I'm obliged to Small Dead Animals for putting up three videos of student activists at Evergreen College, back in 2017. They're very important as a way to understand what's happening in American society today. The blog notes (bold, underlined text is my emphasis):
What happened at Evergreen College in 2017 was a pilot project. As you watch these videos, you’ll recognize terms and phrases that are being repeated everywhere we turn today.
These are the people now cancelling academics, sports figures, and celebrities; holding corporations hostage; ripping apart hard science; demanding bent knees, destroying property and tearing down statues.
You’ll see in these students and agitators the same incoherent authoritarianism, demands for submission, public humiliation and violence; of those in authority the same capitulation and eagerness to be co-opted.
This is why the media — from news and opinion to sports journalism, has curled into a fetal position, repeating the mantras of Black Lives Matter like North Korean hostages. “Don’t hurt me”.
Now Evergreen College has gone nationwide. It’s important that we understand this is no longer the fringe, that tens of thousands of youth have been indoctrinated into this cult. From Human Rights Commissions to cancel culture, it’s been a long time coming. I still don’t think many fully appreciate the danger we’re in.
Click over there to see the three videos for yourself. It really is worth your time to do so, because in them you'll see in microcosm what we're seeing on our streets today.
I agree with SDA: many people don't realize, or understand, or appreciate, that many college and university students have been indoctrinated to be the "useful idiots" of an actual Communist-style revolution. If we don't stop them, we're going to see that revolution triumph - and that'll be disastrous for our country as a whole, and for every freedom-loving individual.