Campus Free Speech

College Administrator Asks Student To Remove 'Fuck Nazis' Sign Because It Isn't Inclusive

"I am asking that you or your roommate take the sign down so that all students can be a part of an inclusive residential experience."

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A student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst was asked to remove a "fuck Nazis" sign from her dorm window because it undermined the "inclusive residential experience," which should serve as a compelling reminder that sensitivity culture is slowly but surely morphing into an equally opportunity censor.

The student, Nicole Parsons, hung the sign in early December after an unknown person drew a swastika on a door, according to BuzzFeed News. Parsons thought the university wasn't doing enough to deter such behavior, and decided to take matters into her own hands.

A week later, Residence Director Eddie Papazoni emailed Parsons to ask if she wouldn't mind removing the sign.

"Though the sign is permitted under Freedom of Speech, I would also like to discuss the impact on the community that the sign has had," wrote Papazoni. "There are some in the community who have expressed that the sign should be taken down as it has created mixed emotions in the community on how to proceed, issues of inclusion, and the ability to be active members of their community."

The email concluded with an explicit request that the sign be taken down "so that all students can be part of an inclusive residential experience."

Parsons interpreted the remarks as a declaration that "the university cares more about the feelings of Nazis than the safety of their students," she said.

And yet there's nothing American universities today care more about than safety, broadly defined to include not just physical threats, but also potentially offensive signs, posters, costume party themes, and lecture topics. In this case, Parson's use of profanity appears to have been a bit too radical and edgy. Maybe it actually upset someone, or maybe it simply rubbed a campus bureaucrat the wrong way.

The administration clarified this in a subsequent statement, which took issue with Papazoni's "poorly worded email." No one should have told Parsons to take down the sign, a campus spokesperson explained, "however, we are sensitive to the use of profanity, which some could find inappropriate."

If anything, this incident highlights the coercive power of residence administrators, who are the campus busybodies most directly involved in students' lives, after all. Many universities have begun to reimagine the campus living space as a kind of classroom where students are taught to obey progressive social justice norms, especially those relating to language. I have repeatedly warned the left that souring on free speech—and trusting authority figures to enforce virtue as defined by progressives—is a game no one gets to win. Hypersensitive and risk-averse college administrators don't actually share their goals, and likely never will.

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  1. The great thing about being a libertarian is that we don’t have to stick up for anti-fa, the fascists, or anyone else. We can just stand up for the principles of free speech, and laugh at the anti-fa/anti-free speech shitheads see their own “logic” used against them.

    And it’s important to laugh at the anti-fa/anti-free speech shitheads when their own “logic” is used against them because that’s how people know that we are not sticking up for the anti-fa/anti-free speech shitheads. We’re sticking up for the principles of free speech.

    Fuck the fascists.

    Fuck the anti-fa shitheads.

    Fuck school administrators.

    And fuck anybody and everybody who’s ever tried to sell the principles of free speech short in the name of inclusiveness.

    1. You’re not a libertarian, you’re the center of a Republican bukake summit.

      Trump calls the first-amendment protected press the enemy of the people, and he’s the president of the country, not a university. Well, he did have a university, but it was a fucking scam.

      1. That seems like total non-sequitur in relation to Ken’s post, which was a very good post. You’re projecting your intense, knee jerk partisanship onto other posters again.

        1. It refers to the context of Ken’s constant defense of the Republican party and Trump. I would like to have a discussion about how you can be hypersensitive to the anti-free-speech activities of random college students while totally ignoring the president of the United States being the tip of the anti-speech propaganda sphere for a major political faction in the country.

          1. Spear, not sphere.

            1. Always with the phallic imagery.

              1. I should have said the cap of the toadstool.

                1. You should have just shut up if we’re talking about “should have.”

                  1. “…just shut the fuck up…” better?

              2. I’m going to start using “tip of the sphere” in daily conversation.

          2. Oh bingo, there’s the stupid prejudices assumptions I describe below. You just assumed me sticking up for Ken’s particular post in this issue somehow qualifies me as a fanatical Trump supporter. Please tell me how you have arrived at the conclusion that I am totally okay with Trump’s position on freedom of the press?

