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Remove activists, then use Caterpillar trucks to clear tent cities

Landfill compactors can be an ally

While Caterpillar is loathed by pro-Palestinian activists, it could be the best friend to university administrators facing encampments.

“Caterpillar is a long-standing supplier of the Israeli army and provides it with a variety of heavy machinery used to demolish Palestinian homes and structures in the illegally occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem,” the BDS Movement website states.

It is often on boycott lists from campus Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions activists.

But it also sells great machines for clearing illegal encampments erected by students.

Students and outside agitators should of course be cleared ahead of time. University administrators shouldn’t act like the heroes of the pro-Palestinian students and attack civilians.

Once they’re gone, the Caterpillar machines can come in to clean up campuses.

The Landfill Compactor is one good option. It is used, as the name suggests, to compact trash, so it is built to simply roll over Soros-funded green tents and other trash.

Tell me you don’t get goosebumps watching this video:

The pavers are another good option. For example, this Asphalt Screed can pave over 24 feet at a time. Presumably it can crush tents, too.

Another idea would be to get a large digger, dig a big hole, and then use a bulldozer to push all the tents into the hole.

While not particularly environmentally sound, it would be cool to watch. The university could also toss the students’ diplomas in there for those who continue to break rules.

Universities can also share the equipment. It would not be too hard to take these from Columbia University to New York University to clear both encampments.

Plus, it creates good union-paying jobs, so the operating engineers local could get behind this idea.

This is a far better idea than strongly-worded statements put out by university administrators or attempts to seek compromise with radicals.

The students are breaking their contracts to not loiter and create tent cities.

Universities should respond strongly – and pave the way for peace on campus.

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Matt has previously worked at Students for Life of America, Students for Life Action and Turning Point USA. While in college, he wrote for The College Fix as well as his college newspaper, The Loyola Phoenix. He holds a B.A. from Loyola University-Chicago and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He lives in northwest Indiana with his family.