I’ve noticed some conservatives are arguing that we should ignore the Attention Hogg from Parkland.
And while I’m sure that “just ignore him and he’ll go away” works for some insufferable bullies, I don’t think it’s the right course of action for Hoggie.
Most school bullies are not given unlimited television exposure from which to spew their nasty, hateful comments.
CNN doesn’t roll out the red carpet for your run-of-the-mill bullies.
And school bullies certainly don’t have the financial backing of multi-million dollar activist groups behind them.
Little Hoggie isn’t a school bully. Although, apparently, he and his pals did bully Nikolas Cruz.
Instead, Hoggie’s a bully with a national platform and mainstream media bullhorn.
Ignoring him won’t make a damn bit of difference.
Let’s face it. The Left wants him to be untouchable. In fact, they need him to be untouchable.
For them, he only works as a human shield if he’s treated like the Boy in the Bubble.
And when he receives some push-back, his usefulness to the Left is at risk.
Just look at this incident with Laura Ingraham.
Hoggie is using his over-sized platform to get back at somebody who hurt his feelings.
Consider this. It took him less than a week to go from “I’m changing the world” to “Laura Ingraham was mean to me, so boycott her advertisers!”
In other words, it’s incredibly easy to throw him off his game.
When he faces push-back, he loses self-control.
And that’s hardly surprising. He’s seventeen. His frontal lobe isn’t fully developed. And that is the part of the brain that gives one self-control.
So when we push back, that thin veneer of “Teen Activist Thought Leader who is Changing the World” falls apart faster than grandma’s sweater in the spin cycle.
And all that remains is a thin-skinned, immature little bully.
The more he gets pushed, the more his King Baby is revealed.
And that’s precisely why the Left wants him to be off limits. He’s no good to them if he doesn’t remain untouchable.
They’re not going balls to the wall to attack those who criticize Hoggie because they care about his little feelings.
Not at all.
They’re doing it because he’s of no use to them as a human shield unless he remains untouchable.
Given that, why would we ignore him?
The objective here is to push this kid so far that the Left loses control over him. The goal is make him a millstone around their necks — a damaging liability to their cause.
And the best way to do that is to use their own rules against them.
As I said the other day in my column Sharia Law Parkland-Style:
The way the Left envisioned it, by now, we were all supposed to be dutifully cowed into silence — voicing our own respectful awe over the way these Parkland kids are “changing the world.”
And we’re not playing by the old rules. So it ain’t happening.
We’re taking a page out of their rulebook.
Surely they recognize it.
Alinsky said “Make the enemy live up to their own set of rules.”
He also said, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
So, no. Don’t ignore him. Push back. Make Hoggie live by the same set of rules he’s using on us. And ridicule and mock him with wild abandon.
Democrats, news media and corporations are telling us we can’t mock David Hogg.
Mock David Hogg.
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) March 30, 2018
Once Leftists realize their attempts to shame us into silence won’t work, they will pull a hamstring trying to create safe distance between themselves and Hoggie.
Because Hoggie’s usefulness ends the moment they realize he isn’t untouchable.
And trust me, he’s losing control of his moment in the spotlight.
But unlike such former media darlings like Clock Boy, Hoggie won’t go gently into that good night – no matter how much his Leftist handlers will want him to.
And that’s not his fault.
If anything the fault will lie with CNN.
As long as they believe he can help advance their Anti-Trump agenda, CNN won’t jettison him even after his usefulness wanes.
Instead, they’ll keep trotting him out day after day – even to promote his thin-skinned anger over not getting into college.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 30, 2018
So why on earth would we ignore him?
The more the Left demands we leave him alone, the more we should push.
And the more we use their own rules against him the faster he will implode.
And because CNN is desperate to keep him in the spotlight, when Hoggie self-immolates, it will be broadcast from coast-to-coast.
When that happens, there won’t be enough popcorn in the world.
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