Demeanor of March for Our Lives ‘Student Leaders’ Could be Movement’s Achilles’ Heel

#MarxForOurLives ? Not all “student survivors” are on board with the totalitarian impulses of those getting the lion's share of media attention, as this tweet from Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Kyle Kashuv makes clear.

USA – -( The well-funded and manipulative “March for Our Lives” agenda may seem unnerving, especially after Saturday’s coordinated events were given priority coverage by an activist media slavering every bit as much for citizen disarmament as the moist rabid participants. Many are spooked, as evidenced by the capitulation of President Trump and many “A-rated” Republicans on several “gun control” giveaways. Many of those have been given the green light by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the National Rifle Association, both of which are backers of the so-called “bump stock” ban, “Fix NICS “ expansion, and prior restraint disabilities, from so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” to mental health blanket dragnets.

Gun owners who pay attention to such things will note any movement toward national reciprocity or hearing protection advancement is dead in the water and unlikely to gain traction prior to the midterms, if ever. They’ll also note that the budget “deal” did not rescind Chuck Schumer’s appropriations ban on rights restoration, and that March for Our Lives sponsor Planned Parenthood will still get half a billion dollars whether citizens want their tax dollars going to it or not.

It does raise an eyebrow when accusations of “blood on the hands” are leveled.

While hundreds of thousands attended (in many cases bussed in) “rallies” nationwide (and in Europe!), hundreds of millions did not. Aside from Democrat-dominated urban areas, most of “Red State” America went about its business Saturday. To the displeasure of some noting it, a lot of those went shooting.

As conservative writer David Horowitz has noted,”Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”

That ruling elites find disarmed people easier to “manage” ought to be a self-evident truth, but curiously, those who rail against “the One Percent” and police abuses are among the loudest voices demanding a monopoly of violence. You’d think they’d understand that there is no more truly egalitarian power-sharing arrangement than having an armed populace. Those exploiting useful idiots understand that perfectly.

They also understand that fever-pitch emotion is the “best remedy” against inconvenient truths taking root – like schools being “gun free zones,” authorities ignoring clear warning signs and “first responders” making sure they stayed out of harm’s way until it was too late. Get such an ignorant mob stirred up and they’ll never let little things like due process or presumption of innocence get in the way of a satisfying hanging, especially if the “guilty party” can be portrayed as a hateful monster like a “blood on his hands” gun owner. The thing is, those portrayed that way – and those who know them – know such accusations are lies, which opens the door to questioning the character and the motives of those spreading them.

In this case, the “student leaders” being feted and exalted are neither believable — nor even sympathetic or likeable — to any but a deluded following. They actually come off as unlikable, hell, as detestable to many.

There’s something about a rude child presuming that he knows what he’s talking about that adults who know better find inexcusably intolerable. Obnoxious, foul-mouthed fascist-in-the-making David Hogg is enjoying his new “rock star” status while he presumes to disparage and dictate to adults he is wholly unqualified to judge. The malevolent child mistakes himself for a person of importance and unique insight, rather than a tool, and that’s especially grating on those who see him for what he is, as the armbands and the raised fist salute make evident.

Via Matt Bracken

The same goes for Emma Gonzales, the daughter of a refugee from Castro’s Cuba. Her father fled a citizen disarmament-imposing tyranny. Now she’s intent on imposing the “¿Armas para que?” arrogance of a ruthless ruling elite and subverting the freedoms of a country that took him in. That should be seen by many as contemptible ingratitude – provided those who know inform those who don’t.

It’s pretty obvious that the gun-grabbing feeding frenzy we see going on is as much based on a cult of personalities as it is on anything else, and that these immature personalities intent on controlling the rest of us have little interest in controlling themselves when they start to believe the adulation. And while an ad hominem argument generally represents a logical fallacy when it comes to issues, it becomes valid to use when people revered by fools make the focus about themselves.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 102 thoughts on “Demeanor of March for Our Lives ‘Student Leaders’ Could be Movement’s Achilles’ Heel

    1. Last week at Parkland with the new security in place-students took pictures of a Broward deputy sheriff asleep in his cruiser, at 5 pm on campus. He was reassigned. I live several counties above Broward in Martin County. Only saw this on a local site once. I’m thrilled no one took his gun while he slept. NRA and Trump would be blamed again. In the meantime, the sheriff and FBI have done an excellent job getting the focus changed from them. I forgot-the press too.

