The absurd "Hate Has No Home" propaganda campaign at UMass has been countered by a literally Orwellian critic:
"Some ideas are so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them."
- George Orwell.
The whole "Hate Has No Home" crusade is an intellectual, free speech and civil rights abomination. What kind of hate are they even talking about? Who will decide what is defined as hate? Are they talking about Nazi's and KKK members? If so, then the suggestion is an insult to the UMass community, which has never had Nazis or KKK activity on its campus in the memory of anyone now living.
So who are these mysterious haters we are being so repeatedly warned against? It's hard not to conclude that what is really being targeted by all this heavy handed preaching is Republican party activity or non-leftist speech. In fact, those exact accusations were made more openly at Amherst College.
The bombastic, Soviet style poster campaign at UMass appears to be a frankly partisan attempt to smear any members of the campus community who are not Democrats or who decline to snarl with hatred at the sight of President Trump, as somehow purveyors of hate. Such thinly veiled partisanship and attempted censorship does not belong on a taxpayer funded university, whose budget includes taxes paid by the over one million Massachusetts voters who cast their ballot for Trump. Perhaps a more accurate, fair minded and less Orwellian poster campaign might have as its slogan:
This morning upon the woodland way into downtown Northampton.
Some people go crazy over big pumpkin displays this time of year. One of my neighbors believes that less is more.
The question of the moment.
Did aliens make these circles?
Every week the students at UMass have a farmer's market.
The campus is so beautiful this time of year.
Big man on campus.
In the lobby of the UMass Student Union.