By Daisy Luther
The campus of Evergreen State College isn’t as idyllic as it looks. It’s a bastion of anti-white racism that has been taken over by angry students roaming the campus armed with baseball bats. And the unrest promises to escalate as a group of self-proclaimed Nazis stirs the pot.
The result of this will only be a further polarization between the races.
The whole event began when a group of students, aided and abetted by a professor, decided that the campus should have “A Day without White People” to protest “institutional racism.” (source)
Because, you know, banning someone from coming to school or work because of the color of their skin isn’t racism as long as the banned people are white.
Even a progressive professor thought it was too much, and he let everyone know it by first sending the letter below calling it “an act of oppression” and then appearing on Fox News to further condemn the act.
This did not go over well with the students behaving badly.
Students furiously demanded Weinstein’s resignation or, barring him leaving voluntarily, that he be fired. (source)
And by furious, I mean this:
They were pretty mad about the video, too, and made the following demand:
“We demand that the video created for Day of Absence and Day of Presence that was stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff be taken down by the administration by this Friday.”
Based on conversations with the Attorney General’s office, the most likely course of action requires an investigation. We commit to launching an extensive forensic investigation of the theft of this video and to determining who stole it from the student. If that investigation yields a suspect, we will seek criminal charges against the individual in consultation with the Attorney General. (source)
Here are the rest of their demands.
Then the Evergreen State College president capitulated to nearly all the demands.
They’ve found a sympathetic ear in Evergreen State College President George Bridges, who has caved to every demand, even excusing them from their homework and praising them for their “courage.”
Bridges said that the college will not discipline the students for their protests, the college will expand police training, establish an “expanded equity and multicultural center,” and force school faculty to undergo additional cultural sensitivity training. The school also agreed to hire coordinators for transgender and gay students as well as a liaison for undocumented students.
The only demands that the school did not follow through on was firing Weinstein and two other campus officials.
“We are grateful to the courageous students who have voiced their concerns,” Bridges said.
“We have heard from students very clearly that they experience racism on campus that interferes with their education. We acknowledge that the status quo isn’t acceptable. We don’t know all the answers,” he explained. “We want to come together with you to learn from your experience, to build solutions, and to take action. We are grateful for this catalyst to expedite the work to which we are jointly committed.” (source)
(You can read his full statement here.)
But students still weren’t happy.
As tensions escalated, Professor Weinstein, the guy who refused to participate in the Day of Absence, had to stay away for a week for his own safety. (source) The campus had to be evacuated and closed down for three days due to “threats.” (source)
One of those threats is student “protesters,” who have been allegedly “patrolling” with baseball bats and hitting people that they don’t feel should be there. Interestingly, quite a few of the patrollers seem to be white.
— Bret Weinstein (@BretWeinstein) June 5, 2017
A memo was released by a college administrator, Vice President for Student Affairs Wendy Endress, telling them they couldn’t have bats, which lends some credence to the allegation above.
Dear RAD Students,
We are aware of a small group of students coordinating a community patrol of housing and campus. We acknowledge and understand the fear and concerns that are motivating these actions. We also understand that these students are seeking to provide an alternative source of safety from external entities as well as those community members who they distrust.
Community patrols can be a useful tool for helping people to feel safe, however the use of bats or similar instruments is not productive. Some members of this group have been observed carrying batons and/or bats. Carrying bats is causing many to feel unsafe and intimidated. The bats must be put away immediately in order to protect all involved. Non-students participating in this activity are advised to leave campus. (source)
And now, it’s like Godwin’s law in real life.
How long do you think extreme racial tension like this could go on without a response from the other extreme?How long do you think racial tension like that at #Evergreen could go on without a response from the other extreme?Click To Tweet
I’m not sure what they teach there, although according to the Daily Caller, it’s stuff like this:
Courses titled “Awakening the Dreamer, Pursuing the Dream,” “Afrofuturism,” “Growing, Creating, and Understanding Color,” and “Countertextual Ecologies: Gastropoetics” can be found in its fall 2017- spring 2018 Course Catalogue. (source)
What the heck are Afrofuturism and Gastropoetics?
I digress. What they need to be learning is physics, because the laws of basic physics apply, even at Evergreen State College. Especially this one:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.And this includes racism.Click To Tweet
What is that reaction at Evergreen State College?
Now the neo-Nazis and counterprotesters are getting ready to join in.
It’s like Godwin’s law left the internet and appeared in real life. It’s not really a law, but more of an adage. “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches.”
The Stranger, a Seattle-based alternative newspaper and website, reported:
Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group, posted a video of members descending onto the Olympia campus at night to post racist flyers on school buildings. Some of the posters read “BLACK LIVES DON’T MATTER” while others sought to recruit members. (source)
Here’s another one of their posters:
This is a terrible response to a terrible situation that’s bound to escalate the tensions to a full-on battle in the streets.Now that the Neo-Nazis are threatening #EvergreenCollege it's like Godwin's Law in real life.Click To Tweet
Equality will never be achieved through subjugation and superiority, no matter which group is the one doing the oppressing. But, forcible oppression will always result in a violent backlash, and this situation is no different.
The violent unrest is accelerating.
Just this week, SHTFplan reported on the items that were confiscated from “protesters” in Portland, Oregon.
On Sunday, members of a Pro-Trump free speech rally, as well as Antifa
counterprotestersthugs, converged in Portland’s business district. Fortunately no one was seriously injured, and the police managed to form a barrier between the two groups. However, based on some of the weapons that the Portland Police Department confiscated, it’s obvious that the event could have been far more violent…
…it appears that members of both sides of this protest came to the event with weapons and makeshift shields. Unfortunately, the streets of America are looking more and more like a battlefield as time goes on. (source)
Here’s a photo of the things that were confiscated:
It certainly looks like we’re watching the beginning of the next Civil War. Are you prepared for the kind of unrest that is headed our way? (This article can help.) It’s essential to be ready to protect yourself in the midst of the chaos
Meanwhile, in a stroke of epic cognitive dissonance, Salon Magazine scoffs at those who worry about “violent leftist rampages.” (Be sure to read the comments for an extra dose of delusional opinions.) I guess it makes them feel safer. Because if you pretend it doesn’t exist, and you mock the people who are aware of reality, then it doesn’t exist, right?