NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch has been targeted by the Parkland survivors for major online bullying and abuse. These are the same students who have sat in school seminars about the dangers of “bullying.” She has been demonized, mocked, ridiculed and threatened with physical violence. Loesch was recently escorted out of the CNN town hall event by armed security who feared for her safety. Back in 2017, she was forced to move due to credible threats of violence and rape.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 16, 2017
Now, Loesch’s children are being targeted for bullying by Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg, sister of the ever-vocal David Hogg (who never met a camera he didn’t love).
Hmm.. My question is @DLoesch how can you tuck your kids in at night knowing that you are allowing the possibility of thousand of kids just like them and including them to be murdered at school? Oh wait… your kids are homeschooled aren’t they so you wouldn’t understand. #MSD https://t.co/ksr5lJpBRW
— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) March 5, 2018
This led to others on the Twitter thread speculating about the Loesch children being protected due to homeschooling. Loesch is a strong supporter of homeschooling but has also sent at least one of her children to a parochial school, according to The Blaze.
What a terrible job this Parkland school has done in training their students not to bully others. Whatever the state spent on anti-bullying seminars was clearly a waste and a failure. When is it ever acceptable to ridicule the children of a political opponent? Is it okay if it’s other children doing it? Or should we teach the young whippersnappers that children (like them) are supposed to be left alone? But since Ms. Hogg and her brother and various other tatted up and pierced classmates of theirs have decided to get up on a soapbox in public to spout off about controversial subjects (of which they know nothing), they’ve just entered my arena and are begging for a fight. I restrained myself for weeks on this topic as I subscribe to the “leave the children alone” philosophy. But clearly, these juveniles need some direction (if not a tongue lashing).
1. Respect your elders
Whether that’s Grandma, the veteran next door or Dana Loesch (villainous mother who wants to keep the right to defend her family), you respect people who are older than you simply because they’ve lived long enough to know things you can’t even imagine right now. Older people than you, whether it’s by ten years or fifty, have seen things and experienced things you have not. This makes them wiser in thousands of ways. You may disagree with your elders, but you may not treat them like they are gum on the bottom of your shoe. It’s ignorant. It’s ugly. (And it makes you look like gutter trash.) Other people have suffered, some of them in prison camps or on fields of battle surrounded by dead friends. You aren’t special. You aren’t the only people to have lived through tragedy and you might learn something if you’d take a minute to ask any one of the people you are ridiculing for their perspective.
2. The children of political enemies are not your enemies
And frankly, your political enemies should be people you can still sit down with and have a chat and a steak. No one is as bad as you are making Dana Loesch sound. Not even Voldemort. At this point, by your descriptions and dehumanization of Loesch, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named seems downright cuddly by comparison. But worse than targeting Loesch is using her children as weapons against her. Let me remind you that Loesch’s children are no different than Barack Obama’s children. Neither should be used as punching bags for whatever political point you’re trying to make. Stick to the public official and leave the kids alone.
This young Parkland survivor has a very special response to Dana Loesch's latest unhinged video. pic.twitter.com/pyZ3ErINMB
— act.tv (@actdottv) March 9, 2018
3. The NRA did NOT kill your friends. Neither did an NRA member
The culprit you’re all desperately searching for was a psycho who was known to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI and your law enforcement did nothing. Then, when the attack came, they stood outside the building ordering other cops not to go in. They left your friends—and you—to die. The NRA had nothing to do with it. In fact, investigations of events are pointing toward incompetence, diversity hires, and left-wing idiocy.
This failure is directly on Scott Israel.
Israel brought “Capt.” Jan Jordan over from Ft. Lauderdale PD when he was elected Sheriff.
She was not a Captain there.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 6, 2018
4. Puberty is super hard without the added stress of trying to be smart
You have terrible skin and mood swings. That’s enough to make anyone an overemotional mess. This is why we don’t allow kids to do much until they’re 18-21. Kids under 18 are not emotionally mature enough to debate adults. You sound exactly like my twelve-year-old when I tell her she has to clean the kitchen and she’d rather play Minecraft. Oh, the humanity! Will the abuse never end?
Reading any of the Parkland kids’ Twitter feeds is exactly like reading Media Matters talking points. Whoever is taking advantage of these undeveloped and emotionally unstable kids by pumping them full of propaganda is an evil, ruthless enemy with no scruples or boundaries. Should Loesch or her children end up harmed, it will be because no one bothered to stop the Lord of the Flies reunion tour.