Against Bullying Of March For Our Lives Teens
Posted by Xena
I think that mostly everyone has read or heard about the teens of Parkland High School being denigrated for wanting gun control. Here’s a bit from an article published in The Guardian.
“And as of this weekend, this group of idealistic young people have officially become the right’s leading hate figures.
The first and most repugnant strategy was to directly attack high-profile campaigners, especially students David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez.
Running short of reasoned arguments, many attempted to push conservative buttons with high impact visuals. Alt-right social media company Gab was one of many that disseminated a doctored animation of Gonzalez in which she falsely appeared to be tearing up the US constitution. Cartoonist and Trump sycophant Ben Garrison depicted Hogg as an assault rifle, wielded by CNN, and loaded with Marxism. Breitbart re-published a round of tweets accusing Hogg of throwing a Nazi salute.”
They are being called names that challenge their intelligence and education. The people doing this must have forgotten that these kids lost people they know. They were in an active-shooter situation. If no one has been in an active-shooter situation where people are being killed, let me share the following with you.
We sit back and read and watch television. They do not give us the smells and sounds of death. First, there is an active shooter. No one knows where the bullets are coming from, nor where they are going. No one knows if the shooting is going to stop before reaching them.
Those teens in school on Feb. 14, 2018 when Cruz went on a killing spree not only heard the bullets, they also heard the sounds of those wounded crying for help, and the death gurgles of those dying. The smells did not only include gun powder. When there is lots of blood, there is an odor. When people die, their bowels and bladder empty.
It was not a matter of stepping over or walking around one or two people. Cruz left 17 dead and I suspect that many died with their eyes open. He left 16 wounded who didn’t know if they would live another minute.
These are things that those children will never forget.
— Oscar_Dowson (@Dr_Oscar_Dowson) March 27, 2018
The children immediately spoke up, and what they received in return from politicians and the NRA was lots of nonsense that did not address their concern to ban assault weapons. It insulted the intelligence of every person who wants gun control. Lo and behold, of course race was mentioned in the voices against gun violence. I’m pretty sure that some folks barely paid attention to the #NeverAgain movement until they heard it included Blacks against gun violence. Some of these same folks talk about racial division, but here we have a movement of people of all races coming together, and the hypocrites come out and attack the teens.
Those of the #MarchForOurLives Movement coming together has certainly opened opportunities to talk, to share their experiences, and to embrace the realization that death and grief do not discriminate. Death doesn’t care about skin color. Death doesn’t care about age. Death doesn’t pay attention to gender. It doesn’t care about G.P.A., who your parents are or how much money you have in the bank.
Mankind needs to respect life. It’s the decent thing to do.