I commented on this before, but it seems the mindless nincompoop who started it is still just a mindless nincompoop.
In an interview posted on FoxNews.com, political satirist Ami Horowitz interviewed UC Irvine student Matthew Guevara. Guevara explained his resolution, which banned the American flag in some spaces on campus and declared it to represent “hate speech.”
“[The American flag] made people feel very uncomfortable and unsafe in that room,” Guevara said.
Guevara’s resolution passed by a 6-to-4 vote back in March. In the interview, he explained what prompted him to promote such a resolution.
“It was creating a very hostile environment just because of this flag being in the room,” he continued. “It doesn’t make people feel welcome at all to where people wouldn’t go in the space anymore because it was on the wall.”
The two students who wrote the resolution, Matthew Guevara and Khaalidah Sidney, used stilted, easy-to-mock academic jargon to explain why flags don’t belong in the cozy space.
Flags, they wrote, “construct paradigms of conformity.” The Stars and Stripes “has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” The lounge is supposed to be “culturally inclusive” and while hanging the flag might be seen as free speech, “freedom of speech in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible can be interpreted as hate speech.”
Horowitz proposed to Guevara that there was a “legitimate view” that the flag represents hate speech.
“Yeah, exactly,” Guevara replied. “It’s a tool to silence people.”
He went on to say he would have been as equally uncomfortable with the Nazi or ISIS flag hanging in the room as he was the American flag, adding that the United States is the most evil in the world.
Guevara went on to offer his thoughts on other issues, including racism in the United States and said blacks were still enslaved in this country.
On March 7, the student government’s Executive Cabinet vetoed the resolution. rejected this nonsense. I guess they were a bunch of oppressive hate-filled racists. 🙂
After all, the LA Times concluded, If you lived through the McCarthy era, or the Vietnam era, you know perfectly well that the flag can be used as a cudgel by the forces of right-wing political correctness. “America,” went the flag-festooned bumper sticker, “Love it or leave it.”
So this was just another vast Right-Wing Conspiracy exposed and then the Leftist is put down for mentioning it. They are, as always, the victim.
That left a group of flag-waving protesters — most in tea party T-shirts —
What’s a Tea Party T-Shirt? Oh, right…
The very idea of “right wing” political correctness” is hilarious on its face coming from the forces behind political correctness in the first place.
I guess they just see themselves reflected but are too mindless to understand it because they are falling all over itself to be inclusive and identify micro-aggressions and explore diversity and study the racial make-up and cultural sensitivity and blah blah blah blah…
Where on earth could these “misguided” students have gotten such an “outrageous” idea? Where are they getting their guidance from? Could it be from the administration constantly suffocating the student body with statements about how we need to enhance our “diversity” and “inclusivity?” Could it be their
complete failure to identify and champion American values in any meaningful way? —Nick Gallo, PhD student at UCI (and obviously a white privilege racist!)
But I will leave the final comment to a comment left in response to the article on ChicksonTheRight from the PhD student:
But I think what you “Chicks on the Right” are trying to “PREACH” is that diversity should only be celebrated when white America is kept unquestioned. I think what you are trying to say is that a flag that represents a tribute to Veterans, who are not always innocent, ought to be held with high esteem and never thought to have bad connotation..
See, here my problem with “Chicks” or actually anyone on the right. You need to stop with this “America is the best” crap. Our nation was build on the oppression of so many people, and it continues to function on the system of capitalism, racism, heteropatriarchy, etc. I can’t question the morals behind a piece of fabric? Is my freedom of speech limited to allow anything I want to say UNTIL you on the right become offended?
I don’t know. But of course, I’m just another “liberal on the left” who missed the memo that diversity was bad and questioning authority [which again, is what America is based on (see Revolutionary War)] is even worse.
Utterly Mindless, brainless spew. That’s “education” for you…