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This Video of a Student Stealing a MAGA Hat Is Your Depressing Dose of Reality Today

"She took my hat."

MAGAScreenshot via Campus ReformAre you feeling chipper? Happy about the state of the world, for some reason? Maybe the Trump administration's (belated) decision to let Puerto Rico off of the Jones Act hook put you in a good mood? Well, sorry.

Watch and weep as two students at the University of California-Riverside fight—like children—over a MAGA hat.

It all started when a presumably leftist female student stole the hat from the head of a conservative male student and immediately marched to the campus's student life building.

"Look at the kind of shit he's wearing?" she said. "You know what this represents? Genocide."

The hat-owner began filming the altercation as the hat-taker implored administrators to punish him for wearing it. "This is mine," he said. "You do not get to take other people's property that is legally theirs in this country."

"Man, fuck your laws," was her reply.

And so it went for another 10 minutes, as the administrators watched helplessly. The students traded barbs: freedom of speech allows me to wear that hat—I swear to God I could burn this shit—it's mine, give it back—Make America Great again, America was never great—if you don't like it you can get out, go to Mexico, go wherever the hell you want—you don't know shit about me. And on and on.

These were adult college students. Not preschoolers. Not toddlers. We repeat, adults. One saw something she didn't like—a hat—and thought the best thing to do was steal it, and tattle to mom and dad (the administration) assuming their obligation to protect her from hats she doesn't like. His response was to tattle to the entire world— with his phone.

Campus Reform obtained the video footage, but did not provide any additional context, so we don't know whether there was some kind of confrontation prior to the seizing of the hat. The female student is particularly irritated that the male student would walk into a conference dressed as a he was, so it's possible he was looking to provoke, and succeeded.

Again, to be clear, people get to walk around a public university campus wearing whatever hats they want. If this makes you want to set something on fire, you're in for a rough life.

But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

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Photo Credit: Screenshot via Campus Reform

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    His response was to tattle to the entire world— with his phone.

    Asserting property rights in a public forum is so gauche.

  • SC Wittan||

    Reason should take a stand and not show any video from "tattle-tails"

  • DJF||

    They should ban everyone who has private property.

  • Microaggressor||

    Lead the revolution, comrade

  • Entelechy||

    I hereby nominate for rustication to UC Riverside, President Faust & Dean Kuresh that they may see there realized the future they intend for Harvard

  • Bearded Spock||

    I'm mystified as to what Robby thinks his proper response should be. Beat the hell out of her and take it back?

    And the real villains here besides the SJW are the spineless administrators, who are apparently incapable of maintaining order on campus.

  • Paloma||

    Although he IS a guy and could just run up to her at any time when she was running over to the administrators and just yank it out of her hands.

  • Brandybuck||

    My thought exactly. If it were some hulking dude grabbing the clothing off of a petite female it might be different. Petite female might have no choice but to follow to the administrator and write off the hat as a lost cause. But this isn't that case. The guy should have just grabbed his hat back.

  • target||

    he tries, she holds on, struggle ensues. She claims assault, he is charged and thrown out of school no video so he said/she said argument, public opinion sides with minority being beaten by white privileged, male, cis gendered, trump supporter. Behind the scenes collage bows to pressure and kicks him out of school, while police refuse to prosecute because she admits to taking the hat, but the public just sees the lack of charge as more white privilege, and cops letting whitey beat on minority, riots ensue.... or he could just film it and make his case to "mommy" which is the place that is holding thousands maybe tens of thousands of dollars he paid for schooling, and that can kick him out and keep the money with the slightest excuse.

  • target||

    I don't like it either, but this is the rule and punishment system we have in place. I personally would have found it very, very hard not to knock her ass out when she said "fuck your laws"

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Ah for the days when one could legitimately live outside of the laws... To be a true "outlaw", requiring neither to comply with the law nor to receive protection from it.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    He should have called ICE to see if she's even here legally. Would have been funny as shit to see the commie bitch deported.

  • Paloma||

    I just don't think it would be much of a struggle to yank it out of her hands. Most guys could do it to a girl easily. Guys shouldn't be that intimidated. I don't fault him for recording it though.

  • Trainer||

    She would have made it a struggle, added that he touched her breasts and then required a trip to the hospital via ambulance for her because when he grabbed the had he pulled her down and now she's injured. That's what passive aggression is all about- to puts people in a situation where there are no good solutions. I think he handled it the best way possible given the situation.

    Now, the school emplyees- that's another story. They should have told her grow up and to give the hat back directly to him or they were going to call the campus police arrest her butt and have her expelled.

  • Liberty =><= Equality||

    Right, I'm sure she'd just let him.

    If he touches her he's expelled. And then Robby's job of blaming the victim would have been a lot easier.

