DURHAM, NH – A video posted by Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA starts with two college students back to the camera, doing something to a poster that had been posted on a campus bulletin board. Then as he gets closer, the young man
shooting the video says, “You guys don’t like our posters?”
Turning around, the two students who were previously tearing posters off the board begin to berate the student holding the camera.
“Yeah man, we fucking hate it,” says
one of the students, standing to the left of the camera.
“Yeah man we fucking hate it! We hate
you. I hate you and I hope you die!” says the second student, wearing a black
That student lunges toward the student
holding the camera. He then turns and walks away, sticking up his middle
finger. The cameraman says, “That’s awesome. That says a lot about our society
The statement prompts another outburst from the student in the black hoodie and seemingly ends when the student throws the crumpled poster at the student holding the camera.
The incident follows outrage from
conservatives across Maine after Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz attacked
Senator Susan Collins, suggesting that she should reconsider her political positions
if she wants to avoid death threats and threats of rape in the future, says RNC
spokesperson Nina McLaughlin.
In a column, Nemitz recounted a series
of threats of violence and rape made against Collins and her staff, only to
conclude, “Maybe it’s
just me, but if I was experiencing all of those things, I’d start wondering
what the heck I’m doing to tick so many people off.”
says that is tasteless victim-blaming and the equivalent of telling a woman who
has been attacked or abused that she was “asking for it.”
McLaughlin says, is one where more and more people on the left are tolerating,
or in some cases encouraging, threats or violence.
“These two events
are strikingly similar in one blatant way: they both condone rape, violence,
and death simply for the ‘crime’ of being Republican,” says McLaughlin.
across our country continue to be targeted and attacked for the simple fact
that they don’t buy into the extreme left’s socialist ideology. So much for the
‘tolerant left,” she says.
Charlie Kirk, who
tweeted the video of the UNH incident, was scheduled to be speaking at UNH this