A club at a taxpayer-funded university in Florida advocates violence against political conservatives and trains members in a “leftist fight club” open to everyone but Republicans. The group is called Knights for Socialism and, though there are hundreds like it in college campuses across the country, it appears to be in a class of its own for openly threatening violence. Judicial Watch obtained records under Florida’s Sunshine Law about the group which is operating at the University of Central Florida (UCF), a publicly-funded institution in Orlando with an enrollment of about 55,000.
The club’s mission is to “establish a new society based on socialism in which democracy is extended from politics to the economy and where production of goods and services is based on human need instead of private profit,” the records obtained by Judicial Watch state. The group describes itself as a “coalition of Marxist-Leninists, Anarchists and Democratic Socialists” and assures “no discrimination shall be made on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status.” The Knights for Socialism claims in its college club application form that all students are welcome to join because “we are all comrades.” However, in social media posts promoting its leftist self-defense classes, the group states “this event is open to everyone and anyone, EXCEPT REPUBLICANS.”
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