These acts of terrorism are being investigated by the UT police in conjunction with the Austin police as a criminal investigation, as they go through video footage in an attempt to identify the perpetrators and have added extra patrols to the neighborhood, with the University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves issuing the following statement:
At The University of Texas of Austin, we will not tolerate vandalism and threats targeting our students and are actively investigating the recent incidents near campus. Many students understandably feel concerned and vulnerable. I want them to know we are committed to making UT Austin a safe environment for all of our students.
UT police are working with Austin police to add extra patrols to the neighborhood and review video footage as part of a criminal investigation. The university has provided crisis support, advice and guidance to the students and groups affected by the incidents. The Office of the Dean of Students is investigating, in accordance with the recently issued Hate and Bias Incident Policy. The incident has also been referred to the Campus Climate Response Team.
Anyone with information about these incidents should contact UTPD at 512-471-4441.
While the incidents definitely meet the official definition of terrorism, even more disturbing that the events themselves is the fact that a website named "It's Going Down," which describes itself on it's "about page" as "a media platform for revolutionary anarchist, anti-fascist, and autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements," has published an anonymous manifesto by the terrorists responsible for these attacks at the University of Texas-Austin.
The website asserts that while they publish "anonymous" submissions, and they claim the do not "call for 'events' that occur, but they do "support liberatory revolt."
The image alone on their "about" page makes it clear what type of "liberatory" revolts they tend to support, as it depicts a masked man throwing a fire bomb, and a burning car, with the words "Anarchist News & Practice Across So-Called North America."
FREE SPEECH, HATE SPEECH AND INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE
As the free speech battle rages on across the country, especially on college campuses, specifically in terms of "hate speech" or speech some feel is offensive, being protected by the First Amendment, according to a landmark 1969 Supreme Court ruling in Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444, the court ruled that inflammatory speech could not be punished unless it was 1) Directed at inciting or producing imminent lawless action, or 2) it is "likely to incite or produce such action."
We are labelled “vandals”—placing us in a lineage that extends to the “barbarian” Vandal tribes that sacked Rome. We will accept this charge, for we seek the destruction, looting, and emptying out of these halls of power by the force of the unruly masses—the excluded and exploited. And we hope that individuals such as Gregory Fenves can only watch and play the fiddle while Rome burns.
The end their screed with a direct threat, saying "To the fraternities and University: Prepare yourselves. We are at your gates. Your walls will fall. And you will be sacked."
SYMPATHIZERS ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY THE TERRORISM WITH HYPOCRISY
Heat Street highlights some interesting statements by Mia Goldstein, the president of the campus group Voices Without Violence, where she says there are "more productive ways to handle rape culture… those who did [the vandalism] did start a conversation that’s absolutely necessary."
Then they point out the following:
Goldstein singled out the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, which came under fire after in 2015 after a Redditor posted a document that was allegedly the fraternity’s confidential rules for pledges; they included “no interracial dating,” “no Mexicans,” and “no fagetry [sic].” That same year, the fraternity hosted a party that Phi Gamma Delta described as Western-themed, but critics said was about the border patrol.
“I think with the history of racist parties and racist pledge rules and also just rape culture in general,” Goldstein said, “[the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity] especially is culpable for that, so while it’s not nice to spray paint, those are valid labels.
While the "no interracial dating" and "fagetry" pledges, if they were real, could be interpreted as "racist" or homophobic (although in some cases there are religious beliefs at play, especially in regards to homosexuality) but no member is forced to pledge to any fraternity, and we do not see the same "labels" applied to groups that are geared solely towards African Americans like the campus's group "Black Graduate Student Association," or groups that only include homosexual people of color, such as "Queer People of Color & Allies," or the "Queer Graduate Student Alliance."
According to the Latino Pan-Hellenic Council (LPHC) page on the University of Texas-Austin website, in 2000, the Council was created "with the goal of promoting unity and positive collaboration within the Latino Sorority and Fraternity community."
So it is alright to have a whole fraternal organization and community for Latinos, yet if another fraternity says "No Mexicans" they are labeled racists? For the record, one point to make to Ms. Goldstein, quoted above: Mexican, Latino and Hispanic are not a "race," because they all include multiple "races, they are considered ethnicity.
Those are just a few examples found this week at College Fix and Campus Reform, but what they tell us is that it is not women, people of color, Hispanics or the LGBT community that are under attack or to use their words "marginalized," it is the American, Christians, and white males under attack and they are literally being targeted by terrorists.
Below are some examples of what the "college experience" is these days. Every parent thinking of paying tuition to send their children to college, should watch each and every one of these videos.
In this first one, after destroying someone elses property a man wearing a swastika patch tells others not to call him "man" because he is a woman, or because it is a woman just trying to look like a man, or is a man and wants to be a woman,... I am sorry, I can't tell any more sometimes.
Compilation of anti-free speech protestors and rioters.
This next one is from Reason TV, and it is a year old, but it clearly shows that political correctness has damaged the ability of students to even think or identify what is or isn't free speech, or so-called "micro-agressions."