As Twitchy reported, Twitter planned to host its own online town hall on guns Monday with (selected) survivors of the Parkland mass shooting; we say “selected,” of course, because Twitter somehow forgot to invite Kyle Kashuv, who nevertheless has met with the president and first lady and several lawmakers, including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Louie Gohmert, and Orrin Hatch.
Where's my invite? (Insert sad face here) https://t.co/0cfN2XQ5UR
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 16, 2018
The show must go on with or without Kashuv, but it seems any diversity of thought would just have bogged down the conversation, which took some odd SJW turns into things that only someone like Shannon Watts certainly would have applauded.
Ryan Saavedra of The Daily Wire posted some video from the Q&A, and it looked like anti-NRA point man David Hogg is “disgusted” not only that Second Amendment advocates have free speech through association — he’s also disgusted that America is represented disproportionately by “rich white men” like himself.
David Hogg says it's "disgusting" that more minorities and women are not in government because "It creates this system where we have one line of thinking where it's a lot of rich white men like myself that are in politics." pic.twitter.com/wfERl0Lrov
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) March 19, 2018
OK … so Kyle Kashuv wasn’t invited to come on to talk about his ReachOut app or the Stop School Violence Act, but those who did show up found time to talk about white privilege.
David Hogg says white privilege is one of the biggest obstacles he's faced in his anti-gun agenda, says media wouldn't cover the incident the same way in a black community "no matter how well those people spoke."
Cameron Kasky says mass shootings like Parkland "happen everyday." pic.twitter.com/chKvSnUV32
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) March 19, 2018
Yep, mass shootings like Parkland happen every day … this one just happened to make the news, because the students were so darned well-educated and articulate and had such bright futures.
If a conservative politician, pundit, or activist made a grandiose allegation of the same gravity and scale as "mass shootings happen everyday" they'd be endlessly hounded for the data and the proof.
How much pushback did Kasky get? Let me guess…. https://t.co/ZskC6m4H3H
— Proud Texan (@BecomeATexan) March 19, 2018
What on earth are these kids talking about? https://t.co/cMDLChEGdI
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) March 19, 2018
My lack of caring got further confirmed.
This shitshow just evolved from simple guns to a privilege wanking. https://t.co/X7bTYhVhkZ
— Fredrick J Marion Jr (@FreddieFrey) March 19, 2018
When you don't have any logical arguments you spam with virtue signaling, intersectionality, and talking points. https://t.co/m8Pt7wTbAx
— Jacob Hibbard (@hibbardj) March 19, 2018
Hahaha. They want "diversity of ideas" yet they all follow the exact same narrative, have identical views & attack anybody who doesn't https://t.co/pFJYu2tHk9
— Mr. Patriarch™??? (@MrPatriarch12) March 19, 2018
Maybe it's time to back away and give the microphone to a deserving minority—said NO white liberal ever. https://t.co/atqxL8SA0E
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) March 19, 2018
Wait,what? He's a rich white man in politics? I thought he was a high school senior? https://t.co/pFPaASJYDg
— ?ïnFâMØuS~BëLLä~©€L€ST€ ?? (@bellacelesteX2) March 19, 2018
— Michael Straw (@MDStrawPSU) March 19, 2018
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) March 19, 2018
Apparently feeling they were being taken *too* seriously outside of the extreme-left, progressive media bubble, the Parkland Media Complex has decided to go the whole Hogg on SJW messaging. I, for one, support this decision whole-heartedly. #LetThemSpeak https://t.co/ceU9Icu1Ww
— Chibi James Madison (@trueholygoat) March 19, 2018
I can't wait until Hogg is flogging himself in the streets to virtue signal how evil his implicit whiteness is. https://t.co/OZk5GGK2Ro
— Silicon Shitlord (@NSAshill) March 19, 2018
They'll be calling for white privilege confiscation next https://t.co/3cESQqigYM
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) March 19, 2018
"Lower socioeconomic communities; black communities."
David equates poverty and social standing with skin color and that is really terribly sad.
It's also a tenet of progressivism.
*sips tea* https://t.co/F0u2VWTkY0
— Sarah (@mamaswati) March 19, 2018
This is racism… and "no matter how well those people spoke" ayfkmwt?? https://t.co/o7Fm2u5Pri
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) March 19, 2018
@davidhogg111 you obviously know very little about government throughout the US. From local through national level the US has a widely diverse membership in government. Some minorities are even a higher percentage in government than they are as a percentage of the population. https://t.co/hGZTomOjlg
— Greg West (@GregWest_HALOJM) March 19, 2018
The upcoming generation is completely brain-washed https://t.co/F0XYzEIyEW
— Arizona Informer (@AZInformer) March 19, 2018
We need to defund all public schools immediately, right now, cold turkey. How much proof do we need that they are systematically destroying the minds of our kids? Stop throwing even more good money at the unspeakably bad. https://t.co/LFhmna5b3f
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) March 19, 2018
Seriously, these kids wander further and further into delusion and self parody and adults who should know better let them. It’s astounding. https://t.co/kAoVdKysCJ
— Heather (@hboulware) March 19, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 16, 2018