Just like in the movie ‘Heathers,’ the kids from Parkland High School figured out pretty quickly that parroting the media’s Gun Control Narrative will get them on TV. Just to demonstrate how silly it’s gotten, deranged law professor Lawrence Tribe wants to lower the voting age to 16 so Generation Tide Pod can share its wisdom with us.
Teens between 14 and 18 have far better BS detectors, on average, than “adults” 18 and older. Wouldn’t it be great if the voting age were lowered to 16? Just a pipe dream, I know, but . . . #Children’sCrusade?
No, professor, teenagers do not possess finely tuned BS detectors. Their lack of life experience and desire for validation make them much easier to manipulate than adults. Have you seen the 21st Century hipster mullet high school kids are wearing? Nobody with common sense and a rational worldview gets a haircut like that.
And this is an interesting, aside. Did you know the Parkland Head Case was not referred by school officials to law enforcement — even for offenses like assault and possession of bullets on school property — because of the school’s race-progressive policy of not reporting black and Hispanic offenders? [This sort “educational equity” policy was encouraged under the Obama administration to “combat racial disparities in discipline.”]
By the way, at least one Florida teacher says that the problem isn’t gun, but general societal dysfunction and moral breakdown. No, she will not be offered a speaking slot at the next CNN “town hall.” Also, a grown-up survivor of the Columbine mass-murder has introduced a bill in Colorado to permit concealed carry in schools. This goes against the media’s preferred narrative, so she will not be getting a speaking gig on CNN.
ABC News took the time to further the Gun Control Narrative by highlighting a video by a gun owner who destroyed the AR-15 he has owned for 30 years so that “it can never be used to kill anyone.” Hey, wait a minute. You mean this guy kept an AR-15 for thirty years and it never once went on a murder rampage? It must be broken or something.
Somebody else who is benefiting from the Democrat Media Complex’s prerogative to reward its ideological fellows is Olympic skater Adam Rippon, who was offered a gig with NBC. Not because of his brilliant tenth place-worthy skating or brilliant insights, but because he attacked a Republican Vice President.
And on that note, Olympic ratings are way down this year. Team USA isn’t bringing home very many medals, even if you count Adam Rippon’s Pence-derangement participation trophy. It’s not all because there was a conscious decision made to showcase politics instead of sport, but also because of the way events are presented. TV producers assume male interest in sport is built-in, so they design their telecasts to draw in women; which means there is a disproportionate focus on female athletes, coupled with “compelling backstories” of these athletes; mini-Lifetime movies inserted in between competitions, because they assume the “non-traditional viewer” is more interested in how an athlete tragically lost her mother at the age of 11 than how well she does in curling.
If I want to watch Korean drama, I’ll tune into Descendants of the Sun. (Which I have because it’s amazing. The character of Captain Yoo Sin Jin radiates a self-secure masculinity that is utterly lacking in American TV protagonists. He jokes but he doesn’t laugh, he gives the people around him sh-t but he will lay his life on the line for any of them. Love that guy.)