In a bold move that surely made her pantsuit tremble, Hillary Clinton was met with a walkout during her lecture at Columbia University. As the former Secretary of State was passionately speaking about women’s involvement in peace processes, a group of rebellious students decided it was the perfect time to stage an anti-Israel protest. Approximately 30 students out of the 300 in attendance stood up and left, leaving Clinton feeling like her lecture was missing a few supporters.
.@HillaryClinton's Columbia students walk out of class in anti-Israel protest
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 2, 2023
Now, the reason for this walkout was apparently the university’s handling of the war in Israel’s fallout on campus. These students were really fired up, with many of them signing a letter after the terrorist attacks by Hamas against Israel, placing the blame squarely on the Israeli government. Of course, they conveniently ignore the fact that Hamas is a terrorist organization with a history of targeting innocent civilians. But who needs facts when you have a good protest to attend, right?
To make matters even more interesting, a watchdog group called Accuracy in Media took their dissent to another level. They sent mobile billboards to the campus, highlighting the names and photographs of the signatories of the letter. Talk about a public calling out! The billboards were cleverly labeled “Columbia’s Leading Antisemites.” Ouch! It seems like some people are finally getting tired of the constant anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses. It’s about time someone called out the hypocrisy!
In response to the backlash, the protesters are now claiming they are being “doxxed.” For those of you who don’t know what that means, it’s basically when someone’s personal information is publicly exposed online. These students are demanding immediate legal support and a commitment to their safety and privacy. But let’s be real here, these students willingly signed a letter expressing their views and were met with public criticism. That’s called accountability, kids. Maybe next time they’ll think twice before signing their names to a document that promotes hateful rhetoric.
Columbia University, not one to back down, announced the formation of a task force on doxxing and student safety. This means they’re going to work on recommendations to protect the identities and personal information of students, as well as reduce tensions among various student organizations. It’s important to ensure a safe and respectful environment for everyone, but let’s not forget that these students willingly chose to participate in a protest. If they can dish it out, they should be able to handle the consequences.
Overall, it’s refreshing to see that not everyone is blindly following the anti-Israel narrative on college campuses. Clinton may have lost a few fans that day, but the backlash against the protesters shows that there are still people out there who value free speech and intellectual integrity. Keep fighting, conservatives, and remember to always question the narrative!