The social justice warriors are at it again, and this time they’re going after our veterans.
A flyer was recently posted on a community bulletin board at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) claiming veterans have no place at traditional, four-year universities or colleges, reports Campus Reform.
The flyer is apparently a part of a new “Social Justice Collective Weekly” newsletter, which aims to “promote justice in our society.” The first issue included an article titled “Should Veterans Be Banned From UCCS and Other Universities?” And according to the author, the answer is yes – because nothing screams justice quite like a veterans ban.
“A four-year, traditional university is supposed to be a place of learning, of understanding, of safety, and security. However, there is an element among us who may be frustrating those goals: Veterans,” the author writes.
He goes on to call our veterans tainted individuals who are nothing more than insensitive, close-minded racists that are a product of a “white supremacist organization.”
“Many veterans openly mock the ideas of diversity and safe spaces for vulnerable members of society,” he writes. “This is directly in contradiction to the mission of UCCS.”
“Veterans usually are associated with extremist right-wing groups such as the Tea Party and the NRA,” he continues. Since when is the NRA an extremist group?
The author then claims that veterans only frighten other students, and are simply a distraction. They offer nothing of value to their peers’ education.
“[They] are no longer fit for a four-year university,” the author asserts.
But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean veterans should be completely banned from getting an education.
“Veterans should be allowed to attend trade schools, or maybe even community college,” he offers (how kind). “But in order to protect our academic institutions, we must ban veterans from four-year universities.”
So these veterans are good enough to fight for your freedoms, to put their lives on the line so you can maintain the right to say whatever you choose without fear – even if it’s a crazy idea like banning veterans from getting an education – but they’re not good enough to sit by you in class at a four-year university and earn their degree like everyone else?
A spokesman from UCCS tells Campus Reform that the creators of the newsletter are in no way affiliated with the university.
“[The newsletter] does not represent the views of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs,” he says. “As a university, we value the contributions of veterans to the campus as well as to the broader community and nation.”
Similarly, the university’s chancellor issued a formal statement saying “UCCS does not discriminate against veterans…People earn the right to study at UCCS by virtue of hard work and individual effort, and we do not bar the door.”
“I disagree with anyone who says that we should refuse veterans a UCCS education,” he concludes. “We know our student veterans to be high achieving individuals with diverse viewpoints and values, and all of us are enriched by and fortunate to have the military community represented in our classrooms and campus spaces.”
It’s becoming more and more clear that the only people we need to protect our academic institutions from are these social justice warriors.