The UT student’s Anti-Kavanaugh protest was largely a flop, thanks to the rain and poor execution on the part of the protesters. Despite this, there are several interesting takeaways to focus on for the future.
Most importantly is that there is an intersectional alliance taking place on college campuses, which are radicalizing students from as many avenues as possible. This Kavanaugh protest was being led by Campus Socialists, Palestinians/Anti-Zionists (aka Anti-Semites), and LGBTQAAII++ figures, which made things rather interesting. All of these groups spent their time lambasting Cruz as a women hater, a Zionist (not sure how that’s an insult to anybody but Palestinians), and the typical epithets of racist, bigot, homophobe.
These groups were directly advocating violence, as shown in my videos here. Older women were telling students to break property, cause destruction in their community, disrupt the peace, and get arrested. They also made a clear statement that Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the court was justification to inflict violence, and many of the protest chants involved punching men, punching conservatives, and just generally causing violence to anybody who doesn’t support them outright.
This protest was allowed to block the major walk way on the south side of campus for several hours, and on both sides of the street the students had police protection. Cop cars and barricades prevented anybody from disrupting this event, and the day before the protest students were encouraged to allow all students to speak. The irony won’t be lost on anyone who saw what happened to UT conservatives just last week.
There’s a double standard happening on campus, and more importantly there’s an uprising growing right in front of our faces. This same group of organizers shut down a public bridge after ACL this weekend, and on UT’s campus encouraged students to increase this behavior throughout the midterms and beyond. No longer is this a matter of funny videos and Twitter battles, but instead a cultural battle. It’s time to stay vigilant, and to take back our educational facilities.