Students sign fake petition to cancel Memorial Day, call it a celebration of ‘US imperialism’
People in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., have signed a fake petition ahead of Memorial Day to get rid of the holiday honoring dead military personnel.
The mock petition, created by conservative media outlet Campus Reform calls for the removal of Memorial Day as it glorifies “American Imperialism.” Addison Smith, a reporter for Campus Reform, interviewed people who signed the petition in a video shared on their website.
Retired bomb technician and Fox Nation contributor Joey Jones said that one of the young guys in the video seemed to be about the same age as he was when he took part in his first war operation.
“Have you ever seen the movie ‘Frozen’? I’ve got a 2-year-old daughter. I watch it a lot more than I want to,” he said. “There’s a snowman in the movie ‘Frozen,’ and he’s so stupid and ignorant to the world around him, he can’t wait until summer. He sings a whole song about summer, and he’s a snowman.”
Jones said the United States Marine Corps protects the country and added that the only thing keeping the snowman from evaporating is a “Disney princess… and a cloud of snowflakes.”
In the clip, one young man told Smith that he thinks Memorial Day is “a celebration of U.S. imperialism and colonialism.”
“It’s not an attack on any individual but more of a system,” he said.
When asked to expand on this, the man said:
“I didn’t really think in this way until I went to college and I took women’s and gender studies classes and that put me on this path where I’m like, yeah, f–k the U.S.”
“For me, I was on this spirituality-type journey where we’re all one or whatever and what I was learning in social justice was the material analysis I needed to practice what I feel like exists on a spiritual plane in real, everyday life.”
When asked whether he’d want to completely abolish the United States military, he answers by saying “yes, please”.
Meanwhile, a young woman said she believes Memorial Day “represents a lot of negative aspects of America and highlights something that people shouldn’t necessarily be proud of.”
“If we’re going to honor and celebrate the dead, I think it should be those who lost their lives to genocide in America,” she said.
Some other people who signed the petition told the interviewer they didn’t know why the country celebrates Memorial Day.
One woman refused to sign because she did not want one of her bank holidays removed, but said she wanted it to be renamed as “something else” that celebrates something “something worthwhile instead of imperialism.”
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