The anteater is the mascot for my alma mater, UC Irvine.
I reached out the College Republicans earlier this year, excited at the prospect of engaging young conservatives to support my assemblyman in the South Bay as well as rally for my preferred Presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Canada Free Press printed my reflections on meeting the CR's from UC Irvine--along with other College Republican groups throughout the state of California.
I have had high hopes for the younger generation, in spite of the eight deplorable years of President Barack Obama and his full-front assault on individual liberty.
And yet, I also had to tangle with some disturbing underpinnings within the College Republicans at UC Irvine.
One of their members, who served as a campus state senator for Associated Students of UC Irvine, faced immense pressure to resign for a tasteless joke about Islam posted on Facebook (read more about it here).
Granted, George's jokes about Islam were tasteless (so were the other comments which followed from other participants). Even though the settings on social media intended a private audience, the comments went public.
But are we going to hang people in effigy for off-color comments? Are we going to damage people's careers well into the future for voicing opinions which other people find offensive?
That is the essence of tyranny, and it must not go any futher.
And yet, at UC Irvine, a college Republican was held out to dry, and kicked out by ... his own fellow Republicans.
Campus Reform reported:
Several members of the University of California, Irvine College Republicans (CR) are alleging that the club’s leaders have disregarded their own principles in an effort to distance themselves from controversial comments made by a former member.
“I think they have no values, and they bring discredit to the name ‘Republican,’” CR member Marshall Roe, who attends a nearby community college, told Campus Reform. “It’s people like this who are the reason the Party is falling apart … it’s about titles for them, not values.”
Campus Reform had also reported how the triggered Muslim Student Union wanted George Novshadyan removed from elected office, and granted George's supports very little time to organize and defend their man.
I spoke with George, other members of the club, and a third party involved in the matter. The club wanted to settle the matter privately, and had encouraged George to lay low, not go to the press about what happened. Instead, he spoke out against this fascist coup against him.
He was right to do that.
But let's put this all in perspective ...
A College Republican club s tried to suppress the outcry against political correctness from one of its members.
Eventually, a recall was launched, and he was thrown out. Even though student elections at UC Irvine have some of the most abysmal turnouts--even when bribing voters with a piece of pizza--enough enraged Social Justice snowflakes voted to remove him from office
Be afraid, people. This is serious. The undergraduates of today will be undermining all our core civil institutions tomorrow if they respond to "offensive" ideas or speech in like manner.
The club also removed George from office, illegally based on the club's by-laws, and they even endorsed a socialist for the ASUCI Board!
|George Novshadyan (Right) with Vince Vaughn|
One UCI student was a victim of the political correctness rampant on campus, UC Irvine, where anti-Semitic rants are common place, where Mulism students repeatedly interrupted the Israeli Ambassador to the United States during one of his campus speeches.
Indeed, freedom of speech is under attack at UC Irvine.
The College Republicans engaged in the same purge against one of their members.
And now they want to showcase a flamboyant flamer and First Amendment absolutist on their campus?
The irony, the hypocrisy was not lost on me.
There is a growing cohort of conservatives more invested in making headlines than making a difference, or titles, not values.
Indeed, it's fun to punk social justice warriors and mock their fascist stupidity. It's nice to get notoriety for your cause
But to what purpose? For what cause?
Liberty is not an end in itself, people! A life of endless rebellion is not life, either.
Furthermore, do these young Conservative anti-SJW's take their fight outside of the safe space of college campuses?
I faced the anti-free speech in Huntington Park, CA, when the mayor threw me out for asking a uestion, then threw out a senior citizen just for saying "Yes!" three times during my public comment. The District attorney got involved, and rebuked the rogue city council!
In Cudahy, California, residents worked together with our group to slam a corrupt city council, four of whom are immature Millennials. The DA Followed up on their suppression of public comment. Three months later, the Spanish local press exposed the Cudahy Corruptitos.
My fight for freedom of speech is getting results, not just giving me fifteen minutes of fame in the local papers.
It's about a petition for redress of grievances, not just making fun of the university grievance industry.
I wonder if Milo knew about this hypocrisy. I wonder if he would have cared ...