When it comes to the horrific events of Valentine’s Day at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, there are a few names that have become an inseparable bit of the mythos surrounding the atrocity.
One of those names is, of course, Nikolas Cruz, the 19 year confessed shooter who believed that “demons” were in communication with him throughout the ordeal. Cruz had been previously reported to a wide number of law enforcement agencies by concerned citizens close to him, with one tipster telling the FBI that they were certain that Cruz would end up “exploding” and “shooting someplace up”.
Those warnings were routinely ignored by law enforcement in the area, perhaps due to the unfathomable and inexcusable agreement between school officials and the Broward County Sheriff’s Department to artificially keep teen arrest rates low in order to procure federal grant money.
Another name that has been nigh inseparable from this horrific event is David Hogg – a controversial Parkland student survivor who has immediately been swept up in the media firestorm surrounding Cruz’s massacre.
Hogg was, from the get-go, suspected of being some sort of plant by the minds of fringe conspiracy theorists on Reddit, who were able to find footage from just months ago of Hogg being similarly interviewed during a local California news segment. In that incident, Hogg had been at the scene of a strange confrontation between a police officer and a body-boarding local over where the latter had placed his equipment.
Immediately, these Redditors went to work on Hogg, declaring, among other things, that he was possibly a 26 year old son of an FBI agent who had been hired as in “in the know” crisis actor with promises of fame in punditry – something that conveniently seems to be happening at this very moment.
Hogg has not only played right into this bizarre theory by being annoying well spoken and eloquent, but by subtly overacting during his more mainstream appearances.
Now, in an effort to sound smart and edgy, Hogg is declaring that he won’t be attending school until at least one gun control bill is passed. In typical Hogg fashion, you can tell that he has practiced his lines more than a few times before his appearance.
“The New York Daily News reports that Hogg said, ‘I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed.’ He did not specify which law he wants most, only that he is not going back until at least one law garners the support of lawmakers.
“He said, ‘Literally any legislation at this point would be a success. Considering the fact that so few legislators in Florida met with us and they want the people to forget, that’s disgusting. The fact that they want people to forget about this and elect them again as the child murderers they are, that’s unacceptable and we’re not going to let that happen.’”
Hogg has taken like a duck to water when it comes to speaking in political tongues, with a mishmash of youthful enthusiasm and world-class word choices.
Whoever is writing his lines is doing a heck of a job, even if we can’t agree with a single thing that he says.