DC students eagerly sign fake petition to cancel Memorial Day
Some students and others walking around Georgetown in Washington, DC, were happy to sign a bogus petition calling for the cancellation of Memorial Day as it glorifies “US imperialism.”
A young man signed the petition, written by the conservative news site and higher education watchdog Campus Reform, saying he believes Memorial Day is “a celebration of US imperialism and colonialism. “.
“This is not an attack on an individual but rather a system,” he said.
Campus Reform interviewed the people who signed the petition in a video posted to the outlet’s website ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
The young man said he turned anti-American after going to college.
“I didn’t really think that way until I went to college and took a course in women’s and gender studies, which put me on this path where I say to myself : ‘Yeah, f – k the United States.’ ”
“For me, I was on this spirituality-type journey where we are all one or whatever, and what I was learning in social justice was the material analysis I needed to practice what I have. impression of existing on a spiritual level in reality, every day. life.”
He then said “yes, please” when asked if the United States should abolish the military.
A young woman in the video said that Memorial Day “represents a lot of negative aspects of America and highlights something people shouldn’t necessarily be proud of.”
“If we want to honor and celebrate the dead, I think it should be those who lost their lives because of the genocide in America,” she said.
Several other people signed the bogus petition, but admitted they did not fully understand what the country is celebrating on Memorial Day.
One woman refused to sign the petition because she enjoys spending the holidays, but said it should be replaced with something that celebrates “something worthwhile instead of imperialism.”