Though leftwing snowflakes claim that they are "open minded," an increasing number of young conservatives are saying that they are afraid to "come out" as Republicans due to fears of being blacklisted. The anti-conservative bent of college campuses was revealed once again this week, when a Kent State University socialist group responded to a tweet by conservative student Leandra Westbrook saying that she should be locked up and tortured in a Soviet death camp for her views.
The comment was made after Leandra Westbrook, vice president of the school’s Turning Point USA chapter, defended her organization from a petition designed to stifle free speech.
“Silencing speech is fascism,” she tweeted. “The petition is useless. We aren’t going anywhere.”
The Kent State Socialist Collective (KSSC), a student organization that was formed in 2013, responded to Westbrook by tweeting a map of the Soviet Gulag system and telling her that “there's one place you might be going…”
According to the group’s Facebook page, the organization “exists to facilitate a sense of understanding and community between those who are interested in socialism and those who are socialists.”
“We stand on the side of the working class, the oppressed, the exploited, and anyone who wishes to create a better world based upon equality, justice, and peace,” the group’s mission statement reads. “The KSSC is a coalition of ideologically diverse students and community members united by a desire to advance the idea of a world beyond capitalism.”
“I think the gulag tweet is absurd,” Westbrook said in a statement to Campus Reform. “The far left wants to combat free speech with violence, and not more speech.
“At a recent Free Speech panel on campus, left wing groups were calling for punching nazis, pouring hot soup on conservatives, and attacking Trump supporters,” she alleged, noting that conservative groups would face enormous backlash if they were the ones calling for violence.
It's beyond ridiculous that Westbrook is being told that she should be tortured to death simply for calling for free speech. Unfortunately, incidents like this have become increasingly common on college campuses across the U.S. Gone are the days of universities promoting a free exchange of ideas between people of different political views. Left-wing students now don't want to be "triggered" by having to listen to anyone who's views differ from their own.
Westbrook is also likely right in speculating as to what would happen if conservative groups were calling for violence. The mainstream media jumps at any opportunity to make Trump supporters look violent and deranged, while bending over backwards to sweep violent incidents that were caused by Antifa activists under the rug. In the end, the leftwing is no longer the peace-loving party that it has been in the past, as they now seem to think that violence is totally fine as long as it's directed at Trump supporters.
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