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Interview: Reed College Provocateur Explains Why He Demanded I Use the N-Word

The line between microaggression and actual aggression.

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Jeremiah True
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Late last week, I reported on the strange case of Jeremiah True, a Reed College student kicked out of his humanities class for allegedly denying rape culture and disputing certain sexual assault statistics. While BuzzFeed provided some evidence that True's views were the problem—and had "triggered" students who were themselves of victims of sexual assault—I grew suspicious after contacting True myself. He declined to answer any of my questions unless I agreed to write the n-word as the first word in my article about him. (I rejected this demand.)

Reached by phone on Tuesday afternoon, True explained why he made that request.

"Basically, I was interested in experimenting with how much research the media would actually do," True told me. "Because most people just went off of the BuzzFeed article, but the BuzzFeed article linked to my petition, which was filled with a lot more information than the BuzzFeed article was necessarily able to impart. So I basically just asked you to print that word because I wanted to see if you were willing to report on my story or if you were committed to maintaining your readership."

Vigorous use of the n-word has become a staple of True's interactions with other students and online postings. In a recent interview with Charles Johnson, he admitted to "nonviolently protesting and disrupting some events on campus, and just walking through the halls and calling people nigger. Because if they are actually going to accuse me of being sexist and racist, then I might as well act as an actual sexist or racist might. To date, I believe I've gotten 22 no-contact orders."

As I told True, this concession that he was deliberately disruptive undermines the notion that he was told not to return to class merely because he expressed controversial views. Students should be free to sound off on touchy subjects, but they can't cause such a disturbance that it's impossible for professors to even teach their classes. Students who talk out of turn, yell at each other, or derail the conversation are hurting the discussion in the same way that censorship and trigger warnings do.

But True maintains that he did not escalate his behavior to the point of deliberate provocation until after he had already been disciplined. His in-class antics were respectful, he said.

"I would say that I was not disruptive in any way," he said. "I essentially questioned a statistic and I was thrown out of class because people were uncomfortable. I didn't do it in an aggressive manner."

According to The Daily Beast, True has refused to attend any of his classes until professor Pancho Savery lets him return to humanities. He is currently confined to his dorm (by mutual agreement with the college), reading and writing increasingly offensive online posts. Here is one, from The Beast

"I am the God of MRA's [men's rights activists], Anti­feminists, Anti­Marxists, Libertarians, and White, heternormative men and women everywhere," wrote True in a different part of the 16-page essay posted on his Facebook page, "I am a misogynist and a misandrist, a racist, and a feminist. And now I'm here to call you out on your bullshit, Reed. I made my entire college run for cover because I'm an actual activist. I yelled "n**ger" in public places and nonviolently disrupted a forum on student activism when I felt my rights weren't respected. Now that'sactivism… Gender feminists. I am a biracial, bisexual, non-gender conforming Black n**ger. Suck. My. Enormous. Black. Dick."

True is quick to explain that much of this is provocation for provocation's sake. He wants to teach people that there is a difference between uncomfortable language and actual violence, for one thing.

"Language, in and of itself, cannot be violent," he told me. "A threat of violence is definitely violent. I just want [students] to understand the difference between me saying the n-word, and me saying, for example, 'I am going to kill you.' That is not okay. But me simply expressing that word is not in and of itself violent, and nothing I did could be construed as violent."

He's right, of course. There are differences between microaggressions, disruptive aggression, and physical aggression. Clearly, he hasn't waded into that third, unacceptable category. And it's also clear that some of his classmates were offended by his views, which raises the possibility that True was punished in part because he dared to say something offensive.

But the way I see it, True will have a hard time arguing that he never did anything that would give a professor a legitimate reason to discipline him, since his self-proclaimed mission is now to cause as much trouble as possible. Put another way, there's a place for disruptive ideas in the college classroom. I don't know for sure whether there is a place for a student like True, however.

That may be just fine with him, though. After he gets even with Reed, he plans to leave the college and launch a media or political career. 

"I think I have some… pretty healthy ideas about better ways for the country to be run, and want those ideas to be shared," he told me. "I don't think I necessarily have to wait to finish college to do that."

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248 responses to “Interview: Reed College Provocateur Explains Why He Demanded I Use the N-Word

  1. What’s wrong with “Nintendo”?

    Geez, you X-Box fanboys!

  2. Troll confirmed. Troll away though this is hilarious.

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  3. Reed College used to have a reputation as being a haven for goofballs like this guys. It’s kind of sad that it’s just another dull gray SJW prison now.

    1. This is 100% true; at least, it used to be. I had a friend who went there in the early 90s. True could be his reincarnation; my friend loved to push buttons and boundaries while actually being really friendly at the same time (that sounds weird, but it worked for him). He loved it there and was very popular. When he told me about the place, it sounded like a lot of weird goofy fun. Especially to me, stuck at Johns Hopkins, where fun goes to get murdered and dumped in the Inner Harbor.

      1. Huh, you live in the Peoples Republic of Maryland too?

        1. Oh hell no. Only when I went to Hopkins over 20 years ago.

        2. A company I do some work for wanted me to get a professional lic in MD. The paperwork was, how do you say? Onerous? They wanted up my ass sideways in what seemed to be an effort to weed out sex offenders. It was goddamned insulting. I don’t know who touched them, but they clearly had been touched.

          1. Funny how that place can be that way. I graduated from the Univ of MD (College Park) and a few years ago they allowed somebody to steal my name and SSN years after I graduated.

    2. I knew people there in the 80s and they were already in an SJW direction, though crunchy granola poetical as well.

      1. Well, Portland’s gonna be Portland…

        When I was growing up there, though, Reed mixed the standard-issue leftie crap with a strongly eccentric element that, today, would probably be on the non-SJW side of GamerGate, for example. Just another sign of the increasingly totalitarian nature of the left, I guess.

