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Somebody asked Uncle Turtleboy the other night on Live what he thought about the Parkland kids and all the protests going on since we haven’t really blogged about it. We generaly like to stay away from politics whenever possible, but I can’t stay silent anymore. These kids leading this movement are hand picked idiots. Does that offend you? Good. Do you think we shouldn’t be saying mean things like this about kids? Too bad. If that’s the case then kids shouldn’t be involved in adult conversations about policies that will affect law abiding adults. And kids shouldn’t be propped up by the media as more informed on political topics simply because some of them lived through a tragedy.
A little background on me. When the Sandy Hook massacre happened I was pretty left leaning when it came to gun control. I’d never owned a gun and I did not see why anyone would need an AR-15. I thought that gun laws could’ve helped at the very least decrease the number of dead bodies in that school. I still believe guns should be regulated just like the automobile and airline industries.
But then Turtleboy happened. And I realize that there are crazy people out there who will do crazy things simply because they don’t like the things we write on the Internet. So I realized that owning a gun is the most responsible thing someone like me can do. Guns, just like cars and planes, are an instrument that provides utility – self defense. To me the whole purpose of owning a gun is that you will never have to use that gun. The mere fact that you own a gun will deter people from coming to your house.
Since Turtleboy began I’ve met a lot of law abiding gun owners, and they’re pretty reasonable people for the most part. Sure, there’s no shortage of gun toting yahoos arming themselves to the teeth for the impending armageddon. But for the most part gun owners want to obey existing laws and see people who aren’t obeying these laws punished to the full extent of the law. Unfortunately the latter is not happening.
I’m for background checks, waiting periods, and some sort of screening process that keeps guns out of the hands of people who are clearly a danger to others. I’m also for kids speaking out when they think a change should be made.
But these Parkland kids have become self absorbed narcissists, and their narcissism comes from the fact that CNN and every other MSM outlet is telling them that they’re the second coming of Ghandi. They say stupid things constantly and we are told that we must applaud them because they’re the leaders now. And don’t get me wrong, I’d love to get behind some intelligent kids who brought new ideas to the table about how to reduce gun violence in America. But that’s not what’s happening. It’s a bunch of dumbass teenagers using hyperbole in order to feel good about themselves. They’ve done nothing to change any gun laws, nor will they moving forward. Not as long as they keep doing what they’re doing.
Here’s some examples.
At the Worcester rally a bunch of kids got up on the microphone and basically convinced themselves that they’re changing society because they could get a mob of like minded people to repeat a chant they started. My favorite came at 12:20:
“When I say gun free, you say school zone.”
Oh good, you want gun free school zones. That’s excellent. Luckily those already exist. Cool chant though. After all, you’re a 16 year old so I have to say how brave and enlightened you are, or else I want children to die.
Here’s a sign from the Worcester rally:
“Destroy the Republican party.”
Yea, what better way to preach togetherness and non-violence than the annihilation of the other half of the American population who happens to disagree with us on a political topic.
Here’s a sign from the rally in Washington:
Just a reminder that your abortion is legal in all 50 states. It’s actually not regulated at all. But cool sign though.
Here’s how celebrity teenager David Hogg began his speech at the march for our lives rally:
"I’m going to start off by putting this price tag right here as a reminder for you guys to know how much Marco Rubio took for every student's life in Florida," Parkland survivor David Hogg says at #MarchForOurLives. pic.twitter.com/i54QSygI4C
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 24, 2018
By slandering Marco Rubio. By suggesting that Marco Rubio was bribed into allowing a murderous psychopath to kill 17 people. By suggesting that Marco Rubio is such pure evil that he would only charge $1.05 per scalp. This is what I’m supposed to applaud? Some shithead teenager engaging in demagoguery?
