If you’re in college, be careful about reaching a hand across the ideological divide. You’re liable to have it bitten off.
That’s what happened, figuratively speaking, to members of of the Kent State University chapters of Turning Point USA and Young Americans for Liberty last Friday.
The two student groups — one conservative, the other libertarian — issued a friendly challenge on Twitter to their peers at two student socialist organizations, the Kent State Socialist Collective and Kent State Young Democratic Socialists (YDSA), to take part in competitive canned food drive to jointly “do something good for the community.”
Here’s the tweet:
@kent_yal and @TPUSAatKent issue a friendly challenge to our counterparts at @KentStateSocCol @YDSA_KSU. Capitalists vs socialists canned food drive competition next week. Come together to do something good for the community. Meet for a final tally on Friday 11/17?
— YAL Kent State (@kent_yal) November 10, 2017
And here are the rather remarkable replies that came back from the two socialist groups, starting with the Socialist Collective:
No, the need for food drives betrays a basic fact about our society. We have enough food to donate, and too many people who need donations. The issue is about wealth, who has it and who doesn’t. The issue is with capitalism. 2/
— Socialist Collective (@KentStateSocCol) November 12, 2017
Give the leadership of YDSA credit for at least having the honesty to explain its head-up-the-rectum reason for refusing to participate in a charitable endeavor.
Actually, check that. The YDSA will be holding a food drive, just not with the lepers across campus:
The only question that remains is whether the Socialist Collective and YDSA will be comparing notes on whether food drives are evil, as the first group maintains.
(h/t Campus Reform)