Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Guess who was behind "March For Our Lives"?


I'm sure it'll come as no surprise to my readers to learn that the whole thing was Astroturfed.  Daniel Greenfield has more.

March for Our Lives is on every cable channel, but who runs it? The photogenic teen fronts are out front. But it’s obvious to everyone that a bunch of teens don’t have the resources and skills to coordinate a nationwide movement. Instead it’s the experienced activists who are actually running things.

The March for Our Lives Fund is incorporated as a 501(c)(4). Donations to 501(c)(4) groups are not tax-deductible. And they don’t have to disclose donors. That’s why they’re a great dark money conduit.

. . .

March for Our Lives is funded by Hollywood celebs, it’s led by a Hollywood producer and its finances are routed through an obscure tax firm in the Valley. Its treasurer and secretary are Washington D.C. pros. And a top funder of gun control agendas is also one of its directors.

None of this has much to do with Parkland. The mass shooting by a mentally ill man who should have been committed and arrested long before he carried out his massacre was a political opportunity.

Now that opportunity is being exploited to the hilt by a professional class of political activists.

. . .

That’s what an illegitimate lobby thwarting the will of the people really looks like.

Instead of March for Our Lives, maybe it’s time to March for the Truth?

There's more at the link.

The sheer speed and efficiency with which this whole organization emerged out of nowhere is telling in itself.  Aaron observes:

Interestingly enough, checking the Delaware Corporations filings, you can see that within 7 days of the Parkland shooting, on February 21 the March for Our Lives Foundation, the March For Our Lives Action Fund ... were incorporated. The March for our Lives Lodging LLC soon followed on March 2 (you have to wonder what that one is for exactly - providing hotel space for activists perhaps?), and were all setup as Delaware companies.

If you think a bunch of teenagers set these up, that quickly, there's a lovely bridge in Brooklyn up for sale woth a special deal just for you. On top of that there was a very, very quick 501(c)4 filing to allow donations without disclosing the identifies of the donors. Kids did not set these up.

Professionals setup the Delaware corps and did the IRS elections, not your average teen that just learned to stop eating Tide Pods.

Again, more at the link.

I think I know exactly what's been going on.  The anti-gun organizations and activists knew that, sooner or later, another mass shooting would occur.  They proceeded to set up their plans, make their arrangements, have draft legal documents filed on standby, and have funds ready for action the instant it did.  That's how they got all this organized so quickly - they were organized in advance.  "Spontaneous demonstrations by schoolchildren"?  My fundamental jujube they were!  That's BS from start to finish.

However, we need to learn from what's just happened.  The enemies of our human and constitutional rights are ready, eager and waiting for the next such event.  They'll seek to build on the momentum they've just established, and chip away even more of our rights.  If we sit back and wait, they'll swamp news and social media with their perspective before we can so much as say "Boo!"

We have to organize too.  We need to be as ready as the anti-gunners to get our point of view out there, to combat their falsehoods and half-truths, and make sure our voices are heard just as loudly as theirs.  That'll be difficult, with most of the news media on their side . . . but we have to make the effort, or see our rights slowly but steadily eroded into dust.  No-one else will do it if we don't.




Peter

10 comments:

shugyosha said...

Hmm... Has it become standard to equate teenagers with detergent "eating" idiots?

Take care.

Timbotoo said...

Hmm ... I question the use of the adjective "photogenic" to describe that little weedy sock puppet, Hogg.

TheOtherSean said...

Clearly, absurdities like the so-called "March for Our Lives" could be prevented if only there were Common Sense Speech Control Laws in place.

takirks said...

Anyone witnessing this whole deal and who didn't immediately identify that the opposition had a full-scale campaign canned and ready to go for the next "tragedy" is dangerously naive, and in need of adult supervision when outside their yard.

From start to finish, this whole thing was fabricated. If Hillary had won, the incident would have been used as part of a campaign to disarm the public, and if you look back at the whole environment of lawlessness the Obama administration deliberately created in these schools, then you know precisely what this represents: Fast and Furious, Mk. II. This incident was created by the people in the DOJ and DOE who designed those lax enforcement standards in the schools, and this is an intended by-product of their machinations. They want lawlessness and fear in the schools, to condition the next generation of voters to put their trust in the Left and government (but, I make myself redundant...), and give up their right to self-defense.

