The irony was especially thick on Twitter yesterday as the woke mob blasted anti-gun prince David Hogg for having the temerity to suggest that young people shouldn’t resort to violence in their political protests.
Hogg, by far the most high-profile anti-gun activist who survived the 2018 Parkland massacre, has in recent years expanded his repertoire of grievances to include capitalism, “imperialism,” and voting rights. In a tweet posted yesterday, Hogg encouraged other young people to engaged in protests and voting but spoke forcefully against “the use of violence to acquire political power.”
He argued that violence has deep roots in “in imperialism, capitalism and white supremacy,” and he said he refuses to “believe that the use of this same violence will ever create nonviolent systems of government that represent and support everyone.”
The use of violence to acquire political power is deeply rooted in imperialism, capitalism and white supremacy I personally refuse to believe that the use of this same violence will ever create nonviolent systems of government that represent and support everyone.— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 28, 2020
For the only half-sane (half-sane) tweet Hogg has ever posted, he got excoriated by his fellow leftists.
“Violence is a necessary character of any revolution to overthrow capitalism, a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, which is by definition imposed through violence,” one user wrote. “I think the brutal response to the BLM protests should make that clear.”
Violence is a necessary character of any revolution to overthrow capitalism, a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, which is by definition imposed through violence. I think the brutal response to the BLM protests should make that clear— Red Guy (@RedGuy1818) September 28, 2020
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Other replies followed a similar line of thinking:
You can’t vote for revolution. Why would the existing system ever allow that???— bernardo canto (@petcrierbonanza) September 28, 2020
Demanding rights from an oppressive system by asking politely ☺️— 🧄 (@garlicredd) September 28, 2020
Violence is only an option for the priviged wealthy whilst an everyday reality for the marginalised poor. To treat acts of violence as universally equal ignores the very power dynamic that precipitates them.— 🇵🇸☭🌹 𝕮𝖍𝖆𝖔𝖘 Ⓐ𝖌𝖊𝖓𝖙 🌹☭ 🇵🇸 (@undeadsocialist) September 29, 2020
Non violence to achieve justice will only work when the opponent has a conscience. When they don’t have one, all that is left is to use force— 🌹Trsdppy say ACAB (@trsdppy) September 28, 2020
This is only scratching the surface too.— ben✨ (@trainofunicorns) September 28, 2020
Go educate yourself on the Black Panthers. 🙄🙄
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The response got so bad that Hogg had to issue a clarification. By “young people,” Hogg said he really meant “young white people” who he sees “arming themselves or wanting to so they can go and loot and act in antagonistic ways against the state trying to use allyship as a cover.”
He would never tell “BIPOC people how they should react to violence directed at them by the state.”
Let me be clear what I am NOT trying to do is tell BIPOC people how they should react to violence directed at them by the state.— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 28, 2020
It’s not my place or any white persons to direct or criticize the way BIPOC people choose to defend themselves against this violence from the state.
I appreciate those that have called me out and let me know how this tweet was offensive and I am welcome to continuing to learn. Many are understandably upset and offended and I have have to do my part in admitting to mistakes when I make them and supporting my friends.— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 28, 2020
Hogg’s tweets come as many major American cities wrestle with ongoing riots, violence, and unrest in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement. Dozens of people have been injured in the protests and nearly 20 people have died.