The February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was an unfathomable tragedy. There were so many failures, across the board, and as a result, 17 families are in mourning today and a lot of kids who lived through the nightmare will probably need many hours of counseling to cope with what happened.
Some will actually need less, as they’ve decided to make activism their therapy.
I’ve kept a respectful distance from David Hogg, possibly the most recognizable face to come out of that shooting – even more so than that of the shooter, Nikolas Cruz – because I recognize that he is just a kid, and he did experience something.
However, now that more than a month is past, the dead are buried, Cruz is locked away, and some form of legislation has been passed with the signing of the massive omnibus bill, it’s time to talk about what these student activists are up to.
Specifically, let’s talk about David Hogg.
No. He’s not a crisis actor, but he is playing for the cameras.
At the end of February, Hogg said in an interview:
“I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Hogg said at gun control rally Sunday in New Jersey, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
“Literally any legislation at this point would be a success.”
Like I said, there has been legislation, tucked away inside the omnibus bill.
Fix NICS provides funding incentives for state and federal authorities to comply with the U.S. criminal background check system.
School safety bill is a $50 million grant given yearly for training to recognize those displaying signs for potential gun violence.
No word on if that covers knife violence or any other lethal forms of violence, but there it is. Hogg can get out of the limelight and back to school.
Hogg is a typical teen. He’s all about the drama, and this shooting gave him the best opportunity to realize his goals for attention than likely anything else in his life ever would have.
I’m not suggesting that he’s happy about it, but I am suggesting there’s a bit of ghoulish, self-absorbed excitement he derives from seeing his name in print or with every invite to appear on another liberal talk show.
And it’s time for the disrespectful little brat to shut up.
Yeah. I went there.
Hogg is part of this new age of children being raised up with parents afraid to cut a switch off of a tree in the yard, in order to “adjust his attitude.”
Too bad, because now he has no respect for them.
In an interview with The Outline, Hogg gave us the benefit of his vast well of knowledge on the issues of the day.
The 17-year-old has been working tirelessly in the wake of the Florida school massacre to help pave the way for gun reform in the US — on account of “our old a** parents” not knowing how “to use a f–king democracy,” he says.
What about those young a** children that don’t understand this isn’t a democracy – it’s a republic, designed to give that single voice a say, rather than letting the mob rule?
“I get to a certain point where I just get so tired that I keep going,” Hogg explained during an interview with The Outline.
Yeah. I’m sure this is a real burden on you.
“It creates a positive feedback loop in some ways — the more stress and work I put on me, the more stress and work I can deal with.”
If he’s this obnoxious at 17, can you imagine him at 25?
He went on to say that the reason he and his fellow attention seekers are pursuing this activism (beyond the fact that hard left liberals are using them as props), is that adults have failed them.
He then does what sounds a lot like a bit of personal venting, and maybe his parents need to try being actual parents, instead of bystanders in their child’s life, because, at this point, he sounds like he despises them.
“When your old-a** parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the f**king phone and let me handle it.’ Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government. Our parents don’t know how to use a f–king democracy, so we have to.”
Again, you arrogant little dolt, it’s not a democracy. Maybe learn the difference?
And if my child, who is a decade older than Hogg were to say anything like that, that so obviously was meant as a disparagement towards his parents, he wouldn’t be doing any more interviews.
It’s hard to talk when you’ve got a shoe lodged in your nether regions.
He went on to give his spiel about politicians.
“It just makes me think what sick f–kers out there want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children, and honestly just get reelected,” he said. “What type of sh–ty person does that? They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action, because they all still see these dollar signs.”
And none of that is true.
Notice he never mentions Nikolas Cruz’s name? Why not?
Because there are no political points to be made by placing the blame with the one responsible for the tragedy. Those leftist politicians with their hands shoved up Hogg’s backside, making his lips move are the ones exploiting murder. They’re the ones looking for personal gain.
By the way, Nikolas Cruz wasn’t an “old a** parent” or politician. He is a young man, like Hogg.
For that matter, the recent shooting in Maryland that left one young girl dead and a young man injured – yeah, that was a kid doing the shooting, too.
What Hogg has said here is irresponsible, dishonest, and based in irrational emotions. The same irrational emotions and lack of self-control that leads some kids to shoot other kids.
He’s getting away with it because he’s a kid, but the reality is, he’s also just a prop, and at some point, something will happen where he ceases to be of use and his “celebrity” fades.
David, sweetie, it’s an election season. Just understand that your 15 minutes will fade soon, and when it does, your lack of knowledge and abrasive, disrespectful attitude will not carry you to lasting glory.
Hogg was part of the March For Our Lives rally going on Washington, D.C. today, where there was no room for opposing voices, but ample room for stupidity and outright lies about gun rights in this nation.
All the more reason for Second Amendment proponents to remain vigilant and engaged. We can’t let the children lead on this, no matter what they’ve been through. They lack the knowledge or emotional integrity necessary for this debate.