            1. I said Ken is a shameless party man and thus, in a way that is both tragic and hilarious, necessarily a Trump man, while claiming to be a libertarian.

              If you hadn’t noticed, perhaps my only function here is to remind people that the Republican party is not a libertarian institution. I didn’t say anything about your beliefs.

              1. “perhaps my only function here is to remind people that the Republican party is not a libertarian institution.”

                Literally everyone here knows that. You can go away now.

                1. You really should try reading some of these people’s posts.

                  1. You really should try to make your case with quotes if you have them.

                    Quote a single post that says “the Repiblican party is a libertarian institution.” One will be fine.

                    Otherwise your post is meaningless.

              2. Thank you for reminding us about shit that is already known, Captain Obvious. Ken and Potato may not be as vitriolic toward Trump as yourself, or me for that matter, but you at no point have earned anything in your statements to tell people what is or isn’t libertarian. If you want to describe to us Marxian Statism we will surely listen, given your well established, documented, and elaborated protestations.

                In other words, stick to what you’re good at, bellowing about how unfair it is to be so wrong so much of the time.

                1. I come to the table with individual liberty being my first principle. I get there with different government policy than you guys, but that’s because I’m not a simpleton who needs extremely simple solutions to complex problems in order to feel like I’ve had a genuine thought. I’m no libertarian, but mostly because if I were I’d have to associate with a bunch of right-wing retards in libertarian clothing.

                  1. Name one Trump policy attacking the free press. Name one Reason commenter who argues for censuring the press.
                    Just because the press has first amendment protections doesn’t mean it is immune to being called out on its bullshit, by both the president and the people on this forum.

                  2. “I come to the table with individual liberty being my first principle. I get there with different government policy…”

                    Captain Non-Sequitur is a better name for you…

                  3. Serious question: How do you get more individual liberty with government policy? Government intervention necessarily means less liberty or at best a static state of total liberty. And I do understand that for civil society to exist rules of behavior must exist otherwise no one is safe.

                  4. The most boring things in the Reason comments threads (scroll scroll scroll until I see the comments intended back over to the left again) are the trolling of Tony & Rev. Kirkland, and the replies to them.

              3. Commit suicide you fucking hypocrite.

      2. Tony
        What a dumb fuck you are. Your skull is like those tanks of water that are used to slow neutrinos, that tiny bit of brain will occasionally have an original thought generated by a cosmic particle interaction, totally fleeting and random.

      3. Don’t confuse the freedom of the press with the freedom of the media. The media is protected by the first amendment because the people have the rights to speech and the press

    2. Fuck retro anything.
      Fuck your tattoos.
      Fuck all you junkies and
      Fuck your short memory.

      Learn to swim.

      Fuck smiley glad-hands
      With hidden agendas.
      Fuck these dysfunctional,
      Insecure actresses.

      1. I almost like LA for inspiring a song that hates it

    1. “I have often been called a Nazi, and, although it is unfair, I don’t let it bother me. I don’t let it bother me for one simple reason. No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal.”

      / P. J. O’Rourke

      1. Well, no one has ever to admitted to it.

        Some fetishes really are beyond confessing to anyone, maybe even by prisoners jailed for serious sexual crimes who don’t want to ruin their chances for ever being paroled and instantly transferred to the nearest lunatic asylum for the criminally insane.

  2. Public display of profane language like “fuck” in a dorm window would probably be objectionable at most colleges, and probably would always have been so. I wonder if she took out one or two letters, and made it say “f**k Nazis”, if that would be OK.

    1. “F**k Ignorant Antifa Fascist C**ts Privileged Enough To Attend Amherst Who Don’t Support Free Speech”

    2. Yes. It was pretty stupid to put this on public display. Also, I would have hoped anyone going to college could be just a tad more creative, but standards have declined.

    3. I have to agree. The inclusiveness isn’t towards followers of Hitler, it’s to people who find it objectionable to look at profanity every time they walk down the hallway.

      I wouldn’t want my mother to visit my dorm and get that sort of impression.

