The REAL Revolutionaries

The REAL Revolutionaries

The REAL Revolutionaries

Yesterday’s news was nothing but wall-to-wall coverage of the gun control protests. Interviews with March for Our Lives participants shrieking their ignorance, demanding that the rest of us submit to their calls to destroy our rights dominated the news cycle, and David Hogg and his pals, high on the coverage they were receiving from every single news outlets, beat their puny little chests and claimed to have started a revolution.

The “revolutionaries” left a mess in Washington DC, which didn’t really receive much coverage. The streets were littered with their abandoned signs and other trash. After all, clean-up is boring, and social awareness doesn’t include the menial task of leaving the streets free of the garbage you dragged in with you.

You know what else didn’t get much coverage?

The counter-protests that took place all over the country.

Pro-Second Amendment rallies took place in cities like Los Angeles, California, Valpraiso, Indiana, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Baltimore, Maryland, Salt Lake City, Utah, Boston, Massachusetts, Buffalo, New York, and Austin, Texas, just to name a few.

There was some coverage of the events. There were a few stories here and there, interviewing participants who came out in support of our Second Amendment rights.

In Washington, Eric Ciabottonia, 19, and John Bolduc, 18, traveled with a group of students from Pennsylvania State University to march for gun rights. The freshman engineering majors said they are supporters of President Donald Trump and came to voice their beliefs about the Second Amendment and see what the opposing side thinks.

“I came to open dialogue,” Ciabottonia said, adding that calling for a ban on bump stocks was reactionary. “I like talking to people I disagree with so I can get a broader range of views. I’d say there’s a lot of misinformation and I came to talk to people.”

These young people who came out to show support for our rights weren’t deified as heroes. They weren’t idolized by fawning talking heads about how “mesmerizing” they were. They weren’t showered with adulation, and they weren’t supported by an obsequious media, statist billionaires, well-funded political organizations, and teachers’ unions. They simply came out because they wanted to support our rights and to provide a much needed counternarrative to the obnoxious jerks who publicly denigrated and demeaned millions of law-abiding NRA members and other gun owners using the genuflecting news whores as their soapbox.

And they were denigrated. And they were cursed. And they were demeaned.

The main protesters were shouting “SHAME!” and “WE CALL BS!” at these peaceful citizens exercising their rights. They got belligerent, and things got heated.

But they stayed, and they exercised their rights. They swam against the current, and they stood up to the bullies who were trying to shame them into abandoning their convictions.

And while the bratty children of Parkland gave themselves congratulatory pats on the shoulder and spouted words written for them by opportunistic, exploitative gun-grabbing adults, claiming to have started a revolution…

…the true revolutionaries were the people who stood up to peer pressure, who showed up and affirmed their principles.

The true revolutionaries are the ones who had the courage to face the screeching mobs. They stood up for empowerment. They stood up for personal responsibility. They stood up to authoritarianism. And they did so with the courage of their conviction and the passion in their hearts.

The true revolutionaries are the rebels who stood up to authorities, instead of being propped up by them, who opposed tyranny, and who proudly confronted the opposition without media support, without funding from Hollywood celebrities, statist billionaires, or teachers unions.

The true revolutionaries were self reliant. They didn’t have professional agitators putting words in their mouths, and they didn’t have professional football teams and corporations giving them free transportation.

The Hogglets aren’t starting a revolution; they’re the ones against whom the revolt must begin.

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

8 Comments
  • Nina says:

    This in SPADES

  • David R Byler says:

    well said, well said indeed !

  • Paul says:

    “Tensions begin to mount between anti- and pro-freedom protesters at #MarchForOurLives rally in New York.”

  • Ruffin says:

    Are these folks even slightly aware of how the American revolution started? The British are coming, sure, but what are they coming for? They were very specifically coming for our ammunition. Speech, assembly, religion, jury trials – all these natural rights ended up being protected because George III made a play for our guns. Show some respect, please.

    • SFC D says:

      Schools don’t teach history anymore. That’s just a bunch of stuff about dead rich white men that owned slaves. History doesn’t matter. Instagram matters. People need to see you “do something”.

      Bunch of lost sheep is what they are.

  • Christopher Chantrill says:

    When Dem politicians and the media are singing your praises, you are not activists or revolutionaries, you are a “regime hate squad.”

    To coin a phrase.

  • GWB says:

    And I’ll repeat:
    These kids are supported by the powers that be, but somehow they’re “speaking truth to power”?

  • Jim says:

    It may surprise people in the USA, but after the events triggered by the 1996 mass killing in Tasmania, Australia and the subsequent restrictions and gun ‘buy-back’ by the Federal government local gun dealers tell me that the numbers of firearms [registered and legal] in private hands has increased rapidly. Of course semi-autos and some other types are restricted to people who can show cause, i.e. professional hunters, but for the rest of us – no criminal record and deemed of good character – who have been granted a licence, access to pistols, shotguns and bolt action/lever action rifles is straight forward. There are strict security provisions for private dwellings and Police can make random inspections. Of course legislation does not stop the various gangs, ethnic-based, motor-cycle and so on, obtaining weapons by theft, illegal importation or even illicit manufacture. A constant problem is the Green-Left wanting all firearms out of private hands and, every time criminals use their illegal guns, the Green-Left wants to further restrict [private] legal gun owners.

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