After a mass shooter tragically took the lives of 17 at a high school in Parkland, Florida nearly two months ago, a select few students sick of the gun laws in this country burst onto the scene. These students have become the faces of gun control in America, and have only gotten more vociferous as time has gone on.
At first, the students’ rage seemed understandable, though clearly misguided since guns are not to blame. But their desire to enact change in Florida quickly morphed into something else; an opportunity for them to build fame, gain sympathy for their backwards beliefs, and now bully the nation into submitting to their left-wing delusions.
Mere weeks after the shooting, David Hogg took to Twitter to lament about anti-trust laws in this country.
Hogg then praised these corporations for bowing down to him, after he successfully bullied advertisers into dumping Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Hogg told CNN a week ago, “I’m glad to see corporate America standing with me.”
Hogg and his clan of left-wing bullies would continue to parrot every single Democratic talking point on guns, making it no secret who their enemy is. Time and time again, they single out Republicans, the NRA, Fox News hosts, and other conservative personalities, making it clear as day they view the right-wing as their adversary. Hogg and his friends have received the praise of CNN, Mom’s Demand Action, Valerie Jarrett, and even Barack Obama.
Despite sharing similar sentiments on gun control, David Hogg even bragged about hanging up on the White House when he was invited to meet with President Trump. Like Hogg, Trump has fought since the Parkland shooting to ban bump stocks, expand background checks, and raise the minimum purchasing age for rifles from 18 to 21. Trump in fact went a step further than Hogg by stating, “I like taking the guns early. Take the guns first, go through due process second.”
Firstly, if Hogg were serious about protecting the lives of school children, he would endorse the 2nd amendment and want to arm teachers. However, since he is belligerent enough to support gun control and craft his entire persona around this single issue, you would at least think he would meet with the President of the United States to discuss an issue they both seemingly agree on. Instead, he scoffed at the idea of meeting with him.
While many on the right see Trump as more of a moderate than a staunch representative of their beliefs, to the left, Trump will forever be seen as a mouthpiece of the Republican Party, the NRA, and conservative politics, as evidenced by Hogg accusing President Trump of being owned by the NRA.
One of Hogg’s friends who has also made the media rounds, Emma Gonzalez, was seen sporting a Cuban flag patch on her jacket the day of the March For Our Lives rally. If a right-winger were to don a Confederate flag, you would never hear the end of it. But suddenly when these little leftists wave the flag of a communist dictatorship that mass murdered their own people, including lesbians like Gonzalez, Hogg’s comrades run with the “heritage not hate” mantra.
Furthermore, the Hoggrades stick with the left-wing lie that “we’re not coming for your guns, we just want reform,” meanwhile they said nothing of the countless liberals showing up at their rallies calling for a full repeal of the 2nd amendment. Their activism not only enabled these lunatics to come out en masse, but inspired former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to also endorse a repeal of the 2nd amendment. Predictably, the Hoggrades were silent, just as they were silent when an armed guard stopped a mass shooting in Maryland last March.
Now the Parkland students are using their newfound fame to turn the nation’s attention to healthcare. Seeing no irony in his remarks, David Hogg said, “They’re having essentially their First Amendment rights infringed upon because they can’t freely wear whatever backpack they want regardless of what it is.” He continued, “There are many, for example, females in our school that when they go through their menstrual cycle, they don’t want people to see their tampons and stuff.”
Parkland student Delaney Tarr tweeted a photo of her backpack to Marco Rubio, with tampons placed right in the front. She also said on Twitter that “The only positive about these backpacks is that maybe, hopefully, the stigma around periods will be removed.”
Hogg’s friend Cameron Kasky took his virtue signaling to the next level by snapping a photo with a backpack filled of tampons.
Kasky, like Tarr, quickly moved the conversation away from backpacks and guns and towards women’s health, stating that “Steps must be taken to make these health products easier to access.”
Over the course of two months, these Parkland celebrities have evolved from grieving students into full-time liberal activists. It’s time for America to take the microphone away from these kids and let their 15 minutes run out.
Experiencing a tragedy does not give you the liberty to take away the Constitutional rights of others, and their agenda is no longer to grieve over the loss of their 17 classmates, or to protect the lives of innocent children. Their newfound cause is to move America as far left as they can, and bully those that stand in their way.