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April 12, 2006

Anti-War "Pacifists" Force Recruiters Off Campus

fuckthearmy.jpg Well, it's started. Ignoring the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court upholding the Solomon Amendment (otherwise known as "the law"), the non-violent Students Against the War at UC Santa Cruz showed their sincere belief in pacifism and free speech by using force** to prevent their fellow students from talking to military recruiters:

On April 5, about 300 UC Santa Cruz students led by Students Against War (SAW) kicked Army, Navy and Marine Corps recruiters out of the annual Career Center Job Fair, marking yet another success for the nation-wide counter-military recruitment campaign. (Call to Action!)

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As the march began, a small group of students infiltrated the Job Fair and surrounded recruiter’s tables, chanting and linking arms. This small group was soon joined by more students from the march who pushed their way through front and side doors, chanting, “Whose Campus? Our Campus!” as Job Fair administrations [sic] attempted to literally shove them out the door.

Ultimately, 100 students were able to surround recruiters’ tables while the remaining 200 marchers stayed outside the Event Center, blocking the entrances and chanting in support of those on the inside.

The event was a smashing success, demonstrating the principle that when your ideas are this compelling, debate is unnecessary: you can dispense with troublesome trivialities like the rule of law, the First Amendment, and the free exchange of ideas and go straight to pushing, shoving, and intimidating your opponents. After all, when you have 300 screaming people behind you, who's going to argue?

SAW undoubtedly was inspired in their uplifting defense of freedom and non-discrimination by this admirable display of Progressyve ideals at Columbia University:

A student sets up his table at Columbia University's Club Fair. Three students come by.

The three students, all white, begin telling the student, a minority member, that his organization is evil and is only taking advantage of him. He is "ignorant" and "stupid" for joining, they say. He responds that he joined of his own free will. The conversation quickly becomes heated. They shout, "Get off our campus!" His papers and literature are strewn about and thrown to the floor, the table nearly overturned.

The student, understandably outraged by this treatement, files a complaint with the college administration.

More than five months pass. The college does nothing.

When is it justifiable to ignore the violent harrassment of a student on campus? Answer: when that student is a military veteran.

06bucsc1.jpg One wonders what these children (for they speak and act like children) are thinking? Does might makes right? If so, then any group of 300 students should have the right to disrupt their next meeting. Perhaps the College Republicans should step up to the plate. Judging by the reaction of the UC Santa Cruz administration, SAW would be asked to leave, not the aggressors; all in the interests of keeping the peace. Is this the kind of world these students want to live in, where the victim of aggression is punished while the aggressor goes scot-free? Apparently so, provided, of course that they get to be the aggressor.

Perhaps it is not just mob rule, but deeply-held convictions that give a group the "right" to ignore the law and take matters into their own hands? Again, I'm sure the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, if there is one, feels quite sincerely that their beliefs are the correct ones, and that only they are on the right path. Should we allow them to ignore the laws, based solely on the strength of their beliefs?

Or is it, perhaps, the "rightness" of ones beliefs that gives one carte blanche to disregard the law and violate the rights of others? Wonderful. But who gets to decide which group's beliefs are right? We all think our beliefs are right. That is why we have laws, because there is no final authority which can arbitrate this for us.

For over two hundred years American soldiers have fought and died to guarantee the right of ordinary citizens to speak freely. It is their sacrifices, not the peevish complaints of spoiled children or whinging academicians, which have kept us a free nation. And yet when 300 bullies violated the law and pushed their way into a job fair, preventing free Americans from deciding who they will and will not associate and speak with, who was forced to leave?

Not the lawbreakers. Not the bullies. The soldiers. The ones who have guarded the very freedoms that were so sorely abused that day.

Shame on the administration of UC Santa Cruz for not standing up to these scum. The law should be enforced. Bullying should not be tolerated. And when an offense is committed, those in authority should not allow the victim to suffer the consequences. They should make sure it is the offender who is punished.

Posted by Cassandra at April 12, 2006 05:28 AM

Comments

While this would raise eyebrows (and blood pressure) elsewhere, for Santa Cruz, this is "normal".
It's a beautiful place to visit but it seems to have some kind of magnetic power to draw moonbats.

When the Borders bookstore opened up, students who were against it, came up with a novel approach to protesting. They would find a spot and defecate in the store. Cute, huh?