  3. an unknown person drew a swastika on a door

    This is the terrifying reality of life under a literal white nationalist President. As the SPLC has thoroughly documented, Drumpf’s election has emboldened hate groups, leading to a sharp increase in these disgusting acts. Predictably conservatives will pounce on the one or two examples of “hate crime hoaxes,” but that’s of course a distraction. The truth is colleges, and society in general, need to be doing more to combat right-wing extremism. Punishing a student for a “Fuck Nazis” sign is exactly the wrong approach.

    1. My guess is that it was one of your fellow travelers OBL who drew the swastika in order to “raise awareness” for a non-existent issue. Nazis on college campuses are extremely rare, and in Massachusetts even more so.

      1. It could have been a Buddhist.

    2. please refer to response to Tony above.

    3. I don’t know. When I was in college we used to wander around the dorms drawing dicks on people’s whiteboards on their doors. I could easily see drawing a swastika just for fun. Not every single expression of distasteful symbols is a bonafide hate crime.

      Nobody back then would have attributed drawing dicks on people’s whiteboards to Bill Clinton either. They probably just erased them and moved on with their lives without giving it a second thought.

    4. 6/10 on this one OBL. I chuckled.

    5. I stopped listening when you got to “SPLC”, in the absence of clearer indicators of parody.

  4. Parsons interpreted the remarks as a declaration that “the university cares more about the feelings of Nazis than the safety of their students,”

    It’s far too easy to get in to college these days.

    1. I’d speculate it’s more about a revenue stream than a thought process or closely reasoned conclusions at least for the university. what goes on in the mind of Parsons et al is still a mystery.

  5. $100 she or her group was the one that drew the swastika on her door. It’s always that case.

    Remember, SJWs always lie.

    1. This…..soooooo this.

  6. I wonder how ths would all have turned out if a student had spotted a hammer and sickle drawn on a door, and had put up a “Fuck Commies” sign in her dorm window in response.

    1. In Hebrew school they would show us horror movies about the Holocaust and then say it begins when people draw swastikas on walls. So that’s why we panic when we see one. But yeah, you could probably do a similar program for other symbols. Lots of possibilities here. I’ll leave that to your imagination.

      1. Really? Which Hebrew school was that, was it the one where you made the clay draidels?

        Horror movies is an interesting phrase. Never heard Holocaust education described that way.

        You should really pick a new screen name. This one is not very clever.

        1. Holocaust education – isn’t that where they terrify the kids with horror movies and then tell them this is why we must support Israel and criticize anyone who points out what we’re doing?

    2. Or an all-encompassing ‘FUCK COLLECTIVIST TOTALITARIANS’

      1. That would hit too close to home for the college administrators.

  7. Major new Drumpf scandal!

    Daughters of late podiatrist say he diagnosed Donald Trump with bone spurs during Vietnam War as a ‘favor’

    With this bombshell revelation, and Drumpf’s inexcusable retreat from Syria, it’s clear the GOP has become the party that’s weak on national security. Many of us realized this in 2016, which is part of the reason we voted for Hillary Clinton, the most qualified candidate ever, who has a strong record on foreign policy both in the US Senate and as Secretary of State. But at this point everyone should see what was clear to me years ago. If you want politicians who value military service and won’t back down from fighting our enemies overseas so we don’t fight them here, you need to vote Democrat.

    #StillWithHer
    #LibertariansForStayingInSyria
    #17YearsInAfghanistanIsntEnough

    1. Remember when John Kerry was smeared for the crime of actually fighting bravely in Vietnam when his opponent was AWOL at Camp Twinkle Toes?

      It’s not whether fighting in war is good or bad, it’s the sheer nihilism. No principles whatsoever, just sheer will to power by whatever means necessary. The fact that it’s a bunch of service-dodging scum sending other kids off to die is just icing on the shit cake.

      In other words, the libertarian moment.

      1. The libertarian moment would probably not include compulsory military service.

      2. No. No, I do not remember that.

      3. .5 seconds of being in the same country where combat is occurring is not the same as fighting bravely, just sayin.

      4. Can’t argue with you about sending other kids off to die but GW had volunteers for his meat grinder. That was not the case for LBJ’s war. Dodging the draft, by whatever means, took some balls and independent thinking. Kerry did what he was told to do.

