Violent students attack a young 2nd Amendment defender at Ohio University

We're frequently told college kids are mostly all right.  Sure, their professors are throwing Marxism at them all the time, but most kids have common sense and resist the indoctrination.  That may be true, but what's worrisome is that those who succumb to indoctrination are willing to engage in violence, which gives them disproportionate strength that should worry everyone.

Kaitlin Bennett made a name for herself the day after she graduated from Kent State University in 1998 when she took a photo of herself holding an AR-10 in front of the Kent State sign.  She did so as a way of protesting the fact that during her years as a student there, campus policies kept her disarmed.

After graduating, Bennett went to work at Liberty Hangout.  As part of her work, Bennett interviews students on college campuses.  On Monday, she and Joel Patrick traveled to Ohio University, a public university in Athens, Ohio, to conduct interviews there.

Within minutes, a mob formed and quickly got violent, with the activists throwing objects and liquids at Bennett and Patrick for daring to support Trump and the Second Amendment.  Eventually, the mob tried to smash their way into the truck in which the two young people and their crew were traveling.  The videos are harrowing:

Incidentally, Bennett is correct that every single penny of federal money should be withdrawn from schools that allow this type of mob violence to take place — including money in the form of government-guaranteed student loans.  Unless these campuses experience a downside for their students' felonious behavior, the administrations, which condone the mobs' ideology and violence, have no incentive to quash it.

Students were pleased with their own violence:

Indeed, leftists generally were pleased with using mob violence to threaten and silence people with views different from their own:

Bennett, who is nothing if not courageous, plans on heading back to Ohio State:

Going back to the point that opened this post, the mob obviously did not represent the 20,000 or so students on the Athens campus of Ohio State.  History, though, tells us that numbers often matter less than a willingness to use violence to achieve a political goal.

Hitler received only 36.8% of the votes in the 1932 election.  However, his party's brute force convinced President Hindenburg, in 1933, to appoint Hitler as chancellor.  Having gained office, Hitler used both government and street violence to shut down democracy, eventually achieving total power in Germany.

Likewise, the Bolsheviks in Russia never achieved a political majority, with Lenin winning only 23.3% of the vote in the 1917 Russian Constituent Assembly election.  However, the Bolsheviks' willingness and ability to use violence was sufficient to help them achieve total political power, leading to 73 years of government control.

There's strength in numbers, but there's also strength in brutality — and unless one controls the brutes, they tend to win.

We're frequently told college kids are mostly all right.  Sure, their professors are throwing Marxism at them all the time, but most kids have common sense and resist the indoctrination.  That may be true, but what's worrisome is that those who succumb to indoctrination are willing to engage in violence, which gives them disproportionate strength that should worry everyone.

Kaitlin Bennett made a name for herself the day after she graduated from Kent State University in 1998 when she took a photo of herself holding an AR-10 in front of the Kent State sign.  She did so as a way of protesting the fact that during her years as a student there, campus policies kept her disarmed.

After graduating, Bennett went to work at Liberty Hangout.  As part of her work, Bennett interviews students on college campuses.  On Monday, she and Joel Patrick traveled to Ohio University, a public university in Athens, Ohio, to conduct interviews there.

Within minutes, a mob formed and quickly got violent, with the activists throwing objects and liquids at Bennett and Patrick for daring to support Trump and the Second Amendment.  Eventually, the mob tried to smash their way into the truck in which the two young people and their crew were traveling.  The videos are harrowing:

Incidentally, Bennett is correct that every single penny of federal money should be withdrawn from schools that allow this type of mob violence to take place — including money in the form of government-guaranteed student loans.  Unless these campuses experience a downside for their students' felonious behavior, the administrations, which condone the mobs' ideology and violence, have no incentive to quash it.

Students were pleased with their own violence:

Indeed, leftists generally were pleased with using mob violence to threaten and silence people with views different from their own:

Bennett, who is nothing if not courageous, plans on heading back to Ohio State:

Going back to the point that opened this post, the mob obviously did not represent the 20,000 or so students on the Athens campus of Ohio State.  History, though, tells us that numbers often matter less than a willingness to use violence to achieve a political goal.

Hitler received only 36.8% of the votes in the 1932 election.  However, his party's brute force convinced President Hindenburg, in 1933, to appoint Hitler as chancellor.  Having gained office, Hitler used both government and street violence to shut down democracy, eventually achieving total power in Germany.

Likewise, the Bolsheviks in Russia never achieved a political majority, with Lenin winning only 23.3% of the vote in the 1917 Russian Constituent Assembly election.  However, the Bolsheviks' willingness and ability to use violence was sufficient to help them achieve total political power, leading to 73 years of government control.

There's strength in numbers, but there's also strength in brutality — and unless one controls the brutes, they tend to win.