This sickening example of the fascism which pervades major colleges around the country speaks for itself. Very clearly.
Excerpted from Ben Zeisloft’s article at campusreform.org:
After intense backlash, the Pennsylvania State University liberal arts department deleted a tweet ensuring conservative students that their voices matter. The original tweet was a picture with the title “Dear Students: You Belong Here” followed by various affirmations of black, Muslim, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ students. It also had a message for conservatives: “Dear conservative students, your viewpoints are important.”
However, Penn State deleted the tweet after swift social media backlash.
Penn State Director of Strategic Communications William Hessert, Jr told Campus Reform that the tweet was deleted because, while it was meant “to express the inclusive, democratic and participatory values of the liberal arts,” the “message was not being received well and it is important for us that our messages be received as intended.”
“While we do not believe in deleting our posts, given the sensitivities of the matter we felt that it was better to remove it,” Hessert added.
Translation: after a bunch of leftist students posted angry tweets expressing their horror at the premise that views they disagree with were welcome on the Penn State campus, the school – scared out of its mind over the prospect of being tagged as supporters of all those angry, negative adjectives tossed out about political conservatives by this segment of the school population – folded like a broken umbrella and retracted its statement welcoming those views.
Fascism is defined, among other things, as the forcible suppression of opposition.
How does this stack up as an excellent example of that definition? Sad to say, it’s pretty much dead-center.
And don’t doubt for a second that this sequence could have taken place at most major colleges and universities around the country.
What does that tell you about the level of intolerance students are indoctrinated with in so many of these “institutes of higher learning”?
Unfortunately, the answer is “plenty”.