      5. Tony, you never served so shut up and fuck you. Like you, I’m sur the story is bullshit.

        Go drink your Drano.

    2. I realize your a parody account and all, but…

      A rich kid avoided the draft with a phony diagnosis? Why, this must be the first time someone has done something so nefarious!!

      1. And while this used to be a scandal, suddenly it’s OK for some (R)eason.

        1. Is it? Has anybody actually said that here? Or are you just assuming things and massively oversimplifying this matter to make a cheap, partisan snide remark? I’d guess that most, if not all regular posters here would be opposed to compulsory military service, which makes one 50yo alleged draft-dodge fairly irrelevant except for the lowest common denominator moron cynics such ad yourself who value it as ammunition for a cheap partisan jab. I’m guessing you’ll read this and your only takeaway will be that you’ve assumed I’m some kind of fanatical Trump enthusiast because that’s as complex as it gets for you. You have absolutely no grasp of anything beyong partisanship and cheap, zeitgeisty snarks.

          1. Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown Tony.

          2. Aww, I’m zeitgeisty? How flattering.

            I was decrying something specific. The total lack of principle of *certain* politicians when it comes to the subject of military service. How about I choose the topics of my own discussion?

            Clearly no one in here votes on whether a candidate honorably served against his will in the armed forces or got some shady favor from Daddy to get out of it. It would be awfully nice to have this discussion outside of the primary context, however, which is that most of the people here spend all their time defending the guy whose personal Vietnam was dodging syphilis. Maybe I’m too jump on that point, but I wouldn’t have anything to talk about if everyone instead talked about individual freedom.

            1. “I was decrying something specific”

              So was he. Your sad, tired, intellectually lazy posts that paint anyone who doesn’t agree with you as an enemy.

            2. It would be awfully nice to have this discussion outside of the primary context, however

              Then go somewhere else where everyone is happy with conscription. You can probably find people who reflexively despise Trump like you do there, and avoid difficult subjects like “why do I give a fuck if someone dodged something that should be illegal anyway.”

              1. Fair enough. I’m certainly not volunteering to go to bootcamp and then get shipped to a 3rd world shithole full of IEDs.

                I’m against the draft as an apparent bludgeon to individual freedom, though the argument has been made that the volunteer army is more easily used as a pawn by politicians and ignored by the people who don’t have family members in it. Then again, we lost a lot more soldiers under the draft than after it.

                But it’s not that Trump illegally dodged the draft with the help of his Daddy. It’s that his party trashed Clinton for dodging it, suddenly became OK with Bush doing it while engaging in perhaps the most cynical political hatchet job in modern history with the Swift Boat thing, only to fall in line once again behind a draft dodger who is also the most terrible human being in the English speaking world. I’m sorry if I can’t get over the stench of such hypocrisy. I really hate hypocrisy.

                1. “It’s that his party trashed Clinton for dodging it, suddenly became OK with Bush doing it while engaging in perhaps the most cynical political hatchet job in modern history ”

                  So you’re bitching about decade old shit.

                  Sounds right for you.

                2. I really hate hypocrisy.

                  No, you hate that someone you wanted to run things got shot down for his actual behavior.

                  But no one here did the shooting. And you whining about it so long after the fact is pitiful.

                  1. Above you said

                    perhaps my only function here is to remind people that the Republican party is not a libertarian institution

                    But here you forget that completely

                    But it’s not that Trump illegally dodged the draft with the help of his Daddy. It’s that his party

                    Perhaps you should remind yourself that the Republican party is not a libertarian institution before you complain to libertarians about the behavior of Republicans.

                3. Let’s have a look at this–

                  But it’s not that Trump illegally dodged the draft with the help of his Daddy.

                  He didn’t. Well, not illegally.

