Obama attended Occidental College. Perfect fit…

Via College Fix.

At Occidental College on Saturday, vandals trashed 2,977 U.S. flags planted in the quad to memorialize those who died on Sept. 11.

The students who planted the small American flags found them uprooted and thrown in campus garbage cans. Every last flag. Some were even snapped in half.

Not only that, dozens of makeshift fliers accompanied the vandalism. Taped to benches and other surfaces, most of the fliers stated “R.I.P.” to 9/11 victims as well as to 1.45 million Iraqis who died “during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do.”

Sophomore Alan Bliss, a math and economics major who helped lead the effort to plant the flags, told The College Fix in a telephone interview Sunday that when he and a friend came across the destroyed memorial, three students confronted him and said they found the display “triggering.” He said the students also accused him of white privilege and ignorance….

Meanwhile, Bliss added, as word spread on social media that the “Never Forget” memorial was razed, students left their dorm rooms in the middle of the night to help replant the flags. As students came home from parties, they chipped in, too.

“They were just like, ‘I am not Republican, I am not conservative, but this is a terrible act,’” Bliss said. “They stayed there late into the night, 2 a.m., planting flags. It was pretty amazing, it was pretty touching.”….


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  1. Alain41 says:

    Wonder what ‘All this for a flag’ thinks.

  2. hektor says:

    The people in the WTC died and they didn’t do anything to anybody. These jerks involved with this ought to be punished severely but more likely they will get a phone call from Obama congratulating them for their courage fighting racism. White privilege? Are the black students there not privileged?

  3. Dr. H says:

    In the future, will a college degree be used as evidence of one’s institutionalized stupidity?

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