Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg has injected himself fully into the American political scene, be it advocating for gun control or net neutrality. The media favorite has even spoken on the U.S. economy as he pushes a liberal agenda online.
The survivor of the Florida high school shooting has also taken to ripping President Donald Trump, but what goes around comes around, making Hogg fair game for any who hold a countering view.
Just ask outspoken conservative actor James Woods, who felt compelled to respond to a photograph shared online of Hogg wearing an armband in support of his sister’s efforts to protest gun violence.
“You might have a little trouble getting Jewish Americans to embrace this look. Do you have some shiny jackboots and brown shirts to go with it? Guessing maybe you skipped history class while you were shilling for the
@DNC…” Woods tweeted.
You might have a little trouble getting Jewish Americans to embrace this look. Do you have some shiny jackboots and brown shirts to go with it? Guessing maybe you skipped history class while you were shilling for the @DNC… pic.twitter.com/WfA4jL9y65
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 10, 2018
The armband is inspired by the Supreme Court’s Tinker v. Des Moines decision that defined the constitutional rights of students in U.S. public schools.
But, as Woods pointed out as only he can, the armbands emblazoned with a peace sign elicit much darker memories for others, as the insignia can be mistaken for a swastika.
But then, children with little grasp on world history may not understand this.
Lauren Hogg, David’s younger sister, tweeted several photos of the armband, with big brother serving as a willing model, before thinking twice and deleting the tweet.
“Inspired by the Supreme Court Landmark case Tinker vs. Des Moines. I’m starting #armbandsforchange Make your own and wear it to school or work to protest gun violence,” she wrote.
Lauren did offer an apology of sorts after striking the tweet.
“I am so sorry if I offended anyone with my former tweet, I had no intention of bringing any bad connotation to what we are trying to do which is using our past as in the Tinker vs Des Moine case to create a better future for us all,” she tweeted.
I am so sorry if I offended anyone with my former tweet, I had no intention of bringing any bad connotation to what we are trying to do which is using our past as in the Tinker vs Des Moine case to create a better future for us all.
— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) March 10, 2018
All of which makes one wonder, where are parents of these children as they thrust themselves on the national scene?
Nonetheless, social media users were quick to capitalize on the incident to show why allowing children with a limited grasp of the world around them to lead the country on major policy decisions may not be a wise thing to do.
Here’s a sampling of reactions from Twitter:
— Dietrich Eiden (@dietrich_eiden) March 11, 2018
— vermindust (@vermindust) March 10, 2018
Straight out of 1930's Germany. Looks like Hitler's youth resurrected. Look out the "brown shirts" are coming. See, this is what the lack of education does in our 'federalized' school system. The youth of today have absolutely no clue to history!!! pic.twitter.com/tEurK7RxcN
— 🚂 REED❌MOORE 💨 (@ReedAbbittMoore) March 10, 2018
— SeaHusky (@MNF_Miracle) March 11, 2018
This is why we don’t let highschoolers make American policy. They have no historical context & create unintended consequences.
Be a child. Experience life. Save the activism for when you start understanding how the world really works.
— Politically Stripped ™️ ❌🇺🇸 (@politstrip) March 10, 2018
My, my, myyyyy, lil Miss Hogg promptly DELETED her tweet once she realized it had exposed the Kinder-Gentler-Nazier side of her movement…As a public service, I was able to save it for posterity: #Maga #tcot #lnyhbt #tcot #armbandsforchange pic.twitter.com/VOg5TXZ0yV
— ItsAFreeCountryICanSayWhatIWant (@JewishOdysseus) March 10, 2018
— Ed ☯️ Humilitatem (@DowdEdward) March 10, 2018
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