Courtesy of Vox Day, we learn of this message:
Click the image for a larger view. Here's the critical sentence:
MPD received a permit application several months prior to the actual event, and there was several months of planning for this large event.
WTF???? Permits for the March For Our Lives demonstration were applied for several months before the Parkland shooting - which was allegedly the event giving rise to the march - had even happened?
Two possibilities come to mind:
- The permit application was for use with a different demonstration, but was rapidly "repurposed" after the Parkland school shooting, to apply to the March For Our Lives event.
- Progressive, liberal, far-left causes are prepared to exploit any tragedy or newsworthy event that occurs to promote their issues, and they are therefore routinely applying for permits for demonstrations several months in advance, probably on a regular basis. Those they need to use are exercised. Those they do not need to use are allowed to lapse.
I think both of those possibilities would be worth researching in greater depth. However, I simply can't credit a third possibility - that the Parkland massacre was planned well in advance, and "supporting actors", permits, etc. recruited and put in place well ahead of time, in order to exploit it for maximum propaganda value. Nevertheless, you can bet your boots that some conspiracy theorists and crackpots will believe that. I certainly can't argue that progressive, far-left individuals and groups aren't capable of such evil - the historical record speaks for itself - but I don't think things have sunk that low yet, in these United States. If they have . . . God help us all.
I look forward to further investigations of the March For Our Lives event, and who was behind it, and where this particular cause du jour is going. Note that, just as we've seen in the past, almost every other left-wing shibboleth has gone very quiet while the principal actors exploit the hell out of Parkland. I'm willing to bet that many of the same activists and behind-the-scenes organizers that were involved in earlier protest activities have been "re-purposed" by their handlers to work on March For Our Lives. As soon as something else worth exploiting pops up on the radar, March For Our Lives will also go silent, and be replaced by a more news- and publicity-worthy activity, while those organizing and funding it will take up the new challenge instead.
I'm sure readers have already noted that 90% of the demonstrators at March For Our Lives were not teens or schoolchildren. They were adults.
Contrary to what’s been reported in many media accounts, the D.C. March for Our Lives crowd was not primarily made up of teenagers. Only about 10 percent of the participants were under 18. The average age of the adults in the crowd was just under 49 years old...
That's from a left-leaning source, too - no bias there. The kids were being used as cover for a much more organized, much more professional political ploy, despite loud claims by the organizers that this was a "student movement". It joins the many other progressive pressure groups that work together to influence national debates, regardless of the facts. Proof, yet again, that there is no truth in extreme progressives, and no honor. (To be fair, there isn't any in extreme conservatives, either. Extremists of any ilk are simply not to be trusted. Period.)