  • Paloma||

    She wouldn't have to let him. He doesn't need to even ask.

  • Longtobefree||

    And be charged under Title IX for 'stripping' a female in public.

  • Brother Kyfho||

    Yeah, physically dominating a snowflake (even if the provoking crime is video'd) and taking something from her, that would turn out ju-u-u-u-u-ust fine.

    There is no way that guy doesn't get expelled for a Title IX violation.

    PATRIARCHY!!!!!!!

  • Marty Feldman's Eyes||

    I'm mystified as to what Robby thinks

    I'm mystified as to how Robby thinks this is blog-worthy. Just because your beat is higher education doesn't mean you have to make a note of every unimportant playground spat.

  • Longtobefree||

    Robby does not think; Robby trolls.
    And we fall for it.

  • ALWAYS RIGHT||

    Robby is as "snowflake" as it gets. I can't imagine him controlling his bitch.

  • josh||

    I take it as more a criticism that today's generation think they have to post everything because it's not just about what happened, it's about getting a reaction to it so you can feel everyone else sympathizing or applauding you. It's a dramatic comparison, but it's sort of like serial killers taking trophies.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I think that criticism is only valid from someone with no social media presence.

  • josh||

    Having a social media presence might make the person a hypocrite, but the criticism itself is valid if it's reasonable, regardless of who says it. Of course, I leave it to social media to decide if it's reasonable.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    HE should have offered her his cock, but she's clearly into clams. Kind of a fatty uggo too.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    "Look at the kind of shit he's wearing?" she said. "You know what this represents? Genocide."

    No hyperbole here. It's just another point of view.

  • Rhywun||

    To be clear!

  • WakaWaka||

    It's "to be sure".

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    It's is known.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    My response would be, "If only."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The female student is particularly irritated that the male student would walk into a conference dressed as a he was, so it's possible he was looking to provoke, and succeeded.

    There is little as provocative as a man wearing a hat indoors. What are they teaching kids these days?

  • GILMORE™||

    "She was asking for it; did you see what she was wearing?"

  • Sevo||

    And: " the administrators watched helplessly. "
    Yes, they were helpless in the face of theft! Far be it from them to assume stealing something is, perhaps, illegal.

  • GILMORE™||

    Or to simply assert their authority and ask her,

    "is that his property?"

    and if she says yes, say,

    "return his property or you will be suspended for violating school policy and this will be reported as a criminal matter"

    How fucking difficult would that be? when i was in college no one would give a flying fuck about the reasons why or their feelings or 'talking about it'. they'd simply go, "either resolve this now or there's a problem".

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    "Man, fuck your laws," was her reply.

    I agree, let's just say 'fuck off' to laws. Let's see who blinks first. Me or you.

  • ||

    Let's see who blinks first. Me or you.

    Let's see who can hit the other the softest. You go first.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    If I were released from all legal consequence in a conflict with a progtard, the progtard would not be breathing very long.

  • ALWAYS RIGHT||

    The worse law that we have is that it is a crime to beat the shit out of a woman.

  • Hugh Akston||

    And so it went for another 10 minutes, as the administrators watched helplessly. The students traded barbs: freedom of speech allows me to wear that hat—I swear to God I could burn this shit—it's mine, give it back—Make America Great again, America was never great—if you don't like it you can get out, go to Mexico, go wherever the hell you want—you don't know shit about me. And on and on.

    H&R comment thread LARPing.

  • GeneralWeygand||

    Now that was funny

  • Cynical Asshole||

    H&R comment thread LARPing.

    *starts slow clap*

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    One saw something she didn't like—a hat—and thought the best thing to do was steal it, and tattle to mom and dad (the administration) assuming their obligation to protect her from hats she doesn't like. His response was to tattle to the entire world— with his phone.

    Who... whoa... wai... wai...wait a second here. Wait a second here. I'm tryin' Ringo, I'm tryin' real hard here. Did that nurse who was arrested by the thug cop 'tattle to the world' when she released her video? I know the cops think she did.

    So Trump's response to Charlottesville was correct, there was 'bad behavior on both sides'?

  • WakaWaka||

    I think Robbie just wrote the perfect article to convince people that Reason is about as 'Libertarian' as the New Republic

  • Bearded Spock||

    We went through this during the Ferguson riots, when some Reason writers seemed to think that rioting and looting were libertarian values, because police brutality.

    Note to Robby: Petty theft, especially politically-motivated petty theft, is NOT a libertarian value.

  • GILMORE™||

    If i recall, it was something like, "property destruction is speech, not violence"

    it wasn't really justifying the behavior as valid, but rationalizing it as well-motivated

  • Pro Libertate||

    Destruction of my property by me can be speech. Destroying your property is a crime.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Whoops, wrote up this exact response basically before I saw The Pro made it first.

