COMMENTARY | A group of rowdy youngsters screamed, stomped, pounded on windows and kicked doors because they didn't get their way in California earlier this week. The group was not comprised of toddlers or students that had escaped from a juvenile detention center, they were college students. The sophomoric protest at Santa Monica College was as unnecessary as it was destructive.
A Board of Trustees meeting was held because students were upset about a plan to increase fees for specific summer classes, according to The Blaze. If the tuition was not raised, the classes would be withdrawn due to state budget cuts. If California liberals had not spent frivolously with complete disregard for the taxpayers, such an increase would not be necessary. The college is planning on utilizing some private sources to fund 50 of the summer courses. The liberal students, just like their Occupy Wall Street brethren, prefer to be dependent upon the government instead of utilizing the private sector.
The college permitted 12 students to attend the meeting and voice their concerns in a reasonable manner. Overflow rooms to accommodate the remaining students were also provided. Instead of behaving like responsible young adults, the pack of screeching students shoved police officers.
The officers were left with no choice but to pepper spray the wild crowd since they would not disperse after multiple warnings. In raw video footage published on The Blaze a male student can be heard shouting, "we won, we won, they pepper sprayed us." The intent to disrupt the meeting and try to get the media to blame the police officers is obvious. Instead, the group of students looked like a gaggle of fools whining about an unfortunate yet unavoidable tuition increase to save the classes.
Apparently student's parents did see the value of teaching their children personal responsibility or manners during their formative years. Liberal indoctrination of the students became obvious while listening to their chants and complaints on the raw video footage. Only a progressive would believe that privatization of funding for the summer courses would separate the wealthy from the poor. According to The Los Angeles Times, students were chanting "education should be free" while attempting to push their way into the meeting room. The private sector and success are often demonized by the far-left. The fact that students were calling for a free college education shows how out-of-touch they are with reality.