Athens OH: Nov. 2 Protest Harms Poor People's Careers
Ohio University College Republicans Vice President Marc Feneil is the Trent Lott of the next generation. Responding to Students for Peace and Justice's claim that military recruiting is often forced upon the poor of Southern Ohio, Feniel said this argument was invalid because the military provides good career opportunities for the poor:
"If they want poor people to not join the military, they should come up with other jobs for them and ways to pay for their college," he said.
Surprisingly, even anti-war leftists in California agree. At a typical leftist conference, those arguing against campus military recruitment called the occupation a rich man's war fought by the poor.
"Military recruitment is done so that poor people are doing the dirty work for those who are rich," UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate Snehal Shingavi, a member of the UC Berkeley Stop the War Coalition and an event organizer, said.