  4. Ok, so he is a trolling asshole, but an awesome trolling asshole. I have to respect that. I wouldn’t advise anyone else to behave that way, but good for him, I guess.

    1. Yeah, I mean, I fully support completely non-violent non-coercive pushback against PC/SJW idiocy, because they are actively trying to shut people up. Good for this kid.

    2. Awesome…. Sort of?

      “To date, I believe I’ve gotten 22 no-contact orders.”

      That’s Tulpa territory.

      1. Well, an awesome asshole is still an asshole. He seems like he could be someone that I would get along with, though.

      2. Tulpa doesn’t understand when he’s not wanted, that’s why he collects no-contact orders.

  5. “I think I have some… pretty healthy ideas about better ways for the country to be run, and want those ideas to be shared,” he told me. “I don’t think I necessarily have to wait to finish college to do that.”

    Clearly Scott Walker’s influence in discouraging young people from spending hundreds of thousands of dollar to be groomed in acceptable thought is a blight on this country.

    1. Scott Walker may be the false prophet, but Peter Thiel is offering actual cash to inspiring entrepreneurs to start a business and skip college. So he’s fucking Satan incarnate.

  6. NES is the socially prefered nomenclature these days.

    1. I thought it was “Famicom of grey color”?

      1. No. See, you can’t even name a color, much less say the word itself. Too many hyper-sensitive people could deem it offensive. Famicon would be acceptable, but it doesn’t roll off the tongue in a way that would ever lend itself street cred.

  7. Didn’t realze True was black. It doesn’t take any particular courage for a black man to use the word “nigger.”

    1. Well, he does include the hard “R” at the end, which is unique among his tribe. But I can’t help wishing I could see the cognitive dissonance and discomfort he must cause upper middle class white SJW petty-bourgoisie when he calls them that.

      1. Did you just drop a hard R on me?

        1. That should be a thing.

          1. It’s a play on a line from Always Sunny.

            Dennis: Hey, do you know how hard it is to get toilet paper off of a building? This Jew is in for a ton of work.

            Mac: Whoa! You can’t say things like that!

            Charlie: You dropped a hard “J”.

            1. I saw that, but didn’t know if they had invented it.

            2. The irony of course being a soft J would be more offensive given the German pronounciation of Juden.

              1. I think the joke was that they mistakenly thought “Jew” was offensive.

                1. Zeb, you are correct. That episode is classic Always Sunny taking a divisive issue, having some of the characters take one position, and the others taking the other side, and by the end they’ve switched, thereby showing how ludicrous the whole thing is, and also not taking a position themselves and alienating some viewers.

                  1. Yeah, I love that show.

          2. Sadly, it’s not my own work; I borrowed it from the hard J”.

    2. Courage, no. But it still pushes lots of buttons, which I find amusing.

  8. I wonder if this gets him action.

    1. its college. being the campus iconoclast guarantees you some cult-of-personality-sex

  9. “I am the God of MRA’s [men’s rights activists], Anti?feminists, Anti?Marxists, Libertarians, and White, heternormative men and women everywhere,” wrote True in a different part of the 16-page essay posted on his Facebook page, “I am a misogynist and a misandrist, a racist, and a feminist. And now I’m here to call you out on your bullshit, Reed. I made my entire college run for cover because I’m an actual activist. I yelled “n**ger” in public places and nonviolently disrupted a forum on student activism when I felt my rights weren’t respected. Now that’sactivism? Gender feminists. I am a biracial, bisexual, non-gender conforming Black n**ger. Suck. My. Enormous. Black. Dick.”

    Say what you want about the guy….that’s a first class rant!

    1. Why the **?

      1. Don’t know…..ask Soave.

      2. Why the **?

        Unless the word “nigger” is written or said by someone with more melanin in their skin than the majority, it is aggression/violence. If you attempt to question how words can harm, or why their acceptable usage is dependent upon an individual’s skin color, you are a racist, obviously.

        Didn’t Martin Luther King Jr. say something like “judge not a man’s words on their content but on the color of their skin.”?

        I will use the word “cunt” on this site because “words can never hurt me” and because Ken doesn’t like it. I will be Science damned if I would ever think that I couldn’t write the word nigger. If my using the actual word in a descriptive manner, rather than a derogatory one, in an adult* conversation offends you, fuck off.

        *Not claiming any discussions here are mature or made by adults

        1. Shut up Marshall! You’re a towel!

  10. Vigorous use of the n-word . . .

    . . . calling people nigger.

    C’mon man, we’re all adults here . . .

    You’re not even consistent within the same paragraph.

    Or is this like an MPAA thing – only so many ‘niggers’ allowed before you get an R-rating?

    1. Nigger was in quotes, the n-word was all Robby, apparently Robby won’t us say nigger himself but if he is quoting someone he’s down with the nigglez fo shizzle.

      1. Which seems like a reasonable style choice. As long as you don’t censor actual quotes, I can see good reasons for not using words that bother people more than necessary.

        1. Sure, if you’re at a little league game or the supermarket don’t go throwing “nigger” around like “please” and “thank you”, but in an article that is a least partially about the use of the word, grow up and use the word. This “n-word” shit only re-enforces the self infantile-ism that was mentioned in an earlier post. Everyone knows what you are saying, just say it.
          Conversely at that little league game or supermarket, go ahead and say “Hey N-word my kid was safe!” or “Yo n-word where are the chickpeas?” Using the euphemism doesn’t really change the meaning, context is key

          1. If I were in charge, I would say “just use ‘nigger'”. But I’m not bothered by “n-word” as I would be by not writing the word out in a direct quote.

