These days, many college students have strange delusions of what socialism is. They think it a utopia in which wealth is redistributed, unicorns are common pets, and rainbows are magic chutes you can slide down… Or something. Of course, we know socialism doesn’t work. But that’s because we have brain privilege. Something that seems to be in short supply for leftist America (see Socialist Venezuela is Unravelling. Smug College Student Blames… Capitalism?! and REVOLT: Angry, Starving Venezuelans Tear Down Statue of Socialist Hugo Chavez).
Many students at Davidson College recently responded in anguish and outrage after some conservative students filmed a video asking people on campus if they would sign a petition to redistribute GPAs for the sake of “education equality.”
Many students refused to sign the petition, saying it wasn’t fair for a variety of reasons, including that people who earned their As should keep their As, and that students who are given good grades without hard work might not be inspired to improve.
Looks like students weren’t too open to the idea of applying socialism to their hard earned grades. And they were even more outraged when they found out they had been “tricked” into denying their beliefs. Naturally…
But after students discovered later the petition was a hoax played on them by conservative students in an attempt to illustrate the unfairness of wealth distribution, they hastily called a teach-in at the campus union at which they denounced the effort and vented their frustration.
Some students said the fake petition made them struggle with feelings that they do not belong at Davidson, while others aggressively attacked the video, calling it “oppressive,” “illegally filmed,” and “inflammatory bullsh*t.”
It was all rather embarrassing for them. Of course, it’s a decidedly awkward moment when you get caught on camera admitting that the thing you advocate for sucks hairy man pits (see Hillary Clinton Supporters Duped into Supporting Trump Tax Plan and Leftists Watch Abortion Video. Immediately Become Pro-Life on Camera!).
In this case, these students had an opportunity to learn an important lesson. A lesson that reveals the world of socialism isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. It’s more along the lines of the government taking all your stuff because reasons.
Rather than admit they’re wrong, or indulge an eye-opening epiphany, these chaps decided to embrace full out whinage. Not that we’re surprised. These are college socialists, after all…