Nicolle Wallace: Parkland Students Are Re-Traumatized over Texas School Shooting

Nicolle Wallace: Parkland Students Are Re-Traumatized over Texas School Shooting

Nicolle Wallace: Parkland Students Are Re-Traumatized over Texas School Shooting

Really? Really, Nicolle? The first thing that comes to your mind upon the report of a new school shooting is how traumatized David and Emma are? Forgive me if I can’t take you seriously, you superficial fake conservative hack.

“Tell me — take me through how a day like today might retraumatize these brave and these beautiful, really inspirational –” Wallace said about “a new generation of gun activists.”

“To me, the Parkland students gave me hope that I haven’t had for the last 25 years around this issue,” Wallace continued.

Here she is, playing the stupendous part of a principled Never-Trumper:

Here she is, one month ago, apparently finding her niche, as memorialized in a shiny promo for MSNBC:

So.many.straw-men. No one, NO ONE, wants to see another school shooting and more kids as the casualties. As long as we continue to have the attitude that the GOVERNMENT is the party responsible for fixing this problem – well that’s as long as the problem is going to exist. Having meetings with lawmakers, testifying at Congress, holding up signs in protest asking for MORE LAWS is not the answer. Demonizing lawful guns owners will not stop one death. This is a problem that is not fixed with a stroke of a pen. That would be so easy if it were so. It’s a threshold problem and none more so than the Left has pushed that threshold every chance they can get. This is the result. Own it.

 

Check out David French’s column, The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting, explaining threshold, and why the rate at which these things happen has escalated, despite years of purported “gun culture” where things like this were rare. The idea is that once one incident happens, the next person does it but only because he would imitate such action if one other person did it. The next person would then only imitate such action if two other people did, and so on. Columbine was the unique starting point. French quotes author Malcolm Gladwell:

Then came Columbine. The sociologist Ralph Larkin argues that Harris and Klebold laid down the “cultural script” for the next generation of shooters. They had a Web site. They made home movies starring themselves as hit men. They wrote lengthy manifestos. They recorded their “basement tapes.” Their motivations were spelled out with grandiose specificity: Harris said he wanted to “kick-start a revolution.” Larkin looked at the twelve major school shootings in the United States in the eight years after Columbine, and he found that in eight of those subsequent cases the shooters made explicit reference to Harris and Klebold. Of the eleven school shootings outside the United States between 1999 and 2007, Larkin says six were plainly versions of Columbine; of the eleven cases of thwarted shootings in the same period, Larkin says all were Columbine-inspired.

The threshold is the constant adjustment of cultural rules. This is so evident in how times have changed in only the last few decades. Here’s a rather innocuous development: tattoos. Twenty years ago the only people who had tattoos had done hard time! Today, twenty-somethings who don’t have tattoos have a hard time getting a job at Starbucks! A solid threshold argument can be made for why Trump, a man with a lady-laden past, didn’t cause too much heartburn for his voters. The threshold known as Bill Clinton had been been stepped over so frequently nobody cared anymore. Is there any going back now?

And let’s not forget that Columbine happened in 1999 – smack dab in the middle of the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994-2004. So a law that the Left wants to revive, did nothing to stop the impetus action to which we all reference back to today. The crime that inspired the reality that we are experiencing at an increasingly rapid rate was birthed during the Clinton years. And you have to ask why we didn’t want to elect Hillary. And they call conservatives stupid.

I’m at my end with these preening goody-two-shoes, and especially ones like Wallace who put on the extra front of pretending to be a conservative. Jumping to conclusions about what happened when news breaks is annoyingly common, but immediately jumping to wondering whether Parkland students – not Santa Fe students – are traumatized in a situation like this, shows what transparent activists so many in the media are.

 

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3 Comments
  • Nina says:

    Couldn’t agree more!

  • Scott says:

    Great post Jenny! These fake conservatives need to go away, or admit their leftists (or both…) and camera hogg, and his little skinhead friend sure do love dancing in blood, so much so that they don’t seem traumatized by these things at all! In fact they seem to look forward to them, just like the rest of the left… the only thing I’ll take exception to is when you wrote ” Twenty years ago the only people who had tattoos had done hard time! “… to be accurate, you need to add “or Military”….just saying

  • GWB says:

    I’m at my end with these preening goody-two-shoes, and especially ones like Wallace who put on the extra front of pretending to be a conservative.
    Yep. I’ve said on two other threads concerning this that the problem is ultimately the loss of morality and rise of narcissism in our culture, along with a punish-the-victim mentality when they respond to being bullied.

    @ Scott:
    you need to add “or Military”
    You don’t consider that “hard time”? 🙂

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