  • GILMORE™||

    actually i think that argument was made by someone @ Gawker, and reason just mocked it

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/11.....ts-good-fo

  • buybuydandavis||

    Salon

  • Iheartskeet||

    Ha !

    Damnit thats a good line.

  • damikesc||

    Who... whoa... wai... wai...wait a second here. Wait a second here. I'm tryin' Ringo, I'm tryin' real hard here. Did that nurse who was arrested by the thug cop 'tattle to the world' when she released her video? I know the cops think she did.

    So Trump's response to Charlottesville was correct, there was 'bad behavior on both sides'?

    She was a woman and, in Robby's world, women can never be solely responsible for a problem.

  • Brother Kyfho||

    > in Robby's world, women can never be solely responsible for a problem.

    That's exactly what feminists say.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    There are a couple elements that have to come into play for one to use the term correctly. One is that the person easily (or appears to easily) melts under the heat of opposing viewpoints. The other is a perceived sense of being special, unique.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Isn't everyone who wears a MAGA hat special?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Different kind of special maybe.

  • B.P.||

    "But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it."

    Yeah, man up! She had no power over her actions, you tricksy agitator!

  • Spartacus||

    Again, to be clear, people get to walk around a public university campus wearing whatever hats they want.

    It's true, I walk around campus here wearing my penis-shaped top hat all the time. It's very popular. Most people say they always knew I was a dickhead anyway.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    The female student is particularly irritated that the male student would walk into a conference dressed as a he was, so it's possible he was looking to provoke, and succeeded.

    Obligatory.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    What is the setting there where everyone is sitting in thrones dressed in full formal wear? Is that just Oxford?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I believe it's a clip of an Oxford debate-- at Oxford. I love it when he snubs the woman interrupting him with a question.

  • Sevo||

    At 5:02, the woman on the right chuckles about the Roman blowing Junior...

  • Sevo||

    Never saw that before. His vids will get more looks. Thanks.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    I agree, there's nothing that makes me want to intervene in someone's couture than seeing a hat I don't like. And if I take it, don't be a whiny little bitch about it.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    I had a t-shirt made that says "Have a Trumptastic Day!". Some people don't like it. I delight in their ire.

  • WakaWaka||

    Libertarians for property theft, because feelz!

    Peak Robbie.

  • SC Wittan||

    I'm sure he'll fix that in the next version

  • AlmightyJB||

    To be sure...

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Look at her, she was clearly asking for it.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Asking for what. A burka?

  • croaker||

    Either a burka or a helicopter ride.

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Perhaps a burlap sack?
    Anything to cover up that offensive visage.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Wow. She is an idiot. Hat = Genocide. Wearing hat = no conscience.

  • WakaWaka||

    The funniest part here? This idiot is speaking at a 'Free Speech Forum'. Spiked really screwed-up inviting this numbskull

  • Mickey Rat||

    She wanted him punished for wearing a hat that somehow she argues with straight face represents genocide and he broadcasted this boundless childish stupidity to the world.

    Morally equivalent acts, obviously.

  • SC Wittan||

    Best part: Genocide of a *bunch* of people

  • Juice||

    Well, did he get his hat back or what? Don't leave me hanging here.

  • AlmightyJB||

    His Genocide/Rape hat?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Great song off my favorite Judas Priest album.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Unleashed in Berkely?

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    I would love to have one of those! Would it give me genocide powers?

  • GILMORE™||

    if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set,

    what the fuck does that even mean?

  • GILMORE™||

    it's possible he was looking to provoke

    Somehow by the end of the piece it went from "possible" to "the only possible interpretation".

  • AlmightyJB||

    He was using it as retard bait?

  • GILMORE™||

    Robby somehow manages to attribute nefarious motives to someone wearing a fucking hat.

    Because political speech by group X is aggressive provocation, whereas speech from group Y is noble and pure and deserving of sympathy even if their methods are sometimes illiberal.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    The hat is pretty damn red. That would provoke anyone I know.

  • GILMORE™||

    I guess Robby's just a racist, and is suggesting that minorities are unthinking animals who can't be held responsible for their own actions.

  • AlmightyJB||

    I can't wait to go around spray painting Che shirts. I mean how can they complain when they're provoking me like that.

  • GILMORE™||

    "Its self defense against communism!"

  • Paloma||

    Except Che Guevara really DOES represent genocide.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Triggered.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Bitch set me up

  • AlmightyJB||

    Women have no agency.

  • ||

    Some women have no agency.

  • XM||

    There's some agency for women in this country somewhere, funded by taxpayers.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    If she's 36-24-36, I can provide an agency...

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Only if she is 5' 3".

    /Sir-Mix-A-Lot

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    This video is a perfect example of the atrocities committed against the service industry every day. Working a desk at student life, working in a store, working at a help-desk, all of us who worked these jobs know that this is not a rare occurrence. This is every day life.

