A college professor has found himself a target of Antifa simply for trying to help host a free speech debate on his campus.
On Saturday, "Eugene Antifa" posted a tweet slamming Lane Community College (LCC) Professor Jeffrey Borrowdale. The Antifa chapter included a photo of him standing next to conservative personality Milo Yiannopoulis.
A flier for the event that offended Antifa, "LCC Speak Out," makes it clear that this event is not an attack on anyone and is merely meant to be a thought-provoking debate on the concept of free speech.
Borrowdale said that Antifa activists have been targeting him for some time.
“They've been trying to incite students against me since last Fall when someone found the picture I took with Milo on Facebook,” he told Campus Reform. “So far they've just been posting intimidating messages on Twitter. Someone's also been taking down the fliers for Young Americans for Liberty, a student club I advise for.”
Additionally, Eugene Antifa has reportedly doxxed Borrowdale, publishing his personal information online.
“In the Winter, the Eugene Antifa Twitter account started with the threats,” Borrowdale divulged. “They said I ran a right-wing front group and urged their members to infiltrate and disrupt our meetings, giving the day and time and my office number and phone.”
It's sad that a member of a college faculty can be harassed by Antifa protesters simply for helping out with a debate on free speech. The left has already succeeded in making sure that most college students are leftists, and that those who aren't are too afraid to speak out about their views. Now, they have moved on to their next goal: targeting professors who champion free speech.
A professor like Borrowdale is a threat to Antifa activists and the group's agenda because he is clearly someone who wants to encourage students to think deeply about issues and to see them from both sides. It's not clear where Borrowdale leans politically, but he is open enough to both sides to want to see a healthy debate between. In contrast, Antifa sees conservatives as "evil," and people like Borrowdale as "enablers" who must be silenced.