Columbia University student group recently launched the “Columbia Communism Club,” an organization utilizing the school’s
well-known crown as a symbol, albeit enhanced with the Communist hammer and
sickle. The Ivy League bastion of higher learning’s newly formed club recently held
its first meeting. The club even has an Instagram page, a post on which read: “Do you want to be a part of leftist discussion,
engage in mutual aid, and better understand leftist theory? Join us today and
be apart [sic] of the movement!” (Cut them some slack, they’re teaching leftist
theory, not English grammar.) In ironically capitalist fashion, the club already
is establishing its “brand,” with a social media tagline stating: “Bringing
accessible theory to Columbia students – Workers of the world, unite!”
practice-- has been quite “accessible” in the 100-plus years of its
existence, too much so for the more than 100 million people who were exterminated
by it in the 20th Century alone.
Skidmore College’s student government denied official approval to a Young
Americans for Liberty chapter and student leader Hannah Davis, calling the
views of the group bigoted and hateful. Liberty is apparently deemed hateful
by many, judging by their steadfast determination to impose or submit to mask mandates, vaccination decrees, lockdowns, and various other preposterous
violations of personal liberty and autonomy.
A recent petition
cleverly titled “Stop Skidmore College from Approving the Young Americans for
Liberty Club” baselessly smeared YAL, saying it has a “proclivity to spread
hatred” that “cannot be tolerated.” The petition also claimed, utterly without
evidence, that YAL’s group application is a “reactionary response to students
of color voicing their experiences and is an attempt to silence our voices.” No,
the only attempt to silence voices is obviously coming from those behind the
petition and the Skidmore College student government.
Skidmore officials hilariously
claimed that free speech is protected on campus, except for “hate speech.”
Speech that everyone loves and agrees with probably doesn’t need protection,
does it? The right to free speech is specifically focused on speech which some
could find offensive.
YAL’s Davis appealed
the private liberal arts college’s student government’s denial in March, but
the Student Government Association comrades remained heroically firm and
inflexible in their opposition to the First Amendment, liberty, and the concept
of dissenting viewpoints.
contrast between the ease with which the Columbia Communist Club came into
existence and the trials the Young Americans for Liberty club has had to endure
to get a Skidmore chapter approved is perfectly illustrative of the current
culture in the U.S. under the Biden administration.
non-Communists slaughtered? No problem! Believe in limited government and the
existence of two sexes? Off to the Gulags you sick, Trump-supporting, cis-gendered,