Parkland Students On Camera Again, But Only The Correct Ones [VIDEO]

Parkland Students On Camera Again, But Only The Correct Ones [VIDEO]

Parkland Students On Camera Again, But Only The Correct Ones [VIDEO]

As the date approaches for the ready-made gun control protest that the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be leading this coming Saturday, the high-profile students are being given primetime TV slots to show themselves off again. But only the right-thinking students. We can’t have disagreements on camera, oh no.

Which meant that Kyle Kashuv, the student who has actually been meeting with politicians, the President and First Lady, and pushed for the legislation that passed the House and is now being considered by the Senate, was not invited to this group interview on “60 Minutes” about the “student survivors.”

So, let’s hear what his classmates had to say about themselves, and then look at Kyle Kashuv’s Twitter responses.

Sharyn Alfonsi: The new Florida law raises the age to buy a rifle to 21. It introduces a three-day waiting period on gun sales, and it makes more money available for mental health services. Give us a grade on what’s been accomplished.

Cameron Kasky: C.

David Hogg: I was gonna say C-minus.

Jaclyn Corin: We can’t praise them for doing what they’ve done because that wouldn’t have stopped what happened at our school.

Cameron Kasky: That being said the Florida bill is much more impressive than that embarrassing Stop School Violence Act that they’re pushing in D.C. which is just a bunch of hot air, fluff. Doesn’t use the word gun once when all these tragedies, again, the one thing that has linked them together is the gun.

On Saturday, they’re hoping a half million people will join them to march in Washington. They want Congress to ban military-style rifles along with the kind of high-capacity magazines that were used in Las Vegas, and at Sandy Hook.

Sharyn Alfonsi: I know I can’t help but think. “Sandy Hook happened. Those parents made it their life’s mission to try to get some real change. What makes you think that you guys could do more? That this could be different?

Alex Wind: The thing about it is we are the generation that’s had to be trapped in closets, waiting for police to come or waiting for a shooter to walk into our door. We are the people who know what it’s like first-hand.

Cameron Kasky: We’re the mass shooting generation.

Sharyn Alfonsi: “We’re the mass shooting generation.”

Cameron Kasky: I was born months after Columbine. I’m 17 years old, and we’ve had 17 years of mass shootings.

Kashuv also had some strong words for Cameron Kasky’s dismissal of the “Stop School Violence” Act that he has been advocating for.

And he is not the only Parkland survivor who has endorsed this bill.

But marching in Washington D.C. is much easier and looks better on camera than the work of actually getting a bill passed. Or something.

And Kashuv called out “60 Minutes” for pushing the narrative by using these handpicked students for their message.

Oh, and then there is Emma Gonzalez. Poor Emma, who just wants to go back to normal, but can’t because she has a million Twitter followers now.

Three days after the shooting, Emma Gonzalez accepted an invitation to speak at a rally. The five-foot-two 18-year-old had to stand on boxes to be heard. Her speech was seen millions of times and ignited the passion of students around the country. She now has more than a million Twitter followers, ten times more than Florida’s governor.

Sharyn Alfonsi: Did you ever think, “I don’t wanna get into this. This is a nasty fight that I don’t wanna be in the middle of”?

Emma Gonzalez: I mean, I have no choice.

Sharyn Alfonsi: Well, you do. You don’t have to.

Emma Gonzalez: No I don’t.

Sharyn Alfonsi: Why?

Emma Gonzalez: I have no choice because there were– there were CNN cameras there. My speech was broadcast all over the country in, like, four seconds, and I had no idea they were going to be there. I’m not upset at that. I’m just never going to be the same person again.

Sharyn Alfonsi: Do you think you’ll be able to go back to your life?

Emma Gonzalez: I hope so. I don’t know. It feels like it’s been a year.

Sharyn Alfonsi: It does.

Emma Gonzalez: It really has.

Sharyn Alfonsi: It’s been a month.

Emma Gonzalez: It’s been less than a month.

It’s been just over a month. Some of your classmates are still in the hospital, as “60 Minutes” showed us, still fighting to recover. We are learning more and more about the failures by local law enforcement and the school district that cost these 17 people their lives. And yet these five students are so busy with trying their hands at being social justice warriors, bankrolled by big Hollywood names, that they haven’t thought much about their real futures yet.

When your march is over on Saturday, kids, the media invites will dwindle down. It won’t stop completely, but it will begin to drop off. The circus atmosphere will still be there, especially every time a news story comes up about the shooting or the shooter again. (I also find it deeply interesting that out of these five students, Emma Gonzalez is the only one who wants him to get the death penalty – even though David Hogg rightly points out that it will just keep extending the life of this story, and the rest of the kids would rather toss the shooter in a cell and forget about him.) You will all have to figure out how to go on with your lives. Yes, you lived through a horrific and traumatizing experience, and your 15 minutes have been spent lecturing everyone. Just remember that you have to learn to live around all those same people you’ve been talking at and being condescending to for the rest of your lives, and that not everyone will agree with you at all times. I wonder what you will say when you look back at this interview ten years from now.

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  • John C. says:

    She had to stand on boxes to be heard? They couldn’t adjust the microphone?

  • GWB says:

    I wonder what you will say when you look back at this interview ten years from now.
    *hick* “Them’s was the days!”?
    “Cindy, quit bogarting.”?
    “Pass the everclear, Wendy.”?
    “You so totally won, Miss Clinton.”?
    “Quit twitting on my account, Shannon!”?

  • Kim Quade says:

    “We are the generation that has been trapped in closets. . . .”

    Anne Frank was not available for comment.

    • Cheri C. says:

      Those kids probably don’t even know who Anne Frank is. I don’t think that Literature as we “oldies” know it, is even taught anymore, and that is very sad.

  • SFC D says:

    Get ready, kids. You’ll soon be on the trash pile of formerly-useful left-wing idiots. Right next to Cindy Sheehan. Your usefulness has a shelf life, and the clock is ticking.

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