A banner filled with leftist scrawl criticizing the war on terror hung from a building at Massachusett’s Amherst College on the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Person/s unknown put it up, and an unknown person took it down, states Campus Reform.
If anything, it was a message in support of refugees of war-torn areas: “In honor of those killed and displaced by America’s so-called ‘war on terror,’” it read across the bottom.
In large, all-caps lettering, a Howard Zinn quote screamed, “THERE IS NO FLAG LARGE ENOUGH TO COVER THE SHAME OF KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE.” Zinn, of course, was a noted historical revisionist — a perfect source for today’s college activist.
The large banner hung throughout the morning at the entrance of Valentine Hall. That’s the same location chosen by Amherst’s College Republicans and its 9/11 display, which consists of an American flag and the message “Never Forget.”
The secretary of the group, Brantley Mayers, told Campus Reform:
“As a club, all we sought to do was construct a memorial in honor of those who perished during this awful mark in our history, and also to commemorate those who bravely rushed into the flaming rubble. I suppose that is too much for some on our campus, who instead decided to use this day as a political one rather than a one of remembrance.”
Well, to remember something, one has to have a brain and we all know that isn’t the case with leftist college activists.
Ed. Note: a previous version of this article mistakenly named Boston College in the headline rather than Amherst. We regret the error.