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The Treatment of the Parkland Survivors by the Right


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#1 Virgil Vox

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:51 AM

https://www.yahoo.co...-041601098.html


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A conservative host for a station owned by the embattled Sinclair Broadcast Group has resigned after threatening one of the teen survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.


“I’ve been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass,” Jamie Allman wrote on Twitter on March 26.

The tweet by the host of “The Allman Report” on KDNL-TV, the Sinclair-owned St. Louis ABC affiliate, has since been deleted, but it caused advertisers to flee his show.

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On March 28, Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked him for not getting accepted into four of the colleges he had applied to (one of which has since accepted him). That led Hogg to suggest a boycott of “The Ingraham Angle,” and since then, advertisers have fled her show as well, although she returned to the air on Monday night after a week’s break.

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NRA board member and conservative rocker Ted Nugent blasted the survivors of the Parkland school shooting, claiming there is “irrefutable” evidence that “they have no soul.”

During an appearance on The Joe Pags Show, the Republican guitarist described the student gun reform advocates “as mushy brained children who have been fed lies.”

There is also the doctored video of Emma Gonzalez ripping up the Constitution when in fact she ripped up a paper with a target printed on it.

I knew that there would be backlash from conservatives when the Parkland students began to advocate for gun control rights. I knew it could get nasty. Still, this is absolutely despicable. These people should be ashamed of themselves.

These are kids that are out there trying to get the laws changed so hopefully something like this doesn't happen again. Now, you can disagree with them. Most conservatives do. That is fine. However, debate them on the issues. Don't mock them for not getting into a college, don't say they have no soul, and don't threaten to sexually assault them with a hot poker. It's not that hard.
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#2 gsmonks

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:42 PM

I imagine the kids are learning . . . er . . . things . . . about politics and politicians . . . that will colour their attitudes and judgement for life.
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#3 sierraleone

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:11 PM

^ Yep.

There was a conservative opinion writer of sorts, Kevin Williamson, who got a job at the Atlantic and was fired within a couple days.
People had "dregged up" an old tweet, then an old podcast, where he said that women who got abortions should get capital punishment, and he was partial to hanging. 1 out of 4 women have an abortion in their life time…. Really? We want to discuss hanging 1 our of 4 women? And was that method of execution, consciously or unconsciously, chosen since it evokes a method of death that has historically been used to terrorize part of the U.S. population? People are arguing that his guy should not have been fired, and it shows prejudice or discrimination or bias against conservative world view. *shakes head*


With these atrocious attacks on the Parkland survivors the conservatives are doing a bang up job of alienating a good chunk of the next generation.

Edited by sierraleone, 10 April 2018 - 04:12 PM.

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#4 Cait

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

View Postgsmonks, on 10 April 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

I imagine the kids are learning . . . er . . . things . . . about politics and politicians . . . that will colour their attitudes and judgement for life.

No rose colored glasses for these "voters".

And, that's the rub here. These kids are going to be voting in 2018 and most all of them will vote in 2020.  Both Democrats and Republicans better catch up. Thes new voters could be the impetus for a new Political Party. A younger, more energized 3rd party could be something to reckon with.

Rules for surviving an Autocracy:

Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.

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#5 Virgil Vox

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:24 PM

View PostCait, on 10 April 2018 - 04:41 PM, said:

View Postgsmonks, on 10 April 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

I imagine the kids are learning . . . er . . . things . . . about politics and politicians . . . that will colour their attitudes and judgement for life.

No rose colored glasses for these "voters".

And, that's the rub here. These kids are going to be voting in 2018 and most all of them will vote in 2020.  Both Democrats and Republicans better catch up. Thes new voters could be the impetus for a new Political Party. A younger, more energized 3rd party could be something to reckon with.

Exactly. I have students that are conservative and don't agree with the Parkland survivors about gun control but even they think the Right are going too far in their attacks. I'm not saying they are going to become liberal because of this but teenagers do notice this stuff and it does inform how they will vote.
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#6 gsmonks

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:37 PM

A few things that must be remembered about the so-called "right":

They'll do anything to stay in power because:

-Whitey is on the cusp of losing the edge in numbers.

-The Religious Right is in the same boat.

This is at the root of why they're rabid toward the so-called Left, and resort to labels and lies, including "Right" and "Left". By definition, all US politics is Liberal. The "association" between "Left" and "Liberal" is a matter of propaganda and lies, not reality.

Edited by gsmonks, 20 April 2018 - 08:37 PM.

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