It’s incredibly annoying to be lectured to by high school kids because the fact of the matter is that very few of them know anything about anything. Why would they? They’re kids. Somebody else feeds them, puts a roof over their heads and pays their bills. This is nothing to be ashamed of for a teen. I was just like that; so were you and so was just about everyone else. In fact, it’s almost universal once you get past a very small subset of humanity like Alexander the Great and Annie Oakley. That lack of knowledge wouldn’t be a problem at all except when it’s combined with today’s “We’ve got to pump up their self-esteem at all costs” culture along with manipulative adults looking to use kids for their own purposes. This is how you end up with a kid like David Hogg saying something as ignorant and arrogant as this:
The Outline described Hogg as “mad as hell” and when they asked him about why he and his fellow students were the ones pushing gun control laws, he said it’s because their parents “don’t know how to use a f**king democracy.”
“It’s like when your old-a** parents are like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the f**king phone’ and you take it and you’re like, ‘OK, let me handle it,’ and you get it done in one second,” Hogg said. “Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government because our parents don’t know how to use a f**king democracy, so we have to.”
Yes, all the adults are idiots, so the world needs the towering wisdom of 17-year-old David Hogg to explain how it should all work. Is David Hogg even smart enough to know that he’s a sock puppet? After all, he has no new insight on this problem. He has no great wisdom to share. Many of his own classmates don’t agree with his viewpoint. But, Hogg has adults with an agenda telling him what to say and adults in the media who put him on TV and treat him with kid gloves because they want him to parrot their beliefs about guns. He and the other Parkland kids you see on TV are put there to be human shields for gun control advocates. They tell the sock puppets what to say, but no one’s supposed to respond because they speak for those dead kids. But, do they? Really?
What exactly makes anyone think David Hogg and company represent the kids that were killed? Maybe Cindy Sheehan’s son who died in the Iraq War agreed with her and maybe he didn’t, but at least that was her son. David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and the rest of the Parkland kids you see on TV happened to be adjacent to a pile of dead bodies and then ran atop them to bathe in the attention and scream, “Look at me! Look at me!” Taking advantage of your dead classmates to get your 15 minutes of fame is disgusting and the liberal media outlets that have aided and abetted them are not any better.
The Parkland kids you see on TV don’t speak for any of those that were killed. They’re not their representatives. For the most part, we don’t know what the kids who died believed or would have thought because they’re not here to tell us. Maybe they would agree with David Hogg and company or maybe they wouldn’t. We know for a fact that at least one of them didn’t:
Hey @Emma4Change please stop using my sister’s name to push your agenda, she DID NOT and WOULD NOT support it
— Patrick Petty (@Patrickpetty23) March 24, 2018
There were many failures that lead to the shooting at #MSDStrong however, to imply that people like @marcorubio @rpetty @KyleKashuv and myself along with millions of others,don’t care about the lives lost because we are #2A supporters is despicable. I lost my sister, I care. https://t.co/Zv6SMTMnIH
— Patrick Petty (@Patrickpetty23) March 26, 2018
For all we know, a majority of the kids who died might have disagreed with the anti-gun control message that’s being pushed and the 15 minutes of fame some of their classmates are using their corpses to achieve. Setting aside their grotesque exploitation of the deaths of their fellow students for their own personal gain, why should anyone pay attention to the Parkland kids when they’re saying things like this?
“They’re pathetic f*ckers that want to keep killing our children,” said Hogg, referring to the NRA. “They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action, because they all still see those dollar signs.”
…”It just makes me think what sick f*ckers are out there that want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children, and honestly just get reelected,” Hogg said. “What type of person are you when you want to see more f*cking money than children’s lives? What type of sh*tty person does that?”
Wow, I’ve got to stop and applaud the amazing brainpower it took to spew out those two sentences. What insight! What a role model for other kids! Why, I haven’t seen a response that persuasive and well thought out since I read the comments of maladjusted trolls on Twitter yesterday. What is the proper response to that genius other than, “Obviously, his parents have failed at their jobs”?
The Parkland kids you see on TV may deserve a little sympathy because of their age, but they don’t deserve anyone’s respect or to be treated as if they have something meaningful to say. These kids should go out and get a job. Pay some bills. They should learn about life in the real world as opposed to the version of reality being whispered in their ears by liberal activists. Then, maybe, just maybe, they might say something worth hearing about this subject one day.