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    Youth for Western Civilization

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    Western Expansion

    April 21, 2009

    If there is a void in the conservative movement, a group of college students thinks it can be filled with culture warriors fighting for “Western Civilization.
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    The first thing the YWC better learn is not to let the Left wing nuts take them down with the name calling, this is how they work.

    if your opinion is different then theirs you are not allowed to speak it or you will be called everything in the book, because they can not fight on the merits of any subject.

    Good Luck to the YWC!! stay strong and remain faithful in your belief!
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    It seems to me the SPLC has lost all validity through their outrageuos claims.

    Even moderates can see through their thinly veiled hate and racism.

    Good Luck to the YWC as I am sick of the extreme Left Wing crap happening on our University Campuses.
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    The SPLC is the real hate group. Everytime we mention the SPLC let's start writing or saying "the hate group SPLC".

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    WOW......looks like we need another DHS investigation into yet another right wing extremist group that is planning on taking over the world.
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    bigtex is right: this seems like an awful lot of "resistance" to such a tiny number of student members!


    Right-Wing College Group Riles Students on Campuses Nationwide

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009
    By Joshua Rhett Miller

    A Youth for Western Civilization-sponsored event featuring former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo was recently shut down by protesters.

    A student group that bills itself as "America's right wing youth movement" focused on countering radical multiculturism, socialism and mass immigration is causing a stir on a growing number of college campuses across the country.

    The conservative political group Youth for Western Civilization is currently organized on at least seven university campuses. According to its Web site, the group hopes to inspire Western youth on the "basis of pride in their American and Western heritage," counter and ultimately defeat "leftism on campus" and create a social movement in which a right-wing subculture is an alternative to what it calls a "poisonous and bigoted" campus climate.

    "A great part of college is definitely meeting people of different backgrounds, but a multicultural ideology teaches that we should appreciate things just because they're different from our culture with no regards to the quality of the culture and that all cultures are inherently equal," said Trevor Williams, president of YWC's Vanderbilt chapter. "I absolutely disagree."

    But students who lean left are not welcoming their new neighbor. Those opposed to YWC say its message teeters on hate speech and has no place at institutions of higher learning.

    "'Western' is a veiled term that means 'white,'" University of North Carolina graduate student Tyler Oakley wrote in an e-mail to FOXNews.com. "I believe that our democracy is strong enough to allow extreme forms of speech, but YWC's message is essentially a negative one, an assault on not being white or non-Western, and is therefore hateful, if not blatant hate speech."

    While its numbers are small, YWC members hope a well-publicized April 14 event featuring the group's honorary chairman — former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo — at UNC's Chapel Hill campus, will help mobilize conservative students and attract new members.

    Tancredo's speech opposing in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants was shut down after a window was smashed and a banner reading "No One Is Illegal" was unfurled across the former Republican lawmaker's face. One UNC student, Helen Elizabeth Koch, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the incident, which was widely distributed on YouTube and is also featured on Youth for Western Civilization's home page.

    Officials at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which identifies and tracks hate groups in the U.S., told FOXNews.com that the YWC is not currently on its list, but some of the group's views are "suspect," including the notion that Western civilization is somehow superior.

    In February, following YWC's debut at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, SPLC linked the group's founder, Kevin DeAnna, to several posts on the Spartan Spectator, the Web site of Michigan State University's chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.

    SPLC identified MSU-YAF as a hate group in 2007; DeAnna vehemently denies posting the material attributed to him.

    "We're definitely monitoring them," said SPLC spokewoman Heidi Beirich. "We will look at them for hate group status."

    DeAnna, a deputy field director for the Leadership Institute, a conservative education group that paid Tancredo $3,000 for his UNC appearance, said YWC has roughly 10 active members at each of its college chapters. Aside from UNC, DeAnna said YWC has a presence at Vanderbilt University, American University, Elon University, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Connecticut-Storrs and Bentley University.

    "It's kind of a loose thing right now," said DeAnna, a 26-year-old graduate student in international relations at American University. "But we're concerned with issues of mass immigration, curriculum, racial preferences and multiculturism on college campuses."