    2. The Marines know how to put the boot in the ass of these little Nazi wanna be’s that his pussy dad didn’t do these entitled punks need a reality check
      This country can go to war and there won’t be any safe places for them if they keep shoving their Soros agenda down our throats
      If you aren’t a patriot you have no place in my world

    3. He looks like a little Hitler.He needs the Singapore cane.Anybody remember that.His parents can’t be much. You got to remember Broward County is 96% Left wing so there you have it. You hear nothing from f the little PS in Maryland that got the smack down put on him,by a cop that had big balls unlike the ones in Florida.They had no balls.Best they can to is write tickets.Don’t put a meter maid in schools to do a cop or someone with balls.

    4. Unfortunately, you cannot reason with these folks, no matter how many piles of facts you show them. Sadly it is getting closer to ‘screw the pen, the sword is mightier” every day…..

    5. “As conservative writer David Horowitz has noted,”Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”

      “Equalia — where everyone is equal, but we’re in charge! I mean, somebody has to be, right?”

    6. in case you missed it: Three weeks after the shooting three parkland students arrested at school for violence. Involving knives and gun threats. One was Baker Acted. Students in Martin County, Florida told me that their march leaders were supplied with all the signs and speaking material plus shirts. They held practice speaking meetings off campus.

    7. What a nice concert they attended at no cost to them. I was a fun day for all of them. They probably didn’t bully anyone that day. Mr. Hogg, the little guy that had to keep his eyes on the paper in front of him while giving his speech, is a lost cause. He DEMANDED that congress do as he wanted or they were going to come and get congress. He’s been watching too many movies and playing too many video games. What a worthless POS and why require a Marine drill Sgt. to have to deal with his sorry ass. I doubt if his attitude could be altered and he would take up all the Sgt’s time. As far as the shaved headed lessie, she belongs under Castro’s control because the thought of free speech and freedom of movement are more than she can handle. Years ago they would have been the ones spitting on troops returning from Nam. Disgusting!

    8. I have an ASS_AULT STICK !
      It’s Just The Right Thing , For
      His Dad to assault His Ass With. !
      He Needs a Good ass tanning .
      Something His Dad (who makes his
      Living carrying guns) needed to do
      along time ago .

      1. The left is trying to take down a duly elected President of the United by any means possible. These people don’t want gun control, they want gun confiscation. They want a total disarmament for purpose of taking over this country and imposing their socialist aka communist,rule and we,as patriots, can not allow this to happen. Be prepared for a civil war right here in the streets of the USA. Think me crazy if you like,but I think this is the only way to stop them.

    9. The parents/liberal/Dem/media has birthed a new anarchist… I give you YOUNG HITLER…. This is exactly what they wanted. Fist up, black armband, look at the Hitler pick or those of the SS or Hitler youth. The bald lesbian picked on the shooter, SHE is part of the reason and cause of the shooting. Yet she points at the gun. Look in the mirror you BITCH, YOU caused this… All are pointing at a weapon, NOT the hand that they put on the weapon. Not the mind they drove to that weapon. Not at the friends who did nothing, the parents that did lttle. The cops that did NOTHING, the FBI that did NOTHING. Those who made him an outcast, then said nothing as he reached his tipping point are who is to blame, NOT the gun. All the pedestal standing spoiled children doing mommy and daddy’s talking/bidding need to stare into the mirror for a LONG TIME and have the true criminals portrait burned into their minds……………… THEY are the weapon that needs dealt with. THEY filled a body and mind with their hatred and turned it on their now gone “friends”.

      1. Rock, it is a crying shame but you are wasting your breath and time trying to talk sense into them .it doesn’t jibe with their indoctrination . Best to spend your/our time practicing and oiling our weapons for when the shumer hits the fan because when the day of constitutional restoration comes it will be red.