            1. Louis CK has a bit about this…

              The basic gist is that using ‘n-word’ makes him have to actually convert it to ‘nigger’ in his head, so fuck you for doing that to me.

          2. Infantilism. I like that better than infantilizing, and it captures the philosophical choice behind embracing the kid-glove safe space trigger word routine. Infantilizing is descriptive, but infantilism is a movement.

  11. I would love to be a fly on the wall in this dude’s classes. Imagine the migraine proggies must get when someone who checks nearly every box on the victim scorecard tells them to take their micro-aggression and shove it up their ass.

    1. ^This.

      I get the guy. More power to him.

      He sounds like someone I would really enjoy engaging with. If I had a half dozen of these guys in every class I would have stayed in school forever.

    2. He doesn’t act like a proper victim, so they can call him any name in the book, and “other” him without feeling any guilt.

      See conservative women, black gun reviewers on youtube, etc. for examples.

  12. Is there a formal invitation to be a H&R commenter that we can send to Mr. True?

    1. I’ll personally sign a fucking petition to get him here.

    2. “Hey, asshole, you’d fit right in here!”

      That should do it.

      1. How many assholes have we got on this ship?

        1. Less than a electoral majority, but more than one

    3. Well, I received a bloody handprint on my door as an invite….

      Wait a second. That wasn’t YOU??

      1. I would consult your Jewish friends.

        1. There’s the hard J.

    4. I don’t think that will work out the way you intend.

      But it could be good for some laughs.

      1. Like it could be worse than Bo and Buttplug.

        1. I bet Bo and True would be a good pair.

        2. I didn’t think it could be worse than the Orange Line Special dude… and yet, here we are.

          1. Oh please, LoneWacko was a pleasure compared to the griefer trolls we have now.

            Speaking of which, if you’ve never read LoneWacko: The Novel

            (Just start reading down, and make sure you keep going, there are lots of entries.)

            1. “Why do you have a rotary phone?”, he imagines people would ask him if someone actually ever visited him. His logic is devastatingly simple: you can’t press dos for Espanol on a rotary phone.

              Exhibit 103 for Why we are in awe of Epi

              1. Ha, thanks, that’s probably my favorite line too.

                1. There are a lot of good ones though.

                  Whacko thinks back on the events of the night before: the Tijuana donkey show, with its powerful scents and sounds of depravity. Why can he only become excited by the things he most despises? Whacko considers seeking professional help. But no, he’ll not go the Tony Soprano route. “Therapy is for wops and wetbacks,” he thought. Time to turn his focus to the events at hand, and stop the NAFTASuperHighway before it was too late.

                  1. “Why?” he wonders aloud, “Why would I have to go catch it? It’s setting right here and it’s not going anywhere. It can’t move on its own.”

                    SF is good when he’s not writing about doom cocks and such.

                    The whole thing was hilarious.

    5. Wait, are you claiming that he already isnt? He sounds like about half the commentors on this thing.

  13. It would be interesting to hear more about what, precisely, he originally did to get kicked out of class.

    Maybe he’s being more of an asshole now, but it’s impossible to tell. All we have to go by is his current behavior, which certainly sounds like he was being disruptive.

    1. And that’s what the professor claims – that he went beyond ‘spirited discourse’ into actual disruption.

      OTOH, this is *modern* college. The birthplace of ‘trigger warnings’, ‘speech codes’ and ‘safe spaces’.

      1. Yep, someone must surely know, but I haven’t seen the answer to it.

        Also apparently Humanities 110 is a seminar on the Ancient Mediterranean. Why the fuck was rape culture even being discussed? If it was the professor that started that discussion, or allowed that discussion to flourish before True started talking about then surely the professor is mostly to blame for the class being disrupted.

          1. I guess I could see how rape culture could be shoehorned into that in the context of a first year seminar. But it seems to me that would take up one day of class and move on.

          2. Whose rape demonstrates that even in ancient Rome rape was taken quite seriously, seriously enough to overthrow a king, thereby rebutting the notion of rape culture?

            Is it just me or does it seem like feminist arguments tend to refute themselves? I mean, rape culture, as they describe it, does not exist. That’s clear as day. Saudi Arabia is not a rape culture. In fact, they are so anti-rape they execute both the perp and the victim. Insane as that may be, it is most certainly not “pro-rape.” In an actual rape culture, guys who raped women would get hi-fives from other guys, which happens no where, and women who get raped would get asked “so how much did you enjoy it” rather than evoking horror. Nor would they be fearfully concealed by burqas; rather, they would be told to go out and make themselves available to rapists. That would be an actual rape culture. The notion is clearly a fabrication of fevered feminist minds.

            1. Mark Steyn actually hit one outta the park today on rape hype in the US vs. rape apologia around the world.

              A Tale of Two Rapes

              1. Heck of a read, thanks.

                1. yet another imploding Arab state, where yet another franchise of the jihad frolics and gambols through yet another abandoned US diplomatic compound,

                  Nice turn of phrase there.

                  1. If there is anything Mark Steyn is good for, it is a brilliant turn of phrase.

                    1. I believe Steyn is himself a college dropout and yet he writes with greater rhetorical flourish and wit than the entire editorial board of the NYT combined.

            2. Saudi Arabia is not a rape culture. In fact, they are so anti-rape they execute both the perp and the victim. Insane as that may be, it is most certainly not “pro-rape.”

              There are absolutely rape cultures, Saudi Arabia just isn’t one. Want to see a rape culture? How about the tribal regions of Pakistan or Afghanistan? Pashtun in particular are fucking crazy and I think they could be described as a rape culture…their victims of choice just happen to not be women.

