Meet David Hogg, if you haven't by now. High school student, survivor of a massacre.
What he is besides that, I don't know. I haven't met him, or even watched him. But, I know one thing he isn't.
Months ago, I lost a left-wing friend because I refused to hear his endless comparisons of President Trump to Hitler, just over the things he himself didn't like about the man. It puzzled me that he, as a Jew, would compare a man who merely had opposing political viewpoints to someone who had slaughtered so many of his own people. But as I learned, he had taken all the hate in his soul and transferred it irremovably to the President and his family, and heaven and earth wouldn't change his mind. Not long after I lost another electronic friend, and the only difference was she was female. Same background, same hate.
But Sunday morning, as I thought about life, I realize that I had been listening to right wing FB acquaintances doing the same thing to this man. Well, boy. Because that IS what he is. And because of his stand after the massacre, he has been called many things.
A foul mouthed, whiny brat. Which may be true.
Manipulated by the left's political agenda. After some of the other classmates talked about how CNN "coached" them, that also may well be true.
An idiot using symbols- like the one above- that he doesn't really understand, and trying to demand rights be taken away on one hand (our right to bear arms), while demanding his own rights ("Making us use clear backpacks is an invasion of our privacy") on the other. Again, possibly true.
Because he is a boy. Boys are young and easily manipulated. Boys are foul mouthed these days, and often whiny. Boys often say and do things without understanding the implications.
But he has also been called the new leader of the Hitler Youth. A "storm trooper"
A Nazi. And guess what? That isn't right.
Let me be clear. You might be able to compare certain actions and attitudes to similar things Nazis may have espoused. You might even be able to self-righteously say, "But that's how the Nazis got started". Really? The Nazis got started by punk kids being prodded by the media? The Nazis got tired of not being safe in their own schools?
One I will give you. The Nazis WERE helped along by the incompetence and corruption of the administration before them. Nice job, Broward County.
But now that I've covered your arguments about David, let me point out historical fact to you all.
What is a Nazi? A Nazi is a person who converted this:
And I will tell you as I told my former friends: Unless you prove to me that his soul is so black that he is capable of this ghastly behavior, he is NOT a Nazi. And YOU are a historical illiterate who needs to examine the hate in your OWN soul. End of story.
A lone man looking for means of expression in a tsunami of information. Seeking truth justice and the American way in the perspective of a Nixon conservative. And the Commissioner of the free world's smallest and best fantasy football league.