Phase 3: Getting Serious
Thanks to you, phase 1 and 2 of Operation Yellow Elephant were resounding successes. The yellow elephant meme is spreading like a Cheeto stain on a sleepless Freeper's briefs. All across the wingershpere, service age chickenhawks are desperately posting denunciations so loaded with unintentional irony, compassionate conservatives will soon be requiring them to pay royalties. Even the chair of the Young Republican National Convention, Nathan Taylor, rose to the bait, spinning OYE as a plot to attack veterans appearing at the convention.
Now, it's time to get serious. The College Republicans' influence has been steadily growing for years. They are major players on many college campuses, controlling speakers lists, destroying careers by imposing a new kind of political correctness based on a conservative orthodoxy, and inciting hate by holding events like immigrant hunts. We need to stop them now, before academia goes the way of other institutions like the media and the church and becomes nothing more than an arm of the Republican party.
This takeover of academia affects everyone. We all need to take part in fighting against it. If you're a student, get involved in your local College Democrats chapter, or, if they're too timid to take action, start your own progressively oriented campus group. Use these organizations to counter the College Republicans' every move on campus. Demand "balance" when they invite their speakers. Every appearance by Ann Coulter should be followed by one by Al Franken or some other progressive speaker. Affirmative action bakesales should be forced to compete with bakesales for body armor or Yellow Elephant recruiting drives. No College Republican flyer or ad should ever appear without an OYE sticker applied to it or an OYE flyer posted next to it.
Alumni must take an active interest in their schools. Speak out when professors come under attack from thought policemen. Demand "balance" in the choice of speakers. Provide moral and financial support to your school's progressive organizations.
The rest of us should work with our local, state, and national Democratic organizations to provide support to College Democrats. Mentor them. Reward them with recognition.
Above all, remember the power of ridicule. Laughter is our ultimate weapon. It destroys their credibility as an organization, and God knows, they deserve it. The OYE meme has already done a lot of damage. Continue pushing it so that whenever someone introduces themselves as a College Republican, everyone in earshot will chuckle. That will be the end of the College Republicans as a political force.
It's time to prepare for the start of school. I'd like to beef up our inventory of tools for College Democrats and others to use during this phase of Operation Yellow Elephant. I'm particularly interested in making a large variety of eye-catching flyers and posters available to them. Send them to me in pdf format or just provide a link, and I'll make them available for download. Remember, most students struggle financially, so we need to create things that can be copied and printed cheaply. That means your designs should be done in black and white.