              For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers. Some research suggests that half the Pashtun tribal members in Kandahar and other southern towns are bacha baz, the term for an older man with a boy lover. Literally it means “boy player.” The men like to boast about it.

              1. This part of that article is particularly telling:

                Sociologists and anthropologists say the problem results from perverse interpretation of Islamic law. Women are simply unapproachable. Afghan men cannot talk to an unrelated woman until after proposing marriage. Before then, they can’t even look at a woman, except perhaps her feet. Otherwise she is covered, head to ankle.

                “How can you fall in love if you can’t see her face,” 29-year-old Mohammed Daud told reporters. “We can see the boys, so we can tell which are beautiful.”

                Yeah. Fundamentalist Islam results in some pretty dark things.

                1. Fundamentalist Islam results in some pretty dark things.

                  Things are that way in Afghanistan because Islam was too successful in the country. The whole point of the gender segregation is to encourage young men to sign up as warriors to expand the borders of Islam. As the taking of infidel sex slaves is permitted and encouraged by Islamic law, what greater motivation could there be to fight and claim your war “booty”?

            3. I think that in some military contxts in more screwed up parts of the world there is an actual rape culture. There certainly has been. But I think in general you are right, pretty much all cultures consider rape a pretty horrible thing.

              1. In the context of war, of course, morals break down pretty thoroughly. However, even then, it’s not particularly a rape culture: murder, assault, theft, arson, all violent crime is rampant in war.

                So I’d contend that it’s no more a rape culture than a murder culture or a vandalism culture.

                Part of the danger of western rape hysteria even with respect to the third world (particularly India) is the following: as often as not, when a high profile rape of a woman occurs in one of these countries and there’s western outcry, the hard truth of the matter is, there likely isn’t enough evidence to confirm who actually did it, so to quell the cries for justice, the standard operating procedure is often to just drag in a few lower class men from the slums, who might have been seen somewhere near the crime scene that day, rush them through a show trial, and hang them. Western feminists of course rarely care about such things, I mean you’ve gotta break a few eggs, right?

                What those countries actually need to combat rape is, I would say pretty obviously, better forensic technology and personnel training and a functional justice system not plagued by corruption and incompetence.

                1. Not to mention empowering women to fend off attackers, which of course is b?te noise among feminists because it’s not punitive enough.

                  1. Noir… friggin’ autocorrect.

        1. The second semester continues the study of the ancient Mediterranean, tracing the development of Egypt

          Rape culture

          Palestine

          Rape culture

          and Rome

          Rape and circuses culture.

          1. Fuck Rape Kultur…..we have bigger issues to deal with right now!!

            As The WSJ reports, with real-life applications to modeling viral outbreaks, Cornell offer dire warnings for those who live in Scranton, PA – with northeastern Pennsylvania as the U.S. location most at risk of being overrun by the undead.

            I think that the “Pride of Scranton – Joe Biden” figures into all of this somehow! Creepy shoulder massaging Veep and marauding hordes of flesh eating monsters……there has to be a connection!

            1. When the dead begin to rise, they’re coming from the north. We need a wall along the border, alright?the Canadian border.

              1. Nahh….Canadians were never alive to begin with!

                Hello Rufus!

        2. What are the Sabine Women, chopped liver?

          1. Well, technically, since a woman can now have consensual sex and then revoke consent after the fact, it’s only fair that one can also retroactively consent to what was, at the time, rape, so since the Sabine women relented ex post facto, it is not really rape, but retroactively consensual sex.

  14. Soave got #rekt.

    True seems like a pretty chill guy, actually.

    1. See, this is pretty impressive.

      When Soave’s first story came out there was discussion in the comments about True’s intent, and whether it was being assholish or a calculated attempt at sorting out wheat and chaff. There’s no question that he’s being a little hamhanded in how he goes about things, but that’s easily attributable to youth and inexperience. This story coupled with the video makes me think he actually is trying to (impolitely and amusingly) make a point about SJW stupidity, and that’s a train I can hop on to right quick.

  15. “Basically, I was interested in experimenting with how much research the media would actually do,” True told me. “Because most people just went off of the BuzzFeed article, but the BuzzFeed article linked to my petition, which was filled with a lot more information than the BuzzFeed article was necessarily able to impart. So I basically just asked you to print that word because I wanted to see if you were willing to report on my story or if you were committed to maintaining your readership.”

    Hilarious.

    “I am a misogynist and a misandrist, a racist, and a feminist. And now I’m here to call you out on your bullshit, Reed. I made my entire college run for cover because I’m an actual activist. I yelled “n**ger” in public places and nonviolently disrupted a forum on student activism when I felt my rights weren’t respected. Now that’sactivism? Gender feminists. I am a biracial, bisexual, non-gender conforming Black n**ger. Suck. My. Enormous. Black. Dick.”

    Super hilarious.

    1. Now that’sactivism

      So….”sactivism”? I mean, he’s got the huevos-why not?

  16. Jeremiah seems like the kind of guy who I would punch in the nose because he said something “thought-provoking” that was really just assholish and unnecessary.

    Pancho Savery seems like the kind of limp-wristed douche who could not succeed anywhere in society save academia and produces nothing of actual value. “I’m all in favor of free speech, BUT… when it comes time for some speech I don’t like…GTFO of my class.”

    There’s only one way to decide who’s right here. Tryouts.

  17. I have to say, I sort of like this guy now that I read his most awesome rant. I was LMAO when I read that.

    This is almost like poetic justice for the SJWs, they deserve a few thousand more of him.

