He is discussing the student anti-gun march.
My criticisms of this "movement" are:
1) It portrays itself as a student-led march when it is no such thing.
2) Its goals are undefined.
3) It heavily engages in the politics of demonization of the other.
Jeff writes this:
Intelligent people constantly fall for blatant stupidity.
It's not so much a question of intelligence (although it is one factor), but rather orientation.
California neo-Nazi Tom Metzger said back in the 1970's that if you gave him a child he could make him into a Nazi. (OK, tell us something we don't already know.) Well, if you give any malevolent, fucked up do-gooder a child he/she can turn the child into almost anything.
Give them classrooms filled with children and they can destroy a society in the interest of improving all that imperfection in the lint in their navels.
Jordan Peterson had something interesting to say, in fact, several things, regarding destroying reasonably well running complex systems in the name of improving them, i.e., how hard it is to make actual improvements and how easy it is to destroy systems that work reasonably well.
As for me, I am thoroughly disenchanted with the Democratic Party and whatever the F it is they think they're doing. They get an F. An F also for a news and culture media that is simply FUBAR. I wouldn't trust them to clean my toilet. I saw a snippet yesterday of the BIG Stormy interview with Anderson Cooper. I was embarrassed for him.
I was embarrassed for us - one prostitute asking questions to another prostitute on behalf of an industry of prostitutes.
The question is not why do gun rights advocates not care about high schoolers, it's why doesn't the Democratic Party, the media and "activists" care about them. I went to high school, you went to high school, we all went to high school, and we had zero expectation of being shot in high school, even though more people had guns than now.
I thought radical meant getting to the root of a problem. You want to have a debate about gun control, then have one. But that screwed up kid, one of their own, was made in the image of those who wanted to improve the system, i.e., the product of a dysfunctional family created in a dysfunctional system in turn created with good intentions of the soft sciences built some bullshit ideological assumptions with results that speak for themselves.
Using a bunch of kids as fodder in an ideological campaign to simply acquire power is about as low as you can go.
It's the bottom.