Gulag Demonstration at Washington University
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall! To celebrate the historic event, the Washington University branch of Young Americans for Liberty constructed a Gulag on their campus. Josh Smith, Caitlin Hartsell, and I trekked over to the event and talked with students about liberty.
The organization’s message was that Americans shouldn’t forget the lessons learned from a divided Germany, and that we should be wary as our government expands in size and scope.
Show-Me Institute intern Caitlin Hartsell was interviewed on KMOX (link via Combest):
“I mean it’s out there and it’s really out of the box,” said graduate student [Caitlin] Hartsell, “But I think it’s good that it really gets people thinking about what the actual implications of what socialism and communism mean.”
Ultimately, the university shut down the gulag because it was “too offensive.” Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit reports more on this subject.