    10. Bill N,
      Actually, I believe it started when they ended the draft..
      Now their printing millions of hurt feelings reports to be filled out,these parents are to blame for most,then the bureaucracy.

    11. Snowflake, lib, Dem mouth pieces… Nothing more. Maybe they should speak to the Holocaust survivors both the German and the Russian, maybe speak to the Rwandan people, the Iraq or Iranians or ANY other country/people that were easily led through lies and deception to give up their rights and weapons to protect their own lives. They have nothing now. The government, if any, owns them.
      Especially to the teen and up to 30 year (some much older) old females that were raped or beaten nonstop for years. Or the young males that had the same happen to them. Many worked to death ! Maybe spend some time with those from the death camps. These mouthpieces have NO F**KING CLUE what they are doing, just doing what older/richer anti Americans are telling them to say. CRIMINALS obey NO LAWS ! You want to fix the problem, bring back the death penalty and USE IT, track down and eliminate gangs, clean out the hood thugs, take out the drug dealers, close the borders and send ALL illegal back. The libs/Dems won’t allow criminals to be punished, no one has any “fear” of punishment or retaliation anymore. Honor, morality, justice, religion, family have been made a joke by them. This entire COUNTY is nothing but a joke to them.
      Doing this would probably take care of 75-80 % of the “gun problem”. It’s NOT the gun, it’s the criminal using it !

    12. Hogg is becoming a good little marxist. I’ll bet his FBI daddy is really proud of the totalitarian that he is raising. In typical fashion, Hogg is for stripping my freedoms away, but won’t tolerate anyone imposing on his “freedom” with clear backpacks.
      “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” Adolf Hitler.
      “All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.” Adolf Hitler.
      Don’t take these kids and this movement lightly, there’s a great deal at stake here. The communist, marxist, totalitarian, progressives (and you can’t forget islam) are in our midst and they want control. They will stop at nothing.

      1. @Bob,

        I was going to post about the clear back pack. Hogg was whining about his 1st Amendment rights being violated because he is forced to use a clear back pack. Yet, he is willing eviscerate The 2nd Anendnent. What a typical dumb ass liberal.

    13. 39 comments, 3 mentioned what needs to be done, beef up mental health, teach US and world history, expose who is behind all this. Go to the polls and vote with your mind, not the old Granddad, Dad and Mom were all __________, so I am too! Voting in this country is a joke. Actually study those running, talk to them if possible, if they are an incumbent, forget them, be part of forcing term limits on 545 men and women! How many of the posters have immersed themselves in the election process to try to bring back WE THE PEOPLE rule instead of Beltway rule?

      1. My method of voting:
        1.) IF they have been in office for more than two terms, I VOTE AGAINST THEM.
        2.) IF they have voted for any INFRINGEMENTS of my RIGHT to own weapons, I VOTE AGAINST THEM.
        3.) IF they are communist, I VOTE AGAINST THEM.
        4.) IF they say Social Security is an “entitlement”, I VOTE AGAINST THEM.
        5.) IF they have LIED about what they will do when they get into office, I VOTE AGAINST THEM.
        6.) I look for MORAL people.
        7.) I look for HONEST people.
        8.) I look at the families of the people who are wanting to get into office.
        9.) I look for TRUST WORTHY people.
        Starting with Number 6 through 9, These are the type of people I want REPRESENTING ME in MY government.

      2. Term limits are already enshrined in our Constitution. They are called elections and are held on a regular basis. The REAL problem is most citizens can’t bother to get off of their collective fat azzes to bother to REGISTER to vote, much less cast a ballot. ‘We have met the enemy and he is us’ – Pogo.

      3. We need more voters that support 2A. There are a lot of folks in the middle, some are left leaning and some right leaning. It’s up to each of us to help them understand, via meaningful conversation and taking them to the range or hunting. Being in California, it’s an uphill battle because people of the gun are the minority here. As for me, I’m going to keep trying to bring new folks shooting, vote Republican, buy from my LGS, keep teaching my sons to shoot straight and safe. We need to attack this from different angles and not underestimate the Libs and Antis.

