Election day has come and gone and now you’re either a devastated liberal, rattled Never Trumper or perhaps feeling a little vindicated like those of us who publicly supported the President-elect.
Yesterday also marked a coming out party for the Free Speech Club at the University of British Columbia. To mark the occasion, members of the club set up a table outside the student commons and proudly wore the now infamous red hats reading Make America Great Again and Make Canada Great Again.
A bold move given the rise of social justice warriors and censors on campus’ across the continent.
I was invited to come see what was going on and anticipated their event might get shut down but it turns out free speech and support for Donald Trump is fairly popular at UBC.
Watch as I speak with organizers, supporters and detractors alike, some of whom were civil and some not.
There were the usual baseless accusations of racism and violence attributed to Trump supporters but when you look closer, you find the racism and aggression comes from the other side.
It seems it’s often those opposed to Trump who condone bullying and intimidation.
In the end, the great news is that UBC appears to have so far resisted some of the infiltration of social justice warrior culture, but will it last?
UBC is a difficult school to get into and that means academics and studying come before activism and that’s the way universities should be!