A Libertarian Understanding of The MAGA Hat Smug Kid Face

Changing the way people think about news.


Changing the way people think about news.

A Libertarian Understanding of The MAGA Hat Smug Kid Face published by The 1st Amender
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Posted on 2019-01-22
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In recent news, particularly of mainstream media, posting an interesting picture that was captured at the Lincoln memorial depicting a 16 year old with a MAGA hat on. While this child had a MAGA hat on, staring with an apparent grin facing a Native American beating on a drum. This is the picture that caused the entire media to lose their minds at the rampant "White privilege."  Here are a list of articles showcasing the MAGA hat kid:

 

ABC News:

 

Huffington Post:

 

CBS News:

 

The Washington Post:

 

This is a series of completely ridiculous things that show really a deeper root of the issue. From the child's perspective, one may think their smugness deserves a "punch me" sign over his head. Though when you find out more about the young adult, it goes to show that he was in a private Catholic School and performed a silent prayer. Additionally his school was performing not political chants, but simply school chants when the Native American came up and banged his drum in his face. The intent of the smile was meant that their group effectively meant no harm, as there was quite a bit of tension.

Meanwhile there was a group of African-American pro-Muslim group that was calling out and jeering against the MAGA hat students. At the end of the day, when looking at this from a Libertarian point:

  • I don't like Trump. I don't support his authoritarian policies, nor do I enjoy people being silenced for their beliefs.
  • People have the right to their own speech. Their own distinctions and their own convictions. This goes from wearing a political hat to a man banging on the drum.
  • The media blew this way out of proportion, seeking to find a story when there really isn't.
  • There is no "white privilege." There are only individuals, ones who may be privileged and those who may not be. There are a lot of instances of white men suffering and because of this, there is no white privilege.
  • The kid wasn't even trying to be smug. He was simply smiling to know that he meant no harm during the tension.
  • There is video proof of the Native American and several African-American protestors jeering and scoffing rudely at the young adult.

At the end of the day for myself, this just serves as a comedic understanding of what our current political situation is looking like. Looking at the smug kid's face and everyone freaking out about it, just serves to me as pure comedy. I laugh at all the people who stare, jeer, and dismiss some kid who didn't even mean any harm. I laugh at those who think this is even relevant news. I laugh at those who, while many injustices happen by our government on a daily, really mean nothing when you can point out some smug kid's face.

   

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Anonymous: 2019-01-22 06:35:44 ID:3072

"There is no "white privelage." There are only individuals, ones who may be privelaged and those who may not be. There are a lot of instances of white men suffering and because of this, there is no white privelage."

First, it's "privilege."

Second, it doesn't follow that because some white people suffer from anti-caucasian policies at some instittutions and organizations there is no white privilege. It's like saying that because many people will serve black people without the CRA that they aren't racist. It's flawed logic and you'll need a stronger argument to prove your case.

> it goes to show that he was in a private Catholic School and performed a silent prayer.

If it was silent, how do you know he was performing a prayer? I think it wise to avoid taking anyone at their word in this situation, given how volatile it is. It's apparent that he did not instigate the situation, and that's all that is known for sure.

> At the end of the day for myself,

The reason I post this comment is that you titled it "The Libertarian..." You are a libertarian, you don't speak for all libertarians. Using the definite article "the" instead of the indefinite "a", you imply that you have the definitive libertarian take on the subject. That seems rather authoritarian, doesn't it?


Anonymous: 2019-01-24 01:34:19 ID:3073

You are right in that everyone in that crowd was egging the others on. But you can't say that kid isn't smug as fuck. Anyone who has been through high school has seen a kid with that face on, and it's the face of a kid who thinks they are superior to someone else. The media may have painted the situation in umpteen different ways, but the kid is still a little shit, in my opinion.