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As PJM’s Rick Moran reported Friday, “the scene at San Francisco State University [SFSU] was surreal. A champion female athlete speaking about maintaining the integrity of women’s sports was shouted down, assaulted, and chased from a speaking engagement sponsored by Turning Point USA.” But that was just the beginning of the surrealism. After the incident brought nationwide attention to how much our universities have become nasty, threatening, violent, intolerant places for anyone who dissents from the Left’s line, the university sent an email to students, insisting that the protest was “peaceful.” However, the champion female athlete who was targeted, Riley Gaines, says otherwise.
Fox News reported Sunday that the SFSU email, which was signed by Jamillah Moore, the university’s vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, warned the institution’s Left-fascist student thugs that “we may also find ourselves exposed to divergent views and even views we find personally abhorrent.” Oh, horror of horrors! And here these poor lambs thought that a university was simply an echo chamber for their far-Left fantasies and delusions! Opposing viewpoints? Why, it’s intolerable.
Moore plowed on: “These encounters have sometimes led to discord, anger, confrontation and fear.” But she was proud of her little fascists for bearing up so well to the challenge: “We must meet this moment and unite with a shared value of learning. Thank you to our students who participated peacefully in Thursday evening’s event.” That’s not exactly how everyone involved recalls what happened; nor does it correspond to the available video.
Moore, however, was full of admiration for these goons, telling them that “it took tremendous bravery to stand in a challenging space. I am proud of the moments where we listened and asked insightful questions. I am also proud of the moments when our students demonstrated the value of free speech and the right to protest peacefully.” Moore’s repetition of “peacefully” betrayed a certain insecurity, as if she was aware that the students didn’t protest peacefully at all, but was hoping her insistence would paper over that inconvenient fact. She concluded: “These issues do not go away, and these values are very much at our core.”
Contradicting this bland twaddle, however, was Riley Gaines’ agent, Eli Bremer, who said that “instead of a thoughtful discussion tonight at SFSU, Riley was violently accosted, shouted at, physically assaulted, and barricaded in a room by protestors. It is stunning that in America in 2023, it is acceptable for biological male students to violently assault a woman for standing up for women’s rights.” Indeed. Gaines, after all, was speaking up for the gender binary that every human society and culture has taken for granted since the dawn of time, and for biological women to be able to compete against only other biological women in sporting events. The university and its fascist students, on the other hand, were threatening and menacing her over her refusal to adhere to their fantasies.
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