College Democrats of America Imploding as They Embrace Cancel Culture and Accuse Each Other of Racism
“The conflict has gotten so messy that the Democratic National Committee is considering disaffiliating with the national collegiate organization altogether”
The College Democrats of America is the campus arm of the Democratic party. It oversees the various chapters of the College Democrats on campuses all over the country.
They are now at war with each other over accusations of racism and demands to resign. They are essentially engaged in a feeding frenzy of wokeness.
The battle is so unhinged that the Democratic National Committee is considering severing itself from the organization.
Alex Thompson reports at Politico:
Allegations of bigotry and calls for impeachment rock College Democrats
The kids are not alright.
The College Democrats of America — the Democratic Party’s national organization presiding over 500 chapters on campuses across the country — is in turmoil.
The group’s leaders are publicly firing off accusations of anti-Blackness, Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism at each other. Impeachment proceedings are now in the works against the organization’s new vice president, Nourhan Mesbah, who is Muslim. College Democrats say that screenshots of tweets that their peers sent in adolescence spread rapidly through group texts, which already caused a student running for president of the group to withdraw their candidacy in September. And national advocacy groups for Muslim and Jewish Americans are now weighing in with criticism.
The conflict has gotten so messy that the Democratic National Committee is considering disaffiliating with the national collegiate organization altogether and creating a partnership with the state groups underneath the national umbrella, according to a Democrat familiar with the discussions. The DNC declined to comment.
A lot of this is being driven by people digging up things members said on social media when they were kids. In other words, cancel culture has come home to roost:
The controversy began in September when Tasneem Ahmad Al-Michael, a Muslim and former vice president of the CDA abruptly ended his presidential campaign after a 2014 tweet in which he used a racial slur resurfaced, CDA members involved in the election said. He said the subsequent attacks on him and his campaign team prompted him to pull out of the race. “What I said as a 15 year old prior to being in politics was ignorant, inappropriate, and flat out wrong,” Al-Michael said in a text message to POLITICO. “It doesn’t define me, my character, or invalidate the work that I continue to do.”…
A 13-year-old at the time, Mesbah wrote, “I blame this debate on the yahood,” an Arabic word which is sometimes used as a slur against Jewish people. She also tagged another user with a history of anti-Semitic tweets.
None of these students will ever be perfect enough for each other. This is a glimpse into the future of the Democratic party.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald summed this up well, calling it the “ultimate reaping of what they’ve sown.”
They're destroying each other over tweets and other postings from when they were 13, 14 and 15.
Left-liberal spaces have become utterly toxic: mostly for those inside of them. It's a totally self-immolating climate. Nobody can survive it. Ultimate reaping of what they've sown: https://t.co/jiZcVE8B7r
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 18, 2021
"Impeachment proceedings are now in the works against the organization’s new vice president, Nourhan Mesbah, who is Muslim…."
Look at the living hell they created: an inferno bereft of grace or empathy, meant to contaminate all institutions but first consuming all of them: pic.twitter.com/HDr6jbUClc
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 18, 2021
Again, this is the Democrats’ future.
Zachary Faria writes at the Washington Examiner:
It’s difficult to decide which element of this story is the worst. Bad tweets from teenagers are certainly a nonstory, but college students embracing the media strategy of using them to destroy political opponents is clearly an issue. That Mesbah was mostly unapologetic and went on to accuse her opponents of Islamophobia is clearly an issue, as are the unspecified allegations of racism against her. There are no sympathetic characters here.
But this is the future of the Democratic Party. As former interim President Matt Nowling said, “The college Democrats is a pipeline to the Democratic Party and the broader progressive movement.” The mindset that leads to Rep. Ilhan Omar accusing everyone who notices her antisemitic comments of attacking her for being a Muslim or to Democrats and liberal media pundits accusing everyone they don’t like of racism is the exact same one that has consumed college Democrats.
Perhaps the DNC could start distributing copies of the Orwell book Animal Farm to their student members to put things into perspective.DONATE
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