Skip to comments.Socialist Students Reject Food Drive Challenge [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/20/2017 10:28:00 AM PST by John Semmens
At Kent State University in Ohio, two left-wing student clubsthe Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and the Socialist Collective (SC)rejected a challenge from Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA) to see which organization could gather the most food for poor people in a campus-wide canned food drive.
YDSA chapter co-chair, Ethan Comeriato, explained While in the short run the food drive would benefit the public our participation would detract from our long-term goal of helping the poor through socialism. The flaw in all charitable giving is that the giver has the option to refuse. In the progressive America toward which we are working the option to refuse will be replaced by government control of all resources. Rather than having to rely on individual generosity to care for the less well off, government experts will dole out the necessities of life for the collective benefit of all.
Comeriato also labeled the challenge a capitalistic trick aimed at supporting the false consciousness of individualism. By making the collection of food a competition it obscures the reality that the poor have every right to seize the food they need from those who have a surplus. This is a dangerous idea spewed by dangerous organizations. If the challenge entailed breaking into the homes of the rich and confiscating food for distribution to the poor wed be all-in.
YAL chapter president, Kevin Cline, expressed his disappointment of the rebuff, saying the purpose of our challenge was to extend an olive branch to our ideological counterparts on campus, open up a mutual dialogue and friendly channels of communication, and accomplish some good for our community in the process.
Socialists cannot be friendly with capitalists, Comeriato replied. These exploiters of the working class must be dispossessed and punished for their crimes against humanity. As Marx proved so long ago, those who resist the revolution for social justice must be reeducated or liquidated, as the peoples tribunals will decide. There is no point to a dialogue with Cline or his ilk when it is people like him that we mean to publicly hang as an example to everyone that we are serious about transforming our country.
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They might not say it out loud, but they are certainly thinking it.
Yet another good one, John.
Don’t we have enough FAKE NEWS? Why do you keep pushing this crap?
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