If I'm not mistaken, Santa Cruz declared itself a "hate free city". Whatever the hell that means, it is obvious that it doesn't include military service members.

I

Posted by: Carrie at April 12, 2006 07:45 AM

I can't figure out how these people don't choke on their own hypocrisy.

Their brains must be permanently stuck in the "off" position.

Posted by: Cassandra at April 12, 2006 08:10 AM

Bunch of selfish, ignorant, arrogant brats.


Posted by: Carrie at April 12, 2006 08:20 AM

UC Santa Cruz? Why am I not surprised? I wish the governor could revoke their charter, as well as the other sister campii who share this disgusting attitude...UC Berzerkely comes to mind as well.
I have never been so ashamed to be a Californian.
Whatever happened to 'laid back' and 'dude?'

Posted by: Cricket at April 12, 2006 10:49 AM

Instead of hate free, can't they just have hate lite? or reduced hate?

No I guess hate from concentrate just has a better ring doesn't it?

Posted by: tommy at April 12, 2006 11:10 AM

Hate Lite, all the full body hate, with half the savvy.

"This hates for *you*... and you and you and you..."

Posted by: Kevin L at April 12, 2006 12:07 PM

I have so much to say, but the choir already knows the words to the song.

Posted by: RIslander at April 12, 2006 12:20 PM


http://www.mediaupload.com/showfile.php?fid=1005

I am not providing a link because the Donovan has it linked at his site, so go over there and look under 'Social Scientists' proven wrong.

Not for the faint of heart or those who are imbibing caffiene based nose washes.

Posted by: Cricket at April 12, 2006 01:30 PM

This news makes one want to resort to mafia style violence. A hundred patriots with pipes should do the trick.

Posted by: man riding unicycle naked at April 12, 2006 01:33 PM

I just got through talking to a friend who used to live near Sacramento, CA. We both agreed the entire UC system needs to move about four hundred miles to the west of the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk.

Posted by: Cricket at April 12, 2006 03:17 PM

Honestly, the Marine Corps recruiters should be issued pugil sticks. "Who'd like to help me demonstrate the fine fightin' training you'll be getting at Parris Island? Ah, volunteers! Assist me, sergeant."

Posted by: Grim at April 12, 2006 04:36 PM

> Their brains must be permanently stuck in the "off" position

I believe the position they're stuck in is called "Stupid".

Posted by: OhBloodyHell at April 12, 2006 11:12 PM

Carrie, Borders was originally denied a building permit in the City of Santa Cruz, because the owner of another bookstore was politically connected to the utterly corrupt North Korean type city government. Borders sued and got its permit. The planning commission decided to impose ridiculous restrictions on the store size, etc. ( like no more than 20 square feet of retail space and a 50' tall statue of Che Guevara). I'm only partly joking - it was a travesty. Borders prevailed. Then the local terrorists began the nonsense you describe. Isn't Progressive government wonderful?

It is said that if one wishes to destroy a community, build a college in it. No where is this more true than Santa Cruz. The town used to be quiet and conservative. Enter UC Santa Cruz and the entire northern county has become a petri dish for crackpot politics. I

Posted by: Mark McGilvray at April 13, 2006 02:39 PM

This quarter's unding should, thuis, be cut off from UC Santa Cruz by the Federal Government. Without fanfare or appeal.

The Administration complains? Tell them they need to show a little more zeal in assuring the right of military recruiters to set up and operate peacefully.

How?

"Not our problem."

Hit 'em where it hurts. That's motivation.

Posted by: The Gonzman at April 14, 2006 11:38 PM

I am beginning to view the people of California as a lost cause!I just saw in the news recently that these dummies and wimps if another earthquake or any other terrible natural disaster occurs,don't have enough money to respond to it and they don't have enough people either!Arnold doesn't have enough backbone to revoke their charters!It is time these spoiled asses learn their lessons the hard way!deprive of em federal assistance,and don't send in the military,I want to see how these snobs survival skills match those who are professionally trained to handle this sort of work!They will never learn if you keep bailing them out of trouble,I think they should receive the sort of treatment that the airlines get when they ask for bailouts!

Posted by: Lisa Gilliam at April 17, 2006 03:51 PM

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