You can see the outline for all this, going back to the de-institutionalization of the mentally ill, the refusal to enforce laws limiting the homeless, and all the rest: They want the average citizen to be fearful and afraid, as well as certain that the current system isn't working. In service of what, you ask? Us giving them more and more power in everyday life, in order to "fix" these problems that this group of assholes created in the first damn place. Who, precisely, created the homelessness issue, in the first damn place...? Oh; yeah... That's right: The ever-loving Left, who felt that institutionalizing the mentally ill was "inhumane...". Well, from where I sit, the "solution" they imposed is several orders of magnitude less humane than the one it replaced.

But, it's all part of a vast left-wing effort to delegitimize the status quo, and replace it with something else that they run, roughshod, over the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Shugyosha, Teenagers are the ones in 99% of the videos and still photos I've seen thus far, and they are the reason people were asking Congress to pass a law to make the detergent manufacturers re-design their packaging to be foolish-teen proof. It makes a convenient short-hand, even if it is not 100% accurate or fair to the teens being used by the anti-whatever forces.

LittleRed1

shugyosha said...

LittleRed1,

thanks. Since I'm watching these from the outside, I was afraid I was missing something.

It worries me. That sentence is a mix of "teenagers are just too young" mixed with "geroof my lawn" that ends up feeling like a "teens are just stoopid (and won't even ask for help when setting something like this up, ungrateful bastards)", which is not conductive to, well, anything useful.

Take care. Thanks.

Ferran, Barcelona

Anonymous said...

I'd take the whole "all kids want to get rid of guns" with a massive shovelful of salt. There is this:

http://street-pharmacy.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/students-trust-their-teachers.html

A rather different picture emerges, eh?

Phil B

Joseph Bridges said...

Magnificent...yet another fully-discreditable, fully-Astroturfed, rabble-rousing, scream-and-shout-and-jump-up-'n-down, complete load of anti-self-defense-rights and largely-incoherent-lies-based demagoguery and abject stoopidity, brought to your TeeVee screens and carefully-selected big-city "communities" by means of the likes of Michael "Never Saw An Anti-American, Socialist/Marxist Means Of Tyrranical Dicktatorship I Didn't Love And Want To Adopt" Bloomberg, RINO Inc., his rotten/corrupt-to-the-core billion-dollar Foundation, and all his bestest psychotic, Socialistic bendover-bud-buds in the HollyWeird Collusion, headed-up by the likes of Georgy-Porgy "Completely-Clueless" S**t-For-Brains Clooney, et.al....organized, fully-funded, whipped-together, entirely-Progtardian produced and directed as the "March For Our (Totally-Puerile, Endlessly-Asinine, Anti-Individual-Rights, Pusillanimously-Pinheaded, Teen-Age-And-Less)Lives (As If They Are Or Should Be - You Know...SomeHow More Sacred Than Yours, You Schmucks!!)"...

This whole thing bears the exact same relationship to an all-out assault on ALL Americans' individual and collective self-defense rights, as explicated and embodied within the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that the entire Black Lives (Are The Only Lives That Really) Matter load of overblown bulls**t did (and still does) to the attempted major-league assault on the U.S. law-enforcement community as a whole - it's just bigger, more wide-spread, more heavily-funded, more morally- and legally-corrupt, and has a higher percentage of allegedly-White bigots and idiots runnng it...Oh - and it stinks even worse...

RobC said...

Sporos is also a funder.

Aesop said...

At its root, the Parkland shooting, except for the dozen-and-a-half unfortunate victims, was nothing surprising or dreadful, and nothing functionally different than any of the other mass shootings enabled by the concentrated stupidity of Gun Free Victim Zones. It's what happens when you ring the dinner bell, chum the water, and push tourists into the pool with predators created by the Left, sharing the same amoral outlook as hungry carnivorous sharks.

That's been the entire point of the exercise, indeed the very raison d'etre for the Evil Party to enact it: precisely to keep up a steady supply of outrageous acts, to feed their Political Hate Machine with a never-ending supply of still-warm victim's blood, for their faithful party hacks to always be dancing in, until they achieve their goal:

the total disarmament of anyone who would oppose their totalitarian control of the population.