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College Republicans at Syracuse U. Reject Resolution Condemning Ben Shapiro

College Republicans at Syracuse U. Reject Resolution Condemning Ben Shapiro

“to prevent Shapiro’s speaking event from taking place”

https://youtu.be/t0ImXkiwKY8

The College Republicans invited Shapiro to speak, and some students are trying to pass a resolution condemning Shapiro as a white supremacist. So ridiculous.

The Daily Orange reports:

College Republicans reject resolution condemning Ben Shapiro

The Syracuse University College Republicans pushed back against a draft resolution from students that condemned conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s proposed visit to campus.

The Student Association’s Finance Board approved the College Republicans’ $39,000 request to invite Shapiro to SU on Monday. The event — which would be coordinated in partnership with the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative youth organization — is still in the works, the College Republicans’ executive board said in a statement Friday.

Shapiro currently serves as editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, a conservative news and opinion website he founded in 2015. He has gone viral on social media several times in recent years for making controversial comments.

Several students, including Justine Hastings and Ryan Golden, respective candidates for SA president and vice-president, drafted a resolution Tuesday calling Shapiro a “white supremacist” and requesting that “whatever measures are necessary” be taken to prevent Shapiro’s speaking event from taking place.

In a statement Friday, the College Republicans’ executive board said it “emphatically” rejects the notion that Shapiro is a white supremacist.

“There is no evidence for this beyond the sowing together of less than a dozen statements said over two decades that have been interpreted in the most uncharitable way possible,” the board said.

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Comments

Calling someone a white supremacist is just another way of saying, “Not a leftist.”

It’s a shame to see language so thoroughly debased.

    Milhouse in reply to irv. | April 11, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    No, it isn’t, and we mustn’t allow it to become that, not only because it’s dishonest but also because then it will become something reasonable to be, and what will we have left to call the actual white supremacists, who will still exist (however few in number) and will remain loathsome creatures whom every reasonable person should hate and oppose?

    It’s the general problem; if you demonize your opponents the greatest beneficiaries are actual demons. Which I suppose is fine if you think actual demons don’t exist, which is why they want you to think that (see the Screwtape Letters).

      BobM in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2020 at 4:57 am

      Yup, good CS Lewis reference there, if everyone who disagrees with you is a Nazi (or a Dirty Commie) then then you’ve become a recruitment tool for actual Nazis (or Dirty Commies). And a un-recruitment tool for your own outlook group, whatever it is,
      In short, you’re a Tool.

      BobM in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2020 at 4:59 am

      Yup, good CS Lewis reference there Mikhouse, if everyone who disagrees with you is a Nazi (or a Dirty Commie) then then you’ve become a recruitment tool for actual Nazis (or Dirty Commies). And a un-recruitment tool for your own outlook group, whatever it is,
      In short, you’re a Tool.

Ben Shapiro is an observant Jew, which makes any claim that he’s some “white supremest” mind boggling. There isn’t a KKK or NeoNazi offshoot which has other than disdain and hatred for any Jew, practicing or even only by hereditary.

I’ve never met the man in person, but I’ve enjoyed watching many videos of his interactions with Lefty Leaning pundits and personalities, and he has a sharp wit and the ability to expose logical fallacies which is truly remarkable. He literally can leave them speechless and unable to defend their beliefs with logic – which of course is why they resort to slander and “shut up” as their go to for rebuttal.

(BTW, I’m from a line of Catholics, the KKK historically would lump me with the other untermench in their world view).

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