Today was the National Student Walkout. AKA one big photo op for junior politicians in training and future presidential candidates (see Andrew Cuomo Pretends He’s Dead For Gun Control #NationalWalkoutDay). Plenty of student activists and victims showed up to do their die-ins and screechy chants. This Ohio school shooting survivor, however, didn’t show up. For good reason.
Take a listen to his explanation below:
An Ohio teenager wounded in a school shooting last year says he thinks it’s disrespectful to victims of the February massacre in Parkland, Florida, to use that tragedy to further a particular political agenda.
West Liberty-Salem High School student Logan Cole said in a Facebook video he won’t participate in the Wednesday student walkouts promoted by organizers of the Women’s March.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of David Hogg’s mind being blown. Turns out you can be a shooting survivor, pay respect to the dead, desire school safety all while choosing not to be a smarmy political tool. Flabbergasting.
Yes, children are the future of the nation, victim voices deserve to be heard, yada yada. If you take a look at recent news coverage, though, the mainstream media has been mighty interested in elevating the voices of a specific brand of student. With a professional social media campaign. Also totally unscripted talking points. Funded by leftist organizations.
Meanwhile, those survivors outside the special victim group aren’t exactly handed a microphone at all hours of every day. Kids like Kyle Kashuv, or even Logan Cole.
I’m sensing a Tess Holiday sized bias going on here.