Bill Maher had two student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on his HBO show to discuss schools and gun control.
Teens Cameron Kasky and David Hogg appeared as the leaders of the Never Again MSD movement after surviving the Florida high school’s Valentine’s Day massacre that left 17 dead and 15 wounded. They had strong words for our nation’s leaders and past generations on gun control.
The interview lasted just about ten minutes. They attacked lawmakers in the state capital, Tallahassee, as well as President Trump.
“I honestly thought kids were a lot stupider,” Maher told Hogg and classmate Cameron Kasky on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight. “You’ve really given me faith that the kids today are actually very bright, way brighter than we were.”
Hogg told Maher that he’d recently hung up on a call from the White House, during which he said he was asked if he’d be attending the President’s listening session. The call came a day prior to the event, Hogg said, adding that he told them he would not be there. This is the height of disrespect for the President of the United States. Maher seems to overwhelmingly approve. Hogg also said he found the timing of the phone call “offensive” because funerals were being held the next day and ended it by telling them: “We don’t need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation.”
Maher complimented both boys and their classmates from school on their eloquence and poise. Kasky said he thinks that “one of the best things about our generation” was that they didn’t “respect people just because we have to, we don’t respect you just because you have senator in front of your name,” while taking a swipe at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. “We don’t let people steamroll over us,” he continued. “We have voices and we use them. Sometimes unfortunately, sometimes for good.” It is inconceivable that such rude, uneducated young people are being given this kind of platform to disrespect others and to cause such intense harm using dead students to further a political agenda.
Kasky also had some biting commentary for older generations. “I mean this sincerely, I really do, to all of the generations before us, we sincerely accept your apology,”’ he said. “And we appreciate that you are willing to let us rebuild the world that you f****d up.” That is straight out of the Marxist play book and communist propaganda. Both of these 17 year-old radicals are working on the nationwide demonstrations called “March For Our Lives” to be held on March 24. The same people who are behind the Women’s Marches are behind this protest as well. Hogg previously suggested a boycott on travel to the Sunshine State, claiming that the conversation with lawmakers in Tallahassee didn’t go far enough and that they wouldn’t discuss assault weapons with them.
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) February 18, 2018
These students have had a lot of help from the media and celebrities politicizing this agenda. “In seemingly no time, the magical kids had organized events ranging from a national march to a mass school walkout, and they’d brought in a million dollars in donations from Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney,” the Federalist’s David Hines observed. He also added, [T]he response was professionalized. That’s not surprising, because this is what organization that gets results actually looks like. It’s not a bunch of magical kids in somebody’s living room. … On Twitter, I lost track of the number of bluechecks rhapsodizing over how effective the kids’ organizational instincts were. But organizing isn’t instinctive. It’s skilled work; you have to learn how to do it, and it takes really a lot of people.”
Among the groups and individuals to be assisting the student activists are MoveOn, Planned Parenthood, Women’s March LA, the American Federation of Teachers, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and Oprah Winfrey, BuzzFeed reports. Everytown and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are also helping organize the rally. When asked about the longevity of their movement, Hogg replied, “Well, to be quite frank with you, we’re millennials and we love complaining more than any other generation.” On that point, I absolutely agree with them.
"We want Americans to stop being afraid of demanding our politicians to take action. They work for us, we don't work for them. The #MarchForOurLives is us coming out and saying to our employees, you guys suck at your job." – @cameron_kasky #NeverAgainMSD pic.twitter.com/e5CjHGIrlH
— Real Time (@RealTimers) March 3, 2018
Legislators in Florida nixed a ban on assault weapons, but are moving forward with training and arming teachers. I can’t imagine this thrills Hogg and Kasky. They had more to say on politicians though. “We want Americans to stop being afraid of demanding our politicians to take action,” Kasky said. “They work for us, we don’t work for them. The march is us coming out and saying to our employees, ‘You guys suck at your job.’” They also stated that no one had a right to discredit them or their authority on the highly controversial subject. “We’ve been locked in a classroom. We have seen our friends text their parents good bye,” Kasky said. “We are the experts. We know exactly what we’re talking about.” No, you do not. Not even close.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 3, 2018
— Real Time (@RealTimers) March 1, 2018
Calling the sheriff a coward is so ironic coming from a man who evaded the draft multiple times due to his power and influence. @realDonaldTrump you're a hypocrite that is owned by the NRA please prove me wrong.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 27, 2018