    14. Well you have to know that that county where that school is,about 96% Left wing.So you can figure this little dip shit has been trained by snowflakes. You have to think where does all these school brats get the money to go to DC.All left wing liberal snowflakes paying for it.A lot of them just went for the ride,couldn’t careless about nothing.80 million gun owners needs to flood DC for a day.Could you imagine DC and the surrounding areas would be shut down,better yet,have it on Monday morning

      1. Looks like Hitler’s grand nephew, arrogant as hell too.
        A perfect leader for their cause . . . gut the Constitution first and then incarcerate or execute everyone who disagrees with you! It’s truly sad what this country has become.

    15. I got the video of Emma’s speech downloaded. The minute she got backstage the huge smile came out. Greeted backstage by Bloomberg’s people. All smiles and claps on the back, hugs. She even wore her best jeans. I looked at other, before the march, pictures of Emma with the same jacket on. No Commie Cuban patch anywhere. So it was placed there for the march. I wish there was a way to find how much money was spent by anti-gun groups. For the costs of setups, gear ( signs, sweatshirts, and transportation )This is more than an anti-gun issue now. In my opinion, America is now under full court assault, for all our freedoms. Gifford talked the Patriots into flying the kids up to Washington from Florida. In the Patriots plane! Baltimore got $100,000 to bus their kids to D.C. when they can’t even afford to heat their schools. Too many things at one time going on. The non-stop attacks on a duly elected President, Russia, and Clinton B.S. and now the loss of faith in our FBI and DOJ. We are surrounded. We need to start speaking up with our own protests. Everywhere they do. Commenting on columns isn’t doing enough.

      1. @recon, These marches were very expensive to produce, and they are all about children dictating to adults about Civil Rights. When the finance gurus see the number of canceled accounts at CitiGroup that will open a few eyes. That will have an impact because it is about money.

      2. @recon, We can defeat all of this by draining the swamp. We the people can drain the political swamp. Trump can drain the bureaucratic swamp. With a whole new Congress to help, this can all be fixed in short order.

    16. Why is anyone paying attention to this kid? He’s a creation of the media and that’s the only reason he’s getting air time. He looks like the typical “modern Male”, devoid of any masculinity and more likely to slap and cry rather than to be able to fight or father a child (read that as “Sissy-boy).

    17. Disparaging words and harsh rhetoric will not win us any converts. By all means point out the errors and omissions, but bad mouthing the “survivors” is only going to piss off the moderates and uncommitted, who we need. We need to be seen as the stable, sensible and logical side. Leave them alone and let their own lack of logic and hateful speech show the world who they are.

    18. All of these marches, and creating little rockstar tyrant wannabes is expensive. We can defeat this entire expensive effort by flooding the primaries and voting for the non-incumbent, the non-rino, and the non-party favorite. Hold nose, register, repub so that you can vote in the primary elections or attend the township caucuses, and take over. Drag your family along, coordinate with you friend, have a tail gate party, barbecue, or hold the local militia formation at the poll or caucus, but flood the polls! That costs nothing and defeats the Anti-Civil Rights movement.

      1. @Wild Bill, Sir, I wish you good luck with the voting. Time has proven we won’t get off our collective butts to change a damned thing. Schumer, Pelosi, Feinstein, Waters, and that cowgirl hat wearing idiot from Florida keep getting elected no matter what we say or don’t do. Most of the problem in this country started when we did away with corporal punishment. Lots of those kids grew up to be leftist professors in our colleges and universities spewing their leftist ideals to our kids in their formative years and now look at what we have here. Demonstrations that cause physical damage to our bastions of higher learning. We are raising a generation of idiots with big money backing them up. Just my opinion, gentlemen.

        1. @Bill N, Well that is a well founded opinion, and I concur! Dr Benjamin Spock and Madeline Murray O’Hare are certainly culprits. If we don’t get off of our collective butts and drag our friends and family down to the primary election polls with us, this timid, totalitarian, twerp will be running the federal government.

