Who puts on a better Thanksgiving spread- capitalists or socialists? While we know the super-obvious answer to that question, many college students do not, so fans of the free-market at Portland State University thought they'd illustrate with tables demonstrating each.
While the socialism table featured a skeleton sitting with one pear and a whole lot of spiders, the capitalism table was one of plenty, The College Fix reported. It had piles of "gold," enough food to go around, and information on freedom and the dangers of big government. Not everyone appreciated the informational display. Senior Edward Mentrum told The College Fix of one particularly nasty encounter:
We were having an argument over capitalism and the guy was fervently for socialism, so when I pointed out his inconsistencies and the flaws in his argument, he got angry and spit on our display, most of which got on to some of our pamphlets and little bit on me. I figured that it was a good sign that we were doing the right thing.
However, they also opened up a lot of eyes and spread the word about their organization said Mentrum, who is the coordinator for the school's chapter of Turning Point USA.
We got several new people interested in our group and signed up to join. We had some very thoughtful and civil discussions with several people who disagreed with us, and we really only had three short negative encounters, so I would consider that to be a general success.
We can all be thankful for displays of honesty and open minds on campus. They are increasingly rare.