Guest Post by John Velisek, USN (ret.):
Saturday was the day of the “March For Our Lives,” which transformed into an all-out anti-gun, anti-2nd amendment and anti-Trump movement. Taking place in cities all across the country and funded by anti-gun left wing organizations, it will become a debacle that did not need to occur.
Ostensibly created by the Parkland school youth, it is now working with adults from leftist organizers like March for Women Live Action Fund, MoveOn.org, The Giffords group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and of course Everytown, Bloomberg’s gun confiscation group who have spewed lies since the time of the Parkland shooting.
And who can explain why a meeting was held in Broward County by someone named Debby Miller, who introduced herself as a representative of the Giffords Foundation? I thought this was all put in place by the altruistic students. And why were school funds, a taxpayer resource, used for the printing of itinerary for the March?
Students, with little knowledge and even less understanding, will take to the streets to demand that more action be taken. Ignoring the fact that there are thousands of gun laws already on the books, and those suggested would not have stopped these actions. A School Resource Officer (SRO) could have prevented parkland, or at least mitigated it, but he was under orders to maintain a perimeter and too cowardly to take matters into his own hands and save lives. Maryland had shooting as well. Law enforcement stopped that. There needs to be armed security of some type in our schools. Any school shooting that has a massacre of the kind in the past will have to explain to the parents of those harmed why there was not adequate security.
These groups and many more, along with celebrities, have rallied around children who have no concept of the talking points being fed to them by the progressive socialists who are giving all the resources needed to push the agenda of gun confiscation forward.
Isn’t it time to set the record straight?
The PROMISE Program started by their Messiah Obama was a substantial portion of the reason this occurred, and but for a cowardly sheriff and SRO, this could and very well should have been avoided.
One is Cameron Kasky, 17, who has been working with the anti-Trump group Indivisible. Kasky has claimed that race is at the bottom of school shootings. A question that has not been asked of either Indivisible or Kasky is this. Low-income areas and inner cities are where most homicides occur. A majority of these homicides are black on black. Where has the uproar been over this? Why are you just now bringing this forward when it has been going on for years? Is it possible because this was occurring in Democrat cities, and was successfully hidden until now? Why did you not speak out until now?
And why are those students who feel that the 2nd Amendment is part of our Constitutional rights being suspended or in one case even beaten to the extent that the boy in question needed hospitalization?
Glenpool High School in Tulsa Oklahoma had a young man who was beaten to the point that his collarbone was broken. The reason was that he differed in opinion on the 2nd Amendment with the teachers and students who walked out. The young man named Chandler was attacked by a 17 year old student, harassed at lunch, and struck when he left the cafeteria. After the altercation, Chandler was found to have a collarbone broken in five places, a chipped tooth, a cut nose, a bump on his head and other various injuries.
The student that caused his injury was arrested, made bond and was out in a few hours.
In 1810, Johann Fichte made clear the direction of education admired by the progressive socialists to this day:
“Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting than as their schoolmasters would have wished.”
Why do schools feel, after indoctrinating the students, they have any authority to force children to participate in a political action that the kids do not agree with. And can someone explain to me why students as young as kindergarteners are being forced to take part?
Is it because indoctrination of the youth has worked in the past when used by leaders like Hitler, Pol Pot, and Castro to indoctrinate the children in the progressive socialist agenda that they wish to push forward?
But it isn’t just our schools, media of all types and social networks that have driven the victimhood status of any and all with a grievance.
These children are being coached by such luminaries as Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the same person who has yet explained the Amran scandal. Along with the rest of the leftists and progressive socialist organizations, they have been coaching and feeding the talking points that the children restate without any thought to what they are saying.
The lefts favorite mouthpiece is David Hogg whom I have written about before.
For some reason, this child is now at the forefront of the attack on the 2nd Amendment. With the dour look of a medieval priest, he claims he is a voice that must be listened to. He claims adults are idiots, and has disparaged many people for their beliefs – people he knows nothing about. Hogg expects to snap his fingers and have millions follow him. He has called for bans against companies that do not agree with him, and the media fawns over his every word including his swearing and pontificating on what others have put in place with little knowledge of the situation.
Hogg shows his immaturity when he disparages our President and elected officials, including Betsy DeVos, our secretary of Education who had nothing to do with the shooting in Parkland. Yet he says nothing about how the FBI and Broward Sheriff’s Office dropped the ball. His judgment is from the far left, accusing those who disagree with him that they want to kill children. Even all adults that do not follow his indoctrinated diatribes against guns including his own parent “don’t know how to use a f**king democracy.” A salient fact little Davie…. we are not a democracy we are a representative republic. Perhaps you should have paid better attention in government class if you were required to take one. And if you can not make your point without swearing, you have already lost the argument. You are talking about subjects you know nothing about, and you are nothing more than an arrogant self-serving little adolescent who is running his mouth because you have tasted your fifteen minutes of fame and wanted it to continue.
This little loudmouth has now claimed it is his lifework to do TV and calling for new gun control. He will do very well, even if there isn’t a college anywhere that would accept him. The left-wing media will place him on their shoulders and parade their newest low information ignorant ranter until the entire situation runs out of steam. Then he will be just another tool of the left that they will abandon, and he will most likely wonder why.