The socialist students at the Kent State refuse to participate in capitalist usa. socialist food drive’

Two capitalist groups at Kent State University invited student socialist groups on campus to a canned food face-off in the hope that the two parties short of their political beliefs aside for a common good.

The groups, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), and Turning point usa (TPUSA), sent a joint invitation for two socialist groups, the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and the Socialist Collective, with a lead of a campus-wide canned food drive ends this Friday.

“We have decided to take part in a friendly challenge in the hope to increase donations overall because a challenge is always a way to get people active and willing to participate, and to relieve the tensions that are prevalent,” TPUSA chapter president, Kaitlin Bennett told Fox News.

But the socialist groups refused to take part in the “capitalists versus socialists, canned food drive,” and say that they would not participate in an event with a group with “dangerous” views.

“During this event would benefit the public significantly,” the YDSA club said, that they “do not work with organizations that promote/endorse the figures that the promotion of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, Zionism, or any other intolerant dangerous religion.”

With respect to the Turning point Challenge

— The Kent State YDSA (@YDSA_KSU) November 12, 2017

YAL chapter president, Kevin Cline, told Fox News, to be honest, it was not a “gotcha moment”, but a chance to “smooth over the contentious political environment.”

No, the need for food drives reveals a fundamental fact about our society. We have enough food to donate, and to many people who need donations. The problem is about wealth, who has it and who doesn’t. The problem is with capitalism. 2/

— Socialist Collective (@KentStateSocCol) November 12, 2017

The system that TPUSA and YAL express their love for each week in our student center is the one that creates the conditions of poverty, that gives us the empathetic need for love. 4/4

— Socialist Collective (@KentStateSocCol) November 12, 2017

“The purpose of this question was to extend an olive branch to our ideological counterparts on the campus, the opening of a mutual dialogue and friendly channels of communication, and achieve what is good for our community in the process,” the capitalist groups said in a joint statement.

Cline said they provided the two groups shaking hands and taking a photo Friday after tallying all of their canned food.

Neither the socialist groups, nor of Kent State University has responded to requests from Fox News seeking comment.

Students Kaitlin Bennett (L) and Kevin Cline (R) take part in a “Restore the Fourth Amendment” event at Kent State University.

(With thanks to Kevin Cline)

The groups will now separate canned food drives.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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