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At UPenn, Movement to Erase Campus Ties to Slavery Heats Up

The University of Pennsylvania campus in West Philadelphia is a long and spiraling network of old buildings, crosswalks, and pedestrian bridges linking the Penn Library (where one may examine the papers of essayist Agnes Repplier) and the Kelly Writers House (where Susan Sontag once described the public reaction to her New Yorker essay on the September 11th attack in New York City). In the 1970s, the Penn campus was a major hangout of Ira Einhorn, founder of Earth Day and touted as a Philadelphia notable by city politicians until he was arrested for murdering and stuffing the body of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, inside a trunk in his Powelton Village apartment.

Outwardly, the Penn campus is a pretty quiet place, although in 2017 the student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, reported that neo-Nazi posters were appearing on campus with messages like “Stop the blacks,” and “Join your local Nazis.” While Penn has a policy that “no poster shall be prohibited or restricted solely on basis of content,” enough students were riled up to attract the attention of local media. Although the offending posters mysteriously disappeared shortly after their discovery, student activists covered the “LOVE” sculpture near City Hall with hundreds of anti-Nazi posters warning “We are ready to resist.”

But resist what? Neo-Nazi sympathizers in the city of Philadelphia are about as numerous as sub-groups of transgender Mennonites. If there are any neo-Nazis here, they are quiet basement dwellers who rarely make public appearances. The zero-to-none neo-Nazi activity in Philadelphia suggests that the “Nazi” posters were put up by leftists so that they would have something to protest against. False flag operations are common on the Left, since it is the Left that pushes for fascist, totalitarian interdiction of freedom of speech.

The Left, of course, also likes to espouse its calumny anonymously, because it is not interested in freedom or justice but rather seeks to control lives by government-enforced restrictions on freedom.

To understand all things Penn, one must look into the phenomenon of the “Penn Face.” In April of this year, CBS Philly produced a report on suicide on the Penn campus focused mainly on the death of Penn undergrad Olivia Kong, who climbed onto the tracks at 40th Street in front of an oncoming train. Prior to Kong’s death, 14 Penn students lost their lives at their own hands since 2013. The attorney for Kong’s family -- Kong’s family believes that the university could have done something to save their troubled daughter’s life -- said that Kong’s problems and personal issues were all hidden behind the “Penn Face.”

"There seems to be something unique about Penn that it is not only a pressure cooker, but there's this culture where the students are almost not permitted to show any vulnerability," Nelson Shepherd, the Kong family attorney, told the press.