In case you didn’t pick up the Argus yesterday (or up to this point, for that matter), you probably didn’t get to see the rather interestingly formatted multi-singular-plural-whatever Wespeak penned by a number of Wesstudents (and an alum) speaking out against Scalia’s impending visit to Wesleyan.
Now, when it first came out, our Dear Leader Zach sent his flying monkeys to compel us Wesleying bloggers to pick up and comment on it. Unfortunately, in the last 12 hours or so, we did not. And it seems that an old friend, Mytheos Holt ’10 (pictured right), whom you may remember as Wesleyan Conservative extraordinaire and local troll-muffin, has beaten us to the chase.
Writing for the conservative online news and opinion platform The Blaze, Holt provides a considerable play-by-play of the Wespeaks. In an interesting turn that possibly had something to do with the editorial staff, it proved remarkably neutral for Holt’s standards.
Click here for Holt’s article, which conveniently links to the four Wespeaks that are up on the Argus website. If you’re interested in some choice morsels both within and without Holt’s article, check us out after the jump.
Also, what do you folks think about all anti-Scalia fist-waving? Sound out in the comments below.
From Holt’s article:
These students do not necessarily speak for the whole student body, however. One student who asked not to be named in this article told the Blaze that he hoped Scalia would bring a security detail, as “some f–kers are bound to engage in the barbarism they preach.”
A sweep-through of the Wespeaks comments section on the Argus website reveals additional discontent over the anti-Scalia talk.
For example, alum ’10 writes on the “The Value of Protesting, Disrupting, and/or Silencing Antonin Scalia” comments section:
This makes me extremely disappointed to be an alumnus. Current students are doing a piss-poor job of representing a Wesleyan education.
In the comments section of “Wesleyan Deserves Better Than Scalia”, Jzaman writes:
I think this is ridiculous. While I agree with your point of view about Scalia making some rather controversial decisions, the fact that you assume your views are inherently correct is what bothers me. Justice Scalia is a brilliant man who came to his conclusions upon careful and deliberate thought.
At the end of the day, by protesting Scalia’s presence in Wesleyan, you are being close-minded.
Once again, if you’d like to pitch in, go right ahead! Our very own comments section below accommodates for that.
Also, I suppose it is only appropriate for the Wesleying slave labor camp to thank Mr. Holt for doing our job of covering the situation for us. Thanks! ..(?)