    Poor guy, hopefully this brings awareness to people and let us stop ruining their lives.

  • B.P.||

    Are you kidding? If I were manning the student life desk, I'd be laughing my ass off at this display. Beats the hell out of fielding complaints about the breakfast cereal choices in the chow hall.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    My guess is that would just lead to him getting in trouble. Really, in that situation it falls on you to attempt to diffuse the situation, or even call the campus police. It's a humongous hassle and is an everyday occurrence when you work a desk.

  • lafe.long||

    Her: (indignant) "How the fuck do you know that I'm brown?"

    Then, later....

    Him: "I'm half Nicaraguan"

    Her: "Regardless of what races you have within you, you pass as a white man"

    That's gold, right there.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I miss when you just called people Uncle Toms.

  • AlmightyJB||

    They've simplified their name calling. Everyone is now a Nazi

  • Bearded Spock||

    In this case the proper epithet would be "Tio Tomas".

  • DenverJ||

    There's this vegetable/fruit called a tomatio. It could be translated either as"Littles tomato" or, since "tio" means "Uncle", as "Uncle Tom".
    The now you know.

  • perlchpr||

    That's "tomatillo", actually.

  • DenverJ||

    And the proper response isn't "I'm a minority, too!"
    They proper response is "Fuck you. My rights don't depends on what race I am. You fucking racist."

  • Atlasgolf||

    Petty theft is obvious. Assault and battery for touching him. I'd say give her 10 days in jail to "study the world" she actually lives in instead of the fantasy in her head. Oh and expulsion.

  • Paloma||

    I'd be up for that.

  • OGREtheTroll||

    Snatching a hat off someones head is indeed battery, as is grabbing something out of their hands. Threatening to do so by words or actions is assault. In any event, shes committed a misdemeanor criminal offense here.

  • Lily Bulero||

    So let's suppose, for the sake of discussion, he wanted someone to steal his hat so he could videotape it.

    Yes, if it was a trap the lefty student fell right into it and by all means let us point and laugh.

  • paranoid android||

    So let's suppose, for the sake of discussion, he wanted someone to steal his hat so he could videotape it.

    I would bet $100 that is exactly what happened and I agree completely with your second sentence.

    Though I'd point out that it's also another milestone in the right's co-opting of the left's "victim culture" tactics

  • Lily Bulero||

    Maybe the right *is* doing this, but setting a trap so we can see progs doing their prog thing...doesn't sound like victim culture.

    Without the footage, they'd deny taking the hat. If you want footage, you may have to put on the hat, walk through a prog-infested area, and film the result.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    The law is the law.

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    "Fuck your laws"

    /Every Progtard, Everywhere

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    I would love to oblige them so we can settle things with them. Once and for all.

  • damikesc||

    Though I'd point out that it's also another milestone in the right's co-opting of the left's "victim culture" tactics

    She stole his property.

    It isn't victim "culture". He was, in fact, a victim.

    And anything he did would lead to her protesting and getting drummed out of school and Robby shaking his head and how racist this guy had to have been.

  • Alcibiades||

    It's theft, he should have called the cops and pressed charges.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    No, I think getting a video and showing it to the world is the best response.

  • GILMORE™||

    UGH WHAT ARE YOU SOME KIND OF SNOWFLAKE!?!?

    (sips wine, tweets story to peers)

  • Lily Bulero||

    Replacement Trump hat - a few bucks

    Getting a video of a leftist putting socialism into practice - priceless.

  • Lily Bulero||

    The Berkeley PD?

  • Lily Bulero||

    Oh, UC-Riverside, my bad.

  • Brother Kyfho||

    Calling the cops is NEVER a good idea. Only thing ANTIFA's right about.

  • Alcibiades||

    God, the ignorant bitch thought the office workers were gonna let her steal his hat.

  • DenverJ||

    Right! She really did, too. I'ma blame helicopter parenting. Kids aren't learning to settle shit by themselves, how to stand up to bullies, how to make and enforce rules to games. Instead, when there is a dispute, they automatically look for an authority figure to mediate. And this stupid twit thought that, since obviously she's right and good and noble, and he's (ugh!) a Trump supporter, then she's right and Daddy/Mommy/Authority would rebuke him and praise her. And if even half of my interpretation is correct, then this country is doomed.
    DOOMED! DOOMED I say! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!

  • JeremyR||

    So believing you have property rights now makes you a whiny snowflake?

  • Bearded Spock||

    It's Reason. All those NoVa cocktail parties.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I would have called the police and laughed as she was handcuffed.

    Put the hat back on and said MAGA!

  • Bearded Spock||

    If the UCR campus police did anything besides make her give it back, it would likely be citing her for petty theft.