                  It’s that his party trashed Clinton for dodging it,

                  When it was Clinton getting ragged for doing it, Drumpf was a Dem. He was a Dem for most of the 00s as well. His kids couldn’t vote for him in the primaries.

                  suddenly became OK with Bush doing it while engaging in perhaps the most cynical political hatchet job in modern history with the Swift Boat thing,

                  Bush was in the Air National Guard. He flew fighter jets. That’s not ‘avoiding it’ And only idiots are still defending Kerry’s mountain of lies about Vietnam.

                  only to fall in line once again behind a draft dodger who is also the most terrible human being in the English speaking world.

                  Obama didn’t dodge the draft, he’s too young.

                  I’m sorry if I can’t get over the stench of such hypocrisy.

                  You can’t get over it because you reek of it. You are the picture in the dictionary that’s captioned ‘hypocrite’. Even pretending to be offended by it adds to the stench you emanate.

                  1. And only idiots are still defending Kerry’s mountain of lies about Vietnam.

                    It’s truly disheartening how infection rightwing bullshit is. I thought you guys simply dropped a Karl Rove pile of horseshit from your repertoire one it served its cynical partisan purpose, but I forget that the whole reason it works is because you people are incorrigible idiots who can’t seem to find Google with a map to Google.

            3. . . . defending the guy whose personal Vietnam was dodging syphilis.

              That’s Bill Clinton, right? You’re talking about Clinton now.

          3. Tony is a partisan moron. So yes he used it as a partisan snide remark.

        2. BIll Clinton is ‘suddenly OK’?

          1. Oh, and yes its OK. Its OK for Trump. It was OK for Bush. It was OK for Clinton. Its OK for all the President’s who got ‘college deferals’ or ‘bone spurs’. Its OK that those that didn’t receive draft notices didn’t sign up anyway. Its OK for all the Presidents and Presidential candidates that have ever dodged a draft or simply chose not to serve in the military.

            Its literally OK for everyone who ever dodged the draft for whatever reason, in whatever country. Compulsory military service is slavery.

            And, unlike you, libertarians don’t support slavery even if its enslavement to the state.

        3. Why would avoiding conscription be scandalous? And Trump is currently being pilloried for trying to end US involvement in a couple of wars. SOS Kerry had no problem with Obama’s wars. Always suspected you were neocon Tony. Guess I was right.

          1. Much as I dislike Trump I have to agree with that.

            OK he dodged the draft. We knew that. The heel spur thing is kinda sleezy but we knew that as well.

            He is trying to get the troops home out of these endless regional wars. Bravo.

            I do not go with trying to discredit people for military service, what they did or did not do, or not.

            I did note when Kerry was arriving in Vietnam was just around when my father was leaving. I do not want my children or grandchildren to live with that.

            Yeah I am a Pollyanna concern troll right now. Fuck war.

            We need a strong defense force, not the police of the world.

    3. like Bill or Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders…combat veterans all?

    1. You shitposted a link to your own blog?

      GTFO spammer.

  8. I imagine her definition of ‘Nazi” is pretty broad. In fact I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that is very broad.

    1. I’ll go out further on the limb and suggest that if you called her a broad, she’d call you a Nazi.

      1. That is pretty much where I was going…

        1. That’s the kind of thing I would expect a Nazi to say…

          1. just how broad is she? 2 axe handles?

  9. The kids are just riling each other up. It’s great to see that they are using free speech to fight each other because censorship inevitably leads to violence. To be clear – a request to take down the sign is not censorship. I think everything here is going according to plan. Having said that, I find the sign offensive, not because I’m a Nazi, but because basically anyone who doesn’t subscribe to her particular stripe of socialism is the enemy. So that would include me as a libertarian. But she probably expected a big fight and that she would be forced to take it down, leading to an escalation. This didn’t happen so this actually weakens her cause. (They are trying to instigate censorship to use as a pretext to use the same against Nazis.) Anyway at the risk of being banned again by Reason, I would like to say thank you again Reason for supporting free speech.

    1. She could be talking about the actual Nazis who occasionally march in streets and run their cars into crowds.

      1. Maybe but I run into these types all the time on Twitter, and if you dissent one degree from their orthodoxy they immediately block you. (Which yes makes it very hard to follow them.) So sure she could be a white elephant. Or better yet.

