The immediate availability of national media outlets has increased the live-coverage of current events. Many millennials can’t remember a time when you had to wait until the local news finished on network television to see video images of “current” events. This has led many to assume that the current spate of school shootings is something unique and new. David Hogg falls into this camp.
Remeber a time when there wasn't a school shooting every week? I don't because I wasn't alive.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 27, 2018
Remeber [sic] a time when there wasn’t a school shooting every week? I don’t because I wasn’t alive.
He, and many others, suffer from a form of generational solipsism. Hogg seems completely unaware of facts and the manipulation of statistics.
School shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, have increased in number. The amount of time the media spends covering these calamities, though, has increased exponentially. The result is the impression that the problem is even more widespread than it actually is.
Yet there are some social critics who see something deeper in Hogg’s logic, something Hogg himself, with his constant bashing of gun owners and the NRA, seems to forget.
I remember, it was before your generation started shooting up the schools David, even though we still had guns. Thank you for confirming..again…that it’s not the gun, it’s person, and in particular you & your peers millennial culture. @davidhogg111 #whenhoggsaysstupidshit #2A pic.twitter.com/NPf8Qsoqtt
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) May 27, 2018
I remember, it was before your generation started shooting up the schools David, even though we still had guns. Thank you for confirming..again…that it’s not the gun, it’s person, and in particular you & your peers millennial culture.
Paronto knows something about gun violence. The former Army Ranger was in Benghazi in 2012, and was part of the CIA annex security team that helped quell the attack from the militants in Libya.
As Hogg’s Twitter banner proclaims, “The young people will win.” They might win. That’s entirely possible. Yet, as Paronto points out, they will have to stop killing each other first.