Our old friends, the Youth of Western Civilization, those advocates of white pride and straight pride and general rabblerousing, have finally hit a roadblock. The Towson University group lost its faculty advisor, professor Richard Vatz, who dropped his affiliation when the group started, “using rhetoric in their arguments that I found were not appropriate.” And without a faculty advisor, YWC can’t be an official student group.
Vatz, a noted conservative, objected to the YWC calling its opponents “cancer” and “disgusting degenerates,” and using the words Islam and Muslim as derogative terms. “I’m sorry, but that is not how impressive and serious conservatives argue their case,” Vatz said. “I realize that I have been your advisor only nominally, but I cannot in good conscience advise a group that attacks people or groups personally or tactlessly or does not recognize their dignity and the value of dignified argument in the marketplace of ideas.”
True to form, YWC sees this all as a conspiracy by the forces working against them: “They put so much pressure on our advisor and that caused him to drop out. And we can’t be SGA affiliated without an advisor,” said the group’s former president, Matthew Heimbach. “We can’t be on campus without an advisor, so they found a loophole. It was bad. It’s been an interesting ride.”
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