Dateline: Piedmont, CA (8:55 am PST) — A tumult of speeches, words and emotion throughout the world will be expressed today .. no words can nor will express the gravity in and of this moment in history. This movement organized by the surviving students of Majory Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, Florida is more than just a demonstration for stricter and sane gun legislation, but the identification of a menace confronting America today.
The expressed leadership by these children and teenagers, and those whose concern for students, not only in America but support and awareness around the world is and shall and will be remembered for many years to come. Many have compared this to the Civil Rights Movement(s) of the 1960’s where the demands for equality and basic human and civil rights were voiced, and rightly so. For it is an innate condition in the human condition that this emotion manifests itself when confronted with adversity and when injustice or lack to concern occurs.
Tragically, the profound impact of this event may just fall upon deaf, and ignorant ears .. It saw a politician in the way of Donald Trump depart Washington, D.C., leaving with some feckless Tweet, and whose presence may not be missed and perhaps persona non grata for the most part – as with those who oppose this movement, such as the National Rifle Association, the gun-lobby and garden variety loons.
This is bigger than the opposition; socially. politically and in terms of humanity ideologically. And not just in numbers of those participating at the rallys, but in mind, awareness and spirit. It is in fact a clear message to the country’s law makers, regardless of partisanship, that this generation of Americans will no longer accept ignorance and stupidity from it’s leadership. And the fact that this is supported and organized by children and teens makes for a powerful message, not only for the here-and-now, but for the future.
The time is here. The time is now …