A recent flyer sent around the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs has veterans groups in an uproar and for good reason. The flyer, distributed by Social Justice Collective Weekly, asked the question, “Should Veterans Be Banned from UCCS and Other Universities?” Here’s the rationale of author Terry Steinawitz:
“A four-year, traditional university is supposed to be a place of learning, of understanding, of safety, and security. However, there is an element among us who may be frustrating those goals: Veterans…Many veterans openly mock the ideas of diversity and safe spaces for vulnerable members of society.”
The author suggests a better place for veterans might be community college (which is honestly not that far removed from UCCS) or trade school. How condescending. Here’s a list of just a few military veterans who also attended college that Steinawitz (is that supposed to be some kind of mockery of Jewish names?) would malign (we picked some Democrats to appease Steinawitz’s obvious leftward lean):
- U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth
- Bea Arthur (WTF is wrong with you, Steinawitz? Golden Girls is amazing)
- Jack Kerouac
- Hunter S. Thompson (is he woke enough for you?)
According to UCCS, Terry Steinawitz is not the name of any UCCS student, so it’s unclear whether this is a nom de plume or his or her real name. Either way, with all of the grief the author has gotten on social media, it’s probably best if it’s not a real name.