Authored By Kara Zupkus
October 28, 2019
It seems the kids are not alright at Stanford University.
In anticipation of Young America’s Foundation’s Ben Shapiro lecture at the school on November 7, as part of the Fred Allen Lecture Series, the conservative group hosting Shapiro plastered dormitories around campus with posters advertising the event. Soon thereafter, the posters, titled “Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings,” were vandalized, removed, or replaced with politically correct messages from the dormitory’s resident advisors.
Just hours after postering in the Nordelfa dorm, the conservative club’s members found their posters removed, with a note from the RA’s being put in its place. “We, the Nordelfa staff, care about you, your feelings, your physical and emotional health,” the note read. “We welcome and center the voices that some way wish to specifically marginalize and target.”
The conservative student group also attempted to enter Stanford’s Hispanic-focused dorm, Casa Zapata, where they were met with a mob of screaming leftists, who hurled expletives at the chapter members. The unhinged leftists blocked the students from entering the dorm, and followed them to the next dorm where they intended to poster, encouraging the staff in that building not to let them inside either.
“A jeering mob assembled to block us from entering the dorm,” Stephen Sills, the president of the conservative group, told YAF. “We were turned away from the door exclusively because we were postering for the Ben Shapiro lecture. When I asked to see if there was a way I could speak to the Resident Fellow of the dorm, I was told by one of the residents to go ‘s*ck a d*ck.’”
Sills described that after leaving and heading over to another dorm to poster, they had been followed by a group of 8 students. “They shouted obscenities, heckling us and keeping us from entering the other dorms,” Sill said. “Never before have I ever feared as much for my safety on campus as I did then.”
The conservative students were later accused of targeting Casa Zapata because it was an ethnic-themed dorm, and angry leftists discussed potential disciplinary action against the group at a meeting with Stanford’s Provost, Persis Drell. This unsupported claim of targeting is laughable, given that the conservative group plastered nearly every dorm with posters to simply advertise for their event.
“It is shameful that the same mob of people who used mob-like tactics to target conservatives would then turn around and accuse us of deliberately targeting the dorm,” Stephen Sills said. “As a Hispanic-American conservative, I find it disgraceful that a minority of students within the residency were willing to engage in censorious behavior to prevent other students from hearing conservative ideas. I also think that it is extremely important to point out that all of this intense triggering was caused by an 8.5×11 inch sheet of paper, for a completely optional event students could choose to attend or otherwise completely ignore.”
The leftists at Stanford have been so indoctrinated in their liberal bubbles that they can’t fathom hearing a differing perspective. Despite this pushback from leftists, demand for Ben Shapiro’s lecture at Stanford is through the roof, with tickets already having sold out for those wishing to attend from the community. Sign up for the waiting list here.
For additional information on YAF’s exclusive campus lecture tour with Ben Shapiro contact Young America’s Foundation Vice President Patrick Coyle via email@example.com. To request an interview contact Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown via firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-872-1776.