    No arrest in this case, unless she decided to get mouthy with them.

  • buybuydandavis||

    She's definitely not the type to get mouthy.

  • WakaWaka||

    Reason is making Paul Ryan look like John Galt in comparison.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Obamacare Now and Forever!

  • John C. Randolph||

    "Man, fuck your laws," was her reply.

    If someone took my property and refused to give it back, it would cost them some blood. Hurt feelz are not a license for petty theft.

    -jcr

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    And remember, progtards aren't really people. they have no souls. So anything you do to them is ok.

  • Brother Kyfho||

    > If someone took my property and refused to give it back, it would cost them some blood

    And you your enrollment at that school. No way that doesn't get flouted as a Title IX violation.

    PATRIARCHY !!!!!!!!

  • Pro Libertate||

    From the libertarian POV, it's pretty simple: taking the hat was wrong. Well, that was easy.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Yeah, but he could have just taken it like a man.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    To be sure, the guy definitely could have chosen to have a less whiny voice.

    God, I missed Robby.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, sure, but I think the best way to deal with this increasingly insane world is to distill these things down to their essence. Tired of all of the spin.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    The guy had to write something today. Sheesh.

  • Paloma||

    If he grabs it out of her hands, he's still not violating the NAP. She is.

  • DenverJ||

    If he punches her in the throat he's not violating the NAP. Don't wanna get throat punched? Don't violate my rights, don't steal my shit.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Forget the throat punch, deporting her back to whatever Tlaxcalan shithole she migrated from would be punishment enough.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Quit or be fired, Zouave. We won't have this revanchist French surrender-monkey BS here any longer.

  • GeneralWeygand||

    Tres bien!

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Spasibo.

    I've been waiting to use that one for a long time.

  • GeneralWeygand||

    As soon as I saw "Zouave" I knew I must subscribe to your newsletter. That really was good.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    {curtsies}

    Sadly, my newsletter is still in development hell at present. Although I do have a preview of its aimed-for stylistic tone in my handle.

  • DenverJ||

    Get a room, you two.
    Also, I googled "revanchist" even though I'm pretty sure I know the word, and up pops a Wikipedia page that I recognize from just a few weeks ago.
    Sigh
    I really thought that I was fairly literate, with a pretty cromulent vocabulary, or at least that I would remember looking up that same word just weeks ago. I'ma blame alcohol, pot, and maybe just not caring enough.

  • DenverJ||

    Get a room, you two.
    Also, I googled "revanchist" even though I'm pretty sure I know the word, and up pops a Wikipedia page that I recognize from just a few weeks ago.
    Sigh
    I really thought that I was fairly literate, with a pretty cromulent vocabulary, or at least that I would remember looking up that same word just weeks ago. I'ma blame alcohol, pot, and maybe just not caring enough.

  • DenverJ||

    Double post. Perfect.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    My response to your revelation of deficiency in taste and politesse is also in my handle.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    "Y-you punched me! How could you do that?"

    "You vagina people wanted to be treated like men would be, right?"

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    A vagina person is a completely different thing entirely, existing largely in ancient drawing. (Hasn't been disproven yet though)

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Incorrect, there have been recent confirmed sightings in DC and other major American metro areas.

  • DenverJ||

    Here's picture of two little girls, maybe 7?, holding up a sign with the word vagina. Their mom and/or dad should be horsewhipped.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    "Man, fuck your laws," was her reply.

    The rule of law doesn't matter to anyone! ANYONE!!!!!

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Speaking of whiny snowflakes who were just sitting there, minding their own business.

    The City of Seattle is essentially one big 'safe injection' site and open air drug market. As a result, overdose deaths have gone way up.

    Now, from my perspective, sounds like the problem is self-correcting.

    But according to Seattle officials, the real culprit is Purdue Pharma.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Suing the manufacturers seems to be the new thing. Miami is planning to do the same.

    Hey, we couldn't sue the gun companies over misuse, let's try "big pharma".

  • croaker||

    Public officials who sue should lose their right to pain control.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Imagine their disappointment in 10 years when the Taliban doesn't show up to their court date.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Suing the Taliban is punching down.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Oh, right, I forgot that as of 9/8/2016 the Dems are the party that's okay with outsourcing jobs to the Third World.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    *11/8/2016

    In my defense, November actually *means* 9 in Latin.

  • perlchpr||

    Well, that's some serious bullshit.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I have increasingly seen this rationale thrown about. That the pill manufacturers are far and away the cause of all of this. I've started seeing it enough that I wouldn't be surprised if a class action happens about it.

  • Rebel Scum||

    But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    Maybe we should treat theft and assault like theft and assault.

