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David Hogg Attempts to Explain Nonviolent Movements and Wars — Gets BLASTED With a History Lesson

David Hogg the Parkland activist has been in and out of the news a lot in the past several months.

With VP Mike Pence on the verge of speaking at the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, Hogg is one of the many gun control activists that are upset.

Activists are accusing Pence of ignoring gun violence victims and putting the “gun lobby” over Americans. 

David Hogg

@davidhogg111

Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4 https://petitions.moveon.org/p/T_815_CetdRN43  @moveon

Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4

I just signed a petition to Mike Pence and Nick Ayers: Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the NRA convention in Dallas on May 4. This is a slap in the face to Americans—from Parkland to Chicago to…

petitions.moveon.org

Parkland activist David Hogg and actress and activist Alyssa Milano have started a petition demanding that Pence not appear at the event:

Alyssa Milano

@Alyssa_Milano

Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the NRA convention in Dallas on May 4. This is a slap in the face to Americans—from Parkland to Chicago to Nashville—hurting from gun violence.

SIGN THIS PETITION to demand Mike Pence pull out of the NRA convention.http://moveon.org/PenceNRA 

Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4

I just signed a petition to Mike Pence and Nick Ayers: Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the NRA convention in Dallas on May 4. This is a slap in the face to Americans—from Parkland to Chicago to…

petitions.moveon.org

Recently, David Hogg has taken it on to explain nonviolent movements and wars, but it doesn’t turn out well for him.

According to ijr:

Parkland activist David Hogg on Sunday posted his thoughts on the world’s major conflicts and how they compare to different nonviolent movements. According to Hogg, wars bring nothing but more wars, and peaceful actions are the path to lasting peace.

Hogg used both World Wars, the Korean War, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War to illustrate his point:

David Hogg

@davidhogg111

Throughout history violence and war only creates more of itself for example WWI->WWII->Cold War ->Korean War->Vietnam and up to today. While nonviolent moments like Gandhi’s, the suffrage movement or Civil Rights movement lead to peace and long lasting change. Ours will too.

In response, people gave Hogg a hip-pocket history class on how that is not always the case:

Daniel W. Drezner

@dandrezner

I’m going to gently suggest that you stop tweeting on this and take some classes in international relations before revisiting this topic. https://twitter.com/davidhogg111/status/990772803623415808 

Sean Parnell

@SeanParnellUSA

Well…
The American Revolution gave birth to the greatest republic in the history of the world.
Civil War brought about an end to slavery.
WWII destroyed the Nazi juggernaut & liberated concentration camps.

List goes on & on.

When was your last history class kid? https://twitter.com/davidhogg111/status/990772803623415808 

Dude… I hope your ignorance is based on your age, and not your intelligence. Your history teachers either didn’t do their jobs well, or you weren’t listening.

— Carl Marino (@carlmarino1) May 1, 2018

 

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