    1. GAMERGATE. PSYCHOPATHS.
      /derp

      actually, I was going to say, “A few HUNDRED thousand”.

      It is refreshing to see younger people fighting back against their own repressive political culture.

    2. Well, I think this kind of backlash was inevitable. To anyone with a shred of integrity or intellectual honesty, the SJW bullshit is egregious. And finally someone who can out-victim-class the fuck out of the average SJW has decided enough is enough.

      This will happen more.

  18. He declined to answer any of my questions unless I agreed to write the n-word as the first word in my article about him. (I rejected this demand.)

    Just say nigger. Put a frowny face next to it if you must.

    1. Rico had it in the original post when informing readers of the demand. I wonder why he switched to using n-word. Palatability, perhaps.

      1. I think Nancy Regan once conducted a PSA campaign where she asked kids to “Just say nigger.”

        Total failure.

    2. Say “nigger”, but with appropriate use of quotation marks.

        1. So, you don’t know what quotation marks are?

  19. ” I wanted to see if you were willing to report on my story or if you were committed to maintaining your readership.””

    Because these things should be mutually exclusive.
    /snark

    That said = I 100% support the guy’s *intent*.

    His methods may not be effective or even particularly well conceived. But he has a valid point. His M.O. is entirely the reactionary byproduct of the shitty PC-culture that dominates college campuses right now. He wants to show it to be a hollow charade. More power to him.

    Still, he should be learning from his own efforts and refining his approach. Being a provocateur is all well and good… but you always dance a fine line between making a good point and destroying your own credibility. i’m sort of reminded of Cody Wilson and his own particular brand of “system-fucking”…. but only because of how well-thought-out his own version of it is (by contrast).

  20. This True guy seems kinda like a narcissistic prick, which I guess makes him just the kind of thing I’d wish on my worst enemies. And he’s still not quite as much of an asshole as the typical prog activist. They will say more insulting (and factually inaccurate) things to ‘oppressors’ like myself, but unlike this guy, they will be completely oblivious to the fact that they’re being assholes, which is even worse.

    1. This guy and progressives absolutely deserve each other.

    2. When progs act like asshole to non-progs, other progs pat them on the back and tell them what a good person they are for expressing their outrage ate the evilness of all non-progs.

  21. Is this a repeated story? I am having a serious case of deja vu reading this… especially the comments. And it’s kinda freaking me out

    1. Didn’t you say that last time too?

    2. This is a legitimate follow up, not a lame repeat.

      You can tell because the word “Dalmia” is not in the byline.

      1. Buuurrrrrrnnnnn

      2. *slow clap*

  22. It is nice to have a reminder that SJW’s haven’t *completely* cornered the market on obnoxious college behavior.

  23. I yelled “n**ger” in public places

    Oh how brave of you, black guy. If you were white I might think you had some balls.

    1. Well, what would you want a black guy to yell in a public space to show bravery? “Hey, Cops! Over here, pigs!” or something like that?

      1. Where the white women at?

        1. I think he covered that with “Suck. My. Enormous. Black. Dick.”

          1. Someone needs to comment on his post “pics or GTFO”

    2. Kentucky Fried Movie / Thrillseekers comes to mind

      1. Samuel L. Bronkowitz was my porn name.

  24. This strikes me as performance art.

  25. I tip my hat to this guy. This is avant-garde SJW performance art at its finest. As others have stated above, SJWs are the biggest bullies out there despite having the frailest constitutions themselves.

    It’s cosmic justice.

  26. Students who talk out of turn, yell at each other, or derail the conversation are hurting the discussion in the same way that censorship and trigger warnings do.

    I wonder why a professor can’t squash the student’s complaint and embarrass her on the spot. Are we talking about a class in Chinese history or thermodynamics? Probably not. It’s one of those other classes.

  27. “Nigger acts like nigger to protest being niggered by niggers of all races.”

    Can we work any more nigger in there & still make sense? Bigger nigger? Near-nigger? Nichts?

    “Nagger nigger nags niggling neighbors like chiggers.”

  28. Today in Double Standards: The New Yorker.

    To many Americans, he is the uppity loudmouth who, in the fall of 2013, less than a year into his first term as a senator, helped bring the federal government to a halt.

    I can scarcely imagine the insanity that would ensue if a Red Team publication referred to a Latino US Senator as “uppity.”

    1. But they’re heaping the fictitious racism on “many Americans,” who, as we all know, are racist to the core, so they’re spared blame for reporting it.

  29. If you think it’s impossible that he was acting reasonably when he was kicked out, You have no idea how fragile these SJWs can be.

    Follow

    NUS Women’s Campaign
    ?@nuswomcam
    Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it’s triggering anxiety. Please be mindful! #nuswomen15

    1. @KennedyNation hosting Red Eye tonight! I listen to her on KROQ she was their best.jock next to Poorman.MISS HER on KFI and 98.7

      Kennedy’s vault over the corpses of Welch and Kmele continues to impress.

      1. Hmm.. that was supposed to be it’s own post..

    2. Jazz hands? Why not ‘up twinkles’?

      They are about the same thing.

  30. Nigger w noggin knackered from nagging nigger-baiters w vigor.”

  31. CNN approves of using the word nigga as a term of endearment. This never gets old:

    Jackpot

    Methinks Pajama Boy was in the sound room that day.

  32. There are differences between microaggressions, disruptive aggression, and physical aggression.

    Please let’s not lend unwarranted legitimacy to the concept of “microaggression.” It only gives the accuser license to shut down debate for breaching their made-up etiquette.

  33. Matt Lee just took a dump on Jen Psaki’s head.

    I don’t see what the administration is hoping to accomplish here through this anonymous whining about something that it shouldn’t be surprised is happening because you’re not giving Israel or anyone else the full details.