      2. Which, to you, somehow represent 50% of the population because you happily swallow all of the cynical, grossly exaggerated propaganda from the SPLC and outright lies from such idiots as Occupy Democrats?

        1. Yep, totally what I said.

            1. I said Nazis represent 50% of the population?

              Not even Trump’s remaining supporters are anywhere near 50%, and some of them I assume are not Nazi people.

              1. Yes. That’s exactly what you did.

              2. Well the Nazis aren’t sending us their best people.

          1. Close enough for government work.

      3. I prefer communist rioters getting hit by cars.

      4. You mean the Nazis who march and occassionally run their cars into crowds.

        Compared to the ‘Anti-fa’ who march and constantly beat the shit out of people? Even people on their own side? Even to the point of confusing *Mexican* Marines (uh, Marines who are Mexican) with white supremicists because they have short haircuts and when those Marines pointed out that they weren’t skinheads because, you know, they were Mexicans, our proud defenders against Nazi infiltration started calling them racial slurs? Those guys?

        Sounds like a wash to me.

        1. When you’re defending Nazis, I think you’ve lost the debate automatically. Fair?

          1. depends on your definition of National Socialist…

            1. At least it’s an ethos.

          2. Not when the other side (you) is defending Stalinism, no it isn’t fair at all. It actually sounds more like you engaging in yet another attempt to justify violence against people you disagree with.

            1. But I’m not defending Stalinism. I’d say “and you know that,” but I don’t know that you do.

          3. “When you’re defending Nazis, I think you’ve lost the debate automatically. Fair?”

            The ACLU would like a word with you…

            P.S. They won that debate.

          4. Funny, how its you that could read that and think its a defense of *anyone*.

          5. “When you’re defending Nazis, I think you’ve lost the debate automatically. Fair?”

            You’re the one defending leftists, like the Nazis. Who use the same tactics and have largely the same policies. Just with different applications of their racism. Amd differemt people in charge.

      5. like those occupy folks?

      6. She could be talking about the actual Nazis who occasionally march in streets and run their cars into crowds

        or the actual Nazis that fight against them and shoot and kill people for their beliefs or attack people with sticks clubs and bike locks, or spray mace in people’s faces and trash cars and businesses of anyone handy. The Nazis that attack people in restaurants and stores, that get people fired or make their banks refuse to do business with them.

        You know, Tony, the people you support.

  10. Maybe by “inclusive” he meant people who aren’t idiots.

  11. “Though the sign is permitted under Freedom of Speech, I would also like to discuss the impact on the community that the sign has had,”

    Yep, the brown-shirts have been sending nasty notes to the dean.

  12. Why is this college girl encouraging people to have sex with Nazis? Shouldn’t we be making life as unenjoyable as possible for Nazis (and Commies and Slavers and…)?

  13. Love Shult’s comment. Says it all. You can’t have it both ways.
    As a teacher I can empathize with the administrators of the school. You either got to let it all hang out and be fine with that, or be a free speech Nazi, ironically. And if the school let people put up signs that said, “Fuck _____”, others would bitch and it would be their asses on the line. So, they take the classic, oh my, profanity is so rude approach. Of course, will tell you that you may put up a sign saying “I find the options expressed by ______ to be counter to my own philosophy,” as long as the noun in the _____ is not perjorative.

    1. How many cis-normative white males does it take to screw in a light bulb?

      I don’t know, but oooh, I hate those people.

      1. EXCEPTION: Bernie Sanders.

        1. Bernie couldn’t screw in anything…

    2. The school would not be OK with “Fuck” insert anything.

      Black, Muslims, LGBT, or any other special victim group would NOT be OK.

      So they are not for free speech.

  14. She rents the dorm room correct?

    Its not a free speech issue. I’m an ex landlord and would have an issue with any of my tenants having a “Fuck” fill in the blank sign on my property.

    When she owns her owns property she can put “Fuck” whatever signs on her lawn.

    1. That’s a good argument against government being a landlord, because then you deal with the question of whether the government has more censorship power as a landlord than as a sovereign, and any censorship is the government’s responsibility.

      Private landlords = private standards, the government simply enforces the arranagements private parties have made, rather than make up its own rules of appropriate expression.

