Skip to comments.UMass students celebrate after news of Osama bin Laden's death (video)
Posted on 05/02/2011 9:23:26 PM PDT by matt04
The official news of Osama bin Laden's death was less than two hours old when students began to gather in the Southwest residential area for an impromptu demonstration.
Flags were flown, fireworks erupted, chants of "USA! USA!" could be heard as well as renditions of "God Bless America" and "Party in the USA." A bonfire was formed and toilet paper on a tree was lit on fire. Students climbed atop the roof of a dining commons to the delight of the crowd.
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Consider how liberal UMass is, you would think they would be in mourning.
The students, on the other hand, came from other communities where the protection of academic group think hasn't spread. Plus, they are going back to such communities. In both cases they have been exposed to the rarefied atmosphere of the real world. That is something that the UMass staff haven't been exposed to in 20 - 40 years.
Trust me on this one; I still remember liberal colleges and their staffs during Vietnam.
Also remember liberalism in collage in the 60’s. At least we could argue with the prof back in the day, and still get a decent grade.
That’s because this all happened under Odumbo. You wont see the same brain-dead Obamatons whooping it up if this ever happened during Bush’s term.
Don’t paint them all with a broad brush.
Many liberals think the American flag is a symbol of racism and wouldn’t fly it.
...they celebrated by burning the American flag, blowing up the local synagogue, looting and attacking cops.
That’s how liberals honor America. :)
Don’t get me wrong, but I got more joy out of watching those kids chant “USA! USA! USA!” than the news of Osama’s death. Which was significant in and of itself
I was talking about this at work today how would they have responded if it was G.W. Bush they would have had Code Pink and all the other left loons calling G.W. Bush a evil person. I am all for getting OBL but the double standards make me ill.
I went to an SEC school in the 80’s. No liberals allowed.
Southwest dorms will riot/gather/party at the drop of a hat.
Should have been there in the 80’s during the Red Sox/Yankee riot - such fun!
And there was a soap opera party/scream fest when Luke and Laura finally reunited - I swear everyone took their 3pm class off to watch that episode....lol
Southwest is where all the cool students live - they were most likely morning Osama’s death on Orchard Hill and Central....just saying....
Read the paper ‘the Collegian’ - online tomorrow to get a glimpse of that school’s reaction.
Nice to see students cheering America rather than hating.
God Bless Our Troops
It would have been termed a hate crime, if this happened with Bush in the White House.
Most has a lot to do with the employment picture. No amount of “blame Bush” crap for the faculty will work at this point. They will have to fight thousands for a job that they are most likely overqualified for while the profs. and admin, staff have cushy state pensions and a union.
I have friends who graduated in 2009 or 10 who have not been able to get work in their field. Most have work, but is is part time retail jobs or they knew someone to get something related to their degree.
I lived in Southwest between 1969-1973 and I am guardedly optimistic about what is shown in this video.
It looks like some young people from the most democrat state in the union expressing some patriotism about our country. I never would have believed that I would ever see this. I hope my impression is correct or nearly correct.
Back in the sixties and seventies you would have only seen drugs, beer, vandalism, certainly no campus police or any other adult supervision, and extreme hatred towards America, and especially proud Viet Nam War veterans. Deadbeat veterans such as John Kerry were, of course, heroes. I am going to go to bed now with at least a sliver of a hope that things may have changed at least a little.
I would appreciate any comments from any Freepers who may have first hand information about life in Southwest today.
Ole Miss late 70s
Maybe a handful of lib professors...
Today it’s like anywhere else...even a socialist mayor in Oxford
Amherst MA, home of UMass (one of the biggest campuses)—prof Jenny Traschen talked at a town meeting about how the US flag was a symbol of slavery, racism, terrorism, etc. (during a discussion on whether or not to display it on certain holidays).
It was 9/10/01.
Article links to article in Daily Collegian. A bunch of bonehead comments but one good one I saw (though pointing out the fireworks were illegal makes it sound like maybe he’s being a bit sarcastic)
>>As an alumnus of Umass Amherst, I am glad to see a great display of Patriotism from the ultraliberal Umass Campus. Usually liberals hate America. Keep the flags flying and the illegal fireworks popping. This is a great day for America. Praise the lord and pass the sub machine gun. Thank you Umass for a moment that makes me feel not only proud of America but also proud of my Alma-Mater.
oh and here’s another good one:
>>>>I participated in this celebration and it was not because i wanted to party, because Im not a big party-er, but because this is a victory for our country. One of my professors mentioned that this was a big moment in history, especially for us young people. This is due to the fact that we were young when 9/11 happened and it basically impacted our lives. 9/11 is one of the reasons why some of my high school classmates decided to join the armed forces and fight for their country. It is the reason one of my friends older brother was killed in Iraq when his Humvee passed by a suicide car bomber when it detonated.The celebration that occurred yesterday also occurred around the nation, not just at UMass.
Sorry to say but this seems like astro turf to me.
Organizing for Obama, IMHO
yes and change team nickname