This one should hurt.
David Hogg, the current infantile face of America’s gun control movement, already has a history of embarrassing himself with idiotic Twitter posts that betray an utter cluelessness about the past. (The Hitler-esque arm bands, for instance.)
Now, after serving as the point child for a school walkout that helped thousands of kids across America cut class without getting into trouble, Hogg is pushing for an even wider walkout this week, and the mockery is pouring in.
After initially deleting two Twitter posts Sunday calling on Americans to leave their jobs, their classes or any other duties on Friday to protest what liberals call “gun violence,” Hogg doubled down on Monday – the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado.
The #NationalWalkOut is happening on 4/20 (Friday) in 1100+ schools across the country — Walkout as a community to stand up against gun violence. The people of Columbine would like you to follow your demonstration with community service. #DemandChange #NationalSchoolWalkout
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 16, 2018
What he also apparently failed to realize that 4/20 is also National Weed Day, according to liberal luminaries like Vox – “cherished by pot smokers around the world as a reason to toke up with friends and massive crowds each year.”
Now, that’s a way to galvanize a movement that’s supposed to be in the political mainstream.
Hogg has gotten some support from the usual quarters, but the high school student-cum-teenage publicity hound’s latest attack on the Second Amendment was the subject of some scathing social media responses.
This one, from a self-described ex-Democrat summed it up perfectly:
— Will. Power (@KIR_bigg50) April 16, 2018
The best part about that Twitter user’s biography? He has a “4th degree black belt in common sense.” Something most of us can agree is decidedly missing from young Mr. Hogg’s resume.
Other responses were just as direct:
Hogg says “on 4/20, we walk out everywhere. No matter where you are – if it’s home, school, or work – walk out.
Nothing like telling all students to walk out on “420” marijuana smoke out Day.
Bet all kids walk out to support getting high
Proving yet again David Hogg is a DOPE
— J_Patriot_Train (@r_little_finger) April 15, 2018
David – I’m not sure if you know who your base of support is – but I think they have very different 4/20 plans… https://t.co/CkGSzkd5Pb
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) April 15, 2018
The truly bizarre aspect was highlighted in the first tweet here.
It’s one thing for high school kids to get so full of themselves that they will walk out of classrooms in the middle of a school day – abetted by spineless, band-wagon-jumping teachers and administrators who have made a politicized disgrace of American public education anyway.
It’s another thing entirely for the gun-grabbing movement to start talking about a nationwide “walkout” covering every part of the economy.
As a writer at Chicks on the Right put it:
“Notice that Hogg is calling for EVERYONE to walk out. Like, EVERYONE. Even if you’re a functioning, working adult WALK OUT. If you’re a fast food worker, ditch the customers and WALK OUT. If you work in retail, leave customers hanging in line and WALK OUT. If you’re a receptionist, stop answering the phones and WALK OUT. If you’re a physical therapist, leave your patient on the mat and WALK OUT. If you’re a heart surgeon, stop in the middle of surgery and WALK OUT.”
That’s not something responsible adults do. And it’s not something that’s likely to happen on Friday, outside of maybe some high school and college campuses and the fevered dreams of a 17-year-old schoolboy from Parkland, Florida.
As one Twitter user put it:
At first I thought he was just an ignorant petulant child, but there have been too many oopsies, like the armband. Ive come to the conclusion that he does these things for the sheer sake of being provocative for the sake of getting attention. Im not gonna give it to him.
— MrsFiveO (@MrsFiveO) April 15, 2018
That sums it up pretty well.
The attention must be getting to his head. Fortunately, there are a lot of Twitter users, including but one ex-Democrat, who can call it out for the “buffoonery” it is.
And that’s going to hurt.
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