What is the KCL Trump Society?
2016 was a crazy year for politics and world events! Brexit and the US Election really brought out a lot of passion and energy from both sides of the political spectrum, and the result is a much more politically aware yet polarised society. We saw on KCL Campuses that there was huge support for Trump during his 2016 election bid, yet these people had to censor themselves and keep hidden else they were verbally (and sometimes physically!) attacked by left-wing extremists. We think there deserves to be a place for Trump supporters at KCL to meet in solidarity and share views with like-minded students, as well as earning the chance to collect and defend their positions in a structured and organised way.
We aim to encourage friendships, debate and discussion, and also provide a forum for Trump Supporters to argue their cause and defend their position on campus. There’s a lot of misinformation and propaganda being hurled around about President Trump and his supporters, so we think it’s time that we spoke up!
What will the KCL Trump Society do?
We aim to have weekly or fortnightly meetings to gather Trump supporters. We will discuss current topics and political philosophy and history, as well as debate amongst each other.
We will also have member talks and lectures, to help our members develop presentation and public-speaking skills.
Eventually we aim to hold lectures and talks open to everyone, and debates with our political rivals. We firmly believe in the freedom of expression and that a university should be a place where ideas are shared and challenged.
Is the Trump Society for Racists, Misogynists and Homophobes?
If you think this, then you are welcome to come to our society meetings and learn that the hyperbole and derangement around Trump and his supporters is just that, exaggerated and baseless. Trump supporters come from all walks of life and share a bunch of different views, the only thing we have in common is our support for POTUS Trump, to tar us all with the same brush and accuse us all of various “-isms” is disingenuous and indicative of an immature attitude to debate and discussion.
Regardless, the Trump Society does not welcome genuine bigotry or hate-speech and we will close our doors to any member who behaves in this way and speaks on our behalf.
Is the Trump Society Alt-Right?
We welcome members of the Alt-Right in our society but do not identify as such. In fact, all political ideologies and groups our welcome in our society, whether you are Alt-Right or Alt-Left, Fascist or Radical Marxist, Anarchist or Libertarian, Religious or Atheist, Moderate Muslim or Salafi Jihadi. All we ask is that discussion focuses around Donald Trump or moderate “redpill” views and the group is not derailed by extremist left or right rhetoric.
Most of our members will identify as “politically redpilled” and our discussions will generally take a “Red Pill” stance towards world events. If you consider yourself “redpilled” but aren’t a Trump supporter you are also encouraged to attend, as we will be discussing other “redpilled” topics, such as 9/11 and other false-flag events, Pizzagate, the political effect of Memes, and Cultural Marxism/Post-modernism.
Is the Trump Society for White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis?
No. We do not tolerate those ideologies in our group.
What is “The Red Pill”?
The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are popular cultural symbols representing the choice between:
- Knowledge, freedom and the (sometimes painful) truth of reality (red pill)
- Falsehood, security and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill)
The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, are derived from the 1999 film The Matrix. In the film, the main character, Neo, is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill would allow him to escape from the Matrix into the real world, but living the “truth of reality” is harsher and more difficult. On the other hand, the blue pill would lead him to stay in the simulated, comfortable world of the Matrix.
A Redpilled individual is a person that rejects the current Leftist and Politically Correct identity politics that has taken over our government and university campuses. We fight against Liberal indoctrination and Cultural Marxism, and aim to see the reality of how the world really is.
The term is broad, and stretches over a large range of political views, from small-C conservative to Alt-Right to Libertarian, but a lot of politically Redpilled individuals have a few things in common: we are Right-Wing, anti Political Correctness, and anti Cultural Marxism and Postmodernism.
“The Red Pill” is also a movie by feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye (which we highly recommend) and also the name of a men’s reddit dating advice website (which we are not associated with).