      1. Agree, but I think dorm room windows can have some rules of etiquette. Even if they are owned by the government.

      2. Many universities have a private trust deal with housing for exactly that reason.

  15. All of those who think its OK would it be OK for her to have a “Fuck Fags” sign in her window?

    A little decorum is Ok regarding the dorm room windows.

    1. Fuck cigarettes? That’s just in accordance with a healthy lifestyle. You know what else? Fuck faggots too. Little bundles of sticks you are supposed to burn directly contribute to global climate change.

  16. Or maybe a swastika would be OK? Competing views you know?

    1. As long as they’d also censor, say, a poster honoring a Communist murderer (not that college students would ever do that), then perhaps they can say the apply their standards consistently.

      1. I find it hard to believe you went to a college where people put Communist murderer posters in their windows. Then again, I could have stopped after the first eleven words.

        1. Do you find it hard to believe that Eddy went to a college where people put Che Guevara posters in their windows? Or are you unaware of Guevara’s record as an executioner and concentration camp commander?

  17. In the name of inclusiveness, I guess they should replace it with “Fuck everyone.”

    1. “…and the horse you rode in on.”

    2. This was certainly odd because “Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz” means the Common Good above the Individual Good, which is basically the Dorm Gestapo’s argument.

  18. “There are some in the community who have expressed that the sign should be taken down as it has created mixed emotions in the community on how to proceed, issues of inclusion, and the ability to be active members of their community.”

    What the hell does that even mean???

    1. It means the administrator has one of those useless degrees.

    2. It means six figures and a nice pension plan.

    3. It says Fuck Nazis. Plural. That means one is OK.

    4. Translation: Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz

  19. “College Administrator Asks Student To Remove ‘Fuck Nazis’ Sign Because It Isn’t Inclusive
    “I am asking that you or your roommate take the sign down so that all students can be a part of an inclusive residential experience.”

    …just when you thought the over-educated airheads in academia couldn’t get more stupid…

  20. What the clown should have done was determine that the sexual nature of the public advice resulted in a hostile environment on campus and sent the title ix police after her.
    Maybe asked her what she would do if a nazi knocked on her door and asked for the advertised sex?

  21. Dorm room window: the Twitter of the pre-internet age. Good for her for putting down the screen and almost playing outside.

    1. You had one with windows that opened?

  22. These kids should be able to look up on the internet that Nazis are Socialists.

    1. R nasi’s sosollest? I get nothing?

    2. Yes and the North Koreans are democratic.

      1. Koreans are as democratic as “our” Nixon-IRS-subsidized looter kleptocracy, right?

  23. Those of us from an earlier era recall when profanity was mostly omitted in public discourse, either due to “obscenity” laws or common courtesy we were taught. It forced the use of creative language alternatives.

    I’d respond to the school by posting a sign that said “pro-liberty, anti-nazi, anticommunist, antifascist” just to watch the apoplexies.

  24. Those of us from an earlier era recall when profanity was mostly omitted in public discourse, either due to “obscenity” laws or common courtesy we were taught. It forced the use of creative language alternatives.

    I’d respond to the school by posting a sign that said “pro-liberty, anti-nazi, anticommunist, antifascist” just to watch the apoplexies.

    1. Thank God those Berkeley kids got that whole free speech movement going.

  25. All in all this has to be the most delicious story to return to work and find.

  26. If we could only get the Jewish Defense League, the NAACP and the Aryan Brotherhood to all hold hands and sing Kumbaya all our problems would be solved and inclusivity would reign.

  27. Given that a production of Sound of Music had to put a notice in the program warning that there would be nazis symbols in the musical, I detect a total deterioration of critical thinking.
    The admin email talked about “inclusion”–would that be inclusion of the people who are anti-semites? Of people who are easily offended? Of prudes who can’t bear seeing “fuck” on a college campus? Gibberish.

  28. Given that Nazis havent existed in any meaningful sense since the 1950s at latest….the loose use of the term is moronic.
    Its like refering to Mongols or Vikings…people who basically do not exist.
    It shows a glaring misunderstanding of who those people were and what they believed. Movements have an organic lifespan that is specific to their place, time and circumstances and cannot be tramsported to another.
    Nazism lived and died in its own time, place and circumstances and those people had their own reasons for doing what they did and believing what they did. There is no modern equivalent.

