Liberals at St. Olaf college: Belief in right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is ‘white supremacy’

It seems that colleges across America have become nothing more than liberal indoctrination centers where otherwise intelligent human beings are turned into mind-numbed robots spewing liberal pap and dogma.  Last Thursday, Campus Reform reported that conservative students at Minnesota’s St. Olaf College are now being accused of “white supremacy” by their liberal peers for believing in the “right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

According to Campus Reform, the harassment took place after members of the local Turning Point USA (TPUSA) posted several recruitment posters on campus, listed a reason why the students prefer conservatism.

“I believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” “I love economic freedom,” and “all human life has value” were among the reasons listed.  Unfortunately, unhinged liberals took exception.

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According to Campus Reform:

In a recent op-ed for The College Fix, chapter President Kathryn Hinderaker explained that administrative approval for the activism event ultimately proved to mean nothing, as several of the signs had been torn down by the very next day.

“I’m definitely disappointed, but the vandalism is not unexpected. Everything we’ve ever put up in my time at St. Olaf College has been torn down relatively quickly,” she wrote, noting that “we hoped the campus would be more receptive to our plea for dialogue.”

The controversy continued this week with a counter-display erected by several other student groups, such as th (sic) Diversity Celebrations Committee, Women in Science, Celebrate South Asia,  KARIBU club, and St. Olaf’s Students of Color—all of whom accused TPUSA of only caring about “rich, white, heterosexual” men.

“They said: All Human life has value. They meant: if you are a RICH, WHITE, HETEROSEXUAL, MAN,” one poster in the “Counterpoint to Turning Point” display read.

“You are conservative because you have privilege, your privilege allows you to distance yourself from the effects of conservatism on marginalized folx,” claimed another sign, while another called “capitalism” a “way to continue the oppression of poor people, LGBTQIA+ folx, people of color, immigrants, and many more.”

One sign declared: “Conservatism is just white supremacy calling itself a political ideology.”

“I just wish people who aren’t leftist would be allowed to fairly explain themselves without the hate, stigma, and personal attacks,” libertarian student Winston Anderson told Campus Reform.

Good luck with that.  As we’ve reported time and again, liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of insane rage and blind, seething hate.

“It is unfortunate that another group has chosen to attack us personally,” TPUSA officer Nicklaus Johnson said, while conservative student Ariel Byerly said she wishes “there wasn’t so much hate for conservatives on this campus…everybody else gets to put up their displays in peace, even the controversial ones.”

Welcome to the real world, where liberal hate rules the day and unfortunately, far too many colleges across the country.

A St. Olaf spokesperson told Campus Reform that “displays are permissible as long as they do not unlawfully harass, discriminate, or otherwise violate the Code of Conduct or other St. Olaf policies,” but noted that “the college does not review the content of displays before they are posted.”

“[We] believe that when such organizations engage in rhetoric that is problematic and hurtful to other groups/students on campus, then these groups have every right to respond in any way they choose,” said the Women in Science group — the only organization which provided a statement to Campus Reform.

Fine.  Then if one uses that logic, they should have no problem with counter-counter signs which read, “liberalism is a mental disorder,” “liberalism kills” or “liberalism is an ideology of rage and hate.”  And perhaps they should be posted by people wearing one of these shirts.

This, by the way, is the modern left…


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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