Then there’s Emma Gonzalez, who has over 1.3 million followers on Twitter, and could spend the rest of her life monetizing her new found fame:
She’s wearing a Cuban fucking flag. A country that disarmed it’s entire population so that they would forever be enslaved, and then used guns to murder dissidents and anyone who spoke out against the state. This girl is a dolt. She is. There’s no other way to put it. Does that offend you? Good. Because it’s clearly the truth. She’s 18 years old and has chosen to enter the political arena. She’s fair game just like any other adults spouting off about meaningless bullshit.
Then there’s this interview with David Hogg:
“They’re pathetic fuckers who want to keep killing our children. They could have blood from children all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action because all they see is those dollar signs.”
“What kind of shitty person wants more money instead of saving more kids lives.”
I’d like to learn more about gun control and their plan to reduce gun violence. Instead he’s telling me that the law abiding gun owners I know who disagree with him “want to keep killing our children.” After that I stopped taking anything he had to say seriously.
Oh, and since he recently graduated from puberty and knows how to work an iPhone he’s smarter than everyone:
“When your old ass parents don’t know how to send an iMessage you’re just like give me the fucking phone and you get it done in one second. Sadly that’s what we have to do with our government because our parents don’t know what to do with a democracy.”
Condescending little booger. That’s all he is. Bitch, your parents might not know how to work an iPhone, but this democracy they’re a part of is the most prosperous country that has ever existed. Meanwhile you’ve never had a job, you live rent free with your old ass parents, and they pay for that phone you know how to navigate so well. Your opinion means nothing.
And just like the women’s march, this turned it into a cornucopia of left wing topic points that we’re all supposed to embrace as part of this. Here’s how the Boston protest started off:
“We’d like to preface this by acknowledging that we currently are on stolen land,” one of the student organizers, 16-year-old Boston Latin student Vikiana Petit-Homme, said from the stage at the start of the program. “The land of colonized Massachusetts belongs to the Massachus—Wampag-a-nog? Wampanoag, and the Narragansett.
I LOL’d when the crowd cheered when she said they were standing on stolen land. Perhaps they should give it back and move back to the country their grandparents fled from. Of course the best part is that she had no idea how to pronounce one tribe, and the other tribe is from Rhode Island, which is not land that they’re standing on. Once again, these kids are dumbasses. They’re not smart. They’re not enlightened. They’re just stupid, ill-informed people that we’re supposed to applaud because they’re “brave.”
Then there’s this:
So David Hogg doesn’t think black people have the means to get an ID to vote. In other words, David Hogg is a racist who believes that black people are so incompetent and poor that they can’t find a way to get to the DMV, which is open 6 days a week, and pay $15 for a ID card. This is honestly one of the most racist assumptions I’ve ever heard. If voter IDs are racist, then isn’t it racist to require a license to drive a car? After all, according to David Hogg black people can’t afford to buy car insurance, get their license, and own a car if they can’t pay $15 for an ID card.
He also thinks that the media is racist for mostly showing white Parkland students leading this movement:
Hey, here’s an idea David – give up your fame and let a black student take over your social media account. You won’t. Because you’re addicted to fame and at the end of the day you’re also a racist who doesn’t really give two shit about black people.
David Hogg also doesn’t like Parkland’s new policy about backpacks (even though he probably hasn’t stepped in that building in weeks) because it invades the privacy of women who are carrying “tampons and stuff”:
Gun control activist David Hogg says Parkland School District is requiring students to use clear backpacks when they return from spring break. Hogg claims this infringes on his First Amendment rights and is unnecessary.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 24, 2018
You cannot make up this level of idiocy. He’s whining about rules that restrict personal freedoms in the name of group safety, while advocating for laws that restrict personal freedoms in the name of group safety.
Common Sense Clear Backpack Control NOW! pic.twitter.com/Q56KiiraK2
— Jeff Dobbs (@jeffdobbs) March 24, 2018
For those gun owners who are worried about a “slippery slope,” turns out you may be right:
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 24, 2018
This is the cover of Time Magazine:
RT if you are PROUD of these BRAVE & COURAGEOUS young students on the TIME cover. They have created an unprecedented movement to end mass shootings.
