ActivismNewsPoliticsSF Bay Area

Pence Giving Ridiculous Speech at Stanford About ‘Wokeism’

The Bay's best newsletter for underground events & news

The Stanford College Republicans are hosting the Former Vice President Mike Pence this Thursday evening, for a speech entitled, “How to Save America from the Woke Left.”

We find this speech title to be a bit ironic, given that the only thing Mike Pence has helped save was America from his own running mate when Pence certified our election results. Despite Trump and his far-right supporters trying to overthrow our election and our Democracy on January 6th.

The Stanford College Republicans are as excited for this event as a rich kid getting his first boat. Their Facebook page is full of enthusiastic posts:

“For those of you who have been waiting in eager expectation, and despite the left’s failed attempts to stop us, SCR is happy to officially announce that we will be hosting Vice President Mike Pence at Stanford for what is our first major speaking event of the 2021-2022 school year.”

Mike Pence is reportedly getting paid upwards of $100,000 a speech these days, according to Republicans who spoke on background to Vanity Fair. If you’re wondering where a bunch of Stanford college kids got that kind of money, A big chunk of it came from the Young America’s Foundation, a right-wing fund backed by the likes of Pat Sajak and Amway billionaires Richard and Helen DeVos.

The speech event page reads: “The Left hates America—plain and simple. They want to build a Marxist nation and destroy America’s founding principles. Now it is time to ensure we preserve our traditional values for generations to come. Vice President Mike Pence is LIVE at Stanford University to share his expert advice on how we can save America.”

The Stanford College Republicans said on Twitter this week that people opposing Pence’s visit to the campus have torn down flyers and a banner “in a desperate attempt to undermine the event.”

I mean, to be fair, that was a really nice-looking banner they tore down.

Unsurprisingly the Stanford College Republican Twitter account uses a lot of Trumpian-style language, complete with spelling errors like, “resistance is futile. We never loose and always win.”  

They repeatedly use the phrase “resistance is futile”, which is a trope coined by The Borg from Star Trek before attacking and infecting enemy ships. The Borg forcibly transform individuals into hive mind “drones”.

In case you’re not up on your ‘nerd’ lore, The Borg are the bad guys. So in a way, this is very honest and appropriate language for these young conservatives to use.

The event is being held at Dinkelspiel Auditorium Feb 17, 7pm, and will also be live-streamed on the Stanford College Republicans’ Facebook page at

More details about the event and tickets can be found at

Like this article? Make sure to sign up for our mailing list so you never miss a goddamn thing!
Previous post

Colma: Where San Franciscans Go When We Die

Next post

The SF Style Seen at The "Unauthorized" Banksy Show

Alex Mak - Managing Editor

Alex Mak - Managing Editor

I'm the managing editor here at Broke-Ass Stuart. I enjoy covering Bay Area News as well as writing about Arts, Culture & Nightlife.

If you're a writer, artist, or performer who would like to get your work out there, or if you've got great things to promote, we've got 120k social followers and really fun ways to reach them. We make noise for our partners, and for our community.
alex at


  1. Tim
    February 17, 2022 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    Check your own grammar and spelling as well. You keep writing Standford instead of Stanford.

  2. Cadence
    February 17, 2022 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    The left and right political dynamics are dumb. Neither are well informed, nor does anything truly productive. America badly needs a new kind of leadership that inspired and unites everyone.

    For things to really work, it’ll take a while new generation of
    well educated people to guide America out of stupidity, so that we don’t have to have stupid debates, and instead that effort wasted could be spent on concrete steps to rebuild a solid foundation, whether it’s physical infrastructure, or education that’ll empower the future generation to do better. All the wealth and resources squandered on the stupid wealthy needs to be reigned in.. by actually charging tax and holding them accountable for every harm they cause. These are simple basic steps to a needlessly complex stupid problem.

    • February 20, 2022 at 11:40 am — Reply

      …aaaaaand how is this “new generation” supposed to be “well-educated” when most of the harmful institutions (primarily on the right) are taking away their ability to that very thing (amongst other things)?

      Eviscerating the rich is fine, but this “left and right are both the same” bullshit is just that.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *