Matthew Guevara is a “leader” in student government at UC Irvine. He’s also the son of Mexican immigrants. We don’t know if they were illegal, but I can guess.
Last year someone put up a flag in a room used by “immigrants” and they were upset. It was an American flag. According to Guevara and his ilk, a “symbol of hate.” Since Guevara is a leader in student government at UC Irvine he immediately took action.
Guevara and a group of likeminded, hate-filled punks wrote a resolution banning the American flag from the University of California Irvine. An American University (assuming you consider California part of America.) And guess what happened.
On March 5, by a vote of 6 to 4, the take-it-down forces prevailed. The student government’s Legislative Council passed a resolution banning the display of any flags in the lounge. The two students who wrote the resolution, Matthew Guevara and Khaalidah Sidney, used stilted, easy-to-mock academic jargon to explain why flags don’t belong in the cozy space.
Flags, they wrote, “construct paradigms of conformity.” The Stars and Stripes “has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” The lounge is supposed to be “culturally inclusive” and while hanging the flag might be seen as free speech, “freedom of speech in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible can be interpreted as hate speech.”
That, friends, is what $57,000 per year will buy you at a California University.
And this is the rationale behind the action of UC Irvine students – and a vast majority of the faculty who supported them.
Some semblance of sanity prevailed in the end. Even though the measure was passed, the broader student government felt the heat and caved.
On March 7, the student government’s Executive Cabinet vetoed the resolution. The flag would remain.
Terrorist and Obama buddy Bill Ayers would be ashamed of these wimps.