As if you needed more proof that many of the nation’s learning institutions function as indoctrination camps Campus Reform just published a video in which reporter Eduardo Neret interviewed students at Georgetown University to get their reactions to the killing of Iranian General Soleimani. As you might have predicted, they were outraged at the demise of a known terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers and innocent civilians.
When asked about the airstrike, one student said: “I was shocked and kind of…disgusted that Trump had done that…” Another said: “The United States has a history of violence against non-white people.” She continued, explaining that the country “was acting in the interest of white supremacy.” Later, she claimed that the actions of the military “requires an apology.”
I wonder if this particular student knows how many minority soldiers died because of General Soleimani?
Other students expressed their sympathy with Iranians regarding the general’s slaying. “There’s a lot of…sentimental feelings going on and I want to be able to like, empathize with that.” Another student claimed that Soleimani “deserved a trial.” Yet another claimed that Soleimani “was someone who stood up for the oppressed.”
But not every student interviewed was sympathetic towards the general. One student said Soleimani “got what was coming to him” for his role in fomenting terrorism in the region.
None of these opinions should be surprising. These students are immersed in progressive thought, and their views echo that of the Democrats and their allies in the establishment media. The same people who cheered former President Barack Obama for bringing about the death of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya are now showing more respect for an Iranian general who has killed American soldiers and orchestrated the killings of Iranian citizens protesting the country’s oppressive regime.
This is yet another example demonstrating the influence the far left has over the nation’s youth. There is a reason why the percentage of young voters voting for Democrats his much higher than it was in the early 2000’s. The left’s control over the country’s learning institutions, combined with the lack of viable outreach to young voters on the part of the GOP is becoming a more significant advantage for the Democrats. It is yet another reason why the Republican Party must expand its outreach efforts; young voters will remain a crucial voter group in 2020 and beyond.
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