  • AlmightyJB||

  • GeneralWeygand||

    You have an IQ of 60 if you think Maryland's abbreviation is CA

  • AlmightyJB||

    Yes, I got today's school perv articles mixed up.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017.....-boys.html

  • GeneralWeygand||

    Then disregard my schoolyard opportunism

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Where were those teachers when I was in High School? I feel like I missed out. Although I wouldn't fuck her with Crusty's dick. She looks like she fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    It's rape if they're fat and ugly.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Huh. That's pretty fucking low. Almost 3 stddev below, assuming my old knowledge of IQ is still valid.

  • sharmota4zeb||

    Non-aggression principle. She started it. He has the right to defend his property.

  • SIV||

    When John Lewis lead his march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge he was just trying to provoke.

  • ||

    Free Will is an illusion. It's provocation all the way down.

  • Rockabilly||

    A glimpse into the demented mind of the democrat progressive communist

  • Brandybuck||

    Fratboys could get away with taking other fratboys's hats, because fratboys are whiny kindergartners. But it was always considered fair game to punch the shit out of someone who took your hat.

    If I were in school today and this happened, I would NOT meektly follow this person to the aministratators office. I would just grab my hat back. If she took it again I would pull out my phone NOT to film the whining but to call the cops. Hell, if I were in a bad enough mood I might just punch the shit out of her anyway.

    p.s. Of course I would not be caught dead in a MAGA hat. But the principle is the same. Keep your mitts off my hat!

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    If I was him I would have roundhouse kicked her 3 times, then pulled out my gun and shot her 17 times.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Shit, if I'd known you were a cop, I might've been more respectful these last few weeks.

    (LOL JK no I wouldn't've. Fuck your laws!)

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Wait, 17 rounds? Ugh, Glock fanboy. Swiping left.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    It's whiny little snowflakes all the down. Even Robbie's being a whiny little snowflake by whining about whiny little snowflakes. I hope you all get Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Agammamon||

    "Man, fuck your laws," was her reply.

    That's when you say 'OK' and proceed to beat the shit out of her.

  • croaker||

    A MAGA hat needs a t-shirt that says "Free bullet with every hat."

  • Liberty =><= Equality||

    If he were setting a trap for them to take his hat, it would have been better if he smeared his semen all over the hat first.

  • Liberty =><= Equality||

    But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    Which Robby has no reason to believe happened, other than that assuming it helps him soften the criticism of the SJW thief. And even if he did, it doesn't compare to theft.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You know, I'd like Reason or Cato to do an article about what is still right about our legal and political systems. Not about technology giving us secret libertarian powers. I mean a real analysis of what rights we truly have today. Zero is wrong, but it's less wrong than we're winning.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Man is assaulted and has property stolen. Instead of calling campus security, college administration does nothing.

    But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    Robby blames the guy robbed for "whining".

    What next, Reason, cheering on some of that good old antifa marxist terrorism to "bash the fash"?

    Usually it's just the ridiculous false equivalency of a few thousand Nazis and white nationalists to the institutional power wielded by Marxists. Marxists are bad, but Nazis are bad too, the Right and Left are really just the same.

    Now, when the Left assaults the Right, and the Right complains, the Right is being "whiny". Are you really looking forward to the day when the Right starts fighting back *in kind*?

    They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Do you think if a Trump supporter had stolen a muslim women's Hijab, Robby would bitch *her* our for being whiny?

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    That depends on the length of the hijab.

  • Brother Kyfho||

    And, of course, what's under it.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    "If bitch didn't want it, she shoulda worn a burqa."

    -Zouave

  • Sevo||

    buybuydandavis|9.28.17 @ 7:41PM|#
    "Do you think if a Trump supporter had stolen a muslim women's Hijab, Robby would bitch *her* our for being whiny?
    To be sure....

  • Shapu||

    Is Soave actually being serious?

  • AlmightyJB||

    He really wants a regular gig at HuffPo

  • Lily Bulero||

    Do they pay better than the Kochs?

    It makes me question the Kochs' octopus-like ubiquity and sinister powers.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Well Verizon owns them now and they're broke so we'll see.

  • Brother Kyfho||

    How so?

  • Sevo||

    "Is Soave actually being serious?"

    If similar sentiments were posted in the comments, they'd be questioned as 'sarc?'.

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Someone needs to beat the shit out of her "in front of a group of people" and then, when she tried to press assault charges: "man, fuck your laws".

    That is all.

  • Memory Hole||

    People are fucking retarded. Not sure there's a larger takeaway here.

  • buybuydandavis||

    But Reason didn't used to give retards a byline.

  • JurisCani||

    I agree. Robby is retarded.

