If you’re a regular reader to the site, you know that I’ve been arguing for a while now that the gun control movement cannot comfortably co-exist in a Democratic coalition that is focused on “reimagining policing” and defunding law-enforcement. Well, anti-gun activist David Hogg gave us a perfect demonstration of why that’s the case on Twitter the other day, when he tried to criticize those who would use violence in support of their cause and wound up defending violence against the State, as long as it wasn’t woke white people doing it.
Hogg’s thread started out as a call to young activists to engage in “humility, kindness, and grace” in their activism (which is something Hogg himself has struggled with, to put it mildly) before turning to the issue of using violence as a change agent.
The use of violence to acquire political power is deeply rooted in imperialism, capitalism and white supremacy I personally refuse to believe that the use of this same violence will ever create nonviolent systems of government that represent and support everyone.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 28, 2020