    1. “There is no modern equivalent.”

      Who’s buying all those “Christian Identity” newsletters, then? They can ALL be going to the FBI.

  29. Good for her. Her way of standing up and saying that she is not afraid and will not be intimidated.

  30. Fuck the architects that designed those hideous buildings.

  31. What a tool. Replace “progressives” in this article with another word of your choice for authoritarians, and it will have much more value.

  32. There was a time vulgarity like this would just not be tolerated. Seems we no longer care what kind of trash we have around us. Yep I am older.

  33. It appears to me that hypocrisy has become a virtue.

    Narcissism means getting what you want at any cost.

    Free speech is used to voice what you want then all vocal opposition is shut down with extreme prejudice.

    Narcissism works that way. Free speech doesn’t.

    What is it going to take for everyone to realize that rights are for everyone when the law no longer supports it?

  34. At “virtue as defined by progressives,” isn’t Robbie really referring to altruists? And aren’t National Socialists the textbook example of altruism unleashed? If the inmates at Amherst were to actually read and understand translations of the mystical and altruistic spewings of the political party elected by a Germany that was 97% a mixture of catholicism and protestantism, the poster could have been interpreted less figuratively… as in “The Night Porter”!

    1. Altruism is the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others.

      It’s definitely not a narcissist characteristic, nor a libertarian one.

      It is the inspiration of socialism, but rarely is exhibited by any.

      That is the fault of human weakness, not the principle.

      Murder your baby in abortion, for your convenience.

      Destroy and occupy Middle Eastern lands, for your greed.

      Censor free speech with extreme prejudice, for your own conflicting interests.

      Human weakness.

  35. Maybe it was an advertisement?

  36. Many years ago, in my freshman year at University, an acquaintance set out to compose a phrase that would “trigger” the maximum number of individuals and widest variety of groups. He settled on “Nuke the Gay Baby Whales”. He made a large banner with that phrase, and hung it outside his dorm room window. It worked as intended and expected; a whole lot of folks got triggered, and the University made him take it down pretty quickly. They were less sanctimonious about it, but just as coercive.

    Laughing about the hornet’s nest he stirred up, over the many years since then, I have occasionally indulged an idle thought experiment to find a phrase that might “trigger” a comparably large collection of people and groups. I have never come close to matching, let alone exceeding, his original.

    1. Well, I don’t think your buddy came up with that one on his own… Unless he originated the phrase. But it is supposed to be “Nuke the gay baby whales for Jesus!” If your friend DID invent that phrase, as I’m not sure how far it goes back… Then good going!

  37. If anything, this incident highlights the coercive power of residence administrators, who are the campus busybodies most directly involved in students’ lives, after all.
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  38. There’s a difference between the educational facilities on campus, and the residential facilities on campus.

    No surprisingly, the administration of housing resources tends to be run a bit more like a landlord. Acting as landlord to ask people not to hang signs in the windows is not the same thing as the overall administration of the institution making it a demand.

    In short, chill out.

    Packing a few thousand widely disparate people into an small enclosed space is bound to create friction between them, on occasion, much the same way bringing the whole family together at the holidays can help them remember why they live in different places the rest of the year.

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  40. As a German American, I find that sign highly triggering. It makes me worry about my safety. I would be afraid that some of the other students on that campus, perhaps POCs, might attack me simply because my ancestors and relatives were bad asses that went out and conquered and subjugated large portions of the world, despite the fact that I personally never had the privilege to go and do so.

    Also, since I most likely had not too distantly related relatives that were actual Nazis, should anybody do a genealogy and find that out, I would think they might physically attack me just because a great-great uncle of mine I never even knew existed may have whacked some Jews or commie Russians. Living with a constant threat of physical violence is no way to go through college!

    I therefore demand that the sign be taken down in order to create an all inclusive campus where everybody feels safe and welcome.

    Sincerely,

    The largest ethnic group in America (German Americans)

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