Young Americans for Freedom must be doing something right. The totalitarian moonbats running amok at University of Wisconsin–Madison, unwilling to tolerate effective opposition, have labeled it a hate group:
The Student Coalition for Progress at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently pushed a petition that alleged University of Wisconsin Madison’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter is a hate group and its members and efforts “create a hostile environment on campus.”
Young Americans for Freedom is a conservative student organization that aims to promote free market economics and Reaganesque principles.
A suitably degrading punishment is suggested for the evildoers who participate in this nefarious hate group:
The 3-week-old petition, titled “Denounce Young Americans for Freedom and the alt-right,” also recommended Young Americans for Freedom members be subjected to “intensive diversity training.”
Hold on for some irony:
The petition was launched about a month after YAF hosted conservative columnist Ben Shapiro on campus to speak about microaggressions, safe spaces and free speech. The petition decried Shapiro’s visit, claiming it made minority students feel unsafe, and accused Shapiro of denying “systematic and institutional violences” against so-called marginalized communities.
There may be no one more hated on the Alt Right than Ben Shapiro, who left its flagship publication Breitbart in disgust after the Michelle Fields incident, and who refused to climb aboard the Trump Train even after almost everyone else right of center had done so.
But from the point of view of barking moonbats, anyone to the right of far left goes in the same box, labeled Thought Criminals.
Among the crimes qualifying YAF as a hate group are allegedly misgendering “LGBTQIA+” students (this probably involves referring to them by biologically accurate pronouns) and tipping the news media on an embarrassingly moonbatty “Problem of Whiteness” class offered by the university.
Students are encouraged to file “hate and bias” reports if they feel themselves to be traumatized by YAF and its misdeeds.
To learn more about the tactic of marginalizing the opposition by denouncing entirely benevolent organizations as “hate groups,” refer to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which maintains a list that includes even the Family Research Council. This designation directly motivated leftist terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins to attack the FRC offices in D.C. with plans to murder people and smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces.
The shortcoming of this tactic is that abuse of language changes language, so that “hate group” comes to mean “group liberals hate,” and is no longer pejorative but rather the opposite.
On a tip from J. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.