    I mean this anonymous carping…is your administration interested in improving the tense relationships with the Israeli government because if it is this doesn’t seem to be a very good way of going about it. To use a phrase this seems kind of JV, no?

    To quote HM, Psaki got rekt.

      1. Is that what they named the delicious pizza after?

          1. It was the other way around.

            1. GOOD. THAT PIZZA IS MY 4TH CHILD

              1. Sadly, I’ve never had the Wombo Combo, thought it looks delicious. I greatly miss the Chicken Caldo from this place. Grilled chicken, pineapple, and green and red thai chili peppers. It was the only edible pizza in the whole country.

                1. Putting pineapple on a pizza is barbaric.

                  1. Normally, I’d agree. But “Caldo” is Thai for crack cocaine, so it is strangely addictive and you grow to crave it.

                    1. As soon as I clicked the link, the slow loading time reminded me that you’ve posted that before (the 1112 link, I’m not clicking the crack one).

                      My biggest problem in life is accommodating my wife’s no pork rule. I make a similar pizza at home, but it’s a lot of work. I have to fry the turkey sausage in duck fat to make it taste real, and beef bacon just isn’t what is says it is.

                    2. Why’s she have a no-pork rule if she eats other kinds of meat? Is it a religion thing?

                    3. She’s a Joo.

                    4. Dude! Hard ‘J’! Hard ‘J’!!!

                    5. I apologize for my racial slur.

        1. I had never heard of this wombo combo til just now. I move that the reason SoCal meetup be moved to a Round Table Pizza location

          1. Ixnay on the..
            Whatever. If anyone shows up uninvited, we know how to dispose of the body.

            On a related note, I saw Emily Ekins at my local Round Table a couple of months ago.
            Couldn’t place the face at the time.

          1. Tsk tsk….relying on filler, I see.

          2. Who needs words when there’s moar feminist performance art!

            1. I got so into it that I began vomiting along with the performers.

              4.5 out of e stars!

            2. My God, I love Sargon. That guy really has feminists pegged, and not in the way feminists prefer.

                1. He and Pat Condell need to hurry up and have a baby.

        1. That’s funny. It sort of reminds me of Remy’s MTG rap

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uFhD4rnxM

          1. Ah memories

  34. This can’t be the last thread of the day! Things could go south at any moment!

    1. Is it me or has HnR been rolling up the sidewalks earlier and earlier over the last several months? I miss the Independents threads.

      1. It’s been going on for more than a few months. And it’s now worse. If we don’t get late nite links soon, only rare and heretofore unknown pygmy tribes of the ancient Aleutian islanders will be posting here in the witching hours, and well, it looks like we don’t have any of those…

        1. Only Midwesterners who are too late for AM links and too early for PM links.

            1. Where are you?

              1. lap”83″
                She’s too young for you, dude.

                Dibs

                1. Wait, it’s a she? But TANLW?

                  1. Yeah, Lap’s a woman. She’s a weird libertarian woman though, since most of them don’t stay up with us when we’re drinking beer and saying bullshit at 10:30 at night.

                    Even Nicole doesn’t come out and play this late, which is yet another reason she’s the worst.

                    1. Too bad for all of you. Us midwesterners have to stay together.

                      *discretely covers up “south” in southwest*

                    2. Yeah I’m also weird because I’m pro-life and I don’t have orphans.

                      Also, I’m married and I live in Kansas. Good lord I sound boring.

                    3. I like the midwest though. Boring has it’s advantages.

                    4. I’d forgive you for being married in Kansas if you at least had 2 orphans. Three would be optimal, but two’s kind of a bare minimum.

                    5. The pro-life thing is fine…but no orphans?

                      Who shines your monocles?

                    6. Plenty of us reasonoids are pro-life. And being married and living in Kansas doesn’t sound too bad. I was married once and was born in KC (Missoura side though), so I can kinda relate I guess.

    2. Well, this is what ya’ll fuckers get for not supporting me in my demand for late nite links. Last post of the day needs to be well defined, refined, and like a find wine. Ok, forget that, I hate wine, and especially people who drink it.

      But, you know, if you call it late nite links, we can focus, and we don’t need to constantly try folding space to anticipate the next post. Is it the last one? Well, durrrr, if we only had late nite links…

      1. I admit that you were here in the trenches really late the other night.

        I was lights out by 1030. I owe you a (cheap) drink.

        1. Work tends to fuck shit up, especially fun and staying up all night posting on H&R. Well, I am working from home tomorrow, so I can drink a little more and stay up a little later…

      2. I just received a wine club shipment this afternoon. Hate away Hyperion, I’ll happily imbibe my 12 bottles of delicious reds.

        1. Dude, I regress. If you’re going to slam some bottles of red, I’m all about it. I’m directing my hate to the assholes who say ‘I like to enjoy a little wine with my dinner’, then slam down 3 bottles and condemn anyone smoking cannabis (which cannot be enjoyed with a meal) to the dungeon.

          My wife has quite a collection of wine in the house, for someone who doesn’t have a cellar.

          1. (which cannot be enjoyed with a meal)

            You’ve never done Blunts and BBQ? It’s awesome.

            1. Yes, I have. Agreed.

            2. That actually does sound amazing.

              God, I’d love some good BBQ right now. I haven’t had really great barbecue in forever.

              1. I’ve been getting pork and beef ribs at one of the local Asian markets since mid last year. I’ve been using Stubb’s marinade and sauces on them for the most part, but I’m now working with a couple friends to do some good homemade stuff.

                1. Stubbs is entry level.

                  Go custom.

