right to an opinion of bigotry. 0 tolerance for fascists!”
“You want to go campaign for a man who has systematically oppressed entire ethnic/racial groups not to mention the LGBTQIA+ community and many others.”
“Why y’all doing this free labor for white supremacists tho.”
I don’t even know what the hell LGBTQIA means.
Interestingly enough, what happens on college campuses is not all that different from anywhere else politics is discussed:
Being a young Republican and Trump supporter on a largely liberal college campus can be a rough road.
“People did say things to us that you would call insulting,” said Sean Egan, 20, president of the University of Pennsylvania College Republicans. “If you tried to talk about something substantive [with liberal students], it would turn into ‘He’s a racist.’ ”
Even before Trump declared his candidacy, it wasn’t easy for Gloria Kim, who was a freshman at Swarthmore in January 2015 when she wrote a commentary for Economics21.org titled “Life as a Conservative at a Liberal College.”
“To most students, when I oppose a policy such as Obamacare, I become a coldhearted, soulless person who wants to undermine the oppressed people of America,” she wrote.
It’s easy when one is older to brush off this kind of criticism. I’ve been called every name in the book by people on the left that at this point in my life, I brush aside that kind of idiocy. It’s easy to see how an 18 or 19-year-old might be more affected by it. It’s not about needing a “safe space” like the weenies who curl into a fetal position at the very mention of the word, ‘conservative.’ It’s more about being impressionable at that age and not having the life experience to tell the accuser just to piss off.
Moritz, who appears to have a good heart, attempts to give these idiots the benefit of the doubt:
In retrospect, she said she understands how students may have been hurt by her post, something she blames on media portraits of conservatives as racists and haters of gays and lesbians.
“I would say most conservatives do not hate anyone,” she said, “but that’s not what gets shown.”
They weren’t ‘hurt.’ They’ve been conditioned to react that way. In part by the media, but also by their parents, teachers, and celebrities. Some of them will have an epiphany one day and realize how stupid they behaved.
Others will get jobs at Buzzfeed, Salon, Jezebel and Vox.
The changes need to start with college administrators. When a speech by Ben Shapiro gets canceled by a university President because a bunch of crybabies screams loud enough, the people in positions of authority are giving into the left-wing mob. That only emboldens them to do it again and opens the door for them to hound students like Andi Moritz because she’s a Republican.