Marquette Threatens to Cancel Acceptance of Conservative Student / Panders to Leftist Mob
The answer is: some leftist Marquette students demand your offer of admission be rescinded.
And how does Marquette respond to such demands? It calls in the student for an Inquisition about her political beliefs, and tells her she may be kicked out of the Freshman class.
As usual, Marquette panders to the leftist mob.
The BeginningThis particular student, whose identity we will not reveal, is quite outspoken in her support of Donald Trump. She posted on TikTok a video of herself over a hip-hop song with the letters on the screen saying “when people see that I support Trump, they start hating on me.” And further: “Then try to hate on me, and think I’ll change my views.”
The TikTok video was apparently noticed by one Erin Cook, who reposted it on Instagram, with the notation “Shits tacky. Pls watch out for this one, MU.” Yes, you really have to watch out for those Trump supporters.
We can tell how much Cook hates Trump from a meme she posted on Instagram:
The Campaign BeginsBut Cook was not content with this. She wrote to Marquette’s Dean of Admissions, apparently demanding the student’s admissions be cancelled. We say “apparently,” since she did not post her message to Bryan Troyer. But she did post his response:
Cook also began a campaign to get fellow leftists to write Marquette. Her Instagram profile has a notation “Email Marquette Admin.” A down arrow leads to a PDF document that is supposed to be slightly customized and sent to a long list of Marquette officials. It outlines the supposed offenses of the student.
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The Supposed OffensesThe document attacks the student for “posting her explicit political views.” Heaven help us if somebody should be “explicit” about their political views.
Further: “she is defending President Trump’s stance on immigration” — something that clearly should not be allowed — and “arguing that undocumented immigrants are ‘illegals’ and ‘only here to commit crime.’” Of course, they are here illegally, and it’s dishonest to use “undocumented.”
And she in fact never said immigrants are “only here to commit crime.” She did say that immigrants increase crime, but didn’t say they are more crime prone than other groups.
The student is further accused to mocking transgender individuals in a YouTube video where she is wondering around a thrift store. She points to a pair of of shoes that are a woman’s style, but a very large size. She says “those are cross-dressing shoes.”
This is supposedly an outrage, not withstanding that biological males who cross-dress do, in fact, have feet way larger than the typical woman.
Cook takes offense at another post by the student on transgenderism.
is essentially that of the Catholic Church. Not that Marquette bureaucrats care about that in the least.
Feeling UnsafeThe document ends with the usual claim of the politically correct: people will feel “unsafe” if allowed to hear political arguments they don’t like.
These comments create and perpetuate an unsafe space for the LGBTQ+ community, first generation students, and Dreamers at Marquette. . . . The University can and should make it their priority to ensure students (specifically LGBTQ+, immigrants, first gen [sic], and POC) feel safe, valued and appreciated on campus.In the first place, anybody who is too cowardly to hear political arguments they don’t like doesn’t belong on a college campus.
But in the second place, it’s a lie. These leftist students simply don’t feel unsafe. But claiming to be offended hearing arguments they don’t like, and feeling “unsafe” are claims used to bully into silence people with whom they disagree.
Student HarassedThe student began getting nasty messages and e-mail from leftists. We have included a sampling below.
Marquette RespondsSuch messages are relatively minor, obviously from idiots, but much worse is what Marquette could do.
The student was subjected to an inquisition by officials from the Admissions Office. The point: was she really the evil conservative that the leftist students claimed.
According to the student:
It did not appear that they were placated. If anything the hostility with which they spoke was made apparent in their questioning as if nothing I said could liberate me from their judgments, only convict me further.Of course, this being an Inquisition, there is no way to prove your innocence to the Inquisitors. If you are accused, you are guilty.
We will see what they will do. But given Marquette’s pandering to leftist students claiming to represent some victim group, we are not optimistic.
We queried Brian Troyer, Dean of Admissions, and he simply responded that “I cannot discuss matters under review involving future and/or continuing MU students.” We didn’t expect him to.
And we have pretty much given up expecting Marquette to care about free speech, a diversity of opinion, and Catholic thinking.
Or challenging students to consider ideas they might dislike. Unless they are conservative students. But there are going to be many fewer of those.
UpdateNew, recent messages posted about the student:
All of these, of course, show the deranged hatred leftist students at Marquette have for people who don’t share their political views.
Yet these are the sort of people to whom Marquette panders.