David Hogg is like a wind-up toy. Pull the string, and he will utter some fortune-cookie-caliber gibberish about gun violence. In 2018, for example, the pencil-necked teen said that guns have more rights than women … whatever that means. On another occasion he advocated adding to firearms health warning labels similar to the ones found on cigarettes. On still another, he protested outside NRA headquarters, surrounded by an “armed security” detail, which turned out to be as superfluous as it was hypocritical: The building was empty at the time.
Now Hogg has learned another big word to use in connection with his crusade on guns: white supremacy. While appearing on MSNBC’s “All In” with Chris Hayes, Hogg asserted that mass shootings in the U.S. stem from “white supremacy … in a post-genocidal society oftentimes … orchestrated by the United States government.”
In the video that follows, he elaborates on his theory. A transcript of the key parts of his spiel follows:
I think it comes down to reckoning with our history. … [I]f we want to talk about mass shootings, we need to recognize the massive number of indigenous mass shootings that was conducted by the United States government.
I think back to the battle of Wounded-Knee and the several hundred Native Americans, predominately men, woman, and children that were slaughtered by the United States government back in the nineteenth century. And how that is never discussed as a mass shooting. And that was wrong because those people were not armed, and we were stealing their land.
The only thing sadder than Hogg’s “analysis” was the reaction of the live audience: They clapped like trained seals.
He had quite a bit more to say, as the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra noted on Twitter:
Far-left activist David Hogg: “White people feel that it is more American to pick up a gun because you are afraid of what you don’t know than it is to actually explore what you don’t know … because I would personally argue that peace is patriotic” pic.twitter.com/nud3PomA77
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 7, 2019
One person on the social media platform asked:
We’re guessing either “Applied Liberalism 101” or “Introduction to Liberal Stupidity.”
Another person wondered: