One of the most extreme, leftist universities in the nation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, now stands accused by its Student Government of “still perpetuating white supremacy.”  Excuse me while I laugh out loud for a moment.

And how are they upholding white supremacy? Because they haven’t offered free tuition and housing to blacks. That’s not a joke. Progressive students feel that since blacks were barred from education during slavery, they should have free access to it now. And because tuition is so expensive, UWM hasn’t done enough to facilitate proper reparations.

But the demands go far beyond simply tuition, of course. Trey Sanchez at TruthRevolt writes:

Besides free tuition and housing, other demands in the resolution include charging black students no fees, and allowing former inmates for admission. That’s a $20,000 “gift” for having the right skin color. Also, the student government wants UWM to spend 10% collected through donations and put it toward financial aid, “geographically weighted admissions,” and to launch a study to see if making entrance exams optional is viable. These demands are similar to those made by the Black Liberation Collective, which regularly sends demand letters like these to U.S. colleges.

Blacks only makeup two percent of UWM’s enrollment and overall for “students of color,” enrollment has only risen four percent over the last ten years, from 11 percent to 15 percent. A UWM spokesperson said the school supports the “spirit” of the resolution but doubt it’s legal to fulfill the wild demands.

“The university’s rhetoric suggests that it is committed to diversity and inclusion, so this legislation compels the university to move towards action which is imperative,” said Tyriek Mack, the student council representative who authored the resolution. “If no one challenges the university’s empty promises, then the racial composition will remain stagnant.”

But listen to what a Chinese graduate student said in response: “I wouldn’t appreciate it if the school offered me free tuition just because I’m a minority. We should at least have to work hard for it.”

What a concept, but not one easily understood by progressives.

Here’s the bottom line: The New Fascists are rising, and they will  try to crush all reason and dissent, even among their own. Ultimately, they will fail, but the question is, how bloody will it be getting there? Fascism has many definitions and many faces, but it always involves the vilification and violent suppression of ideological opposition.

But this is where the global left is headed. Buckle up; it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.