It has been a full semester since I last wrote a Wespeak in this noble paper as a representative of the Wesleyan College Republicans, and while that one was intended as a guarded welcome to the freshman class, this one is something a bit more triumphant. Apparently a few students took the words of warning issued by our august organization, because since our first meeting, the number of active members in the Wesleyan College Republicans has swelled drastically thanks to the participation of enthusiastic freshmen. And, because of this enthusiastic participation, we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, Wesleyan’s conservative community will have an established voice outside of a certain column (which shall remain nameless) in the Argus, and more reliable than the occasional publication of a Wespeak by one of our officials.
This Monday, the Wesleyan College Republicans, in partnership with Wesleyan’s larger conservative community, will release the first issue of a new campus publication, The Wesleyan Witness. This noble journal will feature pieces of an (aggressively) opinionated style, and will aim to exemplify high standards of conservative discourse. We agree very much with Blargus Editor Andrew Dermont in his sentiments regarding the tepid moderation of Wesleyan, and to that end, we hope to throw some good, old-fashioned conservative non-licensed nonconformity into this campus’s life. We want to make the radical right’s voice heard, and to that end, we have published pieces that are by turns enraging (even to some of us!), thought provoking and sober.
If you, the reader, ever wanted to know why pro-Palestine bias is nothing but a function of anti-privilege paranoia, why Barack Obama’s stance on human life is so abstruse that it makes Jackson Pollack look concrete, why the Ledbetter “Fair Pay” Act is named about as accurately as the “Final Solution,” why George W. Bush may just be the greatest President this nation has ever had, or why our chapter of the Wesleyan College Republicans is as Wesleyan as naked parties in WestCo, then The Wesleyan Witness will satisfy your every curiosity. I urge all those interested in the dissemination of the permanent things to feel free to pick up a copy from one of our several distribution sites in the main areas of campus traffic, and hope that at the very least, our humble venture will give Wesleyan something to talk about. Or scream about, in certain sectors. At any rate, keep your eyes out, for the Right Wing is striking again.