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And A High School Student Shall Lead Them

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The March for Change Represents the Chance to Build an Intersectional Progressive Movement

The impact of the March for Our Lives has the potential to be much more widespread than just changing U.S. gun policy—it represents perhaps the beginnings of a intersectional movement for broader social transformation--

".......one of the most heartening parts of the March for Our Lives is the young activists use of their privilege to begin to deconstruct and ultimately dismantle it. In response to critiques that their tragedy was garnering much greater public attention than their young counterparts in black and brown communities, the Parkland survivors have repeatedly highlighted this discrepancy. Instead of using a common identity to mask these inequalities, they have drawn upon it to give them greater airing.

Thus when it was suggested that there was a need for more guns in the classroom, rather than simply repeat liberal media talking points, the students stated loudly that this would put black teachers at greater risk of being shot by police. Or when it was proposed that schools need more security, they declared that this would not only fail to make them safer but would also lead to the increased arresting of black youths.

What is being shown are the seeds of genuinely spirit of intersectional solidarity. It is one that refuses to sweep racism, sexism, and homophobia under the rug.....

The name of the protest is telling and significant. They called it “Our Lives Matter” signifying that no life should be ignored or treated as collateral damage for the profit of an elite status quo. .....

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/03/24/march-change-represents-chance-build-intersectional-progressive-movement

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

An emotional Emma Gonzalez stands in silence after reading out the names of her classmates who were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. https://abcn.ws/2DRTAL7  #MarchForOurLivesmarchforourlives.png

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Ms. Gonzalez has been attacked on several levels-- which is symbolic of the kind of people who are against this movement.

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It is refreshing that the 'kids' have figured out that the passing of more laws leads to more of a police state, thus increasing the odds the government will abuse said power especially in the treatment of blacks, gays, etc...

Therefore they have figured out there are no easy solutions,  if any solutions at all.

Sorry,  but life is cheap and the hardest thing for a society to figure out and deal with is what is an acceptable number (or ratio) of DEATHS versus FREEDOM based on how a public policy is set.   E.g. The speed limit.   DEATHS could be reduced by lower it.  This is a fact,  but that would slow down commerce and restrict freedom, therefore speed limits are designed for any acceptable number of DEATHS and NOT to reduce every death.

Therefore NOT all lives matter.    Welcome to adulthood.  

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On 3/26/2018 at 10:30 AM, jakeem said:

Fake photo of Emma Gonzalez ripping up Constitution goes viral http://hill.cm/Xe1GhKL 

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On 3/26/2018 at 10:31 AM, jakeem said:

I'm confused.

Anyway, the Breitbart thing is pretty good but doesn't really rank with "Obama 'flipped off' Boehner" (with two fingers) or "Obama flashed a Muslim gang sign" (by pointing his index finger up) or "Barack and Michelle did a terrorist fist jab." These people and hand gestures.

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Shame on " adult " NRA Stooges for attacking high school students who have the audacity  to act on the American Democratic principles that they've been taught in school.

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8 hours ago, jakeem said:

So far the Parkland kids have:

1) organized one of the biggest protests in US history

2) Got Florida (!) to pass gun restrictions

3) Got a Maine statehouse candidate to drop out

4) Mounted a boycott against @IngrahamAngle

5) Inspired millions

So it's no wonder that the alt right and the Republican Party has waged war against them.

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On 3/24/2018 at 9:59 PM, mr6666 said:

The New YorkerVerified account @NewYorker 1m1 minute ago

The leadership of #MarchForOurLivesmarchforourlives.png has managed to broaden the locus of concern beyond mass shootings at comfortable suburban schools, such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas, to gun violence in urban neighborhoods as well: http://nyer.cm/TMPqNvi 

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screaming unruly and intolerant scofflaws.

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On 3/28/2018 at 2:20 PM, jakeem said:

*There's a basic lack of empathy surrounding some of the right-wing media coverage of the Parkland survivors that is pretty gross.

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:

JUST IN: Nestle, Joseph A. Bank pull ads from Laura Ingraham show despite apology http://hill.cm/rRhZCTg 

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Bill O'Reilly Deja Vu--(CUE the Dionne Warwick song)

*Ingraham's Cyber- Bullying of a 17 year-old High School Shooting Survivor had resulted in an advertising Exodus from her Fox  News program.

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3 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

screaming unruly and intolerant scofflaws.

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This sentence of your more aptly applies to your ineffectual Effing Moron in Chief!

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I suppose if some maniac starts shooting wealthy people's fetuses with an automatic weapon, THEN right-wing politicians will pull their thumbs out and DO something! ;)

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14 hours ago, jakeem said:

"I think it's great that corporate America is standing with me," David Hogg says of his call for advertisers to boycott Laura Ingraham's Fox News show, "They cannot push us around, especially when all we're trying to do here is save lives" https://cnnmon.ie/2pSaKDu 

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14 hours ago, jakeem said:

A Fox TV pundit was bitter

So bullied a minor on Twitter.

She then lost supporters

In corporate quarters,

And suddenly penitence hit her.

Something tells me Ann Coulter would not have apologized.

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7 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

NRA pimps are now attacking high school students.

Sign of desperation on the part of the NRA.    

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:rolleyes:

Media MattersVerified account @mmfa 2h2 hours ago

 

A far-right blogger who has published fake news and guest-hosted Infowars has launched a site smearing David Hogg http://mm4a.org/Z29 

" Adams was recently booted from YouTube. Gizmodo noted that Adams’ YouTube channel had been banned “for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines.” Adams had pushed claims that mass shootings were often false flags, including that there was going to be a “massive false flag attack planned to stop Trump” in 2016. Adams has blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center for the YouTube ban and claimed it was in part due to him interviewing someone who denied the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was real. "

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1 minute ago, jakeem said:

Sinclair confirms that Jamie Allman, who has a nightly show on St. Louis' @KDNLABC30, has resigned after his tweet about sexually assaulting David Hogg with a hot poker sparked backlash and an advertiser boycott

Spox: "Yes his show is canceled and he is off the air immediately"

Where do they get these sick, demented people-- oh I forgot, they'Re just the alt right.

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2 minutes ago, hamradio said:

For starters how about teaching kids about bullying. 

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Sadly kids model their Behavior after adults.

And when the president of the United States is one of the biggest bullies in the world, it's confusing to young people as to who they should be looking up to and why.

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