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Daughter of GOP Rep. Threatened at U. Chicago for Criticizing Socialism

Daughter of GOP Rep. Threatened at U. Chicago for Criticizing Socialism

“Some compared me to animals. Others declared that they would personally stop me from voting, and many defended the personal attacks, saying I deserved to be bullied”

The fact that socialism even has support at our colleges and universities is an indictment of our higher education system.

Campus Reform reports:

UChicago student, daughter of former GOP rep ‘harassed,’ ‘threatened’ for opposing socialism

The daughter of former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy found herself amid a swarm of online harassment for speaking out against socialism.

As part of a project for the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics called “Why I Vote”, UChicago student Evita Duffy took a photo with a whiteboard that read “I vote because the coronavirus won’t destroy America, but socialism will.”

The photo was posted on Facebook by the institute, but Duffy says she was not prepared for the slew of online backlash she received.

Duffy spoke out in an op-ed, explaining “fellow students attacked my character, my intellect, my family, my appearance, and even threatened me with physical violence, using foul and offensive language.”

“I was called a racist and a xenophobe,” Duffy wrote. “Some compared me to animals. Others declared that they would personally stop me from voting, and many defended the personal attacks, saying I deserved to be bullied and that I don’t belong at the University of Chicago on account of my beliefs. I was told by many that I was the most hated person on campus. It was frightening. It was also hurtful, since some of the attacks came from people I considered friends.”

Duffy wrote that she had hoped she might encourage “a lively and robust debate on economics,” but that she was “naively unprepared” for what she called an “onslaught of online hate and threats of violence.”

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They can’t make their case on the positive aspects of socialism so they resort to childish schoolyard tactics of bullying, threatening and name calling. Time to get concealed carry Ms. Duffy.

    OldProf2 in reply to JimWoo. | March 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Right on. But she can’t get a concealed carry permit in Chicago. The only way you can carry concealed is if you’re a cop, a politician, a major donor to a politician, or a gang member. Personal protection is not an option.

      JimWoo in reply to OldProf2. | March 13, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      You might want to read up on that unless you’re being facetious. Multiple thugs have been shot by CCL in Chicago without being charged w any crime.

Libertybelle | March 13, 2020 at 3:36 pm

These “students” are going into big debt to learn how to act like a low IQ thug. Duh, kids, duh.

Antifundamentalist | March 13, 2020 at 9:16 pm

The response she received is one of many reasons why Democratic Socialism must be stopped at the voting booth. These people are fascists.

I am stunned this happened at the University of Chicago. (And that the impulse to join the internet mob was so great that friends joined in condemning her for her position on socialism.) My father went to Chicago on full scholarship until he joined the army for WWII. He always spoke of Chicago with real respect, and gratitude. I thought the Chicago School of Business and its Economics Department were the best in the country. This is the home of Eugene Fama. So how is it that Chicago students support socialism? Incomprehensible.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to CincyJan. | March 14, 2020 at 7:33 am

    The down-tick is mine; I was aiming for Reply on my touch screen. Sorry…

    Your father attended U of Chicago back when Harvard, Yale, and Princeton were also reputable institutions of higher learning. It’s not just U of Chicago that has gone down the drain; it’s pretty mych everywhere.

      There are still a few colleges that haven’t lost their minds – yet. Locally, UAB and Auburn, both of which have strong engineering and medical schools (vet med at Auburn), seem to be pretty much on level. I wonder if it’s a matter of time until they, too, succumb.
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