|Left Wing fascist caught RED handed destroying 9/11 flag memorial at Middlebury College.|
MIDDLEBURY — A memorial on the Middlebury College campus to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was vandalized this past Wednesday, shocking many on campus.Note the quote: “This monument stands for American imperialism and we’re confiscating it.” We live in a very dangerous world when one group of people take in on themselves to decide what speech (as this memorial represents), especially political speech is appropriate and what is not. But then perhaps we shouldn't be surprised as fascist liberals want to dictate everything from the names of football teams (no more Redskins) to who should be allowed to speak or teach on a college campus. The hounding of retired General David Petraeus at City University of New York (CUNY) is just the most recent example.
A leader of a group that pulled up 2,977 American flags placed in the lawn between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library told the Addison Independent in an exclusive interview that she had no regrets for her actions, saying she found the display offensive to Native Americans.
The flag memorial has been a tradition on campus for at least six years. It is coordinated by the college’s Democratic and Republican groups.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m. this past Wednesday, junior Benjamin Harris was leaving class when he observed five people removing the flags from the lawn and placing them in plastic garbage bags. Harris, co-president of the college Republicans, and five other students had spent two hours setting up the memorial the previous evening.
At first, Harris thought the individuals were moving the flags out of the rain, as inclement weather was expected that afternoon. When he realized this was not the case, he confronted them.
Harris asked why they were tearing up the flags. When he told the individuals the memorial was commemorating those who died in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., during the attacks, he said one of them responded, “You’re commemorating the wrong deaths.”
The person continued, “This monument stands for American imperialism and we’re confiscating it.”
Middlebury College senior Julia Madden also witnessed the vandalism and approached the protesters at the same time Harris did.
“They said it was disrespectful to the Abenaki (native American peoples),” Madden said. “I told them they were being disrespectful to the victims of 9/11.”
Madden suggested the memorial be relocated as a compromise to both parties. The protesters refused. Madden said Harris asked if he could at least have the flags back, as his group had purchased them. The protesters refused.
Harris was able to forcibly take one of the garbage bags, but the group fled the area with the other. UPDATE Harris said the second bag of flags were anonymously returned to him in a box Monday night.
“I felt angry and offended,” Madden said. “It was surprising to me that on a campus that’s supposed to foster discussion about different points of view, someone would think their cause is better than another.”
The Founding Fathers realized the danger of allowing political speech to be curtailed by one group. But then, left wing fascists don't recognize the gifts the Founding Fathers bequeathed this country. If Karl Marx had said it they might believe it!