Davidson College Students Tricked into Rejecting Socialism, Are Angry about It

When it came to grades, the students weren't socialists after all.

A conservative group on the campus of Davidson College did a pretty clever thing. They went around with a clipboard and asked students whether they would be willing to participate in a "grade sharing" initiative that would allow students with As to give their good grades to the bottom 10% of students. Most of the students were not okay with this petition. Some said it saying it wasn’t fair, others said that good students should be able to keep their good grades, and that students with bad grades won't be inspired to study harder if they were given grade they didn't earn.

But when the conservative group revealed that these are the very reasons socialism doesn't work, students and faculty were outraged. According to The College Fix:

But after students discovered later the petition was a hoax played on them by conservative students in an attempt to illustrate the unfairness of wealth distribution, they hastily called a teach-in at the campus union at which they denounced the effort and vented their frustration.

Some students said the fake petition made them struggle with feelings that they do not belong at Davidson, while others aggressively attacked the video, calling it “oppressive,” “illegally filmed,” and “inflammatory bullsh*t,” according to a video of the April 27 teach-in on Facebook.

Multiple students at the teach-in also made comments supporting both income redistribution and GPA redistribution, saying “life wasn’t always fair” and it’s “the right thing to do.” Others suggested that not forcibly redistributing income would give rich people the power to decide who lives and dies based off their charitable donation whims.

Of course, they weren't tricked. They were asked a question - would you support redistributing the grades in the "interest of fairness." The students answered honestly: an emphatic no! The problem with college-induced socialist tendencies is that they rarely can survive in the real world or the scrutiny of common sense.

The YAF at Davidson did a great job at revealing that these college students really aren't as socialist as their professors are trying to make them.

 

 

Issues