Students who shut down University of Oregon president’s speech panic after they’re charged

Threatening to investigate students for disrupting campus events works wonders on their willingness to negotiate.

A week after they received formal charges of “disruption of university” and “failure to comply” for shutting down the State of the University speech by University of Oregon President Michael Schill, participants warned Schill that he had “escalated tensions” by holding them accountable (!).

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  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    The future isn’t looking bright with these kids coming up the pipe.

  • felis gracilis

    It’s not unusual for kids in day care to start crying when they are asked to clean up after their mess.

  • It really is like dealing with spoiled children.

  • CodexCoder

    All actions have consequences. It is the job of parents to teach their children this principle, and to let the suffer the consequences. Insulating children from consequences is a good formula for future disaster. Universities need to come down hard on miscreant children.

    • Alain

      How right you are. Yet not many parents do that. I recall when years ago my second son in his senior year in high school got suspended for two weeks for being caught with his buddies sharing a beer in the school yard during recess. My son wasn’t the one who brought the beer but not wanting to be excluded from the gang went along. All were given a two week suspension which could have serious effects as it was their last year. Still my son owned up to his own responsibility and did not try to lie or blame the others, and my wife and I agreed that the school handled it correctly. I found out afterwards that the parents of the other boys screamed bloody murder and accused the school of mistreating their boys, and those boys told me son that his parents did not love him since we had not done the same. Fortunately, my son understood that that was not the case. He accepted his responsibility and moved on to graduate with honours. My wife and I were shocked however by the attitude and behaviour of those other parents. Seeing that kind of “parenting” I am not surprised when I see so-called young adults behaving like far too many do nowadays.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The second comment to the linked article condemned the official response because ‘it will shut down free speech’

    Breath that in. Screaming at the top of your lungs to drown out a scheduled event is ‘free speech’.

  • bargogx1

    So basically they think they are, or should be, above the law. Typical leftists. It all comes back to their number one rule – “It’s ok when we do it”.

  • Gary

    They sound like the muslims that threaten a massive Jihad slaughter if don’t start saying that islam is a religion of peace.

  • andycanuck

    Too stupid to realize that shutting down the Uni President isn’t going to be treated the same as shutting down a conservative speaker. Too stupid for university; expel them without a refund.