“Already, too many older Americans rusted by a corrosive political cynicism, which masquerades as grownup wisdom, are telling the kids to cool it, to accept that the world is more complex than their juvenile minds can fathom,” nydailynews.com kvetches, “Some even malign them as mere tools of adult activists.” True story! But the News ain’t got time for that . . .
Those are foul insults. The teenagers who have paid the price for our failures not only have the right to lead this movement. They have a duty to do so, to build a better American future.
And so gun control advocates’ childrens crusade continues, leading to the National School Walkout on March 14. According to the civilian disarmament industrial complex’s mainstream media cheerleaders, it’s working!
Lawmakers say they are feeling more pressure than ever to act on gun control after the latest deadly mass shooting at a public high school.
A large reason, aides and lawmakers alike say, is the emotional pleas from students who survived the shooting — and who have expressed horror at the idea that nothing will be done in response to the killings of their schoolmates.
The grass-roots movement, dubbed “Never Again,” has kept an extra layer of pressure on members to enact stricter gun laws and take other steps to prevent future massacres.
Personally, as a Jew who lost his grandparents and extended family to the Holocaust, I’m appalled that the antis and their media supporters have adopted this phrase to further the proto-fascist disarmament agenda.
Never again is the cry of the Jews who survived the Nazi slaughter, and their descendents. Shame on anyone who usurps the phrase in an effort to [in most cases unwitting] set the stage for more government mass murder.
Yeah, I said it. And someone should say it to these deeply misguided meddling kids . . .
About 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students arrived at a Tallahassee high school to extended applause late Tuesday after a 400-mile trip on three buses. They told the 500 students and parents waiting for them that they are fighting to protect all students.
“We’re what’s making the change. We’re going to talk to these politicians tomorrow. We’re going to talk to them the day after that. We’re going to keep talking, we’re going to keep pushing until something is done because people are dying and this can’t happen anymore,” said Alfonso Calderon, a 16-year-old junior. “You guys are what we’re trying to protect.”
Despite their enthusiasm and determination, the students and their supporters aren’t likely to get what they really want: a ban on AR-15s and similar semi-automatic rifles. Republican lawmakers are talking more seriously about some restrictions, but not a total ban.
And that’s the good news.
Despite the media love fest with the teen survivors of the horrific slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — a particularly odious form of bloody flag waving not-to-say-wallowing in the blood of innocents — the so-called “silent majority” still won’t support politicians who sacrifice their gun rights on the altar of feelgood political correctness.
The most famous Children’s Crusade didn’t end successfully. Neither will this one. But make no mistake: those who are exploiting these children are almost as guilty as putting them, and millions more, in harm’s way.