By Christopher Lomauro
My name is Christopher Lomauro and I am a graduate student at Rutgers University. I grew up in Freehold, New Jersey, and have lived here for all 22 years of my life. Some of my hobbies include cooking, working out, fishing, reading, writing, and PC gaming. As I continue to progress towards my master’s degree in the field of media studies at Rutgers, I have developed a keen understanding of how powerful of an agenda-setting effect the modern mainstream media has on American society. Notably, my nascent interests in media theory began to coincide with some of my political beliefs during my second year at Rutgers, when I began seeing fliers promoting the “Marxist-Leninist club” on campus hanging in nearly every classroom of the School of Communication and Information. Knowing that the United States has maintained the level of socioeconomic prosperity that it has throughout history as a result of free market capitalism, the widespread promotion of Marxism on the campus of an American university seemed unsettling to me from the get-go. Still, as time went on, I only began to see more and more advertisements for the club. These promotions brazenly stated that the club was predicated on anti-capitalist and anti-American principles. When some of my professors began to endorse the club before the beginning of a lecture, I knew then that I was being indoctrinated to adopt a living system that not only has never been tried in America but one that has ultimately failed and led to mass poverty and death in every country it has been tried in before. Overall, my decision to get involved with YAAS is predicated on my relationship with socialism, as I am one of many young American students who have endured socialist indoctrination attempts by their respective higher education institutions.
Chris grew up in Freehold, NY, and is currently a graduate student at Rutgers University obtaining a degree in Media Studies. Chris was disturbed by the fliers covering the walls of his school promoting the "Marxist-Leninist Club," and was encouraged to join the fight against socialism after his professors began endorsing the club. He enjoys cooking, working out, fishing, reading, writing, and PC gaming.