Marxist youths at the university of the Free State have not delayed in joining in the recent wave of rioting that has been sweeping through unhappy black youths in Western multicultural societies recently. Chaos reigned on the Bloemfontein campus today as a large group of black youths rioted throughout the day in front of the Campus’ main building. Protesters were using sticks and were throwing bricks at police and other students during the riot. Provincial chairperson of ANC Youth League Kgotso Morapela made the reasons for the riots clear, mainly that the ban on organizational politics implemented by the current administration should be lifted. This demand comes in light of the Student Representative Council elections to be held in about two weeks time in which candidates are, for the first time, being forced to run as individuals without the backing of a political party. Morapela also said that they would continue rioting and disrupting classes until their demands are met.1 This step clearly benefits the mainstream liberalism of the campus administration, since it allows any candidate with views not in line with the administration’s to be ridiculed by the mainstream media with no supporting political structure to protect him. While I do sympathize with the concern of the Youth League around this measure, in my case because there is no paleoconservative voice for students at our campus anymore, this protest’s negative effects on an academic institution is unacceptable. Tests and classes were canceled and for safety reasons students were told not to go near the protesters. “In a radio interview later in the afternoon, however, the university’s rector denied that any of the protesters were actual students of the University, but rather referred to them as an “outside group”.2 However it is unclear if this is in fact the case or merely damage control. Out of interest I went to taken a brief look at was going on at about 14:00 this afternoon and saw about (by my own estimate) no less than 40 armed police officers, trying to take control of the situation.
How this all eventually turns out will have to be seen, but what one certainly can say is that this is clearly yet another example of how cultural Marxism has utterly failed, despite it being so zealously propagated in this country. Despite this protest itself being undoubtedly conducted by a more extreme group, the tense political climate created over the past few years on this campus has undoubtedly been due to the cultural Marxists administration’s complete disregard for God-given racial and cultural diversity by forcing integration on the students on campus in recent years and the inevitable fiction this always causes. Cultural Marxism has failed in its goal to to accommodate the interests off all the groups without leading to cultural suppression of one or more groups. In trying to accommodate everyone, they have truly accommodated no one. Former talkshow host Oprah Winfrey made a point to visit to the campus last month to receive an honorary doctorate and because she was “so impressed with transformation at the university”, referring to the campus’ integration and diversity.3 The current situation on campus forces one to wonder if Oprah’s positive assessment of the outcomes of the current University policies and promotion of cultural Marxism was correct.