Earlier this week, Angela Morabito at Red Alert Politics wrote a list of New Year’s Resolutions for social justice warriors, the name commonly given to young people who endlessly whine about capitalism, conservatism, and what they claim to be “social injustices.” But, while these safe space dwellers certainly could use the advice, there are also some things young conservatives must commit to doing in 2017 as well.
1 – Challenge your classmates
If you’re standing in line in the food court and you hear two of your classmates squawking about how evil the top one percent is, how racist the cops are, or how white privilege is somehow destroying our society, speak up. There are ways that you can calmly and politely enter the conversation, with the goal of educating and informing. Given the amount of indoctrination that goes on inside of the classroom, young people today know how to be liberals and nothing else. Facts are great little things, so share them.
2 – Stand up to your liberal professors
Admittedly, this is much easier said than done. There’s always the chance that challenging a liberal professor could result in a lower grade or a personal grudge held against you by the instructor or classmates. When I exposed my creative writing professor on national television three years ago after he went on a vicious anti-republican rant in class, I wasn’t exactly the new school hero. To me, standing up to liberal professors has always been a moral choice. Why should they be allowed to get away with telling their students that conservatives are racist or that Donald Trump is a hateful bigot? What gives them the right to fill their students’ heads with falsehoods about American history? The way I see it, the threat of receiving a poor mark is bad, but the threat of a liberal-dominated future is even worse.
3 – Educate yourself
You can’t educate others if you don’t know what you’re talking about. Conservative students may naturally have more common sense than their liberal counterpart, but you can never have too much knowledge. Read just about anything you can get your hands on, and read often!
4 – Utilize your resources
Politely debating your liberal professor is a fantastic start, but there are times when you will need to take it to the next level. Currently, there are dozens of incredible resources available online that will help you expose your professor and ultimately get your story heard. The Leadership Institute, Prager University, Turning Point USA, Young America’s Foundation, Youth Revolt, and, of course, Red Alert Politics are all great tools you can use in your quest to spread conservatism throughout your high school or college campus.
It may be a new year, but it’s the same fight many of us have been engaged in for years. Let’s make sure that in 2017, we, young conservatives, remain committed to shifting the paradigm on campus and in the classroom. The future is in our hands.