Antifas Vandalize Fraternities At University of Texas, Austin
Greek life on college campuses like the University of Texas, Austin is triggering for antifas for a variety of reasons:
“To the confusion of the local news, we did not launch these attacks in response to any particular scandal or recent accusation. We were responding to the everyday crisis that is rape culture, white supremacy, and elitism. …
It is no accident that so many fraternities take the style of plantation homes—the institutions of Greek life are themselves colonial, bourgeois, patriarchal structures, founded to preserve the reproduction of elite classes. Our attacks come in response to the everyday fear and feeling of danger that these institutions and their members produce for students of color, women, queer and trans students, and other marginalized folks. Catcalls, racial slurs, rape jokes, and more are the daily realities which go unspoken and uninvestigated by either the police or the University. …
We will break the silence and the taboo around these institutions. We will make clear to survivors that we support them and will fight for them by any means necessary. …
Let us make it impossible for the administration and frats to simply wait out the occasional uproar, and let us constantly agitate against them and make their lives hell. Let us make racists, frat bros, and the administration afraid again—afraid of students, afraid of the marginalized and harassed, afraid of the exploited and excluded.
It is no accident that we attacked Greek life. The Greco-Roman legacy has inspired so much of the march of European civilization against the “uncivilized.” Colonial and plantation nations were constructed in the image of Greece and Rome. Fascist group Identity Evropa uses images of Greco-Roman statues in its propaganda. Continental philosophy finds much of its roots in the Socratic tradition. Our notion of democracy and all its accompanying inequalities and hierarchies stems from the Greek conception of the polis, sustained by slavery, the domination of women & children in the home, and the battle against foreigners. …”
They are the new Vandals.
As they explain, they seek “the destruction, looting, and emptying out of these halls of power by the force of the unruly masses.” It is time for the oppressed to rise up and make frat bros afraid. You are going to be sacked.
Note: It isn’t surprising when you think about it. The existence of fraternities and sororities is an affront to radical egalitarianism. They are symbols of “white privilege.”