State Press Article: link
“Rick Thomas is in it for the laughs.Or at least that’s what he claims.”
Great, so we know right off the bat this article is going to be a hit job. With no context given, we’re given the insinuation CRU is a not a serious organization.
“…has displayed a flag with origins on the online forum 4chan that some describe as a racist hate symbol.”
Who? Biased sources? What does the actual community say it represents?
Whenever the press uses the phrase “… that some describe as…” it’s typically done in a passive aggressive way to cherry pick inflammatory remarks without taking responsibility for it. Nowhere in this article does Isaac Windes mention that Rick Thomas preferred not to include the flag in the tabling event at ASU. Rick specifically mentioned during the interview that “it was a cringy thing to include for political purposes on campus.” A fellow member however wanted to use it while he tabled, and was approved, because Rick didn’t want to violate his individual freedom of speech.
According to ‘Know Your Meme’, the flag represents a tongue-in-cheek ethnic origin of “shitposters” known as “Kekistanis” who worship the ancient Egyptian diety Kek. In late January 2017, Kekistan began widely circulating on Twitter following its promotion by YouTuber Sargon of Akkad.
“Thomas’ social media includes a slew of tweets featuring alt-right rhetoric and discriminatory language, including posts calling out what he said is a “White Genocide,” a term often used by white nationalists who advocate for a white ethnostate.”
The loaded terminology by the State Press is done to shape public opinion for you. The term ‘White Genocide’ is a critique on modern society which has a double standard against white males.
As an example: If this Georgetown Professor had made the same inflammatory tweet, but replaced the word ‘white’ to ‘black’ or another racial minority, would this professor lose her job? Absolutely! There is clearly a double standard in how we treat groups of people by the color of their skin. Why is it ok for society to be openly hostile to one group and not the other? Is this a political or societal agenda to disenfranchise white males who are known to typically vote conservative?
“White people are genetically inferior and inherently evil and guilty because of their DNA.”
To not recognize this new norm, is a grotesque sign of bias from the State Press.
“I fully support a eugenics policy that utilizes infanticide on pregnancies deemed likely to produce disabled children.” in response to https://twitter.com/HW_BEAT_THAT/status/885135554861510656
This statement is pretty consistent with planned parenting founder and Democratic hero Margaret Sanger “that some describe as” openly racist against African Americans. Secondly this was a tweet, made by Rick, in response to another person from 2017. This tweet was made to mock another user’s opinions on their abortion views. Comparing it to a form of infanticide. Since the original tweet was deleted, it’s extremely irresponsible of the State Press to post this without the proper context.
The rest of the article attempts to further slander Rick and CRU by guilt of association. Yes, racists have been photographed with a Kekistani and Nazi flag… somewhere. Coincidentally the US flag is also in the image, should we also ban American flags from Arizona State University as well? Perhaps the SJWs in the State Press would approve of this.
CRU contains a diverse student population. We have Muslims, Atheists, Jews, and Christians in our ranks. We have White, Black, Native American, Arab, and Indian members. Joshua Bernard, Vice President of College Republicans United was interviewed by Isaac Windes. Strangely enough, he is barely mentioned in the article. Perhaps it’s because Josh is mixed race and does not fit the narrative that CRU is a secret alt right club for white nationalists.
Now that Isaac Windes has built up hype and outrage against CRU, there will probably be a call for action to notify the Dean of Students, review the code of conduct, take funding away, anything to potentially disenfranchise a successful conservative club at ASU.