  • AlmightyJB||

    She's making a very strong immigration argument here.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Genocide and Nazis
    That's all I am to you
    Genocide and Nazis
    No wonder you're so blue
    Genocide and Nazis
    Make me feel warm inside
    Genocide and Nazis
    You should run and hide
    Genocide and Nazis
    You really went for broke
    Genocide and Nazis
    You think that makes you woke
    Since you've Godwinned everything
    Where will you go to now
    The only names that might be worse
    Are Stalin, Pot, and Mao

  • Juice||

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i6J2fcrKi8

    Looks like you can be white and stay with antifa. For now. Later they might just decide you're next.

    "You're still white. You're still responsible. This is your fault. You're inherently racist. It's in your blood. It's in your DNA."

  • AlmightyJB||

    What's a racist again?

  • Lily Bulero||

    If you try to get all logical and ask for definitions, it means you're a racist.

  • Lily Bulero||

    and racist means nazi which means punchable.

    /sarc

  • AlmightyJB||

    Oh good, I was worried that I was doing it wrong.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    No, no, that's only libertarians (which are a kind of racist, but fortunately a rare subspecies; only high-level players encounter them, usually late-game).

    "Racist" just means "not a Trotskyite". It includes libertarians, alt-righters, conservatives, liberals, all white Democrats, and any socialist that isn't expressly in line with the Fourth International, or who actually manages to govern for a few years. So, Nicolas Maduro? TOTES racist. And any photo you happen to find of him holding the most antiracist author ever (Chomsky)'s book should be immediately turned in for "retouching".

  • Sanjuro Tsubaki||

    That was mighty fine of you to steel that hat. Don't send us to the cornfield.

  • Suellington||

    Yet another example of why I will not be donating another fucking penny to this craphole. Reason, what the fuck happened to you? Let this shitstain write for Salon. He has no fucking business here. There are reasons why your web traffic has dropped considerably. If I want to read proggie tripe there are many places to do so.

  • Longtobefree||

    Robby and California. What a two-fer.

  • Aloysious||

    Not sure if serious or Robtarded.

  • Cyto||

    Robby,

    I just don't get it. You've found a great beat. You dig up some really good stuff. You have written up some decent pieces on that beat...

    So, what the heck is the misfire that keeps making you draw these false equivalences and issue bizarre signalling equivocations?

    Go back and read that bit about how awful the guy who gets his hat stolen is for .... what? complaining about getting his hat stolen? Just give it another read, and try not to put yourself in the place of someone who thinks that all things conservative are of the Antichrist.

    Exactly what point were you trying to make at that moment? Were you really just stretching everything so you could say "college kids these days are sooooooo whiny"? That a real man would just shrug it off and let her have the hat? Or that a real man would have snatched it back? Or maybe given her the back of his hand, then snatched it?

    Please tell me that was just lazy writing in order to make a "Pox on both your houses" point, even though it didn't really fit the situation. You can't really believe that sort of thing after having spent a couple of hours thinking on the subject. I mean, you saw through the Erdely thing early on, and that cut against the narrative.

    If you wanted to put a pox on his house, you could have plucked the fact that he claims to have been at the Berkley protest... so this is kinda his thing. But whining about getting his hat stolen? C'mon, man.

  • Sevo||

    "So, what the heck is the misfire that keeps making you draw these false equivalences and issue bizarre signalling equivocations?"

    Wondering; Fool? Knave?
    Robby never bothers to suggest one or the other which leaves him in the 'pathetic POS' bucket regardless. Perhaps that's a career move on his part, but it's a cop-out here.

  • Cyto||

    This one was way worse than the normal version. Usually he would say something along the lines of "to be sure, people who wear MAGA hats in public are douchebags, but you don't have the right to...."

    But not this time. This time the douchebag had the temerity to complain. With a cell phone! So now he's equally guilty and has the huge character flaw of being a snowflake.

    (And Robby, please note that this doesn't mean that people in MAGA hats in the student union aren't douchebags. They are. Just as much as someone in a Hillary hat is a douchebag. It's just that if I'm telling the story about how the lady with the "Lean Forward" T-shirt on got assaulted by some construction worker in a Trump hat outside of Wendy's, I wouldn't say "to be sure, progressives are noted douchebags and should be ridiculed at every opportunity, but touching them is across the line", any more than I would report "to be sure, people who eat at Wendy's get what they deserve" in that story.

  • Africanis||

    So if I ran up to a woman and stole her vagina hat, she would run to the administration and tell them I touched her vagina. Then I would argue I had the right to because that woman is promoting an anti masculinity platform and penal genocide!

  • Sevo||

    And Robby would report it with a 'on the other hand' paragraph.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Just remember, these are the kinds of people chemjeff, HazelMeade, and Shika think we need more of as long as someone wants to hire them.

  • damikesc||

    Like others, Robby, I do not get what you're upset about in regards to the guy. His property was stolen. Property rights are rather important, no?