    The group will sponsor another speech by Tancredo on Wednesday just off campus from Providence College, where school officials recently denied a request from the still unsanctioned group to host the former congressman, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2008.

    Tim Dionisopoulos, president of YWC's unofficial Providence chapter, said Tancredo plans to speak "right in front of the gates" at the 4,000-student university and to head to a Veterans for Foreign War event. Providence officials say YWC has not sought formal recognition as a student group and thus cannot host an event at the Rhode Island college. But Dionisopoulos says the college is hiding behind protocol.

    "We've been unfairly targeted," the political science major told FOXNews.com. "The content scares administrators because this is a group that will stand up for what they believe in. I don't think they're opposed to our mission statement, I think they're moreso afraid of what the opposition will do to us and have done to us elsewhere. Eventually, someone's got to come out and say this has got to stop."

    Jesse Jones, a freshman at Vanderbilt, where YWC hosted former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan last month, acknowledged the group's right to organize and share its views.

    "But their fascist-like logo, their name echoing 'Hitler Youth,' and Tom Tancredo's call of 'this is your country — take it back' all quite frankly scare me," Jones wrote in an e-mail to FOXNews.com.

    Jones said he's also disturbed by the group's call to restore a "curriculum that focuses on Western history, not political correctness," according to its Web site.

    "They want to change the curriculum to emphasize 'classical learning' and get rid of 'trendy multiculturalism,'" Jones continued. "In practice this means firing professors with the wrong views and hiring those with the 'right' views.

    "Even assuming there is a 'right' view on a given issue, the point is to get students to come to this opinion on their own, given the facts. In this way, YWC's views on education are inherently anti-intellectual."

    Tancredo, meanwhile, says he'll continue to appear at colleges as an invited guest of YWC. Its mission to "promote the survival of Western civilization and pride in Western heritage" is all about celebration, he says.

    "It's got nothing to do with racism, it's got nothing to do with extremism," Tancredo told FOXNews.com. "It has to do with celebrating the benefits Western civilization has brought to mankind, not the least of which is the concept of law. It's designed to bring attention to the issues, discussions and points of view that aren't readily available in the typical classroom on liberal colleges run by left-wing loonies."

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    A student group that bills itself as "America's right wing youth movement" focused on countering radical multiculturism, socialism and mass immigration is causing a stir on a growing number of college campuses across the country.
    These positions are what the US was founded on, and they have been US culture for 230 years! Why is that "right wing"? I think that is a big mistake calling themselves "right wing", it should instead be traditional, historic US values and culture.
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    Bowman wrote:

    " I think that is a big mistake calling themselves "right wing", it should instead be traditional, historic US values and culture."

    I agree: why not "conservative" or "traditional"? While poll after poll affirms that we remain a centrist nation, everything is written now as either "left" or "right" wing - the two far extremes.
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    The best thing anyone who has traditional and conservative values and speaks out against issues such as illegal immigration, is to get some REALLY thick skin.

    The SPLC is nothing but a hate group and they lie constantly in order to try to shame people into silence. They get very rich doing this as they get so many to donate when they can prove there are enemies to combat, so they lie about anyone who is against their militant hateful, anti-American trash talk.

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    SPLC is the bully on the playground who has always been able to scare people, without actually having to fight them, but suddenly there are the "new kids" (all Americans who have had it with garbage like theirs being shoved down our throats) who stand up to the bully and say "show me you can actually fight" and the bully is at first startled, but then in a lame attempt to deflect, starts name calling, attempting to actually avoid a fight, because...he actually knows he does not have that ability, he is just a lot of hot air.

    The SPLC has no muscle and no ability to fight, they know it, they are really just large wimps, who can only name call and try to get what they want by playing dirty, because they do not have the ability to do anything else.

    Let them name call, let them wriggle and step backwards while calling out all the names they want, but it will not work, and more Americans are starting to realize that and are stepping up and saying to them "a lot of talk, let's see you REALLY fight". They just can't they have nothing.
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