Once an arena of dueling beliefs, colleges have been taken over by a woke left agenda that will tolerate no dissent.
Just a few weeks ago, on the campus of San Francisco State University, Riley Gaines, a 12-time All-American swimmer, was nearly mauled by an angry group of protesters who took issue with her message that biological men have no place in women’s sports.
She was chased down a hallway and practically held captive, all because she had the audacity to stand up against the left-wing mob.
The administration of San Francisco State never offered the 23-year-old swimmer an apology. Instead, it sought to cast her as the aggressor.
In a statement released by the University’s president, Lynn Mahoney, she described Riley’s presence on campus as “deeply traumatic” for the trans community and chose to commend — rather than condemn — the SFSU student body for exercising their so-called right to free speech.
America’s college students didn’t learn to be ideological bigots overnight — revulsed by the ideals of freedom of speech and expression.
But they learned over time and they learned by example, from professors such as Shellyne Rodriguez, who until her termination Tuesday evening served as an adjunct professor at Hunter College, a public college that is a part of the City University of New York system.
In footage posted onto Twitter by Students for Life of America, Rodriguez is seen tearing into a group of anti-abortion students who had been tabling in an academic building.
She accuses them of spreading “f–king propaganda” and engaging in violence, only moments before proceeding to push their anti-abortion materials onto the ground and walking away.
There was once a time when college campuses existed to be the battlefield of ideas, where discourse was welcome and differences of opinion were championed.
If even today’s college professors have lost sight of that, how can we be surprised that America’s young people have as well?
Contrary to her claim, it wasn’t the anti-abortion students who chose violence in that video. It was Rodriguez.
And as time would tell, it wouldn’t be the first time.
Days later, she held a machete to the neck of a New York Post reporter.
Rodriguez didn’t just choose violence.
She chose bigotry; she chose suppression.
She chose intolerance.
Everything her progressive dogma claims to be against.
CJ Pearson is an on-air personality for PragerU.