Re: The National Student Walkout
I am truly heartened to see so many thousands of kids exercising their Constitutional rights today. I've listened to quite a few of them speak, and they sound a helluva lot smarter than many of their elders.
Power to the People!
I'm proud of them. The desire not to get shot in the fucking face is a powerful motivator. The NRA has lost its damn mind. Simmer down, Dana. The Court ruled that the 2nd Amendment should be interpreted as protecting the right of self-defense. It's time to live in the 21st Century.
I would like to share your optomism, but being a child of the 60's I have my doubdts. They liberal politicians who were once a part of that movement that said question everything, and don't trust the government has changed. The Clintons who were once a part of that movement did a 180, and now want us to not question the government. I don't trust the government, and these young people are just another brick in the wall. I am afraid, but the reality is we may need another revolution. The Federal Government is broken. Our problems are not guns, it is moral fiber.
Let us hope that the young people, the "me too" movement, the repugnance of the Trump administration, and the agsence of moral and patriotic gonads among todau's Republicans creates a HUGE wave of righteous indignation that sweeps away the whole damned lot of political corruption!!
The ones who walked out for a friendly 17 minutes that was agreed upon by their schools get NO support from me. Thats pathetic. You don't ask for permission to demonstrate - thats the whole point. It's supposed to cause problems and not be agreed upon by the man. pansies.
I too am so proud of these young kids. They remind me , in a way, of the hippie times where we protested often to end the war, But this time is special because they are speaking with reason and well thought out logic. They are professional and brave.
I just wish we could end the Trump era now
sadly many schools are stopping students from this monthly remembrance of school safety failure not prevented by authorities by the dozens who could have stopped the Florida shooter for years in advance of threatened violence....Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester schools are INSTEAD SELLING THEOCRACY and 'prEyers'