                  Amerca’s Test Kitchen’s rub is a good start.

                  Hat tip: Warty

              2. I had some quality bbq pork in Boise yesterday. If you ever end up in Boise consider shooting yourself at that momentlet me know and I’ll google the place I ate at.

                1. I’d recommend winding up in Coeur d’Alene instead, the area is beautiful and I had some great craft beers and food there.

        2. Wine club?

          *spits on sidewalk*

          1. I can only assume that there’s a woman involved.

            1. There’s always a woman to blame, if that’s what you’re sayin.

            2. I signed up for the wine club with my ex-wife because we used to stay at the B&B on site there. It was quaint and charming, set up with traditional native american new mexican architecture. I’ve stayed with the wine club still because its only once a year and I get 12 bottles of quality reds that dont get sold other than the wine club and at the vineyard.

              Maybe I’ll find another special lady to take there who will then learn that I took my ex-wife there and create a headache on what should be a romantic weekender because I’m repeating the shit i did with my ex wife.

              Hmmm…. I think I have a good hypothetical question to ask my date tonight instead of the usual job interview style BS.

              1. Maybe I’ll find another special lady

                I’m sure you will, man. It takes patience.

                1. By “special lady” I mean a woman with a considerable dowry.

                  1. I think Bruce Jenner has some $…

                    1. Oddly enough, I’m working on an Armenian girl right now. Thankfully not a Kardashian though. But tonight is a different one. Speaking of which, gotta jet. Enjoy the PM thread reasonoids.

                  2. I just made sure on the second try that she was hot, intelligent, and financially independent, and of course, with no dependent children.

                    1. Pics please.

                  3. Dude, dowry doesn’t mean breasts.

                    1. We all know it means tracts of land.

                    2. insert witty great tracts of land comment

  35. To keep us all entertained I submit

    1) Washington Post op-ed: War with Iran is probably our best option

    Does this mean that our only option is war? Yes, although an air campaign targeting Iran’s nuclear infrastructure would entail less need for boots on the ground than the war Obama is waging against the Islamic State, which poses far smaller a threat than Iran does.

    2) and the Lew Rockwell response: The Washington Post Will Kill Us All

    When you’re starting wars, not on the grounds that fictional weapons of mass destruction will kill you otherwise, not on the pretense of preventing an attack on civilians, but on the grounds that if you don’t start a war now someone else could theoretically start one later, you have set up a logic of Armageddon. And it may kill us all. We may die in part of overdosing on Hollywood movies with happy endings that convince us reality looks like that. But we won’t all die, I feel fairly certain, without the Washington Post cheering death through the door.

    1. Wow. Those sure are two incredibly stupid op-eds.

    2. I propose that a bunch of us (not politicians, we render them inert first) go over to Iran and set down with the Persians and discuss this. Then we decide to launch all of their leaders and ours, together, in a rocket headed straight into the sun. Then we get down with some serious partay.

      1. Look, man, if we’re embracing a bloody revolution let’s not treat it like some antiseptic polyp removal. Fetch out the gallows and Madame La Guillotine; firing squads for the pitiable cornhusker pols and something altogether more colorfully tailored for the coastal elites. Peine forte et dure to elicit confessions, and auto-da-f? to cap off the show trials. We have thousands of years under our belts handling political and social pariahs. Let’s enjoy it.

        1. So, you don’t think the first few moments of being strapped to the outside of a heavy lift rocket might be a pretty terrible experience? Ok, back to the guillotine.

          And all of this time, I’ve been proposing a much more humane solution. I’ve named it ‘Leave us the fuck alone!’

          1. It lacks a certain hefty blade to it.

    3. Harldy unexpected from a neo-con board member of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.

      Perhaps he will also volunteer to be first in line to lead the charge?

  36. It’s just as bad or probably worse in Ireland.

    A political activist due to give a speech in Trinity college on apostasy and the rise of Islam has claimed the event has been cancelled after the college tried to attach conditions to it.
    Maryam Namazie was due to give a speech at the Society for International Affairs on Monday, March 23rd.
    In a blog posted on Friday, Ms Namazie claimed the society feared the event could be one-sided and that it had taken advice from college security on imposing certain conditions.

    She alleged these questions were not raised with Islamist speakers. “I call them Islamist, not Muslim, because they are a political movement organising on university campuses.
    “An Islamist speaker was invited last month and he has explained why apostates should get the death penalty. He has explained why there is the punishment of stoning for adultery and so forth. None of these conditions were put on him.

    1. feared the event could be one-sided and that it had taken advice from college security on imposing certain conditions.

      If it was campus security requesting conditions I doubt “one-sidedness” was what they were actually concerned with.

      1. She seems to agree:

        “I’ve just been informed…that college security (why security?) has claimed that the event would show the college is ‘one-sided’ and would be ‘antagonising’ to ‘Muslim students’; they threatened to cancel my talk,” the blog post read.

  37. I’m … kinda down with this guy? I’ve already experienced the “questioning rape stats is a violent act” phenomenon, so I can only imagine what it must be like to do it in college. Also, somewhat a proponent of occasional trolling… sorta… so I may be into this. Needs more sampling.

    1. It’s all about free speech. I get the guy, totally understand where he’s coming from. The atmosphere on a lot of today’s university campuses is totally repressive. He’s just fighting back. I respect the guy.

  38. There seems to be a middle step missing here.

  39. This guy’s basically what happens when you stuff Kanye West’s ego into an incompetent college student.

    1. That being said, troll on you magnificent bastard, troll on.

  40. “I am the God of MRA’s [men’s rights activists], Anti?feminists, Anti?Marxists, Libertarians, and White, heternormative men and women everywhere,”

    Does that make him a failed Baptist or an aspiring Mormon bishop ?

