From an interview with Fox News:
Despite the fact that I thought I did at the time, I don’t know everything. But, I look back on that and I say, you know what, there were people who had just been buried and when you’re looking at somebody that you find might in some way have been complicit in this murderer obtaining the weapon it’s hard not to say something like that. But, I went into that wanting less conversation and more to embarrass Rubio and that was my biggest flaw.
This summer when March For Our Lives went on the summer tour that we embarked on I met that person in Texas whose got that semi-automatic weapon because that’s how they like to protect their family. I met the 50 some odd percent of woman who are pro-life, even though I thought it was preposterous that a woman could be pro-life and not pro-choice at the time. I learned that a lot of our issues politically come from a lack of understanding of other perspectives and also the fact that so often young conservatives and young liberals will go into debate, like I said earlier, trying to beat the other one as oppose to come to an agreement…I’m working on some efforts to encourage bipartisanship or at least discussion that is productive and help a lot of people avoid the mistakes that I made.
My whole message is I was dropped up as an expert. The whole message was these kids are the real experts. Look, I have some very intelligent friends. Some friends who can intellectually run circles around me, but I’m not the expert in pretty much anything.
Wow. Seriously wow.
Cameron Kasky engaged in some serious introspection and realized he’s a dumb kid that knows nothing.
I don’t say that now to insult him. It’s the truth.
I know now that once upon a time I was a dumb kid that knew nothing and thought I knew everything. My reality and my self perception slammed into each other hard and I had to do some serious growing up.
I was a smart kid in high school. Classes were easy for me. I could cram over lunch or study hall for 15 minutes before a class and ace the exam. Then I went to college. Surrounded by other smart kids in a top tier engineering school, I assumed I could do as well in college as high school with the same study habits.
Boy howdy, I was wrong, and I nearly flunked out.
I took me a couple of years to turn my life around and I really didn’t fully level up until grad school.
That point where it hits you “I’m not as smart or special as I think I am and I have to work hard to better myself” is a painful moment but is the beginning of maturity.
Kasky had that moment and is trying to make that change. It must have been hard for Kasky to have this epiphany with people all around him supporting his every ignorant proclamation of moral superiority.
Kudos to him, sincerely, for that.
This is a stark contrast to David Hogg who is still running around as the ignorant sage.
This upsets me because it proves that the big name players on the left KNOW that they are pushing angry, ignorant kids into celebrity status. Using them for their energetic lack of knowledge.
I know that for abandoning the cause, Kasky will become persona non grata with the Bloomberg group. I just hope some new benefactors come along to help him spread this message. The best thing for these screaming kids right now is to have one that they looked up to five minutes ago say “you have some growing up and learning to do before you start making demands for change.”
In the end, this gives me hope that more kids might have this moment of realization and we might actually see a shift.