The Parkland Kids – Who Would Have Ever Predicted This?
If you follow the news, which a lot of people don’t, which explains why the world is so fucking clueless, you would be seeing something that has never happened in my lifetime.
You would see that the Kids of Parkland Hills, Florida, who lost 17 of their classmates in a school shooting by a very disturbed 19-year-old, who was able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition with any questions asked, have risen up to become one of the strongest gun control advocacy groups in America.
This is a movement that has grown and grown since February 14th to contain millions and millions of students right across the United States.
They are, just by their very presence, their poise and their honesty, shaming the National Rifle Association and all the candy-ass politicians they have in their pocket.
The NRA, of course, is fighting back, but because they are fighting the Kids, and because the Kids basically have the advantage of being on this right side of this issue, the NRA ends up looking like mean-spirited bullies. And corporate NRA sponsors are fleeing, no longer wanting to be associated with the gun-toting devils.
Politicians are torn six ways from Sunday because this is an election year for many of them and they can’t decide whether to keep on taking blood money from the NRA or getting on the right side of this issue.
Right now, taking the money will probably assure that many Republicans will lose their seats, right up and down the line.
Major donors to the Republican party are also pressuring the party, threatening to withhold donations if something is not done.
All across the country, NRA members are going viral on social media, as they destroy their assault weapons to stand in solidarity with The Kids.
The Women who organized the Inauguration Day Woman’s March and #metoo movement are now actively engaged in helping the Kids.
And just about every time you turn on the news, you see one of these amazing Kids keeping the issue alive and burning. You see videos from the parents of the murdered kids going viral and keeping the issue alive and burning. You see news people following it closely and keeping the issue alive and burning. And so it goes.
And it is fucking amazing.
Amazing in that it just shows you how spineless and ineffectual the political system in the US has become. Totally controlled by lobby groups like the NRA, big pharma, big oil and so on down the line.
But even more amazing because it shows you just how powerful a grass roots movement can be, and just how many more young people there are out there who are willing to get involved and be part of changing the way things are to the way things need to be.
I have written a lot about what’s wrong with America, and it’s kind of like shooting fish in in a barrel because there’s so much of it, starting from the top down..
But The Kids…The Kids of Parkland Hills, and all the other kids who are stepping up, and all the parents of kids, and all the right thinking people who have had enough and all young people who are becoming interested in how their country runs, they have collectively have created something amazing.
Something that can change everything. It really can.
The Friday Nite Sermon is a post by Jim Murray, in which he gets to unload all the angst and bullshit that invariably builds up in people who pay who pay attention to what is going on. It’s not always pretty but then neither is the world these days.
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