The Eugene Weekly blog is being regularly updated with news of the LGTQA vandalism that occurred over the weekend. I’m reticent to attribute blame or suspicion on anyone at this point. Unfortunately, others aren’t so measured in their finger-pointing. From the EW blog:
Esparza and ASUO Legislative Affairs Rep Robert Greene say that they think there is a strong correlation between the Pacifica Forum and this incident. They think they were targeted because, as Esparza says, they have been “very vocal opponents to the Pacifica Forum”. They have this impression because “there have been many student-heavy protests, which as escalated the action” happening around the Pacifica Forum. Esparza thinks that “either a Pacifica Forum member, or another individual or individuals who feel strongly about the Pacifica Forum’s message.”
I hope whoever is responsible for this vandalism will be caught, punished and banned from campus. But I’d just like to say that, as anyone in a low-level philosophy or science class is taught, correlation does not equal causation. In Latin, cum hoc ergo propter hoc.