  41. So, basically, this character is doing to Liberal Professors and a Liberal campus what the Radical Left used to do to non-radical professors (they were almost certainly Leftist Professors, they just weren’t leftist ENOUGH) and moderate campuses in the late ’60’s and early ’70’s. And, not surprisingly, the Liberals are having a cow.

    Good theatre. not sure what, if anything, it will accomplish. Not sure what, if anything, the Radical theatre of the ’60’s accomplished. The Left certainly thinks it did a lot, but they have a way of awarding themselves medals that would shame a Soviet general.

    I hope this guy has a backup plan for earning a living.

  42. African-Americans start to mumble, they wanna rumble
    Mix ’em and cook ’em in a pot like gumbo

    Me you can go toe to toe, no maybe
    I’m knockin’ African-Americans out the box daily

    I’m a bad motherfucker and you know this
    But the pussy-ass African-Americans won’t show this

    1. Hard A dude!

      1. Hard AA dammit!

  43. If colleges punished students for being purely “disruptive”, half the campus population might on academic probation right now.

    There are speeches, assemblies, and board meetings being disrupted and “occupied” by leftist activists every day. This guy corrected an error in class and intentionally acted “offensively” to prove a point. Not the same thing as blocking streets and throwing things at windows.

  44. If colleges punished students for being purely “disruptive”, half the campus population might on academic probation right now.

    There are speeches, assemblies, and board meetings being disrupted and “occupied” by leftist activists every day. This guy corrected an error in class and intentionally acted “offensively” to prove a point. Not the same thing as blocking streets and throwing things at windows.

    1. That’s true about out of class stuff, we still don’t really how disruptive or not he was in class.

  45. Guess I must stand with this guy since I was willing to call the Westboro dumbfucks some of the country’s most important speech-rights activists.

  46. Wrong. This guy is no manarXist, but just another eucryptoauthoritarian. His whole shtick enforces the assumption of [legitimate] *authority* on part of the professor, as local ambassador of the ?Agency of Control?. Rather than breaking through the pretense and shenanigans of power, as he seems to, perhaps, be pretending to do, he in fact strengthens them by engaging the professor as something other than a contractor providing a service for pay and brotherman. For what it’s worth, they generally insist quite vigorously on participation in the fiction of a power gradient, and he likely would have never got this far treating everybody as adults; in my limitted experience with the professorial type, that’s the thing that sets them into a frenzy quicker than anything–students failing to treat them as their surrogate fathers and they–the students–yet wee children in their charge (a character seemingly nigh universal amongst the younger professors, but frequently less apparent in their elders). A college professor “disciplining” his student is preposterous. A college student behaving in a way that cries out for “discipline” is preposterouser.

    1. And what a bunch of pussies…?

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  48. Howdy Reason trolls,
    Long time reader, first time troller. First off – piss off, I really enjoy these comment boards, you guys are awesome. The amount of mean spirit is close to zero, looks like you can actually have semi-derp/intelligent conversations without having to silence dissenting views. I have come to hate your proggie trolls Bo and Buttplug, for that I am grateful.
    On this article: True is trying too hard but I applaud him for the effort. You go my niggah.(I don’t mean that possessively).
    Love,
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  49. Man, this is the funniest string of Reason comments I have ever read. I should come here more often.

  50. Soave’s bias on this story is transparent.

    Those who actually listen to True’s half-hour interview with Charles C. Johnson, will see a highly intelligent, erudite, socially-conscious, thoughtful young man who is unafraid to be controversial and to push the myriad “trigger warning” buttons that political correctness has imposed on campus culture.

    Soave quotes from True’s rambling “Open Letter” out of context in order to paint him as an egotistical madman.

    He fails to note, however, that those remarks were prefaced with “Now, I am going to assume a stage persona… Pissing people off mode now”

    For an analysis of this incident in the larger context of the stifling of free expression on America’s campuses in deference to the sensibilities of self-declared victimhood, including Jeremiah True’s own explanation of what occurred in class and since, and a past example of a similar class incident in which Pancho Savery resolved the conflict constructively, see: Illiberalism & Hypocrisy on America’s Campuses

  51. That Soave uses the term “microaggressions” indicates that he’s either a member or a supporter of the Society of Hypersensitive Self-Defined Victims Who See Monsters In Every Shadow.

    1. I wonder if Mr. Soave, after refusing to use “nigger” as the first word of his article, then negotiated the use of “nigger” at least once in the body of the article, since he does use it exactly once — in a quotation by Mr. True.

  52. We’re missing the timeline. Did they drive him crazy, or was he crazy from the start?

    No intrepid reporter has laid out the chronology. Did he start out with appropriately-phrased objections, only to be met with personal attacks? Or did he start out by shouting?

  53. He goes to Reed College for FREE because they gave him a tuition waiver due to his being a black man and obviously not too bad of a brain but then this prick starts shouting nigger at random people on campus to bring attention to himself. JT apologize to Reed for this lapse in judgment and get on with your free, elite, and highly privileged education. Good luck to you bro.

  54. Does he walk around w/ a fake parrot on his shoulder? If so he should be kicked out of college.

    1. Unfortunately, it’s a real radical feminist parrot, and it constantly parrots the debunked “1-in-5” myth.

  55. For an analysis of this incident in the larger context of the stifling of free expression on America’s campuses in deference to the sensibilities of self-declared victimhood, including Jeremiah True’s own explanation of what occurred in class and since, and a past example of a similar class incident in which Pancho Savery resolved the conflict constructively, see:
    Illiberalism & Hypocrisy on America’s Campuses

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