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No Twitter Teddybears for Socialist Students Threatening to Shoot President


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It seems that when university campus ‘snowflakes’ terrified of Donald Trump are not taking advantage of grief counsellors,  hugging teddybears, taking to crayons or play doh, they’re calling for ‘shooting’ the president.

Who knew how brave they could be when not consoling each other in hug groups on campus?

Courage always seems to grow bolder when you can Tweet threats from the privacy of your own Smart Phone.

Now an Iowa State University student group has drawn the attention of the Secret Service for posting death threats. (Fox News, Oct.20, 2017)

“A Democratic Socialist student group at an Iowa college appeared to make death threats on Twitter against capitalists and President Trump—the latter message drawing the attention of the Secret Service.

“COMRADES: stay away from needle drugs! The only dope worth shooting is in the oval office [right now],” Iowa State University’s Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter tweeted in September.

“The Secret Service told Fox News it was “aware” of the comment.

“This month, YDSA tweeted to encourage the hanging and extermination of all “capitalists.” After the message drew complaints, Iowa State defended the group on Twitter, saying the tweet was protected speech, according to screen shots of the tweets taken by Campus Reform.

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Being mostly socialist, with few capitalists among them, Iowa State could easily come to their students’ defense.

“The left has done a good job radicalizing juggalos, weebs, furries, but I will not rest until ‘hXc’ stands for hang+Xterminate capitalists,” the club wrote Oct. 4 in a since-deleted tweet. (Fox News)

“When a student brought the tweet to the university’s attention, Iowa State responded via Twitter that the socialist club’s words “falls under free speech” with a link to available resources if any students “feel threatened or harassed.”

“One conservative student said the socialist group has called for capitalists to be hanged before, adding members of his campus organization have felt “uneasy and threatened” because of YDSA.

“As the president of our [Turning Point USA] chapter I’ve been repeatedly harassed for my position and my views online and in person from time to time,” Benjamin Whittington told Turning Point News. “We held a debate with them last semester and their reaction was less than stellar.”

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“Vice Chairman of the ISU College Republicans, Taylor Collins agreed with Whittington.

“If you idolize murderous figures such as Marx, Lenin, and Stalin, people shouldn’t be surprised when those same people condone violence,” Collins said. “These indoctrinated students are just using the tools of the figures they have been taught to worship throughout their education here at Iowa State‚ĶThis is just another example of the dangers progressive education is having on our youth and it’s very troubling my own university will not [condemn] it.”

“The group has also tweeted “capitalism is violent” and has several tweets supporting communism.

“The Young Democratic Socialists club is in good standing with the university as an officially registered student organization with around 30 members, according to its website. The group is dedicated to “political education, activism, community organization, and volunteer work centered around the ideals of democratic socialism and achieving social justice.”

Not to mention hating capitalists and longing to kill the president.

Iowa University’s 30 YDSA grouping is small potatoes compared to the organization’s growing nation-wide membership.

 


“(YDSA) is the youth section of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist political organization in the United States. As Democratic Socialists of America is the American affiliate of the Socialist International, Young Democratic Socialists of America is the American affiliate of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY). (Wikipedia)

National Director of the Democratic Socialists of America, Maria Svart’s main objective is to defeat Donald Trump. “The official position of the Democratic Socialists of America is to work together with others to defeat Trump,” said Svart. “Casting a vote for Hillary Clinton is the best way to defeat Donald Trump.  Voting in elections is all about strategy.  When you have choices, vote for who will make your organizing terrain the best.”” (The Collective News, Nov. 6, 2016)

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s election, DSA recruitment skyrocketed, from something like 8,000 in November 2016 to 25,000 dues-paying members on the evening of the Aug. 3-6th 2017 gathering in Chicago, according to organizers.

“As importantly, a new American left culture has found its spiritual home with the organization, growing up alongside and around DSA politics. If the 1960s political counterculture had rock music, the new socialists—their affection for a good sing-song notwithstanding—have podcasts, internet memes, and a vibrant independent media.”  (CNN, Aug. 8, 2017)

Make that the same technology that closed their Twitter accounts for threatening to kill capitalists and the president.



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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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