Some students and others walking around Georgetown in Washington, DC, were happy to sign a fake petition calling for Memorial Day to be canceled because it glorifies “American Imperialism.”
One young man signed the petition, authored by the conservative news site and higher-education watchdog Campus Reform, saying he thinks Memorial Day is “a celebration of US imperialism and colonialism.”
“It’s not an attack on any individual but more of a system,” he said.
Campus Reform interviewed the people who signed the petition in a video published on the outlet’s website in advance of the Memorial Day weekend.
The young man said he became anti-American after going to college.
“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 US.’”
“For me, I was on this spirituality-type journey where we’re all one or whatever, and what I was