Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

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Note: Before this protest at the memorial for the killed students, thousands of furious families, led by students, chanted “No More Guns, No More Guns”. At the same event, the Broward County Sheriff told the crowd that politicians will not get re-elected unless they take action to control guns.  Youth are quickly becoming the loudest spokespersons for gun control, speaking out and complaining about the corruption that has failed to regulate guns adequately. It is too soon to say whether the United States has finally reached a tipping point on gun control, but there are some signs of an aroused citizenry.

Now is the exact time to talk about gun control, say students from a high school near Parkland.

  • dannyiselin

    All power to these h. s. kids to take down the Republican blood-guilt acceptors of NRA $. Just be careful of inevitable Russian interference (posing on social media as teens!!) Shame sphincter Trump! Expose the $ trail and pull down their political pants! Right to bear arms = right to amass assault weaponry. Expose the hypocrisy of the right-wing churches also.

  • TecumsehUnfaced

    They will never get to the base of the problem, will they? They feel powerless and flail angrily.

    The ruling elite will never work to implement this. They don’t want people to be free. Neither do the working class adults already brainwashed into confusion.

    The Case for the “Self-Driven Child”

    In a new book, an argument for giving children more of a sense of control over their lives

    By Gareth Cook on February 13, 2018

    https://www.scientificamerican.COM/sciam/cache/file/D0E9D3EF-E580-4607-A9475AA1519C4DAE.jpg?w=590&h=393&629CA538-9A66-41B9-851F1C928C4B457E

    We are raising the anxious generation, and the conversation about the causes, and the potential cures, has just begun. In The Self-Driven Child,
    authors William Stixrud and Ned Johnson focus on the ways that children
    today are being denied a sense of controlling their own lives—doing
    what they find meaningful, and succeeding, or failing, on their own.
    Screen time, the authors say, is part of the problem, but so are
    well-meaning parents and schools, who are unwittingly taking from
    children the opportunities they need to grown stronger, more confident,
    and more themselves. Stixrud and Johnson answered questions from Mind
    Matters editor Gareth Cook.

    What makes you think that children do not have enough control over their live?

    Stixrud: We know that a low sense of control is highly
    associated with anxiety, depression, and virtually all mental health
    problems. Researchers have found that a low sense of control is one of
    the most stressful things that people can experience. And since the
    1960’s, we’ve seen a marked rise in stress-related mental health
    problems in children and adolescents, including anxiety, depression, and
    self-harm. Just in the last six or seven years, there has been an
    unprecedented spike in the incidence of anxiety and depression in young
    people.

    https://www.scientificamerican.COM/article/the-case-for-the-ldquo-self-driven-child-rdquo/

    This corresponds with what decorated teacher-author, John Taylor Gatto, has been saying.

    Here’s his blogsite.

    http://johntaylorgatto.COM/

    Where this is free.

    “Advice from Harvard: 10 Skills for Success in the Global Economy”

    Here’s his quotes.

    https://www.goodreads.COM/author/quotes/41319.John_Taylor_Gatto

    Here’s a list of his YouTube videos

    https://www.youtube.COM/results?search_query=John+Taylor+gatto