The gun control lobby is borrowing the playbook from one of the most effective propaganda campaigns in history: anthropogenic global warming.
From engaging celebrity activists to bullying private industry to portraying opponents as murderers, the well-funded and highly-orchestrated gun control lobby is copying the same approach that has been successfully deployed by the international climate change movement to sell the dubious claim that humans are causing global warming.
Indoctrination and Exploitation of Children
Textbooks are filled with bogus scientific “studies” about global warming and dire warnings about its consequences. Schools commemorate environmental holidays like Earth Day, so they can push climate dogma. Teachers are encouraged to tag climate change in every subject area from science to health to history. And whoever disagrees, or even mildly objects, is portrayed as a child-hating monster. After all, who wants to deny a safe future for our kids? Climate crusaders are even using children as litigants in lawsuits to sue the federal government for violating “the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as fail[ing] to protect essential public trust resources.”
Gun control activists are now seizing on that strategy. They are shamefully capitalizing off the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, turning teen victims into celebrities and peddling these kids to news outlets as if they were candidates for public office. Just like the climate change cabal, powerful gun control interests will hide behind the façade of children to promote their policy agenda.
Despite early assurances that the Parkland students’ uprising was purely organic, we now know that it was not: Deep-pocketed powerbrokers including former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the country’s largest teachers’ union began funding and coordinating the campaign mere hours after the massacre ended.
Last week, millions of schoolchildren — with the approval of their parents and educators — defied normal rules and walked out of class in an act of fealty to the gun control lobby. The walk-out was strongly supported by the National Education Association:
Since the horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have launched an inspired movement to demand long overdue action on school safety and gun control. NEA, its affiliates, and members throughout Florida and the nation, support these calls to prevent further school massacres. Educators may also wish to discuss school safety and gun violence issues with their students.
The pile-on continues this weekend. Children will gather this Saturday in Washington, D.C. and around the country to participate in the March For Our Lives, the latest protestpurportedly organized by kids to demand that adults enact strict gun control laws: “March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. School safety is not a political issue. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.”
Marc Morano, the head of Climate Depot, a website devoted to exposing the climate cabal’s phony science and shady tactics, writes about how children are weaponized by adult activists in his latest book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change:
If you can’t convince adults, who is a more willing and pliable audience than children? Kids from kindergarten through college are prime targets for the climate change fear promoters’ propaganda. Politicians, academia, Hollywood, and global warming activists have focused on kids, feeding them a steady diet of fear and doom, using vulnerable children to promote climate fears. The media amplifies these tactics.
Since Feb. 14, the gun control lobby has closely emulated the winning game plan of the climate change movement. Here are a few examples:
Recruiting A-list Celebrities
Several Hollywood titans are supporting the March For Our Lives. George Clooney and his wife, Amal, contributed $500,000, an amount that was quickly matched by Oprah Winfrey. Other benefactors include Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw, and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg. Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, and Jessica Alba are busy one-upping each other on social media with posts and tweets demanding gun control legislation.
And, just like the hypocritical climate celebrities who fly private jets and cruise on pricy yachts powered by fossil fuels, these folks all benefit from armed bodyguards and live in gated mansions. As Morano writes about climate celebrities: “Stars regularly harangue Americans to sacrifice in order to save the planet. They call for more austerity for the rest of us, but are they willing to walk the walk in their own lives? I think you already know the answer.”
Would Oprah, Clooney, et. al. be willing to forsake their private security detail? No chance.
The Eco-Nazis/Watermelons are Americas Enemies along with the gun ban advocates they want America to fall and we wont allow it
This has become the purpose of our education system: make kids more stupid instead of preparing them for a career. Some sit around and wonder why the level of education of American children falls lower and lower when compared to other nations when the reason is quite clear: stupid people accept the liberal agenda and ideology much more easily and rapidly than people who can reason, question and resolve solutions and the left, who by and large control education, want to produce stupid citizens.
These leftist groups spend billions of dollars organizing, marching, protesting, squealing and, in some cases, committing violence. If the safety of children was actually important they would apply that effort and money towards proven solutions, such as better tracking of potentially dangerous persons and hardening “gun free zones” more tragedies could be avoided. Does anyone actually believe that banning one rarely used weapon is an attempt at public safety when there are over 300,000,000 replacements already available? Does anyone believe that banning the manufacture of AR-15’s is the actual goal?
Will these wealthy and generous entertainers forgo appearing in, supporting or working on any movie, television program or music which glorifies gun use or violent crimes? I doubt it since they were all deafeningly silent when Planned Parenthood was caught red-handed encouraging abortion patients to wait until the harvest of body parts would be at their prime and that this was a widespread practice across the nation.
Again, does anyone actually believe their concern is the safety and well-being of children?
when the scornful piece of trash, davig hogg, become the mouth piece for students? collectively a box of rock has more intelligence. but if not wacked, and someone will, he will become a mouth piece for the demorats o the future
the hypocrite actors who participated in the useless event of today continue to demonstrate a lack of respect for America. I wonder what the clean up bill is going to be for all of these demonstrations. the individual city’s budget never contemplated this mess, not to include personal property damages.
America by 2025 is a third world country.
When the left did their propaganda calculus and figured he would be the best manipulable figurehead prop they could find to promote gun bans. There is no thought given to solving the problem of preventing shootings; the goal is to ban guns and, as we know, they never let a tragedy go to waste.
I got junk mail from the national Parks and Conservation Association and i dont care for these Eco-Wackos i tore it up and threw it away