— The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird) March 23, 2018
Brave and courageous? What the hell is brave about leading a mob of like minded trolls? What are they risking here exactly? Oh, and I see five kids on that cover, all of whom are white. Perhaps David Hogg should’ve given up his spot to a black student since he’s so concerned about diversity.
Then there’s this chick:
We in parkland recognize that one of the main reason we are being heard is because most of us are white. We have been working to use our white privilege to amplify the voices of minorities that deal with gun violence on a daily basis. Their voice deserves to be heard just as much https://t.co/yLbPEWOBec
— Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@Sarahchadwickk) March 19, 2018
So wait, is this an anti-gun protest, or a white privilege protest? This is what they always do – they throw it all in one big bucket. I could get behind sensible gun control if you had some ideas, but the second some white 17 year old who knows jackshit about anything starts lecturing me about my white privilege, I’m out.
You’d think that every single one of the 3,000 students at this school want more gun control and are changing the world. But there’s really only one kid at that school who’s actually accomplished anything and he wasn’t invited to speak at the rally – Kyle Kashuv.
Facts don't care about your feelings, folks. pic.twitter.com/vBrt3Ar0YZ
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 24, 2018
In the last month this 16 year old has done more to prevent gun violence than all of his peers combined. Even left leaning Mediate.com has come to terms with that:
While they have made a lot of noise calling the NRA “child murderers”and politicians the association’s “b*tch,” there’s one student in particular who hasn’t gotten much attention from the media: Kyle Kashuv. Kashuv, who survived the same massacre as Hogg, Kasky, and González, has emerged as a staunch supporter for the Second Amendment. But what’s so remarkable about this particular student is that he goes beyond partisan activism.
Since the massacre, he has met with dozens of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to Speaker Paul Ryan(R-WI). He’s also met with Vice President Mike Pence, First Lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump at the White House. No matter how you feel about each individual Kashuv sat down with, he deserves praise for reaching across the aisle in pursuit of compromise and bipartisan solutions. He himself helped pass legislation in Florida and is currently advocating for the Stop School Violence Act.
Chris Murphy and Ted Cruz couldn’t possibly be at further ends of the gun debate spectrum. He met with all of them. He got actual legislation passed. He met with the President, something David Hogg bragged about NOT doing on Bill Maher:
Kashuv was finally invited onto CNN to speak with Brooke “Boobz” Baldwin, but was later disinvited because he had retweeted a tweet that was critical of her.
This sort of one sided activist journalism is what these stupid kids have learned to believe real journalism is:
"Journalism is a form of activism," says Rebecca Schneid, co-editor in chief of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School newspaper https://t.co/oYDZGyzlTq
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) March 25, 2018
No moron. Journalism is reporting the facts. It’s not your job to be an activist. It’s your job to report the news and let us draw our own conclusions on it.
Left leaning centrist Dave Rubin invited both Kahsuv and Hogg on his show to debate. Guess which one accepted?
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 24, 2018
It’s almost like they’re not interested in hearing both sides and are only interested in ad hominem and hyperbole.
You can too Rubio, by denouncing the NRA or resigning. I'll gladly pay the $1.05 for you to do so. Denounce them and join the revolution, for you know how these people at the NRA scare and manipulate politicians far more than anyone. https://t.co/FLclbOgtDm
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 25, 2018
Oh, and the rapper at the march for our lives rally to prevent gun violence….
Rapper who performed at March for Our Lives was arrested for gun-related crime last year https://t.co/C38s951mKg
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) March 26, 2018
Yea he was arrested last year on illegal weapons charges. Oops!!
The bottom line is this movement had potential. They could’ve used this senseless tragedy to push for moderate gun reform laws that could actually get passed through congress. Instead they started calling everyone who disagrees with them a murderer and lectured people about their white privilege. Now they’re a joke and the cycle will repeat itself. Same time next massacre.