    One saw something she didn't like—a hat—and thought the best thing to do was steal it, and tattle to mom and dad (the administration) assuming their obligation to protect her from hats she doesn't like. His response was to tattle to the entire world— with his phone.

    He shot a video "telling" on her? Or did he shoot a video to show his side because we have a good idea what SHE will claim happened if he didn't video the whole thing? If a cop did the same thing and he did the exact same thing, would you be bitching about him then? What is the difference here? He was wronged. Clearly. And you STILL act like he did anything wrong here.

    But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    Libertarians now oppose property rights if they don't like the person expressing them. Grand. This movement is a non-entity politically for a reason.

  • Dick Puller, Attorney at Law||

    Like others, Robby, I do not get what you're upset about in regards to the guy. His property was stolen. Property rights are rather important, no?

    Not when it's white people's property. Don't forget the Minority Exception!

  • Moker||

    I agree - couldn't believe this kind of article was on this website. Someone finally gets the brazenness of what these fascists are like in one-on-one situations (rather than in a crowd) and he's condemned for it. Certainly didn't expect this from REASON.

  • Marshal||

    Robby's signalling to left-media publication he is politically reliable enough to blame non-leftists for being targeted.

  • OGREtheTroll||

    So who keeps coming back to read Reason just to see how they dress up left wing articles as libertarian articles?

    It seems most of the commentators have a better grasp on libertarian ideals than the columnists do.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    This chick ran to the administrators thinking they would side with her taking another person's property.

    Let that sink in.

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    You belong here Robby. Making articles great again. So brave to be sure.

  • UCrawford||

    This Video of a Student Stealing a MAGA Hat Is Your Depressing Dose of Reality Today

    Not as depressing as the continued employment of a vapid leftist cunt like Robby Soave at Reason Magazine.

    Every once in awhile I pop back in to see if Reason's regained its sanity and gone back to being a libertarian publication. Then I see some of Robby's work and realize that no, they're just another leftist publication hiding behind a mask, pretending to be something they're not.

    But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don't have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.

    If you have that much scorn and derision for someone who just wanted nothing more than to get their stolen property back and loves their country, Robby, maybe America is the wrong place for you and you should go live somewhere else. The "love it or leave it" argument may be a cliche, but if people like you and this "student" have that much contempt for property rights, freedom of speech, and laws, maybe you'd be happier somewhere that didn't have our laws or the Constitution you seem to despise so much.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    You don't have to like MAGA hats in order to think that Zouave was letting his inner Pétain out a little too much with that statement.

    Just as you don't have to hate 'Murica to think that MAGA Hat =/= Loving Your Country. Plenty of people who wear it seem to think the USA needs to be "fundamentally transformed", a la a certain recent president, just in the other direction.

    Anyway, I'm commenting specifically to increase the number of comments to 223, so I think my libertarian bonafides aren't in question.

  • vek||

    The lunacy of that cunt is why I'm pretty sure there are only two ways the future can go down:

    Peaceful secession

    Or

    Civil war

    Sane and intelligent people, like the guy who got his hat stolen, are only going to put up with this kind of shit for so long before they say "Shut your fucking mouth, or I'm shooting you bitch." It'll be killing, secession, or mass deportations unless people like this pull a full 180 in the next few years... But that ain't gonna happen in my estimation.

    We just need to kick out, ahem, I mean allow to secede, California, and maybe Oregon/Washington out of the country (for the sake of fairness landwise) and then we might be able to rejigger things back to sanity in the rest of the country after millions of people self segregate themselves to the version of the country they prefer.

    Of course the new Republic Of California will be broke in short order, but that'll be their problem! I don't think there is any way back for people as insane as this chick. It is sad that the left engineered it into being largely along racial lines, but in all fairness things usually fall back to ethno-religious lines anyway, so it may have happened anyway without their prodding. Whatever the case this country is not going to hold together as currently constructed without bloodshed IMO.

  • butt-head||

    These were adult college students. Not preschoolers. Not toddlers. We repeat, adults.

    Do they know how to change a tire?

  • Moker||

    Gee, Reason, do you know for certain that it was a trap? You're actually going to make an assumption here and blame the victim?
    I'm glad someone got the foolishness recorded - but it's all hers - none of it's his. After years of this attitude being reinforced by colleges, they think they can do whatever they like to other people with different opinions. I don't understand why someone in the college administration didn't just tell her to grow up and that kind of behavior wouldn't be tolerated. They were far too namby-pamby about it to suggest that both "talk to someone" about it. What utter nonsense. She is just one example of what's going around on these colleges. No sense of respect or common decency for anyone with any viewpoint other than their own. About time someone made an example out of one of them. Maybe, just maybe, it will send a message to the rest of the bunch that they have to behave in a civilized manner or there will be consequences.

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