Really great news: the tech-and-media saavy Yutes of Today are not going to sit down quietly and wait to be slaughtered by the NRA. They are standing up and proclaiming that they will not be target practice any more.
I’m told that every night during the Vietnam War, the news had video from the actual battlefield and it brought the conflict into America’s living rooms and it eventually turned the tide against the war. The flag-draped caskets every night became unbearable. Chimpy McStagger was smart enough to know that he had to control this and so had both reliable journalists embedded with the troops and forbid the caskets returning home to be photographed. It was a very sanitized and controlled version of Chimpy’s Great Adventure that we saw.
So, to return to our theme, the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida broadcast the attack from cell phone videos and recorded everything, and they are not going to be censored. I really believe that the photos of their dead classmates and the visceral fear in those videos is the first time since the Vietnam war, that we are seeing first-person footage of carnage from a battlezone. It was startling and raw, and I think seeing these attractive, articulate young people being mowed down will change the dynamic. It is not abstract.
Also/too, these are articulate people and they are telling their stories directly to Americans.
So, when Comrade Stupid tried to blame them for being attacked…
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
…they’ve fought back on Twitter, too:
You know what isn’t acceptable? Blaming everyone but the shooter and the lack of gun control in our country. You even blamed the students. We did report him, we tried. But how were we supposed to know what would happen? Your lack of sympathy proves how pitiful of a person you are https://t.co/32L1z0hhZJ
— carly (@car_nove) February 18, 2018
And, being media saavy, they have also/too made appearances on the talking head shows. They have a number of rallies planned for March and April. I think we can expect them to hold the spotlight on this issue.