    19. Change the mental health of our nation not make it worse. All this effort did not change the problem, just a lot of wasted time and money. Did the same people put money into the schools to make improvements on security and stop bully’s in the school? Schools are cutting back because they do not have the funds. As a retired teacher I have seen the problems with schools. Anyone that marched reviewed school policies and looked at statistics of each individual schools. Has any of the gone through a firearms safety class. Did they take safety drills for lockdowns and fire drills seriously? I was in a school that had a major fire and saw kids not take that seriously. 99% of those that marched will not do anything to solve the problems but dwell on the symptoms and heart innocent people. Good Luck marchers you will need it, or you could really get involved with the problems in your schools. It take hard work to fix problems where wining is just senseless energy wasting wining.

    20. Would like to see the list of leftest who paid to have all these kids moved around the country (world) . It sure looks like all those progressive liberal colleges have turned out enough teachers to make us into a socialist county .This is VERY TROUBLING…….

    21. The number of teen deaths caused by texting and driving this year alone is of 1300, the average is 3000 per year. Enough is Enough, take their phones away. This number is teen deaths caused by teens, does not even count their victims!

    22. Perspective and Wisdom is earned, not bestowed upon the young!
      Thank God nobody listened to me at “High School” age, when I knew absolutely everything….
      Where are the parents? Reminding them of consequences and their place in the world? These kids are being exploited as propaganda. They would know this, but their kids!
      Who thought This Hogg kid or the others would be the right person to lecture Americans on safety, rights and freedoms?
      Are people really taking these kids seriously?
      They should have opinions and be passionate, that’s a good thing…. But thinking they will impart some great wisdom and insight??? Come back when you have a job, mortgage or 2, and a couple kids, then tell us how you feel… And how much you think we should listen to any group of high school kids!
      It’s absolutely ridiculous….

    23. The Marines don’t need an trouble makers in the ranks.
      You have to wonder, certainly I do. Are these young people’s teachers right, left or straight forward? A NAZI salute with a closed Communist fist. Very troubling. I wonder what they’ve been taught of American history?

      Call him Pasha, the fanatic communist leader from the old Dr. Zhivago movie. Or just call him Comrade Lenin.

      1. @Jim Macklin, but this ignorant, misguided, little scrawling needs the to be around a group of fanatical patriots like the Marines or any of the other military services. He already has his feet on the path of totalitarian socialism, the puny, pitiful, poltroon.

      2. @Jim M
        They aren’t taught history today.
        It’s offensive to some kids , so no
        can do . But the arm band was a nice
        touch of history repeating it self !

      1. That is EXACTLY what I wanted to write! We saw Hitler Jugend, USSR’s Komsomol, Cuba’s Macheteros, Argentina’s Juventud Peronista, etc.., so why not Comrade Sorpos’ Robotic Snowflakes?

    24. According to a crowd-reviewing organization in northern Virginia, the demonstration in D.C. numbered closer to 200,000 participants than the 800,000+ claimed. I believe they derived this number from flying drones over the crowd. The margin for error is 15%

        1. RHL, who cares? What’s counts is our country and our rights. The fact that other countries want us to be disarmed armed should be more of a concern and proof that disarming us is patently wrong.

          1. @Heed, You are quite right, those are the same countries that wanted us to elect the socialist, moslem Barry Soetoro, and look how they profited from his administration, at the expense of Americans.

    25. another fool who doesnt know or care what lead up to Parkland , policies that required the schools to look the other way to criminal behavior , then he local lawenforcement agency to leave the suspect alone when he should have been comitted long before he could have due the crime. It seems that the Obama was making one of his promises that we lived in the best country in the world and he was going to change it………weii not to the better. Obama wanted to be king backed by billionaires that hate freedom.

      1. @JRPIII…You are absolutely correct . Put this down as another instance where FBI,DOJ, Coward county and parents are not paying attention again . Although the parents were obviously raised and taught the same as this POS.
        looking at the picture , take his shirt off and he must be skin and bones !

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